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What was your first pedal?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Big_Bend, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    53
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I had an original TS-808 back in the early 80s when I first started playing guitar. Wish I still had it. That was my one and only pedal for a long time. Had it stolen from a practice place about 10 years later. I have no idea what my 2nd pedal was.

    Do you remember your first pedal?
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011

  2. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    I really only use 4 (5 max) for any gig and I switch up depending on music played. Small and simple

    Guitar>1 or 2 OD/dirts>Boss TU-2 Tuner> only (1) of the following: Phaser/Trem/Chorus/> Boss DD-3>amp


    edit: thread was changed, see below!;)
     

  3. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    For me it was a Cry Baby Wah Wah in 1976- got it about a month after my first electric/amp

    All were stolen in college in 1980 after a rockin' loud Halloween Party bash too many people I guess knew about(someone broke in apt few days later...):cry::cry:
     

  4. electricjr

    electricjr Tele-Holic

    691
    Jan 9, 2010
    woodstock, ny
    A purple Boss BF-2 Flanger, with the black knobs. MIJ, dude! It was 1985, I was 10 and just thought that swirling jet plane sound was the coolest thing in the world! The next year my dad got me a DD-2 (digital delay) that I still have. Sounds as brittle and icy as it did new!
     

  5. fuzzstache

    fuzzstache Tele-Meister

    111
    Jan 23, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Boss Overdrive Distortion OS2, I only had it for a few months. Since then I've probably gone through over 50 pedals! I usually include about seven on my board these days because it can't fit many more.
     

  6. lauke

    lauke Tele-Meister

    196
    Apr 23, 2011
    Netherlands
    We all started with Boss, right? ;)
    Mine was a DS-2.
     

  7. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

    Jun 19, 2009
    Nashville TN
    Got a Maestro Fuzz the year "Satisfaction" came out. Wish I still had it!
     

  8. JeradP

    JeradP Former Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    michigan
    Digitech Rp80. I got it for Christmas in 2004. That began my addiction of unique tones
     

  9. SngleCoil

    SngleCoil Tele-Meister

    430
    Apr 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    It has been so long I can't say for sure, but I think my first was the DOD American Metal. 22 years later, it sure would be fun to play through that thing again now that I've learned a couple of chords ;)
     

  10. Thighbanez

    Thighbanez Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 5, 2010
    delMARva
    Boss DS-1.
    Hated it from the moment I plugged it in.
     

  11. toddfan

    toddfan Tele-Holic

    891
    Dec 15, 2010
    USA, Midwest
    [​IMG]

    Still have it, somewhere! In much better shape than this photo....has a sticker from MAD MAGAZINE on the face of it that reads: STOMP OUT VIOLENCE
     

  12. adamjn

    adamjn TDPRI Member

    Age:
    51
    48
    Jan 13, 2010
    Toms River, NJ
    MXR Distortion+ back in 1981. My parents hated it the moment I plugged it in!
     

  13. Progbusters

    Progbusters Tele-Meister

    474
    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern California
    DOD Tec4
    The equalizer was only useful thing about it.
     

  14. dantonel

    dantonel Tele-Meister

    371
    Apr 15, 2008
    Yuma, AZ
    Danelectro Pastrami Overdrive!
     

  15. dog fart

    dog fart Friend of Leo's

    Dec 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    Boss DM-2 and CS-2 got them at the same time from a guy who needed $30 for a bag of weed. I still have them and play them. The other guy prob can't say the same about that bag o weed.
     

  16. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    Fuzz Face, ala Jim Hendrix, in 1971. Traded it along with my Fender Mustang for a 1961Gibson SG (heresy as I play a tele and strat today). I kind of felt like I took advantage of the the guy but the SG was stolen just a few months later so I did not come out ahead.
     

  17. jglenn

    jglenn Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 26, 2010
    everett wa
    A vox distortion that plugged into your guitar input jack,than an MXR phase 90.Both crappy.
     

  18. LakeCountyRon

    LakeCountyRon Tele-Meister

    234
    Apr 9, 2010
    Clearlake, CA
    +1 on the DOD American Metal pedal. I still have it, and just put it back on my board this year after an approximately 18 year hiatus, when the pedal sat in a box somewhere.

    I still have the 1985 Cherry Red Gibson SG w/ Kahler whammy bar, 2 single coils (neck/middle) with splittable humbucker @ bridge. I have a Mesa Boogie Mark 4 (version 1).

    Lately I've been playing early/mid 80s metal with this setup. Nobody can get a better classic metal sound than me at this moment!!! Rock and roll.
     

  19. Powers

    Powers Tele-Meister

    203
    Apr 12, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    1st - Danelectro Black Coffee Distorition (what the hell was I thinking?)
    2nd - Boss DS-1
    3rd - Big Muff

    I'd definitely say I upgraded each time!
     

  20. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's


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