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Just for fun pedals

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by TeleBrew, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Mexitele Blues

    Mexitele Blues Tele-Afflicted

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    I've got one of these, bought new in the '90s. I'm not sure a more versatile flanger has ever been built.
     
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  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    listen to dave gilmour use one live

     
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  3. darkwaters

    darkwaters Friend of Leo's

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    It lulls you into a false sense of security because of its goofiness, then it sucker punches you with its flangy goodness. boxer.gif
     
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    Every time I plug into an octave pedal, I feel like Bootsy Collins. Thats a fun feeling.
     
  5. Allan Allan

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    Haha, I understand that reference. Dune is such a great book
     
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  6. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    Got this years ago ... use it at Rock-a-Billy, Traditional Blues and Swamp Rock gigs. Sounds like an echo-y brick shotgun bar. (So, y'know, don't use it in an echo-y brick shotgun bar.)
     
  7. AndreasG

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    Strymon Lex, fun to,play, sounds nice but I have no idea how to use it in my band :)
     
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  8. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    I don't play much fuzz, but for $65 this seemed like its worth the curiosity. I'm getting to the point where I actually appreciate less options rather than more, so one knob fuzz might be refreshing.

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  9. Dan German

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    My bro-in-law “gave” me a Roland Funny Cat. I would drag it out now and then and just entertain myself for hours. Eventually, I discovered that the Soft Distortion Sustainer, used just so, could give me a sound I couldn’t get any other way. I’m not sure I’m ever “giving” it back.
     
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  10. mojek

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    Zvex Instant Lo-fi Junky. Doesn’t matter if used with guitar or bass or keys, it brings you to another dimension, very inspiring and you can play it for hours:rolleyes: some say it´s noisy, well it is, like everything organic:)
     
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  11. wulfenganck

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    Don't know if it counts, because it's not a pedal, but I owned an E-Bow for quite some years.
    I loved the sounds, but I could never control it to replicate the sounds live.
    Lately it dropped onto a concrete floor, so that was that. Now I don't have to worry about a device that's never being used live.
     
  12. James Knox

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    Been having lots o fun with a new Cry Baby Mini in Jimi Hendrix mode The past few days.

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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I haven't seen him in a while, but a real pro of a bass player I used to be in a band with ( early '90's) is a wizard with an E-bow.

    He plays a few custom fretless electric basses ( upright too, in a jazz trio) and really developed his own technique between employing harmonics ( all over!), the fretless, and the E-bow. A real melody improviser

    He doesn't use it all the time- but I've heard him sustain notes endlessly, at really quiet volume.
     
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  15. Old Deaf Roadie

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    A Boss PH-? phase shifter way back around 1980 or so. I had no idea what it was or how to use it. It was just fun.
     
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    I was looking for an echo effect. What I ended up with was an Electro Harmonix Canyon pedal. It has a bunch of different delay types plus a looper. I haven't got past the echo yet. I plan to learn to use the looper. But when I listen to demos of the other effects that it has they take them to extremes that I would never use on a stage. But it seems like some of them could sound OK if they're not over done. I think eventually I'll work on that. But for now I'm still hooked on a fat echo in my screaming leads. I love that sound.
     
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    Too bulky and impractical for live use? That didn't stop anyone from using wah pedals either. So you make room for it, kick off something useless, like a fuzz pedal. Or do something really sensible, like get a decent sized pedal board?
     
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    I bought a Roland Fuzz Wah over 40 years ago just to goof around with. Lot's of various forms of fuzz included.

    (And BTW, I just pulled this image off Reverb since I don't have a photo of mine, and it's for sale for $500 :eek: )

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  19. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I play clean,
    but I thought it would be fun to get like a big muff to play around and goof with,

    although I wouldn't pursue it by any sonic means or in playing out and such
     
  20. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    All of them! However, I already have plenty of dirt in my Orange amp, OD, treble booster and fuzz pedals. That makes my Amptweaker Tight Metal Jr. pedal largely superfluous. It's just too much fun to have a tasty distortion pedal.
     
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