1 in 7 pedals...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Flymo Wang, Aug 15, 2013.


  1. Flymo Wang

    Flymo Wang

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    so I had a (very) slow afternoon at work today, and wrote a list (as far as I could remember) of all the pedals I have bought over the years... it comes in to around 63, of which I have 9 left.

    As much as you ever can be, I'm really happy with these 9 - but this means to get here I've basically had a success rate buying / flipping pedals of 1 in 7, which is pretty poor!

    How about you??
     
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Im using 9 now, and Ive got a 10th that Im looking to trade or sell.

    On top of that, Ive had an RC-2 plus footswitch, a Digitech BP200, a Tweakfuzz, and a second Digitech Digital Delay. There may have been more, but this is all I can recall at the moment.
     
  3. HeavyJazz77

    HeavyJazz77 Supporting Member

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  4. icecycle66

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    I'm at 1 for 9 on wah pedals. That's pretty bad.

    Other than that I'm closer to 1 for 3. I don't think that's too bad.
    Since I've been making my own pedals I'm pretty near 1 for 1. But that might have to do with the satisfaction of actually making my pedals.
     
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  6. G.Bisson

    G.Bisson Supporting Member

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    I've gone through 88 pedals, still have 25. So I'm about 1 in 3.5
     
  7. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer

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    6 out of 25 (including rackmounts)
     
  8. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    For the combo of bass and guitar, as best as I can remember it:

    Gone:
    Multi-FX:
    Digitech BP-8
    Boss GT-6B
    Line 6 Pod XT Live
    Digitech GNX3
    Stompboxes
    Boss ODB-3
    Line 6 Crunchtone
    Boss AW-3

    Still Here:
    Multi-FX:
    Boss GT-10B
    Zoom G9.2tt
    Stompboxes:
    Morpheus Droptune
    Markbass Supersynth
    MXR M87 Bass Compressor
    Behringer BSY 600
    Digitech Bass Synth Wah
    Empress Multidrive
    Darkglass B7K
    Line 6 M5
    Eventide Pitchfactor
    Controllers:
    Ernie Ball VP Jr. 25k Active
    Moog EP-2
    True bypass looper (brand unknown)
    Digitech FSX3 (x2)

    So if I'm counting correctly, that's 2/6 on multi-FX (I don't count the M5 here), 9/12 on stompboxes (including quasi-multis like the M5 and Pitchfactor), and 5/5 on controllers (although I wouldn't mind getting rid of the Moog). That's a total of 16/23.
     
  9. gregmon79

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    Im probably at about a 1 and 4 ratio. Give or take.
     
  10. WillInDenver

    WillInDenver An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

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    Probably around 1:4 also. I've been using a multi-effect for the past couple years and seem to have settled on it.

    Honestly, I'm not an anti-pedal guy at all, but I think that overwhelmingly the stuff I do with pedals is for my own entertainment and not because the music needs them. I've heard a few guys whose sound is all about their effects - those guys are totally legit but I am not one of them.
     
  11. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

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    I never was big on pedals .. but since I started playing again in 01 I have had a Zoom B2.1u ( I have always been like.. wth??!! B2.1u? What is that about.. ) which I sold because I wasn't really crazy about the sounds and really didn't know what I wanted out of a multi anyway.. A Gt-10B .. which was actually pretty nice.. but way too big for my tastes and too ostentatious, I sold that .. I got a compressor after that and it was nice but I wanted a little more than that and did not want to get a pedal board so now I have a Zoom B3 which is perfect. Not too big, not too small and by now I know what I want in effects, which isn't much and can be covered by the 3 slots on the B3. If ever wanted more I would just get a MS-60B and call it a day but the B3 is all that I need right now. That's it... so I guess for me including the few pedals I had back in the day when I had no clue what to even use them for I would be 1:8

    Oh and I also had an RC-2 and a Digitech Jamman .. sold them both.
     
  12. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure the naming scheme for the Zoom pedals is meaningful. The Zoom B2.1u is for bass (B), has 2 footswitches, and 1 expression pedal. I have a Zoom G9.2tt for guitar with 9 footswitches, 2 expression pedals, and two tubes.
     
  13. gregmon79

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    Zoom ms (muti-stomp) 60 (?) B (bass)
     
  14. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    I think on the stompbox series the numbers might not be as meaningful. But the other letters are. Obviously, B is for bass. The CDR on the MS-70 is for "Chorus Delay Reverb." BT on the MS-100 for "Bluetooth." As for the 50, 60, 70, 100...these are more just "the higher-numbered one is more expensive."

     
  15. RickenBoogie

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    Seriously disturbing topic, and very accurate. Overall, though I've completely lost count of the total pedals, my best conservative estimate is pretty close to the op's, 1 in 7 or 8. Chorus pedals alone are in the 1 in 10 range. Overdrives, 1 in 9, and at the other end, 1 for 3 with compressors. What are we doing?
     
  16. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician Supporting Member

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  17. apdamron

    apdamron

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    Hmmm never really sold a pedal, but over the years I've lost/misplaced/had stolen:
    Boss bass OD
    Boss Bass Chorus
    Boss Bass Synth
    Ibanez Bass Distortion
    Old school Fulltone ( :( )

    think thats it...other than that, pretty much everything else is on my board.
     
  18. deathsdj

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    Back when I was gigging I never used pedals.

    Now that I'm playing again i want some just for me to play with when I practice and to try to find certain sounds I have in my head.

    I am quite aware of the possibility of impulse buying some pedals I won't like for long as I have known a lot of guitar players in my day... :D

    So far all I have bought is a Boss TU3 tuner. I figure I'm pretty safe with that as I am always needing a tuner, both when playing and in my work shop to set up basses. If I don't like it in my pedal board I will just use it in my shop.

    My next purchase is going to be something to split my signal between two combo amps I use for a practice rig. I just want my bass signal split cleanly to both amps and I want to use them both at the same time. Not sure what I'm going to get to do this as there appears to be a lot of options but I'm thinking the Boss LS2 can do this and it matches my tuner. A SansAmp seems like it would also work...

    After I get to that point I'm going to find some distortion. I'm leaning heavily towards either a Big Muff or a Rat Tail but IE has a good one also so I'm still thinking on that.

    Also an MXR Octave pedal is in my future, but far enough down the road I have not researched other Octave pedals much so something else might catch my eye.

    The only other thing I think I will need is a REDDI to get a great sound through our PA and I'm calling it good.

    Really going to try not to buy something I won't like or won't use.

    Cheers!

    MJW
     
  19. HeebHammer70

    HeebHammer70

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    I went through 2 phasers and a chorus before settling on the EHX Stereo Electric Mistress. Other than that I've never gotten rid of a pedal. Although I modded my DS1 cuz it didn't hold enough lows.
     
  20. andvari7

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    Wow. Out of 54 pedals, including expressions and tuners, I've flipped 43. That's almost an 80% turnover rate, and I'm afraid that I'm nowhere near finished (pick up a script Phase 90 again, sell my Morley, etc.).
     

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