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  • what was the first effect pedal you bought?

    what was the very first effects pedal you bought?  i think mine was a DOD metal maniac distortion pedal.

     

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    i remember it was between that or the "thrash master" but i couldn't get on with the pink chassis of the thrash master.

     

    how about you?

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  • #2

    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.  

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    • xrleroyx
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      Crybaby wah.


  • #3

    Mine was a Univox Microfoot phaser in 1978.

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    • catalinagoose
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      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.


  • #4

    Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.

     

    Because I wanted one pedal that could do it all, from mild overdrive to over-the-top, bonecrushing distortion.

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    • Strung_Out
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      Virgman wrote:

      Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.

       

      Because I wanted one pedal that could do it all, from mild overdrive to over-the-top, bonecrushing distortion.


      This was mine as well. 


  • #5
    Analog delay from a company "gig". Wish I still had.
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    • Steadfastly
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      I bought 120 of them on my first puchase! I thought I might as well get them all in one package.

       

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  • #6

    EHX Big Muff Pi in 1981.

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    • #7

      Carvin distortion pedal. They weren't available for long. Had a good sound, but the quality wasn't great (or maybe I just abused the **bleep** out of it) and I ended up wearing out the footswitch.

       

      That was it till I bought my POD XT Live several years later.

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      • gardo
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        A phaser, I don't remeber the model but I thought it was fun


    • #8

      Ibanez "Sound Tank" tube screamer.  Little plastic job I got free from AMS when I bought my second amp which was a Marshell Valvestate.  Not too much good came from that thing, from what i remember.

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      • #9

        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

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        • #10

          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.


          I eventually sold it.

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          • billybilly
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            Confession time... It was an 80's Boss DD-2, I only played acoustic at the time and used it to sing through my amp.  My mates and I had fun with it though.


          • DaleH
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            Bad Monkey then Fish N Chips. That's all I have got.


        • #11

          It was a Barber Direct Drive. I learned about it from reading this forum.


          I needed it because I bought a Twin Reverb Reissue off this forum.


          I bought the Twin because I was convinced that was what Keith Richards played through (most likely because of this forum).

          Having subsequently wised up about the usefulness of nuclear reactor-grade noiseboxes in apartments, I have relegated the Twin to my dad's house.

          But the Direct Drive still has a proud place on my pedalboard. So, uh, thanks, guys.

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          • GreatDane
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            Felix959 wrote:

            It was a Barber Direct Drive. I learned about it from reading this forum.


            I needed it because I bought a Twin Reverb Reissue off this forum.


            I bought the Twin because I was convinced that was what Keith Richards played through (most likely because of this forum).

            Having subsequently wised up about the usefulness of nuclear reactor-grade noiseboxes in apartments, I have relegated the Twin to my dad's house.

            But the Direct Drive still has a proud place on my pedalboard. So, uh, thanks, guys.


            i think the direct drive is one of my favorite OD/distortion pedals.  it sounds amazing through everything, IMO.


        • #12

          I think the first pedal I "bought" was an Arion SAD-1 delay $20?,..Two of my oldest pedals that always end up on my boards is a DOD FX40B and a BOSS CH-1..

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          • #13

            I think it was either the Boss FLanger or Heavy Metal Pedal.  I can't remember the order.  It was in the mid 80's though.

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          • #14
            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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          • #15

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            Dano Cool Cat Chorus...  weighed a metric ton, but sounded great!

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