I think I have a pedal problem...

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  1. gtrdave

    gtrdave n+1 is the correct value

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    These are all of the pedals that are not in my pedalboard. I picked up some of these today when I traded some other unused gear for them via craigslist and I did so specifically to sell them off. I've heard that the TS10 Tube Screamer is worth something.

    A few of these will only be used in the studio at rare times, when the producer or I or the client wants that sound that only said pedal can create. Like the Gonkulator. That's pretty much a one trick pony, but what a cool trick it is!

    Anyway, here's the board-less collection as of today and as with every other assembly of pedals I've had since 1980-something, it's subject to change...
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    Looks like a lot of guitar players I know. Well except being all orderly and not stuffed in 7 different drawers.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    That's not too bad, I think that's fairly normal.

    I'm really trying to fight my urges for a pedalboard filled with vintage Musitronics pedals, which would be devastating to my PayPal account.
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That’s not a pedal problem. A pedal problem is when you don’t have enough pedals, and can’t afford any!

    You have an excess of pedals. That’s a good thing! ;)
     
  5. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    That's a problem I wish I had.
     
  6. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    The problem is that they're not plugged in
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Looks like a good start, to me.
     
  8. gtrdave

    gtrdave n+1 is the correct value

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    There are still a few I'd like to pick up, specifically the Digitech Dirty Robot and the E&H Iron Lung and/or the Synth9.
     
  9. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    As far as I know: the Ibanez ts10 was used on record by SRV. I've read that his tech (Rene Martinez) said that everybody thinks he used the TS808 but that wasn't true.
    And I dig the Cock Fight :D
     
  10. gtrdave

    gtrdave n+1 is the correct value

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    I did a little reading on the TS10 and didn't realize that it's got a pretty good following. After trying the pedal out briefly yesterday, I can see why. It is a beautiful-sounding overdrive pedal and I may not want to part with it.

    The Cock Fight is cool. It was given to me by a friend who has since passed away, so I'm keeping it for sentimental value as well as practical. I like that I can use an expression pedal to trigger it, too.
     
  11. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Actually, you have a pretty good nose for pedals from the look of that collection. You're a power supply, a pedalboard kit, and a couple hours of elbow grease away from nirvana.
     
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  12. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Interestingly enough, the TS10 was supposedly made as a lower budget version of the TS808 and TS9. However, people like SRV and more recently, our own John Mayer have popularized it.

    Rumor also has it that the Maxon OD808 is pretty much the same circuit as the TS10. Never played a real TS10, but the Maxon OD808 is a sweet pedal. Only thing that beats it in my book is a Keeley modded TS808 (or a vintage one, if you can swing it).
     
  13. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    The general timeline I've read with SRV's Tube Screamers is that he used a pair of Cesar Diaz-modded TS808s (one clean, one dirty) in the early to mid 80s, with a TS9 replacing the clean TS808 ca 1985, and then a TS10 replacing the dirty TS808 from 1988 on. One of those Diaz-modded TS808s sold locally here for $11 grand a year or two back, and man, that thing looked like it got fed through a woodchipper. :p
     
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  14. gtrdave

    gtrdave n+1 is the correct value

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    I have considered creating a second pedalboard. I'm not 100% there, yet, but give me a month or two...
     
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    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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    These mofos are multiplying.
     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    Well, I got approval to throw away a bunch of VHS tapes and use the space freed up for guitar stuff.
     
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  17. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie GasX - No cure for PRS!

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    Ha - whoever said tone is in the fingers... they were wrong! Apparently, tone is in the toes! I have a hard enough time concentrating on my fingers let alone what my feet are doing. I'm on a tear to get rid of as many pedals as possible. I just sold my old Rat today (that I bought new in 1988) for a fist-full of dollars. ;) I'm down to 5 pedals now - Wah, OD, Graphic EQ, Analog Delay and a Chorus (that I want to get rid of, and replace with a Vibe.)
     
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  18. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    I dunno, you might wanna add an overdrive pedal.
     
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  19. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Dilly Dilly!
     
  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I love that there’s an X-Wing fighter sitting nonchalantly on its back in the first photo!:D
     
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