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Too many pedals.

Postby Arpangel » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:22 am

It’s happened, for the first time, I’ve actually got pedals sitting on the shelf unused, there’s nowhere to put them, I’ve either got to buy more synths to put the pedals on, or sell some pedals, what a situation to be in.
I seem to have accumulated more than my fair share of delay pedals too, which is weird.
Also, there’s a another weird thing with pedals, I tried having a "to sell" shelf, that was a disaster, completely, as soon as I put a pedal there, it went from being "overrated, uninteresting, and a waste of money" to "oh my god I really miss this pedal, and I need to explore it more"
The situation wasn’t helped by buying two more delays recently, and I’m still missing a Memory Toy, also, a 500 Series rack is beckoning, to add to my growing Studio Garden.

:think: :-|
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:38 am

I've got loads of pedals that I don't use and are just boxed up. But I'm loath to get rid of them. I've thrown or given away loads of pedals in the past, some of which are now sought-after classics like a Tone Bender and an EH Queen Triggered Wah and an Arion Chorus.

But at our ages, I doubt we've got 30 years left in case any modern pedals we own become revered classics worth a decent amount.
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Moroccomoose » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:20 am

I didn't understand the thread title :lol:
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:52 am

I think Arpy misspelt 'Not enough'. Probably a predictive text mistake.

Not enough storage space, I can understand, but 'too many'? No.
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Arpangel » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:54 am

Wonks wrote:But at our ages, I doubt we've got 30 years left in case any modern pedals we own become revered classics worth a decent amount.

At my age I haven’t got time to learn any new pedals, anything with more than three knobs is pushing it, as for a screen....

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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:15 pm

Arpangel wrote:I seem to have accumulated more than my fair share of delay pedals too, which is weird.

Not weird at all...

The situation wasn’t helped by buying two more delays recently...

See? :lol:
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:47 pm

Basically you've currently got far fewer pedals than you will have in the future. Accept it as your destiny and move on.
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:51 pm

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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Mixedup » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:04 pm

For the first time ever, I actually sold (well, bartered) a delay pedal last month. Apparently, it *can* be done :wtf:
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:28 pm

Lockdown fever strikes again.
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Mixedup » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:32 pm

I know. But seriously, it's not like I'm ever going to miss my Eventide TimeFactor, is it... is it? IS IT?! What have I done :shocked:
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:39 pm

Eventide

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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Murray B » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:03 pm

Wonks wrote:Basically you've currently got far fewer pedals than you will have in the future. Accept it as your destiny and move on.

Love it...

My name is Murray and it's been 6 months since I last bought an effects pedal...

I had a fairly basic set up that met all the sounds I needed - then I joined another band:

Result - I now need some modulation every now and again and there's no space on my smallish board to fit a mini pedal...

Solution 1 = more (smaller) pedals!

but... I don't like the sound of them as much so solution 2 = bigger pedal board, perhaps even a custom board for each band, I already had a pedal set up for the acoustic guitar and the bass so this is an obvious logical choice!

Now I have room for more pedals...and the small pedals are useful for a stripped down small pedal board if I ever get to fly to a gig ever again...

(I'm wondering if this will ever happen :frown: with the combination of Brexit and Covid- maybe the Orkney Folk Festival might have us back one day...best keep the lightweight set up, just in case :idea: )

And so it continues...the spare room is getting rather full.

I have 4 tuner pedals - that's ok isn't it? :shifty:
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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Arpangel » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:49 am

Murray B wrote:I have 4 tuner pedals - that's ok isn't it? :shifty:


Of course it’s OK, I have three tooth brushes, and they always come in handy.

Wonks wrote:Eventide

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Eventide Time Factor? why didn’t you tell us you were selling it? It’s only fair we should all give first refusal to forum members, that’s actually quite cruel.

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Re: Too many pedals.

Postby Wonks » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:53 am

Arpangel wrote:Of course it’s OK, I have three tooth brushes, and they always come in handy.

I didn’t know you only had three teeth.

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