How many pedals do you have?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by minddrain, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. 1 - Compressor (Nothing Else)

    7 vote(s)
  2. 1 - Other than above

    36 vote(s)
  3. 2-5 Controlled Purchases

    85 vote(s)
  4. 6-10 Maybe one that doesn’t get used a lot

    82 vote(s)
  5. 11-20 Hanging on to some oldies

    79 vote(s)
  6. 20-50 Maybe I’ll want to use one again

    47 vote(s)
  7. 50+ I’m addicted

    20 vote(s)
  1. minddrain


    Dec 17, 2018
    I have seen the “How many guitars do you have thread.” Looking at all of the small, large, crazy pedal boards and the funny sounds threads.

    There appear to be more “types” of some pedals than others. But, I have also really enjoyed seeing the different brands and their take on sounds.

    Just wondering, do you have to catch them all or did you buy a pedal for a specific sound even though you had a very similar one?

    Just trying to keep it interesting.
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  2. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I currently have about 20 more than I need!
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  3. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    3 - Compressor - Overdrive - SansAmp
    But I cheat, as I use a computer for other effects I use.
  4. Goatrope


    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    I have more pedals in my pedal graveyard than on my pedal board. :crying:
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  5. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    I use a Helix so I have them all if I need them. Future-proofing.
    Rock on.
  6. Cunkybunkfarts


    Jan 29, 2019
    I currently use 10 pedals:

    Digitech Bass Whammy--> EQD Westwood--> Pigtronix Bass Fat Drive--> EHX Freeze--> MXR Bass Envelope Filter--> Zoom MS60B--> Ibanez Echo Shifter--> MXR Carbon Copy--> MXR Bass Compressor--> TC Electronic Ditto Looper

    That is way more than I actually need, but I honestly love them all and the Echo Shifter and Whammy in particular are fairly indispensable for the sounds I go for, especially if I'm doing a solo/looping set. In a band situation, I usually bring them all, but if I want something stripped down, I go with:

    Westwood-->Zoom MS60B-->MXR BC

    I do plan on getting a Synth pedal to go at the beginning of the chain too. The Keeley Synth-1 is looking pretty great for that, but the Source Audio C4 Synth is also kinda calling my name. I think price will be the deciding factor there.
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  7. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    This thread needs a poll.

    So I’ll come back.
  8. Probably a 100 or more, been collecting a while. Fifty years! 1969 My first pedal was a thrown away Thomas Organ Wah Wah pedal that I took to a TV repair shop and had it repaired. The sprocket but had loosened on the shaft. My next two pedals were a EHX Muff and Maestro Phaser. Carried it all around in a snare drum case.
    I learned early to buy used, most things can be fixed, take care of your goodies and always do an idiot check, always.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
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  9. Biffa

    Biffa Inactive

    Apr 16, 2019
    County Durham, UK
    Three...brake, clutch, accelerator
  10. saltydude


    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
  11. minddrain


    Dec 17, 2018
  12. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand

    No I don't need them all

    I have 4 keepers and a surrounding interchangeable orbit of 10.
  13. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011

    Boss Tu-3, Fuzzrocious 420 fuzz, Ibanez CSMINI Chorus. I also have a Radial Pro DI and a Voodoo Lab pedal power 2+ on my board.
    Selling/trading the 420 fuzz in order to get a VT Bass and either an OCD or a compressor.
  14. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    Turbo Tuner, Smoothie compressor, Barber Linden, and WamplerEuphoria. I also have a Solid Gold FX Beta and a Field Effects Manifold Drive but I'll probably let those 2 go as the Linden and the Euphoria cover the same ground more or less.
  15. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I use:
    Ibanez synth/autowah
    TCelectronic mini reverb- hall of fame.
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  16. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    I’m not sure who owns who at this point, to be honest.
  17. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    What sort of music are you playing?
  18. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Mostly funk, disco and blues.
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  19. Pork_Chop


    May 11, 2012
    Boulder, CO USA
    I have about ten. Other than my tuner, they are all currently sitting on the shelf. I can never get my envelope filters to sound good, and since I purchased my Mesa Boogie D800+, with a matching 2x12 cab, I have had no need for any pre-amps. Other petals I have are for specific songs for a band I am no longer in. Gotta say it again. I love my Mesa Boogie!
  20. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Nice, does the reverb get muddy live?