Pedal without indicator LED? Is it annoying?

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I've never had an issue.. especially if its a fuzz. The only time I can think of is if when I set up my rig and the wah is on and I can't figure out why my rig sounds weird.. "oh the wah is already on!"
Ugh, I bought a fuzz pedal a long time ago. The demos were great; it had an incredible reputation. Small builder so I had to get on a list and it was at the upper end of my price range. Finally the day arrived and it sucked! Sucked, sucked, sucked. I was crestfallen. Took me a whole day to realize the wah was on.
 
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Remove a wah pedal from the lineup because you forgot to check and left it in one position? Doesn't make much sense.
i've had that happen, so i get it. what i mean is that if you can't tell whether your drive, your boost, fuzz, etc is on, maybe you don't need it. all teasing, in good fun.
that's all!
 

rawkguitarist

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Gotta have an LED. Especially for a fuzz or distortion pedal. Of course I can hear when its on... but what If I leave it on at the end of one set and start the next set with a quiet song and forget to check the non-LED pedal's status... not a huge deal, but maybe a bit embarrassing. Not having an LED on my Fuzz Factory has been an annoyance.
 

h-pr

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I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with using a pedal with no LED in a live show situation. Is it a major inconvenience?
It's okay if you have a reliable footswitch, a good memory and are generally playing loud.

I used to have a fuzz pedal with no LED and an unreliable footswitch and I'm playing ambient jazz, and it was a major pain that led to a couple of embarrassing moments.
 

Squatch57

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I think the first pedal I had with a LED was the TS9 when they came out, so I was already used to no LEDs. They're certainly useful though.
 




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