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I Hate Pedals

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by tap4154, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I hate pedals because I'm afraid I'll fall in love with them.
     
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  2. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    London
    Just so I understand this, let's take a very basic, no-frills guitar and amp combination that we all know--say a Stratocaster into a Deluxe Reverb:

    The guitar has
    • A 5-position pickup selector switch
    • A Volume control
    • Two Tone controls
    • A Vibrato bar
    The amp has
    • Two Normal input sockets
    • Two Vibrato input sockets
    • Two Volume controls
    • Two Treble controls
    • Two Bass controls
    • A Reverb control
    • A Tremelo Speed control
    • A Tremelo Intensity control
    • A Reverb footswitch
    • A Tremelo footswitch
    And you're upset that adding a pedal with one footswitch, a Gain and a Level control makes things too complicated and comes between you and your "pure" guitar sound?
     

  3. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Mean while amps keep moving closer and closer to the pedal board....
     

  4. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Holic

    976
    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    More like lingerie on a pretty woman. Not necessary, but it adds a certain je ne sais quoi.
     
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  5. brenn

    brenn Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 8, 2013
    Kentucky
    I agree 100%.
     

  6. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Where DO pedals that are amps or amps that pedals fall in this debate?
    Need to have my hate straight...
     
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  7. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Holic

    Age:
    48
    857
    Mar 9, 2017
    The Peach State
    Other than a reverb (my amp doesn't have it), a good OD (if I want more gain) a Boost (for solos) and a Noise Gate, I'm not really crazy about them. Teles into Fender amps are the way to go for me. It makes sense, since, most likely, Fender amps were designed, tested and adjusted with plenty of Fender guitars. Gibsons also sound good through Fender amps ;)
     

  8. Boogie

    Boogie Tele-Meister

    I've gigged a bunch in several genres. On stage is where I'd be least inclined to use pedals. Different strokes.
     

  9. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

    356
    Nov 16, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    I'd be severely limiting myself in the 3 bands I'm in if I had to ditch my pedals. They are tools and I use them as such.
     
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  10. 3waytie4last

    3waytie4last Tele-Meister

    153
    Jan 22, 2005

  11. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Tele-Meister

    Age:
    45
    198
    Feb 10, 2017
    Texas
    Hendricks, SRV, Satriani, Wylde... Nothing wrong with pedals
     
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  12. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

    356
    Nov 16, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    Hendricks, who is that? :)
     

  13. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Meister

    Age:
    44
    445
    Jun 17, 2016
    Tulsa, OK
    I love them! I want to try them all!
     
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  14. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    Hendricks makes Gin.... Great stuff. Jimi's cousin and I often have a Hendricks martini.

    What were we talking about?
     
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  15. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Tele-Meister

    Age:
    45
    198
    Feb 10, 2017
    Texas
    He's a Jimi Hendrix tribute performer in San Antonio

    :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Jan 26, 2017
    USA
    All you need is a cord.
     
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  17. Twobobstunes

    Twobobstunes TDPRI Member

    Age:
    45
    97
    Mar 29, 2017
    Ohio
     

  18. Hackweed

    Hackweed TDPRI Member

    82
    Feb 5, 2012
    Midwest
    I certainly subscribe to the "each his own" philosophy but for me ....we should be musicians first guitarists second. In other words - play for the song people. If it only requires a good dry signal great, but if it requires other effects you may need to draw on pedals. They are tools just like photographers use filters and artists use different brushes and paints. The notion that the output isn't "pure" is silly.
     

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