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What pedal has been on your board the longest?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Recalcitrant, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. Scooby Snax

    Scooby Snax Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It was there before there was a board,
    DD7, about 11 or so years.
     
  2. turfdoc

    turfdoc TDPRI Member

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    Boss Super Chorus
     
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  3. Blackshadowrider

    Blackshadowrider TDPRI Member

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    So I am a likely out of the norm musician as I have only lived in two different places over the last 40 plus years. I started buying Boss (compact) pedals when they first hit the market in the lates1970's. I do not quite recall which was the first one Phaser or Chorus but I still have and use them both. This went on to the Delay, OD and Distortion and soon Compressor. This rounded out my 80's board which was with me into the new millennium. It was after 2000 that I started experimenting with other pedals that emerged on the market. The one that has never left my board is the Boss CE-2 Chorus. My original CE-2 is now retired to my home studio board and the gig/travel board is using the the WAZA version as I decided the original has seen enough travel and is too valuable to take a drop and get damaged.
    Summary is the original Boss Japan made pedals were made to last and I have been using all my Boss pedals for 40 years +/- depending on when they were bought as I do have some newer ones like a DD-3 Digital Delay. The only one that has given me any issues over the years was the DM-2 which will only work with the direct Boss AC adaptor plugged into it, no battery or daisy chain plugin. I am now using the WAZA version of that one as well. Probably the newest thing to hit my board in 10 years has been digital reverb and not relying on old Fender spring reverb for everything.
     
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  4. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    Boss tu3 followed by a bd2. They've been on the board for the last 12 years and haven't budged since.
     
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  5. skaz

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    Strymon Flint
     
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  6. pippoman

    pippoman Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    You’re not alone jbensaab.
     
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  7. Ricoblues

    Ricoblues TDPRI Member

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    Marshall Bluesbreaker II
     
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  8. Leonardocoate

    Leonardocoate Tele-Meister

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    boss tuner
     
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  9. ClashCityTele

    ClashCityTele Tele-Afflicted

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    My Boss OD-1, that I bought from a friend around 1981. Used it ever since. Soon added Boss Flanger BF-2 & Delay DM-2.
    That was my setup back in the day.
    I now have numerous Chinese mini clone pedals, but nothing replaces my OD-1. It's been through the Punk Rock Wars & back again.
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  10. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    DD-3. Since '94.
     
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  11. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Afflicted

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    Has to be the two that started it all: tube screamer and wah. I'm not sure if I really care which models.
     
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  12. GearGeek01

    GearGeek01 Tele-Meister

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    My 1979 ProCo Rat I bought new in 1979...
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  13. keneye

    keneye TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    All at the same time when I got my first board and are all still on it:
    TC HOF Reverb
    TC Flashback Delay/Looper
    Xotic SP Compressor
     
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  14. driver8

    driver8 Tele-Holic

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    BD-2. It's not my favorite pedal, but it always seems to be there. Sometimes I love it, sometimes not so much, but that seems to depend mostly on the amp.
     
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  15. eddnix

    eddnix Tele-Meister

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    Timmy for me. I don't tend to use it as an overdrive, but I love its Swiss army knife capabilities. I once removed a stone from a lame horse's hoof with it.
     
  16. dogmeat

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    why isn't there a poll? just sayin'
     
  17. loopfinding

    loopfinding Tele-Afflicted

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    i had an ernie ball jr volume pedal for like 10 years, but the second time the string snapped, i just said screw it, it's a terrible system, and have been cycling through whatever cheap volume pedals i can grab the last 5 years.

    when i didn't know anything about pedals or electronics, i used a blues driver as my only other pedal for like 10 years. then i also used a fuzz factory with it for a few years. neither are on my board now.

    but that's about it, i change pedals as necessary. the only two mainstays i have right now are a fuzz face/green ringer that i built into a single enclosure, and the mad professor forest green comp. they've been on the board for about 2-3 years.

    normal fuzz, FSU fuzz (like a superfuzz variant), octave fuzz, comp, volume pedal - that's all i really need to get the job done. sometimes i'll use delay, but i find myself moreso using it in software or on other hardware where it's tempo-synced than on my board.
     
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  18. TequilaCaster

    TequilaCaster Tele-Holic

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    I use a 1Spot power supply with a multiple-output-plug cable to power my pedal board.
    So all of my pedalboard pedals are 'ON' equally. No pedal has been 'ON' longer than the next.
     
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  19. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

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    Backinblack.jpg Honestly I never had a "board" for me it was always just 2-3 pedals on the floor. I bought a Crybaby Wah in the 90s and shortly after that a PROCO RAT. and for some reasons I held onto them through the days of using a multi effects unit in a function band and no pedals playing blues and jazz. Boredom due to corona-infested gigless times made me take these out of the drawer. I still like the tones – especially the Rat. It goes from a light crunch that's very usable for snotty jazz all the way into fuzz-territory. And it loves the telecaster. I can see myself using it again when we start gigging again.
     
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  20. codamedia

    codamedia Poster Extraordinaire

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    TS-9 Tube screamer... (actually... any variant would do)
    It gets used about a half dozen times per night, but I would never leave home without one.
     
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