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What was your first Boutique pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by devnulljp, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    You want boutique? How about a hand built distortion pedal, by a senior high school student with some scrounged and some store bought parts including the electrical junction box for a case. He may have etched the circuit board too, I forget. Sounds very, very good.

    I love it when students and former students of mine do cool things like this. No credit to me, all I do are the guitar lessons, they get involved with the side projects on their own. Another former student is a fulltime builder of acoustic guitars, and several have given me their recordings. All I do is encourage.

    My other pedals? Factory stuff from Marshall, Boss, MXR, Seymour Duncan, Planet Waves, BBE, DOD, Radial, Dunlop. Nothing unusual.

    Peace, Mooh.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  2. Diablo

    Diablo

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    Joe Bodenhammer Bloody Murder OD.
     
  3. Teleplucker

    Teleplucker

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    Me too (not 412 though). I never could dial in the tone so that it sounded good. I sold it on eBay to a collector in Japan for about $60 more than I paid for it. Then, I got a hand-wired Menatone Red Snapper. That was a great pedal...then a ZVex SHO...also great.
     
  4. Chito

    Chito Gold Member

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    Don't know if the Radial Tonebones are considered boutique, but for me, the Radial Tonebone Classic was the one that got me started on a GAS induced buying frenzy.
     
  5. danel59

    danel59

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    AC Booster, added RC booster and then BB Preamp. Sold BB and just recently
    received my Ethos TLE (GREAT PEDAL!!!)
     
  6. Extant

    Extant

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    Depending on how you define boutique, either a Tonebone Hot British (which I sold) or a Diamond Compressor (which I still have).
     
  7. devnulljp

    devnulljp

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    I know the TS was designed by Mr. S. Tamura (never been able to find out what his given name is though...). Still wouldn't call it boutique though. (Or the DC2, regardless of how much I love that pedal...although mine's just been replaced by a boutique clone :)

    Good points all though. That's what I love/hate about subjective terms like this anyway. It's all fuzzy logic. My wife is an artist, so I have a predilection for things that are handmade by real people with a passion for what they're making...that's the mojo for me I guess.
     
  8. Wheeman

    Wheeman

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    That guy sounds familiar. He did etch the circuit board, but as he looks back he realizes how far he has come with regards to his etching abilities.

    Without somebody to inspire and give tips towards it, it probably would have turned out completely hackneyed. Now that I've done one, I can't stop. ><
     
  9. MarkM

    MarkM Gold Member

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    I am buying my first bouqique pedal tomorrow


    The Goudie FX 808+ TS.
     
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  10. Doug Gifford

    Doug Gifford

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    I only have one pedal, a Goodrich passive volume pedal. But at over $300 -- and worth it -- that's pretty boutiqui.
     
  11. zontar

    zontar

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    The only pedals I have that could be considered boutique are two I won on this forum.
    the first one was a Strymon Brigadier Delay
     
  12. Chito

    Chito Gold Member

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    Wow 11 year old thread brought back from the dead. LOL
     
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  13. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    A Timmy and a VFE Enterprise phaser
     
  14. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    I’m not sure I’ve ever owned a pedal people consider “boutique”.

    I’ve always managed to get the tones I wanted with whatever gear I had (or bought what I felt I needed at least).

    But, if any of that was so “boutique” why don’t I still own it?
     
  15. MarkM

    MarkM Gold Member

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    I really use the search option!
     
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