What new pedal purchase made your creativity increase?

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  1. slicepaperdavid

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    Meris Mercury7. An instrument itself.
     
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  2. hippieboy

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    Definitely Chase Bliss, but lately Ottobit Jr and Jester.
     
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    both challenge me to be creative and step outside the musical box
     
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    Lately, it's been the Alexander Wavelength. I've never gotten along with modulation (except tremolo) before this pedal. The ability to adjust mix, depth, and volume separately and to change the wave shape in any mode has been key for me. I won't use this thread to gush over it too much, so I'll just say that I find it incredibly inspiring.
     
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    Stock BD-2. As a base tone I can jam for hours and not touch another pedal.
     
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  7. 3waytie4last

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    Just about any synth pedal will make you have to change your technique and play differently. Whether you're creative with it is up to you.

    Purpll, Moutarde, Enzo, various EHX, etc. Give 'em a shot and see what falls out of your brain.
     
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    Fulltone Ranger OC75. I’ve never owned a treble booster and can’t say I knew what to expect, but there are so many tones and it is really great for stacking and working with volume and tone controls. I really was taken back with how good it is.
     
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    That's an easy question for number 1 on my list. Its the DigiTech Trio+... by a mile!
    Number 2 is trickier. But it had to go to the Source Audio Soleman midi controller. With it I can have unlimited tones without taking my hands off the guitar.
     
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    Hx Stomp is an inspiration machine for me !
     
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    Boss looper (rc-3 I think it is) or a compressor. The looper for obvious reasons and the compressor because I played for 20 years without one and not really knowing what they do. Once I got my first I realized that I was as good as EVH. Lol jk. But I did realize how much more I could do cleanly. That opened my horizons vastly.
     
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    Gamechanger Plus Pedal was an inspiration to me - sustain notes on chords on the flay, like having a spare guitar player you control with your foot. I find some of the more subtle settings of the EHX Canyon really inspiring too - mostly playing electro-classical of late, and it richens the sound very attractively.
     
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    Spooky Tooth and Fuzz Mutant by Basic Audio.

    There's something about the gain texture and response to picking dynamics that makes me phrase things differently. I feel encouraged to experiment more, as many "wrongs" sound "right" with the tone I'm getting with these.
     
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    Interesting. I can't say that a pedal has ever affected my creativity. Hearing and learning new things; definitely. Guitars; yes. Amps; yes. Pedals; not so much. Mind you, my tastes in pedals are pretty conservative. Give me a light OD/boost/EQ type pedal and a reverb and I'm good to go.
     
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    Musically? Not that much
    Financially? I’ve had to be very creative.
     
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    For me it's been the HX Effects. I don't use a ton of effects, but that little box has everything, can pretty much route any way you want, expression control, amp switching, presets, etc. So when I or a band mate says "Hey, can you do XYZ?" The answer is almost always "Yeah."
     
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    Boss MD500
    TC Ditto x2
    EHX Freeze
     
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    Dunlop 105Q Mini

    ...and its not even sweetened by Fasel!
     

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