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What was your first pedal/effects unit?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by gtone, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Alex

    Alex Gold Member

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    GTA
    A Nady tube overdrive that my dad bought me in the early 80's.

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  2. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    My first pedal was a Roland fuzz wah. Hey, two pedals for the price of one, how can you go wrong. But it wasn't very good at either. Traded somewhere along the way.

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    I used it into a Peavey 120watt 212 Classic - that I'm sure I never heard the power tubes clip on. I would roll my guitar down to about 2 for cleanish stuff and up to ten for solo's and mayhem. It did teach me about using the guitar's volume control, though.
     
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  3. butterknucket

    butterknucket

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    It was probably a Boss Chorus that I bought used.
     
  4. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    Toronto - Riverside
    They're worth something now. A buddy of mine has been lusting for one.
     
  5. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    I suspected as much. Of course, long gone. I hope I just didn't lose it or leave it somewhere. LOL

    The good news is I still have this. Probably the second pedal I ever bought:

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  6. Distortion

    Distortion

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    Hamilton
  7. Frenchy99

    Frenchy99

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    North Pole
    My first pedal was a Ross Compressor... I play bass so this was the obvious pick ! Still have it, still use it , and will never let it go ! ;)

     
  8. Wardo

    Wardo

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    South Ontario
    Crybaby bought at a store in Markham back in about 1973. Last seen in about 1998 when my mom was using it to hold the kitchen door open. Might still have it in a box somewhere; need to have a look some day.
     
  9. Chito

    Chito Gold Member

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    Ottawa, Ontario
    Mine was a Denzo Distortion which was DS1 Clone, I got it in '89. It's the 2nd pedal from the right in the front row. This pedalboard was also the first one I had which I used in the 90s and early 2000's.

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  10. Roryfan

    Roryfan

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    Burling-Tone ON
    Think I also had an OS-2, bought it at Kitt's Music in Ville St. Laurent (north end of Montreal) 20+ years ago. That was a cool little store, always enjoyed going in there.
     
  11. vokey design

    vokey design Gold Member

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    First pedal for me was a real tube overdrive, paid $99 for it in 90's.
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  12. mhammer

    mhammer

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    Ottawa, Ontario
    The Double Beat is a terrific fuzz. I've built two clones of it. The stock has a 3-position switch that lets you filter the fuzz in three different ways (it does NOT produce the waveforms shown). I extended mine to include 3 additional distinct filters, since I had 3 positions left on the rotary switch.
     
  13. Moosehead

    Moosehead

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    Niagara
    It was a crybaby i got for xmas in about '92 or '93
     
  14. georgemg

    georgemg

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    Burlington, Ontario
    Mine was an Ibanez Mostortion. The main reason I bought it was because one of the guitar magazines had a "You Can Win Steve Vai's Rig" contest and that was the pedal they were including. I was a huge fan of his at the time and the pedal was the only thing I could afford in the rig, so I bought that. I don't think I ever saw him using one though (LOL).

    I was a really good sounding pedal but I ended up selling it when I started my 'everything must be true bypass' phase. In hindsight I should have just had it rehoused and had the switch changed out (I've seen a few that have had that mod, so it is possible). They're a bit of a hidden gem, and a few Nashville guitarists use and speak highly of them. I sold mine a couple of years ago for $100, but they go for over $300 now. Ooops...


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  15. aC2rs

    aC2rs Gold Member

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    Ontario
    My first pedal was a Roland Bee Baa that I purchased in the summer of '76.

    That was followed shortly thereafter by a phase shifter and a wah pedal. I don't recall the make of the phase shifter other than it was blue, the wah was likely a Dunlop. The phase shifter and wah were traded for something a year or so later.

    The Bee Baa was not working and I had it in storage until a few years ago when it finally went to recycling ...:rolleyes:

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