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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Trigga Happy, May 27, 2004.
What's the first pedal you've ever owned
mine was a boss me-30 guitar multi-effect
Mine was a cheap Washburn chorus pedal, back in '89, that I bought cheap from a guitar player friend.
After that, I got one of the old digitech octave pedals (which were great, by the way) in '91.
Mine was a digitech bp200. That thing is pretty cool. The bypass tone sucks, but the idea is you don't use it . Fun little thing to make your own effects on .
zoom 506II...didnt get it too long ago either...but im getting a cheap rocktek overdrive off ebay soon
An Ampeg Scrambler Distortion. I wish I still had it. They only made so many, and I had a mint one. They trade upwards of 900 to 1200 bucks now...
Cool pedal. Cast whie metal, with an Ampeg logo around the footswitch. All the electronics were encased in a resin "brick"...which was wierd, from a service standpoint, and moreso from a "secrecy of the circuit" standpoint, as the full schematic was printed on the bottom cover.
Wow, how'd that sound? Is it anything like the fender blender?
I've never tried a Fender Blender, but you can hear sound samples on the site listed on that pic, I believe...
Ditto here; Boss Octaver.
This is though surposed to be exchanged with an EBS Octaver
Zoom 506. I got it a few months after I started playing and it had just come onto the market. Enlightening but it did sound awful!
i can't remember which came first, but it was one of these three:
russian big muff
or.... this dumb EHX EQ pedal. nearly useless.
funny thing about the EQ pedal... i sold it for gas money to a shop in berkeley about seven years ago. that shop just went out of business, and in their final sale i noticed it was still there, and still priced at some ungodly amount. i went up to the store manager and said "hey man, you should just give me that dumb thing. you know, nostalgia and all that." but, he really was convinced it would sell.
It was a Flanger. Don't remember exactly which brand---maybe Arion? It was cheap but sounded cool. It finally went to meet it's maker after several years of being stomped on.
DOD FX25B that my girlfriend bought me, i love it.
A Boss Bass Chorus pedal. I ended up selling it to my brother (also a bassist) years ago.
Peavey Bi-amp Bass Chorus.
I still have one, but it's starting to die. I used to have a pair, and now wish I had the other back for when this one does bit the dust.
Korg A5 Multi effects processor...back in 94 this was my bass's soul. Compressor, exciter, chorus/flanger, reverb/slapback/delay. Today it just makes too much background hiss to be useful.
I had an Arion Stereo Chorus, one of the original ones from the '80s. It sounded great so somebody stole it from me at a gig. They go for over $100 now which is unheard of for an Arion. I have no idea why Arion would change the design, most of their other pedals seem to be the same as the ones they sold in the '80s, but they chose to mess up their stereo chorus by changing it into the SCH-Z. If you find mine, please send it back to me. You'll know it's mine because my ex-girlfriend wrote the first few words from "La Bamba" on the bottom of the box.
Boss CE-2B. Good for playing "Portrait of Tracy" but little more. Not very rich or warm sounding... Not getting much use these days (had it for at least ten years), tried selling it but noone wanted it...
'78 MXR phase 90. Didn't work at all on bass but I didn't let that stop me!!