What was your first stomp box?

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  1. ddewerd

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    Mine was an Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi. Probably bought in 1972 or 1973.



    I was 12 or 13 then, and liked tinkering with electronics. I also had a 2 button foot switch that came with my first amp (a 64 Tremolux)

    I thought it would be cool to combine them all into one. So I disassembled both of them and combined them into a poorly built wooden box. That was also when I learned about grounding - I never could get the hum out of that until I put it back in the original case again.

    The second thing I got was a Korg GT-6 tuner. I still have it, but I rarely use it since I have another tuner and it eats batteries like crazy. I have a box full of old stomp boxes, dating from mostly the 70's and 80's, but I never use them since I use an all-in-one Digitech RP500 now.

    How about you?

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    my 1st was a gruesome sounding Kay fuzz pedal in orange plastic. it was useless.
     
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    Got it in 1995, got stolen years later. Was pretty good and tweakable. Pic is from the internet, but this was also the best setting for me. e90f98436b1239c63016fe02f91f4093.png
     
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    Mosrite Fuzz Tone.

    I don't remember a thing about it, except it was brushed silver.

     
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    Big Muff Pi in 1980, 2nd was the green Boss Phaser in 1981. Haven't had either one for 30 years.
     
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    1970 Cry Baby. I still have it.
     
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    When I bought my first electric guitar, the Guitar Center in my neighborhood had a promotion going where various guitars came with a free pedal. I picked the "country" option which was a free Boss CS-3 compressor with a Telecaster purchase. I never figured out how to use it (the CS-3). They had other options called "heavy metal" (e.g. free Rat pedal with Ibanez guitar), "grunge", "blues", etc.
     
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    Big Muff
     
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    Boss SD1 about twenty years ago.

    It's still in perfect condition because I rarely use it.

    Bought a second one recently to try the stacking thing.

    Not sure I like the results from that.

    Have a three channel tube preamp I like better for overdrive tones :)
     
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    1983. Ross Distortion. 2 knobs. I didn't even have an amp, I plugged by guitar in through my stereo. I thought I was god.
     
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    Haha... Mine too, c.1967
     
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    I wrote about my crappy, useless kay pedal above, the first stompbox I had that was decent was an EH "muff" fuzz. no, not a "big muff", just muff. the difference was that the Big Muff cost about a hundred bucks, but you could get a "muff" for like $29.95. I had a couple of them at different times. they were decent if you needed to get a cheap Woolworth amp to sound something like Black Sabbath.
     
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    MXR Microamp.. done thousands of gigs over 35 odd years.

    Big festival fun with it this weekend, spanking my Marshall
     
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    Boss HM-2.
     
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    Ibanez STL Super Tube Lead. Must have been around '85 - still have it today. Some scratchy noises when turning the knobs, but it still works fine.

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