What was your first stomp box?

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  1. HoodieMcFoodie

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    You hit the switch at the front of the pedal and you get an ascending tone akin to an old style police siren. Hit the switch again and it descends and (finally) goes off.

     
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  2. ponce

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    Like this?

     
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    Kind of, but nowhere near as sophisticated as that unit you posted. I just included a demo clip I found on youtube above
     
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    The almighty Boss Metal Zone. :):):)
     
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    I have not owned a pedal in, oh, 30 years or so? I think I used to have a Boss distortion in the past - I just don't remember.
     
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    I bought my first three pedals at the same time.
    A MXR Microamp, a MXR M109 6 Band EQ, and a Boss CE-2 Chorus.
    Back then, I played only acoustic guitar with an aftermarket piezo pickup installed.
    The chorus is still on my pedalboard.
    I moved on to electric guitar, but I also still have the acoustic, a 1977 Takamine F-375 S.
     
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    The first pedal I ever owned was one of the BIG versions of the "Big Muff" distortion pedal.....and I loved it! I've never been able to find another pedal like it, either!
     
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    I don't know, man! Tweak that thing a little and it might be great. It sure looks cool!
     
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    Oh it's long gone. It even had a schematic pasted to the bottom, I probably could have done something with it.
     
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    My first was a LRE Fuzz Sound. Not a lot of headroom in that box, it was powered by a AA battery. My first pedal modding project was to replace the attached instrument cable with a 1/4" jack.
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    I think the enclosure was re-purposed a few years later for some DIY project my keyboard-player friend was building. However, the Fuzz Sound made a lasting impression on me. I've always loved that '60s industrial/lab equipment look, the hammertone paint and brushed aluminum. That esthetic remains with me today; my pedalboard deck is painted with silver hammetone.

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    I was tone chasing a friend, who got his tone chasing Bob Mould
     
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    DOD1.JPG I Still have it
     
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    That picture brings back memories. After I bought the Maestro Fuzz, I bought a Vox Clyde McCoy Wah Wah, then that same Univox Super Fuzz. That, and the tremolo in my '64 Blond Bandmaster was my setup throughout high school.
     
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    On the right - first pedal I bought, it’s a wah-wah but I don’t remember who made it: the sticker (and the baseplate) are long gone. Haven’t plugged it in for years but it had got very noisy last time I tried it.
    On the left - first pedal I made, a 741-based diode-clipping fuzz box. It’s been in a couple of different cases but was in my signal chain for a good 10 years. Still worked fine last time I plugged it in but haven’t used it for ages.
     
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    IMG_20190524_184304411.jpg IMG_20190524_184304411.jpg Mines was a TS-10 that I got in the 80's. Used it till the Jacks started getting sketchy a couple years ago... IMG_20190524_184304411.jpg
     
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    Boss HM-2 - late 1980s. I got it as a throw-in with a used Les Paul. Coincidentally, my dad had just bought me the exact same pedal at Miller Music. I returned that one to the store, but this used one has been the only distortion pedal I’ve ever used. I don’t know why I stuck that blue Boss sticker on it. I’d like to remove it, but I don’t want to peel the paint.
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    EDIT: I just peeled the sticker off. It didn’t take any of the paint with it (even though it’s been on there for 30+ years) ... all is good.
     
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    I've got to go find that pedal now, hear what it sounds like.
     
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