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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lonzo, Dec 29, 2000.

  1. lonzo


    Dec 29, 2000
    i have a morley pro phaser pedal, i know its an old one but would like to know if its "vintage", can any one help ?
  2. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    "Vintage" is just a phrase invented by unscrupulous salesmen to let them jack up the price on crap.
  3. Yertle The Turtle

    Yertle The Turtle

    Nov 15, 2000
    old? And possibly crusty?
  4. Ain't that the truth? I just saw a place trying to sell an old ADA flanger for over $300! Talk about a piece of crap, so noisy you can barely make out what the original signal is. But hey, "it's vintage".
  5. VictorLeMonteWooten


    Dec 6, 2000
    I hate to walk in guitar center or a guitar shop to see the "vintage" pedals. Since when did over used pedals of the 80's start costing over $120 when you can get a brand new perfect one for $60. I don't get it.

    To answer your question, people will spend more money for pedals that are over 10 years old (doesn't make much sense).
  6. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    I guess the question is, why do you want to know? Are you trying to sell it, or are you trying to find info on it, or do you want bragging rights because you own a piece of "vintage" gear, or -- what?

    In the collectible cars biz, "classic" means 15 years old and "antique" means 30 years old. In guitar gear, I am not aware of any such formalized meaning for "vintage". Does anyone else know?

  7. virtual.ray


    Oct 25, 2000
  8. 6-stringer

    6-stringer Guest

    Feb 5, 2000
    A lot (not all) of those older pedals sound way better than digital effects. True anolog is warmer sounding, and there is no anolog>digital conversion. The thing is, you can always buy a reissue. Compare a new boss chorus to an ehx
    polychorus and you will see a huge difference difference.
  9. Scok


    Apr 20, 2000
    Wow, I've stayed away for quite sometime, just came to visit. It's nice to see people are still bombarding guys with thier own views when they just wants the answer to a simple question.

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