Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by treehouse1441, May 11, 2015.
Seriously. Half the time I don't even know that my tubescreamer is on. This is my 2nd Ibanez.
LED is fine, enclosure hole is just too narrow.
Doesn't it sound different on?
I haven't had any problems seeing the LEDs on my Ibanez pedals, and I've certainly owned a few over the last 30 years. If the battery is almost dead, sure.
I like them.
the inability to discern whether a pedal is on or off based on its sound alone is a virtue on TGP.
This is sig-worthy material.
In bright direct sunlight - I know exactly what he means. You forget its on, go to start a song and think "oops".
I yank them out and replace them with a super bright water clear blue LED - easy to see even in direct bright noon day sunlight.
yea, u can replace the light or even enlarge the hole, although i've never done that, maybe theres a reason not to.
I think obviously we can all tell by the sound, BUT if you're playing a show, u may not want to make any extraneous noise, and if u hit the pedal kind of softly/ have
a crappy switch, it would be helpful to see the LED. If LEDs were pointless, pedal makers wouldn't use them so much.
yeah, i obviously meant view wise. snow and steel understands.
Honestly, if you can't tell when an effect is on or off, you might want to look at the amount of gain you're using, and if the "effect" is actually doing anything at all.
The problem is when you are not playing. You're getting ready for the next song which doesn't call for the effect, yet the song you just played did call for the effect. You don't want to strum a chord to see if it is on or not. You want to look down and see an LED on or off. So you don't start the next song and go "oh crap".
in bright sunlight on outdoor stages, not only ibanez LEDs are hard to read. make it dark abouve the board, check twice what is on before the next song or put everything into an Fx/Loop-Switch with better LEDS.
yeah it needs a note/sign in braille! And maybe a roadie who just sits to your pedals with a tracklist to make sure...
I agree with OP, my old TS808 had a red LED but it wasn't worth being there it was so dim
However, it's still better than being blinded by some LEDs
LOL at all the people you can tell obviously don't play out anywhere just by their responses to this.
Yes, those little LEDs suck and are too dull to see unless the stage is blacked out. But it's an easy swap for a super bright blue LED.
Not sure why this is so hard for people to understand.