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Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion. Bought it new from the long defunct Capital Music Supply and sold it long ago. Acquired it mainly because I read an interview with Kurt Cobain and he said that's what he used at the time. *facepalm*
Or might have been a Dunlop Crybaby wah. I can't remember for sure. Bought the wah from a friend for $40. Still have it and still works like a charm. Have replaced the pot, power jack, and switch to convert it to true bypass.
I bought a DOD Overdrive 250 because it was $19. That was the cheap imitation guitar players bought when they couldn't afford an MXR Distortion+. I still have it 32 years later and it still sounds as harsh and painful now as it did then. I don't understand why people want that pedal and consider it vintage. Just about any overdrive made today blows that 250 out of the water.
Univox Super Fuzz (The orange with blue pedal). I don't remember where I got it, but it had to have been cheap. I got either traded it or sold it to Black Market Music (later Uni-Vibe) in Walnut Creek, CA. It made horrible squelching noise and was uncontrollable so I figured it was broken. Also, I didn't play lead yet, so it just sounded like muddy **bleep**. I used to just dime all the knobs on everything, and wire my pickups directly to the input jack. We didn't have the internet back then. I didn't know that it was supposed to sound like that, and that sound was cool! Can't believe what they go for now, and I'd love to have another one, but not for the going price. I'll wait a couple years, when the Black Keys and White Stripes aren't cool anymore, and buy one
A Dunlop 535Q wah that I saved up for a long time. It's a great wah, but I hate the 'toe-down' activation that Dunlop wahs use. Sometimes I'd be playing, thinking 'why does this sound so tinny and thin?', not realizing I hadn't stepped on it hard enough and the wah was still in it's highest position.
The Korg G1 distortion board. Four pedals, nine distortions (well six, really) and a bit of echo. My first single pedal was a Boss phaser. I still have both of these, and I don't always hold on to pedals.
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