Abandoned Effects Pedals !!!!

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  1. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Tele-Afflicted

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    Just when I was starting to tell myself I was over it and would not buy any more pedals, you have to go and post this. Thanks!
     
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    I have one pedal and I don't even use it as a pedal. My BOSS EQ-200 sits on top of my amp. I use it for very precise tone shaping. With four presets stored in memory, I have one or two that I use with each of my guitars. My amp is a Mesa Boogie Express 5:25. Between the four channels and 5 watt and 25 watt settings, I don't need anything for dirt or distortion. The spring reverb in the amp covers my need for splash and shimmer.
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    They're more grey. The series was called Tone Lock, or something like that. You can push the knobs until they're flush with the pedal to keep from inadvertently changing your settings.

    I have the LF-7 Lo-Fi, which is basically an EQ filter with drive and level controls, to get those far away, cheap radio tones.
     
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    I understand buying them but why sell unless you need the $$?
     
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    I quickly abandoned my dito looper pedal. My feet just don't work in time with my hands, that's why I'm not a drummer and why I don't play for United.
     
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    Actually, since I posted this, I now need to update to 40!
     
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    I think I have around 60 at the moment, most of which are on separate boards. I use them all--having them set up on boards makes it easy to just plug and play. The ones I haven't been using a ton recently are the Whammy II, the old Cry Baby wah (Thomas Organ), the lowly Behringer Rotary Machine, and a massive Boss volume pedal. Everything else gets played (at least a little bit) every week.
     
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    They are the Tone-Lok series, also called the 7 series. They are my favorites as you might have guessed.

    My pedals are not abandoned. I switch them around quite a bit. If I don't have use for one for a longer while I'll sell them. Most of my pedals I've bought in the last few years. For a long time I was ok with a dirt, chorus and a delay but lately I've been getting into ambient stuff. You need a lot of boxes to get all the silly sounds and more.

    With a band too many pedals are still a distraction for me.
     
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    I try to limit what I take to 3 pedals per gig. I settle on a specific time that I want for that night or that series of shows. Usually it's a Phaser and a drive. Lately it's been a Phase 90 and the Route 66 (which I count as 1 pedal even though it's 2-in-1). Sometimes I'll take 2 drives or 2 phasers. Just depends on what I'm doing. With the Route 66, both sides are just always on. That leaves me with the phaser(s) to turn on and off.

    I do not tap dance...otherwise I'd be in much better shape...and I'd know how to dance instead of play dance music.
     
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    The wife and I go through a 'kitchen stuff' purge every now and again.
    If we haven't used it in ~2 years then we look to move it on, whether
    that's selling it, giving it away, etc.

    I find that I do the same with my gear. If it's been a while and I don't
    think I'm going to end up regretting letting something go in any serious
    way, I post it to CL for a reasonable price - it sells quickly and painlessly
    and then use the proceeds to buy whatever it is that I currently want
    or think I need (there's always something).

    YMM (totally) V, etc.
     
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    I'm impressed with the various collections. I'd never get to use them though. My previous band had a second guitarist who had a serious pedal board. By the time he'd prodded and played around to get that sound we could be halfway thru the song. And he never evened up the volumes.

    I'll stick to my Joyo drive and tuner pedals. I do have a Dano Cool Cat and an old wah, which I was given but don't use.
     
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    Not really a pedal guy
    Play clean with a touch of amp verb normally.

    In July I bought a Strymon Flint.
    Glorious sounds especially running stereo in two amps.

    but I found I was playing for the effect- even though it was nice to me, it was ear candy for my styles.

    Sold it a few weeks ago, no regrets.

    now that nice compressor I bought earlier this summer, I've never even used it yet haha.
     
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    Self-built op-amp Big Muff, Ross Chorus. I'm just not into the Muff sound anymore and I left my chorus obsession back in the '80s where it belongs. I also have a self-built Harmonic Percolator, but I don't plug it in all that much. It's rather 'different'.
     
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    Started this thread thinking about how I never use 2 of my 3 overdrives (Big Muff, Tube Screamer) and I should really sell them and just keep the EHX Soul Food since I'm not really a fuzz/distortion guy and definitely don't need 3 pedals.

    And then someone mentioned the MXR Paperweight, I googled it and was like you know what, I really should get an MXR Distortion+ it looks so cool.

    Incidentally, I could not get a good tone through my newly setup pedalboard for the last week, even with everything turned off it felt too trebly (about 7 true bypass pedals), then last night when I plugged right through only 2 pedals it sounded awesome so part of me is really regretting buying 5 pedals over the summer haha - it's a never-ending journey
     
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    I have recently gotten dupuytrens contracture in my hands after playing for over 50 years. It's a disease that attacks your ring and pinky fingers and it slowly draws them up towards your wrist. I now have about $20,000 worth of guitars, amps, and pedals that I still try to use but I don't know how much longer I can play. There is a procedure to correct it, but I have heard it's temporary. There's also surgery but that's risky business. I'm 66 years old and I think I may be having a serious yard sale eventually. As much as I hate to think it, my guitar playing days may be coming to a close. I have been playing since the age of 12. Major bummer.
     
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    My old 'disease' is coming back, it seems.
    ( thanks, E5RSY!)

    I bought 2 DOD pedals yesterday!
     
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    Oh man, I am so sorry that this is happening to you. That must be traumatic. It's been a major part of your entire adult life and beyond. I have a trigger finger on my fretting hand. I have been going with lighter strings. That may not help you. I hope they can reverse the progress. I'm pulling for you.
     
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    Here is my current listing (most are complete with their box and manual):

    BOSS DF-2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion
    BOSS SD1-W Super Overdrive
    BOSS MT2 Metal Zone
    BOSS CH1 Super Chorus
    BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal
    BOSS DD3 Digital Delay #1
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    BOSS FBM-1 Bassman
    BOSS FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
    BOSS DS-1 Distortion
    BOSS PN-2 Tremolo / Pan
    BOSS SD-2 Dual Overdrive

    DOD YJM 308
    DOD FX57 Hardrock Distortion
    DOD FX52 Classic Fuzz
    DOD FX58 Metal Maniac
    DOD FX33 Buzz Box
    DOD Milk Box Comp FX84
    DOD FX59 Trash Master
    DOD FX56 American Metal
    DOD FX50B Overdrive Plus
    DOD FX22 Vibrothang Vibrato
    DOD FX69 Grunge

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    Fender Compugilist
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    Ibanez TS10 TubeScreamer
    Ibanez TM5 Thrash Metal Soundtank
    Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal Soundtank
    Ibanez DL5 Digital Delay Soundtank
    Ibanez CS5 Super Chorus Soundtank
    Ibanez TS5 TubeScreamer Soundtank
    Ibanez CD5 Cyber Drive Soundtank

    Fulltone OCD Ge ltd

    Hartke Bass Attack owned and certified by Dave Mustaine

    Carl Martin Plexitone

    Digitech Bad Monkey

    Electro Harmonix Signal Pad
    Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (with wooden box)
    Electro Harmonix Magnum 44
    Electro Harmonix Hum Debugger

    Line6 Helix HX

    Dunlop M-102 Dyna Comp
    Dunlop M-102 Phaser
    Dunlop CSP-016 Wylde Overdrive (Custom Shop)

    Suhr Riot

    Wampler Faux tape echo V2
    Wampler Paisley Drive

    ISP Decimator G String mk1

    Way Huge Saucy Box

    T-Rex Mudhoney II Dual Distortion

    TC Electronic Hall of Fame
    TC Electronic Polytune Mini Noir

    MOOER Noise Killer

    Hao Rust Driver (early model)

    Radial London Distortion
     
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    Most of my playing out is at blues jams, where I adopt the aesthetic of “if the blues guys didn’t use pedals, why should I?”

    When I need pedals, I’ve gone heretical, and just use a Boss ME-70 as a simple pedalboard. So I’ve got quite a few pedals gathering dust.

    The one pedal that gets used involves a Visual Sound chorus/delay in the effects loop of a Trademark 60. One can then use its little 3 button foot switch for boost, clean/overdrive channel switching, and chorus/delay. Very handy—it’s a shame Tech21 discontinued them.
     
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    Wow. That's amazing!
     
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