What was your first stomp box?

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  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Olson Electronics was a brick and Mortar electronics store found across the country. Similar to Lafayette Electronics. These were made by Shin-ei. Lafayette had a similar model in a different package. I drove my parents crazy with this.






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  2. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    In the spring of '76, bought from my mum's Kays catalogue, at a cost of £40. Back then a pint of bitter cost 10p in my working men's club, 12p in the student union bar and maybe 15p in the local pubs. 250 to 400 pints would cost you around a grand today! For years it did not work, but fitting a new battery last year sorted it out! Earlier this month it made it's way back to my pedalboard (not that there was a pedalboard back in the '70s) for our latest gig.

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  4. Ebling

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    Ross two-knob distortion. The black version. Still have it and use it.
     
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    sonicsmitty Tele-Holic

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    Sears fuzz tone, early '70s.
     
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    DOD Grunge distortion, I was 12.

    Thought it was great, until I plugged in other pedals.

    Next was a small clone. At 14, I had a catering job and bought a Big Muff. Traded the DOD to Sheets&Sons Guitars in Heath Ohio. Honestly, I think I traded it for $10 off something like a strap or a case.

    If only I woulda found a DS1 or something Instead of that purple DOD, I'd have a picture to post of my first pedal in my posession.
     
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    LPB-1
     
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    If you’re looking for vintage, shield your cork-sniffing eyes;).
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    DS-1
     
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    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    I guess I'm as old as you two. Maestro Fuzz, 1966, after I found out that was how Keef got that sound on Satisfaction. But, it didn't sound the same with my Fender Mustang and Vibro Champ. Or maybe it was just that an 11 year old didn't know how to adjust them.
     
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    Big Muff Pi. To compliment my Maya Strat copy and tiny solid state Gorilla amp. When the neighbor called to complain she thought she was hearing a trumpet.


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    I'm 35 years old...so I missed the classics in their heyday...

    That being said, my first pedal was an Ibanez. BN-5. BLACK NOISE.

    What a turd that thing was.
     
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    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Danelectro Tuna Melt tremolo! I started playing at age 28 or so. My first electric was a Johnson Strat copy. First amp was a crappy Crate 15 watt and I love the tremolo sounds on Radiohead’s The Bends album so I bought the Tuna Melt. Then sold it and bought another later. Then sold that one. I’m looking for another one. Jk.


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    pic is not mine. it is long gone (70's) - I have no idea hat happened to it.
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    Back in the early 80's I saw an add in the back of Guitar Player magazine for "The Rat". Sent them a money order & a week later I had my Rat. About the same time I had an Ibanez Phase Tone II, I cannot say for sure which one I had first.
     
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    My first three pedals were Arion pedals: Distortion, Chorus, and Delay.
     
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    After much reflection, I have no idea. No that’s a lie. It was most likely a Phase 90 or a Cry Baby. I think. Man, the 70s were a beech.
     
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    I second.. or is it now 3rd or 4th haahaa.. the MXR Distortion + circa 1978-1979. I didn't move along to the TS series till the 1980s.

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    My first pedal. Ruined in a fire about 15 years ago. SuperFuzz.jpg
     
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    My first pedal was a Maestro Fuzz, what else?
     
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