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People over 50 only....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by eddie101, May 18, 2011.

  1. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    How many pedals - not counting a tuner - do you use in a live setting? No brand names because I don't know enough to know what they are for.

    I use a delay and 3 different OD pedals for different applications. So, in essence, I use delay and OD, period.

    And you gents? :munch:)
     
  2. ksandvik

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    Why the age limit? I think every guitar player is different, nothing to do with age.
     
  3. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    Not really - well, at least based on my own experience anyway. When I was in my 20's, I was a pedal hoarder - like many of my then friends - and now I am down to basically two. I know some pros who eschew pedals now - which I can't pull off with my limited ability. :bonk Just curious that's all.
     
  4. ksandvik

    ksandvik Member

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    Well, if I get more pedals I would be happy. Sometimes I play with zero pedals, sometimes with tons of them. I don't see the logic behind someone becoming older and dropping pedals as the norm.
     
  5. CharlyG

    CharlyG Play It Forward

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    I have a new HD500 but still a minimalist with the effects. I like the amp modelling. All i really need is a little dirt, a little vibrato, and a little reverb.
     
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    Tuner, OD or tube OD, some compression, and sometimes wah, reverb.
     
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    Do you mean limited mobility? Perhaps you need a Hoveround? :p

    The number of pedals one chooses to utilize rarely has anything to do with one's 'ability' or lack thereof, in my 46 years of experience.

    ;)
     
  8. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    Norm? Where in my OP did I say that? :huh


    Like I said. ;)
     
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    erksin Member

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    I think it's all the bending over and plugging them in that finally gets them kicked to the curb.
     
  10. Flyin' Brian

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    Well over 50 here....not that it makes any difference. It depends on the gig...sometimes no pedals for a jazz gig. But my board has 7 pedals plus a tuner.
     
  11. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    That too and let's add "lazyness" part also. :)
     
  12. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not 50...but I do have a friend that's in that ball park and he typically uses a wah, Bad Monkey overdrive, and a Boss CE2 chorus. That's if he uses pedals...most of the time he likes to go direct. He does own 16~some amps and 9 strats however ;).
     
  13. WailinGuy

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    The older I get, the more pedals I have at my feet.
     
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  14. Bucksears

    Bucksears Silver Supporting Member

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    I guess age has something to do with it if you've been playing for a long time and your style changes, but look at the Edge......

    I'll be 40 in August and still have:

    AMP <--- chorus <--- flanger <--- delay <--- Dr. Boogey dist <--- Snapster OD <--- GGG BSIAB II <--- Korg DT-10 <--- GGG-tuned Big Muff <--- CM AC-Tone clone <---envelope filter <--- vibe <--- phaser <--- GUITAR
    Plus some buffers and more fuzzes in the works.

    And I still want a Strymon Blue Sky......

    EDIT: I can still sit for a while with just reverb and play my SRRI clean and be perfectly content......for a while.
     
  15. clemduolian

    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

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    I am currently using two pedals--Diamond Memory Lane for delay and this for everything else:
    [​IMG]

    Disclaimer: I own other pedals...but they are currently in long term hibernation...although that PTD Tornita comes out when sonic mayhem is on the horizon:omg.
     
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    Damn kids. GET OFF MY LAWN!
     
  17. WailinGuy

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    What the hell IS that thing? Jackalope dual overdrive?
     
  18. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    79 Les Paul custom into my Flexi 50. Or straight into Reeves custom lead high gain. Can't find a pedal that does not take away from articulation and dynamics. I have tried quite a few of the best of the best but if I am on my game guitar to amp can not be beat.
     
  19. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    But when they come over to play they all keep saying "it's too loud". If it's too loud then they must be the old ones.
     
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    Pretty much the same here. I don't need any at all, but I like them, so, depending on the gig, I can take one or two PT-Jrs full, or none at all.
     

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