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Discussion in 'The Buzz Box' started by gary mitchell, Sep 21, 2020.
Me too, worked two months with my father to buy it.
Megadeth and Pantera Distortions piece of cake.
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.
Original Electro Harmonix Big Muff...The girl was extra.
And yes that is a girl with a Big Muff.
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.
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//
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).
My first pedal was one of these ....
Still have it, still a great pedal.
I went with the classics a Big Muff Pi and a Crybaby wah.
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.
Why depressing? It did what I needed it to. That was its function.
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
If I remember correctly, mine was a Boss distortion DS-1.
I still have mine too.
Oh ,I would use a pedal like that every day of my life.
Best pedal in the list i think.
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.
Oh, just thinking about that pedal, sitting unused for the past half-century.
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!
The original MXR Distortion Box, Japan Ibanez sought after Tube Screamer 2nd.
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.
This was my first pedal too