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players who were around in the '70s: what pedals did you have then?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by thunderbyrd, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. scotman

    scotman TDPRI Member

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    Had lots so can’t remember. I still have and use the original Tube Screamer. The mxr dynacomp and phase 90 from then are used in my studio.
    I remember having a Jet Phaser.
     
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  2. fendermac

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    Started playing in '68/'69. First effects were a Fuzz Face, a Cry Baby and a Schaller volume pedal and later a WEM Copicat
     
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  3. Electric Warrior

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    OP, you may be thinking of the Morley Power Wah Fuzz, which I believe was available in the 70s.
     
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    Ahhh yes....the Disto+...I forgot all about that (thank you for the flashback). I had a new one in '79 and gave it to the lead singer when I joined the Army.
     
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    A JHS (John Hornby Skewes) Fuzz and a Vox wah, then Boss DS 1. Still have the wah and DS 1, but not used since the 80s!
     
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    I started Playing in the late 70s and had two pedals.
    A Jim Dunlop Cry Baby and an early Ibanez OD850 (Orange with round button) Overdrive.
    I later took the guts from both and put them in a single alloy box with the Wah pot on the top to set at the sweet spot for ultimate sustain and feedback.
    It was an awesome sound. Warm but gutsy.
    Lots of background hiss though (and it didn't like my mates Hammond at all :) ) so I later (85?) got a Boss Noise Gate which did the trick.
    Still have all three compomponents but I can't find the chassis for the OD and Wah :(.
    I believ Ibanez may have recently reintroduced this model - Still analogue and made in Japan.
     
  7. droptop

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    I started in the summer of 1980 and had 3 70's pedals: MXR Dist+(no LED), a Boss CE-2 and a EH LPB2. A year later I got a Cry Baby and 3 years later it was onto a Digitech PDS 1002 Digital Delay.
     
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    My '57 Tele running through a Maestro fuzz into a tube Echoplex, Vox Wah wah into two '72 100 watt Marshall stacks. (Yes, my back still hurts!) lol.
     
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  9. Eric O G

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    A Schaller distortion and Vox Wah-wah
     
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  10. Jay Jernigan

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    Maestro three button phaser.
    Echoplex.
    Dan Armstrong Red Ranger.
    Vox Wah.
    EHX LPB-1.
    Very early in the '70s I had a Vox Cheetah guitar with built in distortion, repeat percussion and an eeeee tuner (and some other thing, I can't remember what).
    Fender SFTW with reverb and vibrato (tremolo).
     
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    Morley Power Wah Fuzz
     
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  12. Gorquin

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    I had two pedals. An MXR Phase 90, paid $74 and change and sold it about 5 years ago for about $250 IIRC. I didn't hear much of a difference in other pedals and hadn't used it in years. but people like vintage so....I sold it.

    The second pedal I still have which is the MXR Super Distortion with a few mods to make it cleaner. I don't use it much but if I want that 70's fuzz/distortion it's there. for a while I had an opto volume pedal but quickly gave it up. Pretty much straight forward, use the Master Volume so you don't go deaf, and play. At least for me.
     
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  13. Straydogger

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    Gibson SG into LPB2 into late 60's Twin Reverb that had an added master volume. All I needed.
     
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    I have a Maestro (part of Gibson at the time) Boomer2 Wah which I still own. Replaced the Wah pot a few times and replaced the oddball 9V cylindrical battery with a standard 9V battery. Still works great! They called it the "Shaft" Wah back then as reference to the song "Shaft" with its signature Wah sounds! That's about all I used until 78' and got a MXR Phase 100. Its well used but still functions! Boomer2Pedal.jpg
     

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    I didn't start playing until 1978 but my first pedal was an EH Big Muff followed by an EH Small Stone phase shifter and a TS-808 Tube Screamer.
     
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    I had one of those huge Morley echo-volume pedals, phase 45, a BOSS distortion or overdrive- I think that was it. That was a lot for the 70s.
     
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    Fuzz Face.
     
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    Univox Square Wave
     
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    A volume pedal.
     
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    As a teen, I had an EH LPB1 booster I used to drive my Princeton. Later on I had a Cry Baby, a Big Muff, and an MXR Phase 45.
     
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