People over 50 only....

eddie101

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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:)
 

eddie101

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

ksandvik

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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.
 

CharlyG

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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.
 

erksin

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I know some pros who eschew pedals now - which I can't pull off with my limited ability.
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.

;)
 

erksin

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

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.
 

Hugo Da Rosa

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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 ;).
 

Bucksears

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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.
 

clemduolian

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


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.
 

Glass Onion

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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.
 

Glass Onion

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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.
 

66Park

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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.
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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