What is your minimalist (no more than 15 pedals, $12,000 limit) pedalboard?

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  1. Bossanova

    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah but there’s NO freedom in crappy tone.
     
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  2. Hedek

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    It’s amazing, the more pedals I add to my board the better I play. The moment I hit like 23 or 24 of ‘em on my signal chain, Jimi Hendrix looks like an amateur compared to me.

    Obviously, I achieve better results with a combination of Vermuran, Klon and vintage NOS 70s ProCo and MXR pedals.

    Sadly I can’t post links or audio clips because my dog just ate them.
     
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    I’m shocked how many people can’t identify sarcasm.
     
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    Is that sarcasm?
     
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    Only $12K? What kind of peasant pedalboard am I supposed to build for that?
     
  7. neville5000

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    I made a board from a piece of siding that fits in a small briefcase, powered by a 1-spot. It has a Tumnus, EGOD, Monoprice Compressor, Ibanez chorus, and DBD clone. It can also double as a bass board with a couple bass drives swapped in, and I have a custom TB and Timmy I can swap in and out for variety. It's cheap, sounds great, and dead simple.
     
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    Zer0beaT Member

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    3 Ludwig Phase II's, a DanEcho and a Hotcake.

    Happy man right here! $12,000 canadian well spent (****, just got hit with duty, gonna have to return one of those)
     
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  9. Mark Robinson

    Mark Robinson Gold Supporting Member

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    Why? Is this a piss take?

    I played one heck of a lot of gigs, for a decade and a half, with a JCM 800 2210, two channel head and Marshall cab, with a channel switch, a Boss OD-1, and a crybaby, plus a TU-12, do tuners count?

    Then I bought an intellifex, sort of on a whim, with some Christmas bonus funds, and needed a patch change floorboard, and down the slippery slope I went. Still never been above 10, but the intellifex does a LOT.

    If I needed more I’d have it. I do swaps though, rather than add.
    Now I have, in order of use frequency, Lehle Sunday Driver buffer always on, Box of Rock, Carl Martin Comp, Mojo Vibe, FDII, Dude, MXR mini phase, wah, Believe Octave, voodoolab tremolo. Don’t need more. Don’t want more. Luckily I have immunity to pedal gas, for now. I could dump the phase, the trem, an OD, probably the Dude. But if I go somewhere to jam with one pedal? It’s the Dude. Weird, but it’s better in a clean amp.

    I also have this neurotic opinion that if I have a really huge ass board, people will expect me to play better or some crap.Hendrix has yet to be topped for what I love, and he had four, sort of dodgy pedals, I expect a lot out of a guy with a three foot wide slab on the stage, and if you tote a festive carpet, you better have it going on!
     
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    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Here's a board I built some 5 years ago. Since then, a few of these pedals are collectibles.

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    I’M shocked at how many people here don’t know good tone, or can’t hear it. Sad!
     
  12. Lolaviola

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    Ok I can spend 12k but the waitlist is like 8 years !
     
  13. sandcastle

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    One gold plated jewel encrusted Boss Metal Zone.
     
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    I have a $12k Pete Cornish guitar cable
    Guitar>PC cable>Amp
     
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  15. StratMatt77

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    I've been playing for 22 years and I have 9 pedals on my board.
    4 are BOSS (Tuner, Blues Driver, Chorus and Delay) and 2 are Lehle Little Lehle Looper Switchers.
    I could get by with just the tuner and the Barber Direct Drive, but I'd miss the delay.
    Was I supposed to buy more pedals to sound okay? :p

    DAMN! All this time!!!! :)

    (I did get the joke though)!
     
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  16. StratMatt77

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    AGREED!!
    Jimi's pedals weren't even true bypass!:jo
    And the capacitance on his coiled cable was total CRAP. :)
     
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  17. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, it's really a hypothetical question.

    I'm told that some tone Jedis really can do it for less.

    US.

    Fortunately it's a made-up scenario!

    I like that!

    I appreciate the effort.

    It's good that you're able to share your wisdom.

    I like this, too.

    What if you cut it down to 10 pedals and spent only $1200 each?

    The line is arbitrary and unreasonable, without a doubt.

    Sure!

    Inexpensive or expensive. Many or few. It's all good. Pedals are fun, y'all.
     
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  18. Purple_Plexi

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    15 pedals and 12K is NOT minimalistic, OK? OK?!
     
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    For a blues or country gig I can get by without pedals. My coil tap, pickup selector & volume knob work.
    I can get by other gigs with a FlyRig.

    I will pocket the rest of the $$$ except for TP & beer to ride out corona virus.
     
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