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Ever buy a pedal because your guitar hero used it?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by bluesholyman, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Holic

    Nov 17, 2010
    When i first started playing, Kurt Cobain was the reason i bought a Boss DS-1. I couldnt get that pedal to work for me then, still cant now.

    That was when i learned the hard lesson.

    Years later, I did get a Small Clone which I know Kurt used, but i only got it because it was on sale and discounted because the only one left was the display model. However, the small clone works for me and has become an extension of my soul. It is the only pedal that has stayed on my board since I got it.

    All in all, you will (likely) never sound like the artist you are trying to immitate. But if you are just getting into effects, it is a good place to start.
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  2. bluesholyman

    bluesholyman Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2013
    Greater Atlanta
    Which one cost more?
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  3. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

    Oct 11, 2016
    The Keeley " Dyno my roto" has a pretty cool and high quality rotary effect.

    It's also one hell of a tri chorus.

    The rotary flange is pretty good for getting your EVH on also.


    Probably my favorite pedal on my board right now.
  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Yes, that Andy.
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  5. Gibsonsmu

    Gibsonsmu Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    Closer than you would think..
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  6. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

    Nov 3, 2003
    North Louisiana around Many
    Nobody wants to talk about the TS's because they are common these days with all the boutique and new commercial pedals now available, but I will stand up for the TS.

    I heard about the tube screamers for years but never got one but finally bought a used VS Route 66 OD/Comp from my Son. That pedal after a period of time became my main dirt box. So now I understand the charm. I now have a VS Route 808, TS-6, TS-808 and TS-9 plus my original Route 66. So yeah I don't need to go over all the famous ones that played the TS, for they are well known.

    Higher gain??? I've tried higher gain boxes but found it was too much for me. I do have a 1989 RAT2 for slightly higher gain stuff. I also have a Soul Food for lower gain needs. The TS covers the dirt ground level I like quite beautifully. Platefire

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  7. b2187101

    b2187101 Tele-Meister

    Mar 24, 2008
    Liberty Center, Ohio
    Yes, EHX Small Clone and a Ds-1 to go with my Kurt Cobain guitars. Andy at proguitars is behind some of my purchases, sigh.
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  8. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Holic

    May 27, 2014
    SE Michigan
    I almost bought one of those Rockett Alan Holdsworth pedals, mostly because he was trying to fund an album from proceeds. I had no hopes to sound like him. But it was too pricey.

    Almost is too strong. Considered?
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  9. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    I bought a Tube Screamer (a Soundtank TS5) because it was rigueur de jour to use a Tube Screamer if you were playing Texas Blues in 1989.

    TS9's were a little hard to find (and hadn't been reissued yet), TS808's were even harder to find, and TS10's just weren't..."right" for the job (little did we know, SRV was using one regularly).

    Plus, I was poor--I was in college and working at an oil and lube the Soundtank was what I could afford and what I got.

    I still say it's one of the better sounding Tube Screamers (amongst the slight variations in sound and tone in the different incarnations), just not built to last, in spite of the "Tank" misnomer.

    Nearly thirty years on, I still use a Tube Screamer (albeit a TS9RI), but not because of my initial inspiration; rather, because it works for me and has become a part of my personal sound and style.

    I own (and use) other overdrive pedals (Danelectro DO1 Daddy-O, MXR M66 Classic Overdrive, TS808RI, etc.), but to my ears, the TS9 Tube Screamer is the benchmark for my Texas Roadhouse Music sounds, and has earned a permanent position on the Big Ol' Board of Sonic Bliss.
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  10. DaveKS

    DaveKS Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2013

    Amazing isn't it how people who don't use pedals somehow find their way into a sub-forum specifically about pedals to tell us they don't use pedals. Mind boggling isn't it.
  11. Gibsonsmu

    Gibsonsmu Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    The human necessity to comment when they have nothing to add. Wait a minute...
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  12. DaveKS

    DaveKS Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2013
    Touché.... :D I've been drink rum, what your excuse.
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  13. Gibsonsmu

    Gibsonsmu Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    Ha ha- much better excuse! I was just bored :)
  14. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    Doesn't he!!!
  15. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

    Jun 19, 2009
    Nashville TN
    Maestro fuzz when Satisfaction dropped.
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  16. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Don't forget Ribot - every modern jazz player in the 90ies! So when my Ibanez mostortion eventually fell apart I got one of these. It still works great.
  17. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I would venture to say that we all bought a Maestro Fuzz after hearing Satisfaction (well, those of us that are ancient enough). I would also imagine Vox and Crybaby sold a few hundred thousand Wahs after we heard what Beck, Hendrix, and Clapton did with them. And ditto for Big Muffs 'cause "so and so" used one. And of course, SRV sold, and is still selling, boatloads of TSs for Ibanez. And don't forget Van Halen and the Phase 90.
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  18. EuroBailey

    EuroBailey Tele-Holic

    Jan 20, 2012
    melbourne australia
    Did exactly the same.... have a ds1, tech 21 sans amp, poly chorus and small clone... all because of Kurt.... bought an electric mistress and tube driver because of J Mascis....

    Yep I didn’t really think it through and didn’t need all these pedals but at the same time I won’t lose money on any of them if I ever sell and also worked out I need to get better at playing before buying any more !
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  19. michiganguitar

    michiganguitar TDPRI Member

    Sep 15, 2017
    Metro Detroit
    Yeah, I'll admit I bought a Camel Toe because Mike Campbell uses one. I could have easily just gotten a Green Rhino (which is the side I use 99% of the time), but the store had a CT in stock so went with it. Don't regret it but could've saved some $ and board space going with the GR.
  20. marshman

    marshman Friend of Leo's

    Feb 1, 2007
    SE PA
    I have and adore the noises I can make with my Bionix Xpandora...I sure didn't need it, but it was going for TS money (looove the TDPRI classifieds) and I had a few bucks to spend. Would I have done it were it not for BFG? I doubt it highly.
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