How much are the pedals in your pedalboard worth?

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by 5F6-A, Dec 4, 2017.

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  1. Less than $50

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. $50-$200

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. $200-$300

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. $300-$400

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. $400-$500

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. More than $500

    30 vote(s)
    76.9%
  7. Other

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    Definitely into four figures.

    I'm just trying to wrap my brain around what "Other" could be in the poll with zero to infinity being covered by the other choices. :hmm:
     
  2. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    LOL!!!
     
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  3. Les Paul Newb

    Les Paul Newb Senior Member

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    I've only recently got into pedals. For 25+ years my entire philosophy was stock. Stock guitar into a stock amp. If you didn't like the sound, it meant you needed a different guitar and/or amp.

    Only recently have I dabbled with pedals. I always thought they were mostly for people who couldn't play very well, like "dude, I sound like shit on a clean tube amp.... better add distortion & modulation to cover up my shit playing." Lol

    I would guess that's still a huge portion of pedal users. But I've come around some.

    I currently have:

    Dunlop cry baby $20 used
    Behringer TS808 clone $20 new
    Boss/JHS Angry Driver $199 new
    Walrus Audio Bellwether $157-used
    EHX Holy Grail plus $82 used
     
  4. Ginger Beer

    Ginger Beer Senior Member

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    Bitcoin???
     
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  5. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    :)

    Maybe the two who voted for it can chime in.

    Perhaps they were paid to take pedals, effectively resulting in negative cost?

    Mick & Dan, is that you?
     
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  6. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    I wouldn't say most players use pedals to cover up crappy playing. Sure distortion can cover up sloppy playing but any modulation especially delay and echo will only let people know you suck.
    I mostly got into pedals to emulate the tones of the players whos songs i play (im not good enough to write anything so mostly play covers).
    For example i recently aquired a strymon timeline which has opened the possibilities to learn songs i love that just dont sound right with out a certain effect, like "run like hell".
    Which is also a great example of effects making it more noticable when you suck, dual delay with alot of repeats is not forgiving. Everyone hears that sour note 4 times or more before it goes away.
    And i cant justify nor afford several amps so drive pedals fill that void since there and lots of great marshall, orange, mesa...in a box type pedals.
     
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  7. Side Burns

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    Only 2 things come to mind
    Build your own or ..... gaa-Gulp
    :eek2::naughty:;)
     
  8. Liquid State

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    well.... this was actually an interesting way to look at things. My current "in front of amp pedal board" (I also have a small board I use in fx loop of the mesa) has 14 pedals (normal size + mini's) at ~$2k, of which most were purchased used at relatively decent deals. What was something that I hadn't looked at is that in reviewing my Reverb store, I have flipped about 30 pedals at ~$3k to eventually sort out the 14 that have stuck on the board.

    I kind of look at it as always being even. I turn cash into a pedal, if it doesn't stick I turn it back into cash and try a different pedal. Even the ones currently velcro'd that I plan to keep can be turned back into cash with little change in value. I think the only thing wrong with my math is that I am likely making UPS rich...
     
  9. acstorfer

    acstorfer Senior Member

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    I have a Neunaber Slate (which is an “Expanse” pedal now. The Seraphim Shimmer is definitely my favorite effect in it, but dude spend the extra < $100 and get the Expanse version. The stereo output is worth it alone providing you have two amps. Between that and having all the Neunaber pedals available to you with it, seriously get the Expanse series. Eventually you’ll want an exp pedal with it.
     
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  10. jeff_farkas

    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tip.. I'll be checking this out today
    Jeff
     
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  11. Brocko

    Brocko Senior Member

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    I would really rather not say but mine is worth less than half of Gareth Broadhurt's (so still an obscene amount of money)
     
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  12. WhiteEpiLP

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    Yeah what has broadhurt spent. That things a fricken space ship.
     
  13. gbroadhurst

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    I'll take the option 'Other' I spent one of my kidneys and Brocko donated a testicle....

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. WhiteEpiLP

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    Theres the spaceship!
    You make my like 4g's feel sane.
    Thank you.
     
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  15. gibsonguitar1988

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    Let's just say I'm in the "more than $500" category, plus all of the pedals I collect and keep around to switch between. Ain't no flipping here!
     
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  16. hecube

    hecube Senior Member

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    Looks like you have the most expensive board in this thread so far.

    I think I am in second place though.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Brocko

    Brocko Senior Member

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    Gareth has the most expensive board period. Not just in this thread.
     
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  18. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    Very little.

    I've only got 4 pedals on my board and 3 of them are Danelectro...need I say more! :laugh2:
     
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  19. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    The TGP version of this went to like $5k.
    I’ve got about $2000, maybe a bit more.
    But I built it over like 15yrs, and I don’t flip stuff.
    I do one or two pedals a year, typically, but I’ve got all I need now, pending a final decision on that Supro trem.
    I’m a “one of each” guy. You guys can do the math:
    Voodoo Lab PP2+
    BMF wah
    MDV-2
    London Fuzz
    Beano
    Ego
    BMF Brass Knuckles (small box CompCut pedal-$180)
    Voodoo Lab trem
    CS Script 90
    Micro Flanger
    Analogman Mini chorus
    Topanga
    Pitchblack
    Ditto

    You can add it up, but I guarantee it’s well over 5 bills. ;)

    I didn’t count my Teese Picture Wah, which I switch in and out.
     
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    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Haha!
    Endorsement deals?
    Costs running in the negative?
     
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