"Always Off" light gain pedal

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  1. DeVilleDude

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    I keep mine around to remind me how lucky I am to have real gear now.
     
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    I have, through exhaustive testing found that where a pedal is mounted has everything to do with achieving its optimal performance. A case in point would be my TC MojoMojo. I had to try several locations and orientations before I settled on the bookshelf in the studio. It is under the Nobels Odr-1 and Behringer Stereo tremolo, so, it stacks well too!
     
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    Did anyone say a Boss Metal Zone yet?

    I had one, and it would be my suggestion.
     
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    Nahh... it has to good EQ, one would want to use that.
     
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    Is there a boutique version that uses directional wires??
     
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    For a couple of $$$ I offer several always-off mods and kits. The mod works for most pedals. Some pedals are not that easy to mod so the mod is more expensive. Money. Mod. Mute.
    Add a few $$$, send the pedal my way and I'm happy to do all the work for you.
    So far there are only satisfied customers - I off'd a lotta pedals!
     
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    And the new mod that has taken the internets with storm....true always off bypass!
    No pops, no loud clicks, don't even use a blender.
     
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    I sold a Mr. Squishy compressor on a online auction. The purchaser stomped the lights out of it and the “rules” forced me to refund.
    Turns out, without the guts and running straight thru, it is now my “always off/low gain.”
     
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    So those people that say some Boss pedal or other Boss pedal must really love that buffer.
     
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    I believe JH$ could mod it.
     
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    That LED looks so bright, I wouldn't blame anyone for leaving it off.
     
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    I’m looking for something similar in a transaparent always on pedal— basically something so transparent that it doesn’t change my sound at all. No volume boost, no eq change, no gain, no sparkle, nothing. I just want to see a glowing light on my pedal board with no effect on the guitar’s sound- like a true bypass always off pedal, but I need to be able to stomp on something and have the light turn on. Any suggestions?

    [edit - hah - the Wampler may do it (-:]
     
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    I have used an op amp Big Muff since I bought it new in 1979 for 15.99. I discovered later that it could drive headphones when turned off. It has been in front of my Marshall always off ever since pushing my strat over the edge, my sound wouldn’t be the same without it.
     
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    as in all discussions about drive pedals, the boss bd 2 is simply the best bang for your buck. those other pedals will always wear out from not being stomped on day-in, day-out. you can trust a bd 2 to give you years of trouble-free tv watching .
     
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    That's not fair. They wouldn't be able to mod it unless they were able to steal the schematics from another website.
     
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    I don't think that would be a good idea. If you had an "always off" pedal and an "always on" pedal on the same board, wouldn't they cancel each other out? Plus, there could be compatibility issues. I think you would be much better off just biting the bullet and buying a bunch of bad sounding pedals that you don't really know how to use, randomly twiddle the knobs, and switch between them at odd intervals mid-song. That worked really well for me in my last band before the other guys told me that I was much too talented for them and that I should look for an opportunity to show off my talents with a group that appreciates my technical prowess. At least that is how I interpreted their comments.
     
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    After giving this some more thought, I realized that I'd also nominate the Line 6 Floor Pod. I play bass in a band where the guitarist insists on stepping on a couple different patches in a Floor Pod to obtain a chorusy sound, a gain-boosted soloing sound and a kind of hard on-off tremolo sound with faint reverb and delay.

    His rig consists of a Les Paul goldtop into a 100-watt Marshall DSL head and a 1960B 4 x 12 cab. To my ear, his tone is definitely improved by putting the Floor Pod in bypass mode. To be fair, I have heard some pretty decent tones, not all of them metally high-gain tones, coming from early Line 6 gear before. So maybe the Floor Pod itself isn't the issue...
     
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    I put my always off pedal in a switched loop just so I can make sure off means off.
     
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    True Bypass Pedal > Buffer > Different Buffer > True Bypass Looper > Always Off Pedal > True Bypass Buffer > Buffer
     
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