What is the color of your effects?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Vinny_G, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011

    Chorus = blue
    Phaser = green
    Flanger = purple
    Octaver = brown

    Does Boss have anything to do with this? :smug:
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2020
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  2. Real Soon

    Real Soon

    Aug 15, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I paid full for a brand new Subdecay Super Spring Theory spring reverb so I could get it in aqua. One could argue that's throwing money at a shallow aesthetic choice, but I look at the pedal and am filled with joy. And I feel like the aqua finish fits the sounds the pedal puts out far more closely than does the stock black finish (though that's classy), and also it fits my colorful mini pedalboard that's kitted with purple, green, and light grey pedals.

    I could've saved like $50 going used, but it was worth it for the right finish :D
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  3. ccouch7


    Feb 14, 2009
    Some of the colors I see/use on my HXFX are -

    • White = Compression
    • Blue = Octave
    • Yellow = Filter
    • Purple = Modulation
    • Orange = Overdrive
    • Red = Distortion
    • Pink = Fuzz
    • Green = Delay
    • Light Green = Reverb
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  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Hmm, never really thought about it. Here is my EHX Tone Tattoo.
    Red = delay
    Blue = chorus
    Green = distortion
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  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Octave: Brown, silver, silver, silver, red.

    Chorus: Green, Sparkle lavender.

    Distortion/Fuzz: black, black, yellow, white, orange

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  6. Rayek

    Rayek Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Denver, CO
    This definitely made me look at my pedals this morning. None of my pedal's colors line up with the video.

    Octave: Navy Blue
    Compressor: Salmon Pink
    Auto Swell: Black
    Envelope Filter: Turquoise
    Fuzz: Gray
    Distortion: Black
    Chorus: Maroon
    Delay: Seafoam Blue
    Preamp: White
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  7. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    I like the anti color of industrial metal from Fairfield Circuitry. On 2 boards I have black / white tuner, black preamp, red fuzz, red reverb, white boost, green chorus, black phaser, black & silver envelope filter.
  8. I’d get all my pedals in matching blue or black if I could just for my own cosmetic taste. But as far As that video I do tend to think of certain effects relating to certain colors based on what I consider the classic pedal for that type of effect. For example

    overdrive= black (because sans amp bass driver)

    fuzz= green (because of the old muffs)

    Chorus = blue (boss choruses)

    Phaser =orange (phase 90)

    Looper = gray (tc ditto)

    Octave= brown (boss OC-2)

    does it impact the pedals I buy? Not really. For example my drive is gray, my octave is blue.
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  9. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    Mine are coloured
    Ring Mod - Black and Red (EHX Ring Thing)
    Drive - Purple (Source Audio Kingmaker)
    Synth - Silver (Source Audio C4)
    Vocoder - Orange (EHX V256)
    Filter - Black (Sonuus Wahoo)
    Modulation - Blue (Boss MD500)
    Volume - Black (Visual Sound Volume Pedal)

    There are no general rules for the rainbow.
  10. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Blue. No, yellow!

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  11. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Roots and fifths and a little extra. Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Tuner: black (but with a big, bright green display)
    HPF: black
    Comp: white
    Synth: silver
    Preamp: seafoam green
    Overdrive: orange
  12. cdwthunderfoot

    cdwthunderfoot Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    I'm working on having a board where the only colors aside from black/white/metal come from LED's and displays.
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  13. Floridaman


    Aug 10, 2020
    Octave- Brown Valeton OC10
    Fuzz- Green EHX Muff
    Envelope Filter- Turquoise Aguilar Filter Twin
    Chorus- Black/Purple EHX Bass Clone
    Flanger- White Donner Electric Mistress Clone
    Delay- Grimey Beige- Digitech Obscura
    Pre Amp/DI- Black Tech21 BDDI V2

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