What was your first stomp box?

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  1. Geo

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    Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face I bought in 1966.
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    big muff in the 70s which is mostly a blur.
     
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    When I got my bass rig (started on bass), i wanted a fuzz pedal coz my hero was Mel Schacher, and i wanted that "Grand Funk Railroad Live" sound. The music store owner screwed up and got me a wah instead. We subsequently got me the right pedal, but yeah, the first was an Ace Tone Wah Master.
     
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    A Fuzz Face, circa 1968.
     
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    index.jpg This I wish I had it back, still the best Phase Shifter I ever owned
     
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    A Kay tremolo in a blue plastic case. It actually didn't sound bad at all, but it was ridiculously flimsy.
     
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    Probably my Cry Baby Stereo Fuzz Wah. I still have it. I should rebuild it.
     
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    Tube screamer here
     
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    Mine was a japan made fuzz, wah pedal with a siren.
    Can't remember the name.
     
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    A bit of a departure but mine was an Xotic AC Booster. Still love the thing.
     
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    Mine's really embarrassing...
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    RockTek Distortion. Early 90s. It sounded like hot trash, even then.
     
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    Bought one of these in 1990.

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    Univox Super Fuzz , first version, they sold these with a lot of different names on them. I bought mine at a pawn shop in downtown Memphis in the mid 70s for $10, wasn't sure if it worked, it did, just needed a battery.
    Some of these sell for stupid money now, but to me they still sound like a $10 fuzz! A 2 position tone switch , one was was super bright and raspy, the other was fat and midrange tone, that's the one I used.



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    Not exactly a stomp box but I bought a new EHX LPB-1 in 1980.
    A few months later I got a yellow DOD 250 with a BF Bandmaster head and 2x12.
     
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    Mine was that black plastic Ibanez Tubescreamer, I think it was like a TS 5 or something. Not as bad as its reputation, but in my hands I made it suck harder than anything has ever sucked before.

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    DOD FX-65 Stereo Chorus, 1985ish. A few years, guitars and amps later I was off to college with that, a Digitech PDS-8000 8-second delay/sampler and one-knob phase shifter I can’t remember the name of. I bet my dorm neighbors loved listening to me practicing “Cult of Personality” with all three of those pedals cranked up.

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    After a pedal-less rack preamp phase I spent some time in a band in my 20s with a different 3-pedal setup that served me pretty well: a DOD FX-10 Bi-Fet Preamp into an always-on Pro Co Rat 2, into a BBE DI-10 active DI with the speaker emulation switched on. The Rat gain was low enough that it would sort of clean up when I backed off, and would go nuts for soloing when I’d step on the FX-10. The DI-10 took the ugly, fizzy top end off the Rat crunch. This combination worked well into everything I plugged it into, and even sounded okay running direct into mixers.

    Nowadays I play fairly clean and mostly just use a compressor into a loud clean SS Peavey Special 150.
     
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