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What's your rarest pedal?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by kbold, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. kbold

    kbold Friend of Leo's

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    This would be mine. Serial #087 of 100.
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    This one is more common, but not made anymore. (RIP Dave)
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    The ones I've built myself.
     
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    My response too!
     
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    Roland Funny Cat.

    I’d go take a picture of it, but ironically, I can’t get up because there’s a cat in my lap.
     
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    Probably the Keeley modded TS9, dunno how many he did but all my other pedals are mass produced. Surely he did fewer of those than Boss has made Wazas already, right?
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I don't have any real rare pedals, but my Barber Direct Drive, besides being a pretty cool OD/ Distortion, is beautiful inside and out:
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  7. DougM

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    The only old pedal I have, although I wouldn't call it rare, is the DOD FX50B dod-fx50b-overdrive-plus-2074017.jpg
     
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    All my pedals are mass produced, some badly. All are limited editions — limited to as many as they could sell.

    That said, my rarest pedal is probably the Steel Panther ***** Melter.
     
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    Maybe some of these? Original Zendrive, or the Analogman Sunface, or the Blackstone overdrive (amazing pedal). The red one is a Lovepedal low gain overdrive, really simple pedal but sounds and plays great!

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  10. bgmacaw

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    These aren't particularly rare but they don't seem to pop up that often on Reverb.

    Peavey Hotfoot Distortion, the only one of these I still use. It's essentially a Rat clone.

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    Snarling Dogs VeryTone, a VariTone circuit in a pedal with a clean boost. Replaced with an EQ pedal.

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    Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box. I never could use it.

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    I know a guy who owns an original Klon... does that count?
     
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  12. DougM

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    The Bad Monkey is going for stupid money now. Digitech, or someone else should re-release it.
     
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    I had that one, and also the New Sensor Soul Kiss, which had an electronic sensor that went in your mouth to get the talk box sound.
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  14. kbold

    kbold Friend of Leo's

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    An original Klon, and 1 degree of separation?
    Yea ..... that counts.
     
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    Really? There's one for sale near me for a very reasonable price. I was thinking of trying it out. Should I grab it before the guy finds out they've become popular? I won't pay for overpriced pedals but maybe I can buy before the reddit guys drive up the price.
     
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    An early/mid-60s Schaller combination preamp and Varitone pedal I used in the 70s. I can't even find a pic online. Hammered grey enclosure, volume boost, 6-way tone select, built like a tank. Maybe a 12-15 db boost, enough to goose the Deluxe Reverb I had at the time. Developed a grounding problem, so I retired it and a friend in upstate NY still has it.
     
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    I've got a '70s Dunlop volume pedal and an '80s Crybaby. Input/output jacks on the volume pedal are in the dumbest, least convenient place possible.
     
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  18. DougM

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    They're going for $80-100 on Ebay! It was $50 new, and is a good sounding TS type, but has bass and treble controls, and two outputs, one with a cab filter for going direct, and I've recorded using it, with no amp or preamp, and it sounded really good.
     
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    Not really. The USA ones sell for more, but I wouldn’t call it stupid money. Still less than $200 and most of us spend near that on pedals all the time. I had one when they came out. I think it was $50 new. The USA one is definitely superior.

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  20. McGlamRock

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    I could not believe my eyes when I saw it on his board. He wasn't the original owner, but he said he got a long time ago. Before the internet made it so famous.
    I've seen him play a lot of shows and even before I noticed the Klon, I'd often think to myself "Wow, this guy has a really great sound"
     
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