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Goodbye patch cords? Hello Puzzle Pedals!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by edvard, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. edvard

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    I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I gotta admit it's not a bad idea...

    https://www.gearnews.com/puzzle-effects-a-quirky-new-concept-for-boutique-effects/
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  2. smoothrecluse

    smoothrecluse Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    It’s a cool idea. Proprietary technology always makes me hesitate a bit though. It looks like they still have 1/4” jack connections on the top though in case you don’t want to chain them together.
     
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    Laughing my a$$ off

    maybe enough to shift my direct-plug-in ways...
    :lol:
     
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  4. Peegoo

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    Roland/Boss tried this in the 80s...but not with the puzzle shape. The pedals slid together.

    Other makers have tried this and their names are lost to history, probably like Florian Leca's will.

    The problem is most guitar players are not 100% brand loyal because tone is too subjective.
     
  5. gkterry

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    A interesting idea but I don't see how that would work unless EVERY pedal manufacturer adopted the same type of connection - which they have actually done already with the current power input jack.
     
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    imagine when the forums get going. cloudy tremolo is amazing, best pedal ever! but the gold digger is crap! that puzzle won't get solved anytime soon ;)
     
  7. 4pickupguy

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    Rock hard pass!:lol:

    Besides, I’ve heard the best sounding ones are the corner pieces....
     
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    Why not just get a multi fx pedal if your stuck with all the same brand?
     
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  9. papa32203

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    Geez, do they have to look like that?
     
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    Andy Thompson may go for these pedals.

    He has a custom doubleneck F-style solidbody mando & Tele that slide together like two puzzle pieces. Here hs is playing the Tele half of that beast. You can see the mando cutout in the top; it looks like a shark took a bite out of it while he was guitar surfing:

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    Needs proprietary puzzle piece cables that slot onto the ends. :rolleyes:

    I expected more from the country that gave us crepes.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  13. 68Telebass

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    And the Citroën, and the Le Car??? The Maginot Line??

    Cooking?? OUI!! :)
    Engineering??? NON!!! :eek:
     
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    One day, somebody will invent a box with multiple effects inside it, roll on the 1980s...
     
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    Uh, no.

    But thanks for the thought!
     
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    Oh...They have those now???

    But...do they play well together?? Often some of the effects bundled in those “do everything” boxes fall short of component effects pedals-
    But they are fun!! I like jamming with the amps and effects onboard of my Fender Mustang, but I would never think I could gig with it! (Welll....maybe..it does some great stuff!)
     
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    I have no idea. I haven't used a pedal or multi-effect box since the 1980s.
     
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    You, Sir...are a Gentleman!!:cool:
     
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    You mean like a Line 6?
     
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