By the way what was the first effects pedal you bought

Discussion in 'The Buzz Box' started by gary mitchell, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Jmv668

    Jmv668 Squier-Nut

    Feb 21, 2017
    Me too, worked two months with my father to buy it.
    Megadeth and Pantera Distortions piece of cake.
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  2. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I still have a 505, and the original Korg Pandora
    The 505 had a great sounding overdrive. It was so good that I started using it with my band, with the clean channel on my Peavey Classic 30 instead of the lead channel, because it sounded better. And, I made a lot of home recordings with the Pandora plugged straight into my computer close to 20 years ago, maybe more.
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  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    Original Electro Harmonix Big Muff...The girl was extra.
    And yes that is a girl with a Big Muff.

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  4. rocket_tx

    rocket_tx Squier Talker

    Jun 6, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    In the summer of 1982, I purchased the Ibanez Tube Screamer, Chorus and Analog Delay (middle left row). They are still on my board today. IMG_4741.jpg
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  5. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    This was the first pedal, but the first effects were the Fender tape echo in the early 60s and the fuss that plugged in to the guitar in the late 60s//
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  6. BarnyardShark1979

    BarnyardShark1979 Squier-Meister

    Jul 9, 2020
    Baltimore Maryland
    This is, so far, the most depressing thing I've read today. Still got time though, the night is young.

    I lucked my way into a Maestro MP-1 Phaser when my old Air Force pal was offloading some years-neglected gear a while back. He had owned it since high school but between work and kids hadn't turned it on (or even picked up an instrument) in over a decade. I had the local amp repair shop open it up, de-crudify it, and wire in a jack for a standard Boss-style 9v adapter, it sounds beautiful. Also it'd probably kill a guy if you hit him with it, it looks like a little WWI tank and feels as solid. The depth roller is labeled "BALLS" (purile beavis/butt-head chuckle).
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  7. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    My first pedal was one of these .... mxr -distortion-script-logo-vintage.jpg
    Still have it, still a great pedal.
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  8. TheQuietOne

    TheQuietOne Squier-Meister

    Aug 11, 2019
    oshkosh, wi
    I went with the classics a Big Muff Pi and a Crybaby wah.
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  9. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    My first guitar was a Gibson Les Paul Custom. I had a hard time finding the tone I wanted.

    Order of pedals:
    - Ibanez Tube Screamer - sounded like a fart
    - Boss DS-1 Distortion - sounded like a fart
    - Boss Super OD - sounded like a fart
    - Proco Rat - not too bad
    - Proco Rat with Boss EQ - much better, but still couldn't get that thrash tone with the Gibby

    Unfortunately, I then sold the Gibson LPC for an ESP Mirage Deluxe. I was able to get the killer metal tones ... but I soon realized that the ESP wasn't a Gibson. :(
  10. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA

    Why depressing? It did what I needed it to. That was its function.

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  11. campermoose

    campermoose Squier-Meister

    Apr 22, 2020
    That Oceans 11 pedal is incredible though! I have one and it was worth every penny.

    and this demo on youtube is worth every view it got :D

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  12. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Just a kicked back frog... Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    If I remember correctly, mine was a Boss distortion DS-1.
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  13. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    I still have mine too.
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  14. Jmv668

    Jmv668 Squier-Nut

    Feb 21, 2017
    Oh ,I would use a pedal like that every day of my life.
    Best pedal in the list i think.
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  15. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
    DOD Overdrive/250 Preamp. 1983/4 when I got my first Squier, black Stratocaster. Still have it and still defines my idea of what I need. Funny how years of searching brings you home to what you started with.
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  16. BarnyardShark1979

    BarnyardShark1979 Squier-Meister

    Jul 9, 2020
    Baltimore Maryland
    Oh, just thinking about that pedal, sitting unused for the past half-century.
  17. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    I'd posted several weeks ago about possibly selling it. But I doubt if anyone here would be interested. Apparently it is now worth big bucks!

    Mine is in far better condition than these, but still... Eeeek!

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  18. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    The original MXR Distortion Box, Japan Ibanez sought after Tube Screamer 2nd.
  19. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

    Nov 11, 2011
    Boss MT-2 Metal Zone. Still got it.

    Opinions on these seem to be very divided - folks seem to either love or detest them - never quite understood the latter - lots of great sounds can be found as long as you dont put everything on 10!

    I still remember getting this pedal and why.

    In my early 20s a friend of mine got a bank loan and bought a Les Paul Custom, had Seymour Duncans fitted and got a Marshall JCM900 Half-Stack. Looked awesome, but practising at home (or rather at his Mum's home) he obviously had to keep the amp turned way way down. After initial frustration with this he tried his MT-2 with the amp turned right down (previously used with his old rig of Jackson super strat and little SS starter amp) and suddenly you could get all the 'Marshall' sounds at volumes that wouldn't lead to eviction.

    Two days later I had my own MT-2 to run my guitar into my own little amp. I recall this was about £80, which seemed a fair chunk of money at the time, but way less than the Les Paul and Marshall that I also craved at the time.
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  20. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    This was my first pedal too ;)