Pedal without indicator LED? Is it annoying?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by LPSupreme11, Aug 13, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Hot In The Shade

    Hot In The Shade Member

    Messages:
    280
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    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.
     
    T Dizz likes this.
  2. Jamie_Mitchell

    Jamie_Mitchell Member

    Messages:
    1,754
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Location:
    south of no north
    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!
     
    gigs likes this.
  3. rawkguitarist

    rawkguitarist Member

    Messages:
    9,919
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Location:
    Oceania
    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.
     
    LPSupreme11 likes this.
  4. h-pr

    h-pr Member

    Messages:
    329
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    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.
     
  5. Squatch57

    Squatch57 Member

    Messages:
    3,449
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Location:
    Blue Mountains near Sydney
    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.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice