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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by trxx, Feb 16, 2020.
A blend control would be useful for most pedals.
A better footswitch. C'mon, after all these years we can't have a true bypass Boss like paddle switch that can be switched with bare feet?
Yep. You don't really want true bypass on a delay or reverb because it cuts the trails off immediately when you switch the pedal off.
An LED indicator that's visible in direct sunlight.
Fender Tune does that on my Android phone. I'm assuming he can do the " hey google " to get it to open to get, then use the app ?
Knobs you can’t accidentally kick out of whack mid gig.
Boss and Ibanez/Maxxon sorted it. Rest are just lazy
Proper metal enclosure. Tough knobs that need some force to be turned. No stupidly oversized crap. True bypass and switchable buffer. Inputs and Outputs on sides, power on top. High quality components so there is less high-end loss. More stereo or double mono Outputs - there's nothing quite like playing 4 or 5 amps at the same time...
This. The rest I just don't worry about. Buffer or TBP. Who cares? Expression pedal inputs? Where the power or jacks are located? Plug in. Turn up. Do something musically fitting and interesting. Unless it's too loud nobody cares about tone anyway.
I'd like a nice clear polyphonic tuner pedal where I could preset a few non-standard or open tunings. Just to help make a quick change from standard
A standard on/off LED on the CryBaby/Wah pedal, it amazes me that this has never been added as a standard feature.
How about a name that actually says what the pedal does, instead of some stupid,trendy,abstract name? Like WTF is a "Timmy" or "Swollen Pickle"? WTF do they do?!
Prolly why I only use Boss pedals...at least you know what they do from the name on the top.
If it's for live work I'm not sure, but if it's just for home use I find the GuitarTuna app on my phone very good. Only trouble is, the noise only goes off when it's in tune, so if they didn't know if they were sharp or flat they'd struggle. I'd probably purposely tune flat in that case and bring it up to pitch.
I think ALL looper pedals should have two buttons, one for start and one for stop. Maybe it's just me, but the single button loopers that require a double press to stop the loop are very difficult to use in a performance setting. If you're playing and singing it's just one more thing (the double press, that is) to coordinate.
A remote switch, like the TC SCF, allowing users to use an external switch, keeping the pedal safely in a rack or near the amp...
Yes, yes. If I use pedals, I usually like to dink around with them and experiment with pedal settings. Tough for me to bend down every time I wanted to turn a knob. A remote switch is such a good idea at this point. It would reduce the real estate on the stage floor and let you place the pedals anywhere.
The organizational/OCD part of me wouldn't mind if pedals used standard-sized housings. You'd need several basic shapes.
I really appreciate 3 band eq on a dirt pedal. It’s very rare for some reason.
Absolutely. A mere 'Tone' control is very limiting.
The reason is the dirt pedal circuit is a major EQ already. Carefully tailored to sound like the designer intended when you stomp on it.
A Tone control to tailor highs to a rig can be helpful. A full EQ stack is often counterproductive.
Seymour Duncan has them on the Forza