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What pedal will you go to your grave owning?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I am loyal to nothing gear wise, unfortunately, so I don’t have one... just wondering what all you sane people are like.
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  2. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    I've had my bluebeard for probably 20 years and dont plan on losing it.
  3. I'll never part with my Microtubes B3K ... it's the greatest sounding OD pedal as far as I'm concerned, and sounds fantastic with a little chorus added.
  4. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    A long time ago i snagged an ampeg octave when it first came out. Im sure since then better stuff has come out but that puppy tracks so perfect i stopped looking.
  5. For my guitars it would be my TCE Booster + Distortion. I use it primarily as a clean boost but it's a wicked good overdrive pedal as well. They don't make them any longer so it's somewhat of an heirloom.

    For bass it's probably my Zoom B3 preamp. It's a nifty "Swiss Army Knife" for amp emulations, EQs, and other useful effects. It' also a good emergency backup against a possible amp failure on a gig.
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  6. TheBear

    TheBear Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    As far as effects, I WISH I could say that it was my Cali76 Compact Bass. Best compressor I’ve ever used and it kills me not to have another one for my fly board.

    In reality though...probably a looper pedal of some kind. I’ve got one on each board (a DMB Union Jack on my main board and a Keeley Looper on my fly board) and it’s there so that in case a cable goes bad during a show I can just click over to pure, unaffected bass tone.
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  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    I have a preamp I’ll never sell purely because I had it custom built. There’s no replacement available for it because it’s a one-off. And the builder is no longer accepting custom orders.
  8. ruju


    Dec 9, 2017
    I’d have to say the tech21 VTBass pedal.i haven’t found a tone in it I dislike.
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  9. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    However its Much easier to say what amps and basses I will never sell
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  10. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Let’s see it.
  11. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
    Valve Caster with a 1962 Telefunken tube.

    DSMNoisemaker OmniCabSimDlx.

    Iron Ether SubT.

    Edit, ok Moog MF-104Z as well.

    Those are my to the grave pedals without a doubt, but theres lots of others that I won't sell, and functions of pedals that I love, but the pedal itself could be replaced.
  12. My old Bassballs. With its wooden box.
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    STROMERO Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Boss tuner
  14. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    My VTBass DI and Keeley Bassist.
  15. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    If it has to be something with an on-off switch it would be my Keeley Bassist. But it's always on.

    My Radial Dragster and Broughton always on HPF aren't going anywhere either.
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  16. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    It’s basically the same baxandall tonestack you’d find in the legendary Ampeg B-15N. It does not work the same as the EQ stage on your average bass amp. There’s a huge amount of control over your midrange despite there not being any midrange knob on it. More than there is on many amps with a mid control. And it also doubles as a clean FET boost since it has a large amount of gain in tap as well.

    5F2D0604-4F51-4EA3-BDC8-D966F5909AC7. 9100E914-F7D4-4E0C-8842-0C0EBDDA2262.
  17. theunknowndude

    theunknowndude Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Adelaide, Australia
    For me it would be the cog mini 66...
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  18. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Boss CS3. Haters can hate it when I’m dead and buried too.
  19. It's not actually a pedal (though pedal versions are available), but my Sadowsky outboard beltclip preamp.
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  20. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    probably my VT Bass DI...but this is my third time at bat with the VT Bass line of pedals....;)

    Good Luck!
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