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Stomp Box Fun... Does it End?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Tele-beeb, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    I am always changing... always experimenting.
    Why are they so fun?
     
  2. RetroTeleRod

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    I’m not really sure...but they are!
     
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  3. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Because changing the character of the sound changes the way you play. You aren't just responding to intervals anymore, you are responding to echoes and colors and orphaned sound signatures. And different combinations of stomp boxes, different settings, different guitars all give different results. It seems infinite.
     
  4. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    I have an enormoboard that I've been building for a couple decades. I love it. Friends and others have recommended a switch to a multi-fx, where I could 'have it all' and would have no need for new pedals. No NPDs? That just makes me sad. I also like to have everything in front of me, dials, switches and no damn 'cursor window'.
     
  5. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Amps, guitars, pedals... I ordered a new Tele body for a new build just yesterday. I like my recently new J. Rockett HRM pedal too.
     
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  6. trxx

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    Variety is the spice I guess. I always swore pedals off, but I guess the virus is eating my brain. Pedals are running around here like cockroaches now. I swear if I tinker with a pedal over a long enough period I will find something useful in it.

    ^ I much prefer putting my hands directly on the controls, no menus or secondary functions. The trend toward secondary function controls on pedals is a bummer. I would rather pay for two pedals that do the two things with their own controls.
     
  7. Obsessed

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    Never fun for me. I was always on a serious mission until I got it right for me.
     
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  8. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    They just are!

    The latest:

    I am waiting for delivery of a Caline Orange Burst ( Xotic BB clone, I just thought it sounded like a cool, versatile Drive pedal) for kicks,
    and 2 days ago(!) I find out Caline is making the same pedal with a 2nd dedicated Boost switch ( and Vol. knob)

    So I bet $1000, that if I like the Orange Burst, I'll probably get the double one ( to see if I can just use that, and not stack with another OD- keep things simple), then sell the 'old' Caline on CL

    * Caline has a bunch of new ( I think) double-dirt pedals on CheaperPedals.com
     
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  9. arlum

    arlum Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    I often feel inspired by new / different pedals or pedal board layouts. They can bring new ideas for new songs.
     
  10. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Does it end?

    Oh god, I hope so...
     
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  11. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Yes. It becomes a serious drag.

    Unfortunately if you are me, you periodically forget that. Especially during fallow band periods.

    And buy large piles of humble to expensive pedals. Only to realize you try to dial them all in to sound the same as what you were using before. But can’t QUITE get there. And so angrily trade them off at a loss to have the shame out of sight and out of mind. Often for gear you also didn’t really want and so you compound the loss by trading that away too.
     
  12. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    I get it...
     
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  13. trxx

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    I think the fun will run out when the account goes dry.
     
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  14. Fluddman

    Fluddman Tele-Holic

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    Hey that's what I do. Get you own hobby! :D
     
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  15. Grandy

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    It can be a relatively inexpensive way to experience the rush of getting something new. You know, ladies who enjoy fashion might buy a new handbag, scarf, nail polish or whatever for the same reason.
     
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    Tele-friend Tele-Meister

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    Buying new pedals is definitely cheaper than buying new guitars. Collecting pedals and storing them is also easier, because they take less space.
     
  17. Festofish

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    You tell me. I’ve got an EHX 8-Step Program and Micro Synth on the way. I’m pretty sure I’m doing a board for the front of amp(tuner-comp-Attack Decay-Micro Pog-Od-Muffuletta) and a board for the effects loop with all my time based goodies! I love getting strange sounds from my axe.
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    As long as I can make music with them, it will never end!
     
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  20. _MementoMori_

    _MementoMori_ Tele-Afflicted

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    "yOu Can'T iMpRoVE oN tHe SoUNd Of A sTrAt pLUgGed sTRaIgHt iNtO a MarShAlL!!1!"

    Quiet, you.
     
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