Post a picture of your first board

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Feb 4, 2018.


  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Home sick with the flu, bored... thought this could be a cool trip down memory lane. Here’s mine.

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  2. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5

    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    This is my first ever board, and its my current one.

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  3. I wish I could, iirc my first board had a DeArmond Volume pedal, Hammond Wah, Ehx Big Muff Pi and a Maestro Phase shifter pedal. It was a sign board from a real estate company with pieces of molding tacked on place to hold pedals in position and painted silver. I kept the pedals in their boxes and set them up each time.
     
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  4. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Very nice first board. Compact and potent.
     
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  5. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5

    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Thanks very much. Ive used a radio system and pre amp for years, and I felt it was about time I made things a bit neater. Little did I realise how addictive this sort of this is.
     
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  6. Don’t know if I have pictures of mine... my first band board was something like a weeping demon, Ibanez pd7, Devi ever Hyperion with ls2 to blend it in, boss tuner and a boss ceb3 for thrash band I was in... have all the pedals still but only the ceb3 has remained after almost 10 years.
     
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  7. GMC

    GMC

    Jan 1, 2006
    Wiltshire, UK
    Here's my first board: [​IMG]
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    Since then...all of this has been replaced
     
  8. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    U.K.
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    First and present board. The phaser was discontinued in 1986 but still works beautifully.
     
  9. Fiset

    Fiset I do a good impression of myself

    Jan 13, 2007
    New York
    I'm not sure if this is the first but it was the first board I posted here...back in 2010. Kinda wish I still had that H20:

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  10. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    Here’s a pic of my first board....that was many moons ago.

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  11. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Happy feet! I've got those hap-hap-happy feet!
    The controller on the far left is for our light show, the chorus & delay next to that is for the Taurus pedals, and the Boss board has tuner, EQ, noise gate & chorus.

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  12. Jakeman

    Jakeman Swamp Thing

    Jun 26, 2006
    New Orleans, LA
    Not a board necessarily...

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  13. Fiset

    Fiset I do a good impression of myself

    Jan 13, 2007
    New York
    Was going through some old files and came across this pic. This was truly my first "board." I haven't thought about this guy since I sold it years ago. Looking at it now, I kinda wish I still had it. I remember being so intimidated by it and never really getting comfortable with it. But that was then. Now I understand it much better...just by looking at this pic. Anyway, this unit was the start for me.

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  14. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    My first "board" wasn't a board, it was just my pedals on the floor in front of me with patches and wall warts going to a special Furman power strip with locks. It was also before digital cameras, so no pictures because people didn't waste film on junk like that.
     
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  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I'd need to go dig through actual photographs and scan them in.
    Nonsense! I took pictures of mine with film back in like 1996. If I remember when I'm in my storage unit I'll see if I can dig them up.

    I don't remember everything that was on it but I definitely remember an original/vintage MXR Phase 90. I also had a brand new Sovtek Green Russian Big Muff. They cost $49.95 back then....
     
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  16. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    The Line 6 Bass Pod was my FIRST official effects.... I dove very far into learning that Line 6 system. Totally reset and renamed every single group of settings, in a way that would represent the company of the amp settings.
     
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  17. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    My first “board” was in 1978. These two sat on top of my YBA-1.

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    The low end suck was so profound with the Muff, I wired my Jazz Bass with a stereo jack. Bridge pup through the effects, and neck pup through the tone pot then out the other side. Good times.
     
  18. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Back in my 8x10 SVT days, I was a one pedal kinda guy..
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    This thing’s been in my life since ‘99.
    Still have the box & receipt!
     
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  19. This was the first time I bothered putting stuff on wood. The chorus was in the efx loop of the delay.

    The next version will have 10 pedals and a tuner, and three DIY switch boxes for custom routing.

    My doc dunno how to fix me.

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  20. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I’m with you. I posted a pic above but technically my first board, there’s no picture evidence of. It was from the late 90s when digital cameras weren’t as easy to come by. If I remember correctly I had a few Ibanez tonLock modulation pedals, a Boss tu2, Boss bass distortion, and a fulltone drive pedal.
     
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