What pedals do you own that are not based on an effect from 1968-1976?

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  1. guitargypsy

    guitargypsy Member

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    Is it just me, or are approximately 90% of the pedals made today, albeit vastly improved, based on an effect invented or at least popularized between 1968-1976. Don't get me wrong, I own lots of such pedals and I think they're great. It's just that this must be some sort of golden age of guitar as a disproportionate number of effects (and amps for that matter) are based on or heavily influenced by this era.

    So, other than digital delay (which is an effort to improve-for lack of a better word-analog delay) what pedals do you own that are not a product of the late 60s-early 70s?

    -Chris
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    My OD is a Carl Martin AC Tone. Terribly unacknowledged around here.

    My other pedal is a Zoom G2 for just the effects.

    So, "none" is my answer.

    Then again, my main effects are the reverb and tremelo in my Fender Princeton Reverb.
     
  4. guitargypsy

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    Ok, I'll give you the guitar synthesizer as these didn't start appearing until the 80s as far as I know, although it's not a traditional effect really (whatever that is). It's to make your guitar sound like something other than a guitar, but very cool regardless.

    Scorecard:

    1968-1976 - 1,532

    1980s - 1

    ;)
     
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    I don't know a lot about pedal history, but how long have harmonizers been around? The PS-5 seems like it would be newer than the 70s.

    Other than that, I can't think of what wouldn't be based on something from those times. Since that's the era where effects came around, wouldn't ALL effects be at least somewhat based on that time period? Just like all guitars are based on the first acoustic guitar in some way.
     
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    Well, since my tastes run toward music from that era, probably everything was available in some form then. It's hard to think of much that was invented since then-the Whammy pedal is one. Some of the Z-vex stuff.
     
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    Wolfetone Chaos
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    Digitech Whammy
    Electro Harmonix POG
    TC Electronic Sustain+ Parametric EQ
    ZVex Fuzz Factory

    Those are just the ones I own - there's another bunch I don't
     
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    ARP Avatar - 1977

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  9. KRosser

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    Well, that's not exactly fair -

    There were many, many guitar effects innovations in the 80's

    They've just fallen out of style now, and the 'classic rock'-redux period to which you refer is the trend these days

    Plus, most of those classic EFX from that period were not 'innovated' during that period, such as wah, fuzz, delay, reverb, chorus, trem, etc.
     
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    i think the pog is it for me. and i guess a boss TU-2. did they have pedal tuners back then?
     
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    No.
     
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    my ibanez swell-flanger and badcat xtreme beastie....
    but the rest fits right into the era you mentioned :)
     
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    My TR-2? Did they have tremolo pedals in that time period?
     
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    When did the whole MOSFET overdrive thing happen? I have three of those

    Also pedal tuner

    Digital delay pedals?

    Digital reverb


    I think the basic effects are similar
    the way of doing it has changed

    Wammy?
    amp modelers
    feedback loops
    tap tempo?
     
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    Actually, many folks get the best sound out of the GRs by layering mild versions of the synth sounds with guitar sounds from a traditional rig. It still sounds like a guitar - just with some interesting timbres layered in. In this context - they DO use it like an effect.
     
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    I know, I'm partially being contentious on purpose; it's a blanket statement by me, but there is some truth to it. When were the wah, fuzz, delay 'innovated' then if not during this period?
     
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    Then by definition there's some falsity to it as well.

    Wah - 1945 - originally for pedal steel

    Fuzz - 1964, basically to imitate a sound made in the 50's by overdriving the mixing board or punching holes in speakers

    Tape Delay - 1952
     
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    Cool. (true statement) :AOK
     
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