Oldest Pedal You Own In Continuous Use

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

  1. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    The one on my bike. ;)
  2. tubedude

    tubedude Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2015
    Original Yamaha UD Stomp. Had it since somewhere in the middle eighties. 20190501_143140.jpg
  3. blowinblue

    blowinblue Kind of not blue. Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    Boss BF-2 Flanger purchased new in 1979. Made in Japan. Still have original box. And instruction booklet. :thumbsup:

    Boss Flanger 1.jpg Boss Flanger 2.jpg Boss Flanger 3.jpg

    M. M.
    Last edited: May 1, 2019
  4. fishdreams

    fishdreams Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Arkham Vacuum Tube Amplification and and Martin Keith Guitars
    The perennials on the ever-changing pedal board are my Fairfield Circuitry Randy's Revenge and EHX Pitchfork
  5. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    1st VT bass to get the market. Best tool ever.
    Been on my board ever since. Survived beer, water, slams, fly gigs, power surges. Still going strong
  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    The way I flip pedals, probably five years max.
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  7. TC Electronic chorus/flanger/pitch modulator, I bought it new around 1983 upload_2019-5-1_22-28-13.png
  8. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    The MXR M-80 Bass di + has kept its place for the past 12 years.

    Switch broke so it’s always on in the preamp mode. Dirt side has a very limited useful range, but can also be used as a straight boost.

    A bunch of pre amps in both rack and pedal form have come and gone. Recently, the Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra displaced the M-80 for the first time in a decade.
    That flirtation didn’t last as I liquidated some pedals to buy a long sought Dingwall.

    The MXR M80 is still here.

    I’ve had the Zoom B3 for quite a while too. That’s not going anywhere.
  9. EHX DR Q purchased new 1976 at Heart of Texas Music in Temple Texas used for guitar and bass - still in use currently in my studio on my Wurlitzer electric piano, Hohner Pianet T/Harpsichord.
  10. Joelc73


    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
  11. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Owner, John Fox Bass Inactive Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Dealer for Adamovic, Alleva-Coppolo, Bergantino, Dingwall, Richter, Skjold
    I've been using my Electro Harmonix Small Stone Phaser and Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger since the fall of 1978 and still love both of them. Haven't found anything else yet that does exactly what they do.
  12. BradH

    BradH Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Billings, Mt
    Sadowsky SBP-1 Preamp.
  13. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    I don't know how long I've had a BBE Sonic Stomp, but it's gotta be more than 15 years.
    sonic stomp.jpg
  14. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
    The owner of the music store that sold it to me tried to talk me out of it ... been a staple on my board for now on 20 years. It adds a fat mildly compressed very nearly tubeish push to either my amp or coupled to a Radial JDI.

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  15. Charlzm

    Charlzm Guest

    Mar 25, 2011
    Line 6 Bass Pod XT Live - had it since 2008 or 2009.
  16. sardocs


    Mar 31, 2013
    pender harbour bc
    This one has been "always on" since the late seventies. It pre-dates 9volt dc. mxr distortion.JPG
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  17. gjohnson441496


    Dec 14, 2014
    TC Electronics Corona Chorus. Had it since January 2019. I go through pedals like water through a bladder.
  18. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    The oldest (and only) pedal in continuous use is my Boss TU-2. It turned 15 this year and is still in excellent shape.
    It will probably outlast me.
  19. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    Oldest I frequently use...


    Oldest I own (rarely used for the last 10 years)...

    Last edited: May 1, 2019
  20. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Not as old as a lot of posts here... but here’s my longest running pedal. This is my third one.

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