Pedals, you just knew....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by TheGrooveking, Jul 13, 2005.


  1. TheGrooveking

    TheGrooveking Member

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    I was thinking about a few pedals and was wondering if others of you tone monsters had the same occurance.

    There are a few pedals, that upon the first time you played through them, you just knew they were keepers and would probably be on your pedalboard forever.

    My list:

    Sweet Sound UltraVibe
    Clay Jones Overdrive
    Paul Cochrane "Timmy"
    Fulltone 69
    Fulltone CLYDE
    Fulltone Fat Boost
    Maxon DS830 Distortion Master
    Maxon AD900
    ZVex Super Hard On

    These pedals just blew me away, so much so that it was like second nature that I just had to find room on the pedalboard for them.

    What pedals did you have the same feeling about? I know this seems like a EMO type of question, but this question has been nagging me, so I had to ask.
     
  2. smallbutmighty

    smallbutmighty Supporting Member

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    Only two pedals I can really say that about:

    Fulltone Clyde
    Hellbilly

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  3. Last Nerve

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    I really don't go through a lot of pedals. I find one I like and stick to it for years. For the longest time I didn't use pedals at all except the necessary Crybaby.


    The follow are thes in order.


    Crybaby, various since 1976, tried many others including the Teese, I've always come back to the early '70's Crybabys with the brown cube inductor as the best tone for my tastes.

    '69 Pedal (aluminum box S/N 0081) used it since 1994/5

    Proco Rat, early big box, used it since 1996

    UltraVibe, used it since 1998

    Hot Cake, used it since 1999

    '69 Pedal (this time a newer red one, I like it more than the first) used it since 2000

    Little Green Wonder, just got it, I'm certain I'll have it a long time.


    Of the pedals above, I'm finally getting around to looking for alternatives for the Rat and '69, unfortuntely though they are both great pedals they do have their warts. The '69 suffers from what all Fuzz Faces suffer from, inconsistancies due to environment. And the Rat has an EQ issue I'm sure someone can suss out. So I'm currently auditioning Rat and '69 replacements. Looking into the Pink Purple Fuzz and Cornish G-2 as auditionees to the '69 throne. And the Dyna Red for the Rat-like duties.

    It would be interesting to hear how long people have been playing their favorite pedals.
     
  5. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    For me it's the Fulltone OCD, Clyde Deluxe and Mini Deja Vibe, Instant gratification with the rest of my rig!
     
  6. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    What's on my board now is there to stay. Click my www link below to check it out.

    Latest additions have been the JangleBox, Big D, HellBilly and HellBaby. And yeah, they were love at first note.
     
  7. erksin

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    For me, it was the Timmy and Mosferatu - big smiles the instant I plugged 'em in...
     
  8. Ian

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    Here's my list of must-haves:

    Axess BS-2 Buffer

    Sweetsound Mojovibe

    Maxon PT999 Phase Tone

    BOSS DC-2 - Dimension C chorus

    Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive

    Way Huge Saffron Squeeze compressor

    EMMA Discumbobulator envelope filter

    RC Booster - for adding clean tone grit

    Regards! :dude
     
  9. otherone

    otherone Supporting Member

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    Mutron III (original), Foxrox Octron, ZVex Super Duper, Keeley Fuzzhead, SIB Varidrive (original blue one), Teese RMC3 rockin' daddy, Toneczar Echoczar
     
  10. jero

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    Definite keepers:

    Sweetsound Ultravibe
    Menatone Red Snapper
    Teese RMC3
    BTMP TriBooster
     
  11. TaronKeim

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    Time Machine Boost and Echoczar for sure.

    -TJK
     
  12. Chuck Snider

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    They even go good together..
     
  13. 58lespaulman

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    The only pedal to ever do this to me was the Menatone Red Snapper.... It will never leave my pedal board.. Now The Timmy is pretty good also but not near as good as the RS...
     
  14. onemind

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    & ChoralFlange

    Delays are subject to change without notice, currently DL4

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  15. The Gainster

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  16. guitarman_1

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    Two words.
    Zendrive
    Timmy.
    Both are irreplaceable.

    :)
     
  17. Calloway

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    My Fulltone Fulldrive 2, it has been with me for about 4 years or so, and every time I buy a new distortion pedal, I always end up coming back to it.
     
  18. Bonedance

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    No botique pedals per se, but the ones that have stood the test of time for me are:

    1. Vox Valve Tone ( 10 years )
    2. Old Marshall bluesbreaker ( 12 years )
    3. Arion SAD-1 delay ( 22 years )
    4. Ibanez VL1- volume pedal ( 21 years )
    5. Shannon Overdrive....although the Shannon is a new addition, it has quickly become a mainstay.

    1, 2 and 5 are similar in scope, but each have their own unique voice and compliment each other very well.
     
  19. Scott Peterson

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