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What's your rarest pedal?

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

  1. Jimy

    Jimy TDPRI Member

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    Jerms Mk I

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  2. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Nothing particularly rare here. Just old
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    beep.click Poster Extraordinaire

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    Gift from the guitar prodigy who used to live across the street from me. This was 1976, I think.
     
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    vintageampz Tele-Meister

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    Six of the them:

    Made in Alhambra (near Pasadena) Calif in 1968 the Jordan "Boss Tone" Fuzz/Over-drive (I have 2) was one of the first commercial "Fuzz and Over Drive" boxes, it plugged right into the Guitar jack. Yeah, you couldn't use it on a Stratocaster because of the jack location. Internal 9V battery. - If you wanted to play "Satisfaction" (Rolling Stones) in the 60's you had to have the Boss Tone box.
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    The Original Over-drive Effects Pedal, made originally in a garage in Michigan in 1978, ProCo grew into a corporation and made several interation of "The Rat". This is an Original first year 1978 Pro The Rat, in the first year only "C" chassis box and hand wired breadboard circuit. THIS is the Over-drive that started it all for OD Pedals.
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    Most manufactured and favorite "Over-drive" pedal, the Japanese Ibanez "Tube Screamer". My original 1977 TS-800, a 1981 TS9 and a 2000 TS-9 reissue (saving it incase I wear out the 81 TS9)
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    An Original 70's Dunlap Cry-baby Wah-wah.
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    Early 60's Maestro (Gibson's Pro series equipment) "Echoplex" tape echo. These tape echo units are still in high demand by pro players for studio and live gigs. Aftermarket companies are still making parts and tapes for them. Maestro was a division of Gibson that made amps and devices like the Echoplex sold to primarily professional "band" musicians in the 50's and 60's. Below is one of the Maestro M-216RVT 40W 1x16" JBL speaker Jazz and Big Band amps.
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  5. Cali Dude

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    Nothing terribly rare, just old. I have a 25 year old "Rotovibe."
     
  6. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, freestyle guerilla BBQ party. BYOB.
     
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  7. ElJay370

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    I'll join the RAT party....

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    Original '85 white face.

    Not super rare, but definitely my most valuable pedal. The fact that it's relatively rust free and still has the battery door might make it somewhat rare.
     
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    took hecking forever to get my hands on one of these, and holy moly.

    I've also got an old FZ-2 somewhere...
     
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  9. Dalan

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    Original KOT
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  10. Old Plank

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    My 'rarest' I guess is an old - 70's? green DOD envelop filter; with the assumption that there just aren't that many still around anymore.
     
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  11. bottlenecker

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    I had a friend in high school with an overlord. We used to take turns recording through it, with it plugged directly into his tascam 4 track.
     
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  12. BigBillow

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    seriously??! That’s awesome. I was given one and it is the worst OD pedal I’ve tried.

    The ‘monkey’ should be removed from name.

    looks like it’s time to sell it and buy my old man dinner and drinks (he gave it to me)!
     
  13. Jim622

    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yeah 4 tracks on a cassette....awesome. I still have mine in the box.
     
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  14. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Easily (no questions asked), the best $35 I've ever spent on a pedal. It's almost always on with my Orange.
     
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  15. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Rarest pedal? I guess you would have needed to have heard of BUGGFX. Rob made two pedals that he marketed, the Daydream delay and the Raincoat fuzz. He gave me one of his Raincoat prototypes and it is hands down the best muff-fuzz I've ever heard. Not much to look at, just a simple top-loading black case.
     
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    rare, nope I don't have anything like that. I have a few "unusual" choices, perhaps. One convinced me never to spend more than a Benjamin on any pedal. I haven't seen one on anybody else's pedal board, but I know they are out there.
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    Rather than fuss over how little I know, I like to recognize that my opportunities for learning are ever present. I like these guys anyway.

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    I previously had a Prescription Electronics Experience pedal and an Analogman Sundance...but their monetary worth was greater than my desire to own and/or use them.

    My rarest pedal isn’t rare on the surface...it’s an MXR Phase 90...but..it is a very early Block Logo model that still has a Script Logo circuit board in it...I don’t know how many are like that, but not many.

    Also, my Lone Wolf Harp Break (early version) harmonica overdrive pedal is pretty rare.
     
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    It's monkey madness - I like mine well enough but I wouldn't pay more than it's old price new. I believe there are better pedals for >£60 these days. How do you like yours @Alter does it still find a place in your rig? I'm having serious Blackstone envy here!
     
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    These are all rare to some degree. Not pictured is an original LPB-1 boost unit (not a pedal) and an IceCube module (not a pedal).

    So here are some that are somewhat rare....to me anyway.

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  20. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    Beat me to it. I have a tube OD pedal that I hand-built from a schemo that I modified heavily, so there's only one in the world.
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