Oldest Pedal You Own In Continuous Use

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by non, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. I own and use three mid-80s Boss pedals: oc2, ce2 and dc3. Al three in perfectly working order and great condition.

    My newest pedal is second version of catalinbread sft.

    My oldest amp is from late 80s (AMP BH420)
  2. The first and only since 1983.
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  3. My oldest pedal that I still use is my BDDI. It's not on my board anymore, but I still use it for recording.
  4. My Boss CS-3 compressor

  5. Pretty sure I have pedals older than I am. I love the old DOD FX Series pedals, and have two boards of only those pedals, as well as a number of them on other boards. I think the oldest might be my FX90 Delay pedals? Or my Octopluses? I know that a handful of them have the DOD logo on the footswitch (a smooth footswitch, not the treaded footswitch like the last FX Series pedals) and that those are some of the oldest ones in the line.

    As far as always on, continuous use, my Milk Boxes are never turned off. I didn’t buy them new, but I use them every single time I play.
  6. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Same! Possibly close to 20 years for me...
  7. A RAT pedal I bought 35 years ago when I was going to be the next Randy Rhoads. It works great with the bass!
  8. Heisenbass

    Heisenbass Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Berlin, Germany
    Trace Elliot SMX dual compressor made in 1994. Built like a tank
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  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Nathan East NE-1

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  10. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I've been using my EBS compressor for at least 20 years. I bought it used and except for upright gigs, I've used it at every gig I've ever played.
  11. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Bought one of these circa 1983-1984. I mainly use it for guitar, but sometimes it finds it's way into bass world. Mine is currently held together with duct tape and super glue.

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  12. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    My oldest on bass is my Grey Stache fuzz (second from the right on the bottom row), which hasn't left my board since 2013. I rehoused it a few years back.


    On guitar, my main drive sound has come from my Marshall Jackhammer pedal (overdrive setting only) since around 1999 or 2000. One of the knobs just finally broke off but luckily it is one I don't use.
  13. Schopes


    Sep 9, 2016
    I bought a Boss HM-3 in the 90’s. It was my first purchased pedal. It’s not on my pedalboard these days, but I’ll never sell it.
    I bought it when I was switching from bass to guitar. It actually sounds great to me on bass as a fuzz pedal, but it definitely needs a noise gate!

    My oldest pedal that is always on my pedalboard is my POG2. I got that in 2015.
  14. Been using a Korg Pitchblack pedal tuner for just about 11 years myself!
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  15. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    There are pedals I’ve had far longer, but this beast is always in rotation somewhere. Guessing 6-7 years.

    This is the pedal I’ve had the longest, since 1992, but I haven’t used it in years.

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  16. On my bass rig, a Zoom B3 I bought used, it would be the last pedal I took off my board.

    I haven't played guitar in a band in years, but I have a Digitech Rp10 that I bought around '93 that still sounds great (except for the noisy distortions)
    EDIT: I believe this is also the oldest pedal I still own, and I do still use it.
    Last edited: May 1, 2019
  17. Jehos


    Mar 22, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Korg Pitchblack. I've had it so long I can't even remember when I bought it. I'm 99% sure it's at least a decade old.
  18. Wes K

    Wes K

    Apr 30, 2011
    Louisville KY
    I picked up an early '70s Musitronics Mutron III in 1998 and have used it constantly since. Screen Shot 2019-05-01 at 11.10.35 AM.png
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  19. First year Taiwan Boss OC-2.

    I used to use a Morley SLVO Optical Volume Pedal (late 70's?), but recently (even after a good jack cleaning) it just seems to suck some tone out of my P-bass. So out it goes...

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    I got a Sansamp BDDI that I bought used in the late 90's (1st gen w/ no pad) and it still gets used home. I also have the 2nd gen that I gig with.
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