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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. Ash

    Ash Tele-Meister

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    Mar 16, 2003
    I was horrified when John Mayer started using a Marshall Bluesbreaker. But my horror turned to happiness when the pedal I paid $30 for started going for $300.
     

  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I guess when I saw that Joe Perry, Steve Stevens, and Jeff Beck were all using Rats, back in the 80s, I knew I'd have to check one out
     

  3. Guitaryellow

    Guitaryellow Tele-Meister

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    TS10 when i started due to SRV
     

  4. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    ... which I traded for a Rat, 86 or something. And no regrets. Closer to SRV than any TS :)
     
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  5. Flyinlow

    Flyinlow Tele-Meister

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    Feb 9, 2017
    NE Indiana
    While not my "hero" per se, I bought the Boss PS-5 Super Shifter to get the octave dive-bomb Dan Auerback (Black Keys) gets in Lonely Boy. Turns out, it's a sweet chorus pedal too.
     

  6. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    blue box into a distortion + because of rowland s. howard.
     

  7. Serenity23

    Serenity23 Tele-Holic

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    Dec 1, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I've bought guitars, amps and pedals because my favorite players used them. Some worked for me, some didin't. One of my favorites was the Zinky Master Blaster. Picked it up because Keith Richards has one in his live rig.
     

  8. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    UK

  9. Tobias

    Tobias Tele-Meister

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Amersfoort
    Morello. Whammy.
    Marshall guv’nor ii for Pearl Jam sounds (in the rig I had then).
    All the other stuff wasn’t bought with a hero in mind.
     

  10. LooseJack

    LooseJack Tele-Meister

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    Feb 4, 2017
    transit lounge
    Nope.

    Oh wait, I did buy a FuzzNutz because the Rev Billy G used one once.

    But Billy is not my hero.

    And a Voodoo Lab Tremolo because I saw it in a John Fogerty rig rundown so it must be a legit trem.

    But John is not my hero.

    And a phaser because Dark Side of the Moon.

    But Gilmour is not my hero.

    And a Rangemaster clone because of Clapton.

    But Clapton is not my hero.

    Hmmm, who is my guitar hero?

    Argh! Maybe I don't have one! Am I supposed to have a guitar hero?
     

  11. Airguitar

    Airguitar Tele-Meister

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    Dec 21, 2010
    Benoni, South Africa
    I bought a CS-3 because of country players, A Tube Screamer because of SRV, A Stratocaster because of Knopfler, Clapton and Steve Miller.
    A Deluxe Reverb because Tom Wheeler said it's the only amp you'll ever need to own. A Telecaster because it's a Telecaster.

    I still sound like me.
     

  12. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    I use a DX7 because all of my various favorite artists had to sell records after 1983 :lol:
     
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  13. William SantAna

    William SantAna Tele-Meister

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    i've almost bought a vox satchrator cause him used it
     

  14. marshman

    marshman Friend of Leo's

    Feb 1, 2007
    SE PA
    I just remembered...

    MXR Blue Box.

    Because Fool in the Rain.
     

  15. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    I bought my first Tubescreamer because of SRV. It's gone.
    I bought an early production Zendrive because of Robben Ford. It's gone.

    I bought them both to emulate those artist tones. I failed.

    My assertion is that there are only so many OD, Distortion and Fuzz sounds to be had regardless of pedals used for each of those purposes. Pick one of each that matches your amp, style etc and stick with it.

    I have only one more pedal on my wish list but I can't say that I'll ever pull the trigger. It would be an Analogman Sun Face.
    I'm done. Between what I have and my Helix, I have all the tones I can coax out of my abilities/hands.
     

  16. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    No.

    probably because my three or four favorite players never really used them all too much.

    And now I'm at the point of trying to use as few as possible. I'm in this big band now and doing gigs, aside from a good distortion box, a wah, and comp and boost... theres not much else to add. Any sort of FX is going to push me farther down in the mix.
     

  17. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Not yet - but there's time :rolleyes:

    Seriously, I really don't know much about who uses what pedal. I bought some just before Xmas 2017 on the basis that I'd heard flanger, chorus, delay and overdrive pedals and like how they sound. I just went by ear as to which ones I liked in the shop.

    My guess is that how you play has more input on how you sound than whose pedals you use.
     

  18. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta


    OMG


    REPORTED
     
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  19. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    I bought a Fulltone Vibe, mostly because of Hendrix and Trower. Fun pedal, but not too useful in either of my bands.
     

  20. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

    Jun 19, 2009
    Nashville TN
    I took an interest in the Zen Drive because of Robben Ford. Even did some research on his settings which, BTW, sound great. Still don't play like him, though.
     

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