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Big Feet Equals,.........

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Big Benner, Dec 2, 2005.


  1. ............ trouble! When I'm trying to kick in a overdrive (middle pedal) on the BOSS ME-50B and I accidently step on both pedals which inturn puts the unit in Tuner mode or Program mode. :oops:

    I set my ME-50B with a fairly flat sound, a little bass boost, a little compression and keep it in manual mode so that it's essentialy three FXs pedals - T. Wah, Hi-Band Drive and Cho+Reverb. I kick in the FXs as I need them and generally use the Hi-Band Drive at a LOWER VOLUME than my regular sound for the versus of one tune (I kick it off for the louder chorus and bridge of the song).

    So imagine my surprie when I go to hit the Hi-Band Drive on for the quiet first verse and I get this loud aggresive 60s fuzz!!! I've hit the two pedals together going into Program mode and selecting the default program 2! Kinda threw me and my bandmates off if you know what I mean! :eyebrow:

    Anyone else have this happen? Besides going barefeet for that paticular natrural feeling,... any suggestions?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    When I'm pedaldancing, I usually play barefoot. However, if you're just having a problem with this one, one thing you could do is attach some sort of wooden extension that spread out towards you so you don't clomp two at the same time.

    Consider this?
     
  3. uly_

    uly_

    Jul 4, 2005
    Denmark
    Yeah I can recognise this problem :) It's not like I have a lot of effects, all of them are on at all times and controlled by a Loooper.

    What about re-arranging your pedals? So you have those effects you use the most in front of you?

    I have had problems with touching volume knops and now and then turned off my preamp and compressor.. imagine the loudness when the fuzz volume is turned all the way up and compressor is turned off - all by a mistake. :rolleyes:

    So basically I just re-arranged my board and put the pedals into loops instead :) only having the loooper in the front of my board and all other pedals backed off so I wont hit them.
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    If you have a secret to rearranging a Boss ME-50B, I'd be very interested to hear ;)
     
  5. uly_

    uly_

    Jul 4, 2005
    Denmark
    Haha, sorry! I'm not into boss effects, didn't know it was a multieffects board!

    Ah well, got no smart ideas then :rollno:
     
  6. Great idea, thanks! I can consentrate on my feet a little more when I need the T.Wah and Cho+Reverb because they're slower tunes,... but the Hi-Band is needed in a fast bass heavy driving tune,... the band really counts on me for this one. A small thin peice of wood to "extend" the pedal would work great.

    Any BOSS GT6B users or anyone with a multi FXs have this problem?

    Tplyons, what pedals are you using?
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    At the moment, just a Morley Wah, Peavey Chorus and a Big Muff that I've borrowed. Funds are WAY too low for a habit like this.
     
  8. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Try wearing cowboy boots. Ones with pointed toes, not square ones! Or, those curly-toed genie shoes that Disney has all its Arabic characters wearing.
     
  9. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    anyone else thought this was going to be about inactive member gunnar "big feet"?


    showing my age, i guess. :meh:
     
  10. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    What kind of shoes are you wearing?
    I started wearing thin sneakers when I started tapdancing..err, using effects :p
    After a while i dropped some dr schol's gels into the shoes and they feel just as padded to e but give me more space, I'm gellin ;)
     
  11. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    What ever happened to Big Feet?
     
  12. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Try wrestling sneakers. They are low bulk and very comfortable.
     
  13. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I wrestling shoes every day, I think some old school cans or converses would do just as well. Unless you got some cael sanderson's, you get to be patriotic and hut those effects :bassist:
     
  14. Yeah converses are great for pedals I think :)
     
  15. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    I can relate......

    try using the side of your foot (aim with the little toe side, toward the front), rather than pushing down with the ball area.
     
  16. urh... Big socks???
     
  17. Ron Now

    Ron Now

    Sep 3, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Endorsing Artist: Fuzzrocious Pedals

    I can't do this, each time I try to hit a switch it goes between my toes. Although I always wear shoes so I learned to do it that way.
     
  18. basseuphoria

    basseuphoria

    May 19, 2005
    that's a kick-ass idea and one i never thought of.....way to go!!!

    +1 :D
     
  19. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    It depends on what you do. Are you talking about having something protruding from the end of your shoe? If so, it's a great way to potentially trip with every other step especially after a beer or two.

    Barefoot is dangerous too with much potential for a foot injury.
     
  20. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    I read that again. If you are saying to add an extension to the pedal, that's a good idea.