Features that you wish pedals have but don't

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  1. trxx

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    Every pedal should have true bypass. There is no good reason for modern pedals not to have this other than the manufacturer saving a few cents.

    Expression pedal input(s). In my opinion, just about any pedal could become cooler with an expression pedal input. Nicer still would be that it is is switchable/assignable to various useful parameters.
     
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    I like to have the switchable option of true bypass or high quality buffer.
     
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    Every pedal needs to have more volume than you’ll ever need as I have a few pedals that won’t even reach unity when the volume is maxed out

    I don’t know what causes this but it’s too common with pedals I try
     
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    I agree with both of those points.
     
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    My friend who is visually impaired is searching for a tuner beeps then the note is in tune. Anyone know of such a pedal or handheld device???
     
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    A talent boost.
     
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    Every pedal should have a USB 5v power supply jack. AND every people should have an option to work on 9v, 12v, and 18v
     
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    Big knobs, at least for the most used parameters. Parameter names below the knobs, not above them where I often can't read them.
     
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    Bigger fonts in writing that is easier to see in darkened stages, particularly if the "on" light is so bright that it washes out the script on the pedal (my eyes are not what they used to be)
     
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    Add to that, no glaring LED's. Blue LED's can be terrible about that. And any LED that is just too bright. On the flipside, Amber LED's and too dim LED's are useless in sunlight.
     
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    LEDs that don’t fry your retinas when you turn the pedal on...
     
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    Jinx...we posted almost the same thing at the same time. Great minds...
     
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    Good old red LED's of a decent brightness are just fine. I guess they use a little more juice, but is it really significant in the scheme of things? And red LED's can be very bright without being glaring.
     
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    The switch is not "on/off" its "awesome/suck"
     
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    Preach
     
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    Better make it a knob that goes to 11 and a boost switch.
     
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    I bet the boys over at JHS could build this. Would be a pretty cool name/feature set for a killer distortion pedal.
     
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    Power input at the top. Always a pain on a pedalboard when its side mounted.
     
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    Agreed. I don't understand why anyone thinks it's a good idea to put a power jack smack next to an audio jack.
     
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    You could leave it plugged in without draining the battery. I have one pedal that does this, Strobostomp HD.
     
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