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TGP 'leftover pedals' pedalboard challenge

jaywalker

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Instead of throwing the pedals I don't use in the basement, I decided to stick them on a board I built for a customer who never picked it up. I was quite surprised at the results, some pretty useable - albeit rock only, sounds.
It had an old crybaby, BOSS CS-3, MD-2 and CE-2, bespeco stereo volume pedal, BOSS BF-1 and a magicstomp for all delays (demo loading on youtube at the mo), old patch cables and transformers which were covered in dust.

I used this board yesterday for a full on 80s rock gig and it was a blast, got all the old sounds I used to get when I still had hair!!!
 

mcerreta

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sounds like a cool idea, I always thought about building another pedalboard with the pedals sitting around on my shelf:AOK
 

jaywalker

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That's just what I did, pointless having 10 different empty boards hanging around and 50 pedals on the shelf....

here's the demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03QyguyAqrs

Not the most versatile board in the world but at least i don't have to lug my masterboard with me to rock only gigs anymore.
 
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charmboy

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I've been considering doing the same thing myself. I've got alot of great pedals that I love but just don't make the necessity cut on my main board.
 

jaywalker

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The dano corned beef is there for image purposes only, it belongs on my rockabilly board.
The board is a 20 buck effort featuring floor parquets, leftover trim and laminate immitation stick-on diamond plate (I used this last year in my metalboard build thread).
I:AOK wouldn't be too ashamed about taking the thing out though - especially in bad light
 

FatTeleTom

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Funny timing, as I just realized the other day that the three pedals not on my pedal board:

Boss BD-2 Blues driver
CryBaby wah
Danelectro Tuna Melt tremolo

would make a pretty good setup together. All you'd need for a lot of gigs.

Not boutique by any standards, but if I can't sound good with those three, it's me, not the pedals.

I also have a Digitech RP200 I could throw on at the end of that chain for delays, verb, etc. Even as an amp sim if I needed to go direct to the board--a couple of the clean amp sims on their work nicely.
 

jaywalker

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I could make a solid board. Boss tuner, Blues Driver, TS 808 clone, Boss RV-2 and a Yamaha Magic Stomp.
DO IT!
And if you have no use for the leftover magicstomp afterwards.....:AOK

funny, having a board with no overdrive on it has actually forced me to look into distortion - something I've never been too keen on, but I'm starting to appriciate it.
 

enocaster

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My music room is right next to our bedroom, so on some nights when my wife is in bed, I'll take a few of my "b-list" pedals downstairs and plug into a Squier practice amp. It's kind of funny/sad when I obsess over my main setup and get great sounds out of the "leftovers" rig.
 

jaywalker

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My music room is right next to our bedroom, so on some nights when my wife is in bed, I'll take a few of my "b-list" pedals downstairs and plug into a Squier practice amp. It's kind of funny/sad when I obsess over my main setup and get great sounds out of the "leftovers" rig.

I might know what u mean there....



I can lock myslef in safe and sound and practice with headphones in the cubby hole...



:dude
 




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