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Rookie mistake.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rickenmonster, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Moved some pedals around and the knobs got knocked all askew. Started a pic file on my phone for knob settings.

    Oops-live and learn.
  2. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    This is why i think every pedal made from now on should have the capability to save preset(s).
  3. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    take a dry erase marker or tape and mark your settings...
  4. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Peter Steele glued his distortion pedal knobs. I guess that's a bit extreme.
  5. Bassnoise


    Jul 24, 2013
    Tonight at practice we noticed that the vibrations actually causes my guitarists swollen pickle filter knob to crank up as we played.

    We fixed it by removing the plastic knob and putting a thin plastic washer beneath it.

    Not exactly the same but thought. I'd mention

  6. Actually I've started using nailpolish and putting dots. Different colours for different settings. Haven't got to all the pedals tho.
  7. Sometimes, vibrations make my swollen pickle go up.... Oh wait, we're talking about the pedal??

  8. Depends on what you mean by "pedal". Context is everything.
  9. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
    Chalk/Charcoal pencils
  10. A silver Sharpie also works well.
  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    A strip of tape across the row of knobs works.
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  13. We all have our own methods-cool! We should start a thread on this thing.
  14. I like the looks of that marker. I don't use the nailpolish on all my pedals- just the ones that take time to figure out. Even then, they might require the odd "tweak".
  15. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    I keep my settings on a piece of paper in my bass case. Second thing I see after waking up Lovey, so I can check the knobs before playing. Not exactly a scientific approach, but it works for me.
  16. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008
    Peter Steele also used a chain (!) as a strap...
  17. pablo5


    Dec 29, 2013
    Posed for Playgirl too...

    My method for keeping my settings is to take smartphone photos, sync them to Dropbox and go from there.

    HOWEVER, there's plenty to be said for having to play with your pedals. There's certainly value in knowing how to get a sound from something, but never get into the mindset that your pedal only does one job.
  18. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I agree on the one hand, but on the other hand ...

    Tweaking your pedals is quite fun and OK when you search for sounds and new ways of using your pedals, but should in my opinion be done at home and ideally not more than fine-tuned at rehearsals. At gigs I do have the mindset that my pedals should actually only do one job, the knobs should already be preset beforehand and maybe even taped down so they don't move.
  19. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    I have a folder with every pedal having a template for settings saved (even my H.O.G. which has a 6-preset controller). VERY useful for my WMD Geiger Counter as its insane!
  20. JBTucci

    JBTucci Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    that wipe off pen is a really cool idea.