Pedal Acquisition Syndrome PAS group

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  1. Gibsonblues

    Gibsonblues Senior Member

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    Yep, I'd say you have the incurable sickness that only subsides, subsides a bit that is, when the purchase of a pedal is imminent or you are in the process of buying :thumb: Oh, it goes away for a short while after this purchasing activity is complete but .... not for long. No hope I'm afraid except but to keep feeding and fueling the fire :lol: Welcome friend.... GB
     
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  2. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    so, i've got my new board, everything is velcro'd down, and looks (and sounds) awesome.

    i want more. i don't have room for more, but i want more.
     
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  3. Leendrix

    Leendrix The Cheeky One V.I.P. Member

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    Today, I was playing guitar with the delay pedal off (Boss DD-3). It's in the FX loop. I heard a delay even when the pedal was off. True bypass is a must. I MUST HAVE MXR CARBON COPY!!
     
  4. switchback

    switchback Senior Member

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    Oh boy, normally this is a good time to tell you to be patient and make sure its what you want and are you sure you can afford it......... BUT I say GO BUY IT !!!!!! and give us a review :applause:
     
  5. blamo

    blamo Senior Member

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    oh hi. i think im more a gearaholic than a pedalholic

    in the last 8 months i've bought something like 15 pedals....however, my main board only has 6 including the switch for my reverb/trem and my tuner. my other board has 3 including the tuner.

    i've also bought and sold 7 amps, but i keep only 2. marshall MG -> tweaker -> AC15 + my AC4. had a class 5, and HT5 and a fender champ 600 for a while.

    and of course, 5 guitars, 4 of which have been through 3-4 sets of pickups.

    ps, I can barely play the guitar.
     
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  6. Gibsonblues

    Gibsonblues Senior Member

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    The MXR CC is a good pedal. I use a Way Huge Aqua Puss and I like it pretty well too! If you get a CC be sure and give us a review :thumb:
     
  7. GrouchyDog

    GrouchyDog Senior Member

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    Hi, my name is GrouchyDog and I'm a pedalholic. It's been 16 days since my last pedal purchase (http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pedals/159240-npd-fulltone-plimsoul.html).

    I would tell you that I buy pedals like a drunken sailor, but drunken sailors don't have finished basements on board ship that, well, just look better with with an overcrowded PedalTrain on which they can squeeze... just... one... more... overdrive...

    My lunch breaks are spent with pedal reviews and Musician's Friend. My good dreams are of pedal shopping sprees and glorious tone. My bad dreams are of patch cables coming out my ears, power supplies flopping Borg-ishly from my arms and floods of 9v batteries chasing me down.

    My name is GrouchyDog and I'm a pedalholic.
     
  8. GrouchyDog

    GrouchyDog Senior Member

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    :shock: Musician's Friend just called - they want their inventory back.
     
  9. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    Still trying to resist temptation on a Keeley Blues Driver.... I tried an Analogman modded Blues Driver once and HATED it. I like some things about a stock Blues Driver. I think the Keeley may be my Blues Driver. But I like what I hear from the demos of the Keeley and they said it's amp picky but that it likes the kind of amps I use (Fender Blackface) so that it should work pretty good. I really want one but I don't have the money. Plus, next month I should be getting a call saying my Tim pedal is finally ready and I have to have the dough for that. The thing is, I don't have a Blues Driver to send away. I want to buy a pedal already modded and ready to go. Some of the pedal mod guys (Machine Head Pedals and JHS come to mind) don't offer pre-modded pedals for sale. IMO though the Keeley mod sounds pretty good through the right amp. It's pretty transparent compared to something like a Tubescreamer. It'd make a nice lead/clean boost if you didn't want the midboost. My other mod I really like is the Machine Head Pedals mod. The Monte Allums mods are nice but I like the MHP and Keeley mods better. Keeley seems to be the best route as of right now. It's a really popular pedal among the Nashville session cats. So I think it'll be the Keeley version or none at all at this point as the Analogman didn't do it for me - it was even more fizzy than the stock pedal. But I love their TS mods.

    Sigh....so many pedals - so little time & money.

    Yet another day in the life of a pedalholic overdrive junkie.
     
  10. switchback

    switchback Senior Member

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    Welcome Grouchy Dog and thanks for sharing ! I believe in dreams comming true so gO OUT AND BUY those pedals dancing in your head !!! ooooops I mean make sure you can afford it ... NAH ! just do it :naughty::thumb:
     
  11. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    :laugh2: :D
     
  12. snaredrum

    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    talk to me about volume pedals.
     
  13. Gibsonblues

    Gibsonblues Senior Member

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    Another sick one come home :applause: Welcome GrouchyDog, you're among friends! :lol:
     
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  14. dcooper830

    dcooper830 Senior Member

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    I love pedals too!

    I went through a huge buying spree in 2010...... guitars, amps, rack processors, and PEDALS!

    So ..... I would be acquiring more pedals right now... but I haven't fully recovered from that buying spree yet.

    I sure have a lot of nice stuff now though. It's unbelievable!

    Although I did buy a pedal a couple months ago.... a Boss XT-2 Xtortion.

    And, while I love Boss pedals........ that XT-2 is pure crap lol!! I can't get a decent tone outta that thing to save my life! Thin and harsh.

    I plan on working with it more eventually though..... its gotta be good for something. Im sure I can get a good recorded tone with it.
     
  15. switchback

    switchback Senior Member

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    welcome dcoop, thanks for sharing .... I see your sickness promotes recycling as we all know one can not have too many pedals and since you have to recycle one I say GO BUY A NEW ONE !!! :naughty::applause:
     
  16. Gibsonblues

    Gibsonblues Senior Member

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    Welcome dcooper! I do that sometimes where I will acquire items in a relative short period of time and then kinda coast for awhile. I'm not familiar with that specific Boss pedal but I hope you can find a sweet spot on it :thumb: GB
     
  17. Guitar Freak

    Guitar Freak Senior Member

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    Thank god I don't have money....


    Wish List of Doom

    Guitars:
    Gibson Les Paul Studio Pro Faded - $999 (Worn Cherry
    Fender*American Standard Telecaster - $1049.99 (3-Tone, Rosewood)
    Gretsch Electromatic G5122 DC Hollow-body - $699 (Walnut)
    Reverend Warhawk II HB - $749 (Tobacco Burst)
    Godin*5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop - $995 (Cognac Burst)
    Fender*Deluxe Player's Stratocaster - $599 (Sapphire Blue
    Ibanez Exotic Wood EW20QME - $449
    Godin*LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top - $1695

    Pedals(At Least Try Them):
    Skinpimp Skin Bender MKIII
    Wren and Cuff Tall Font Russian
    Way Huge Swollen Pickle
    Mad Professor Ruby Red Booster CB
    Analogman Beano Boost
    Stunt Monkey's Tone Grenade
    JHS Pedals Charlie Brown
    Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive
    Wampler Paisley Drive
    Hardwire SC-2 Valve Distortion
    ZVex Box of Rock
    Mad Professor Stone Grey Distortion
    Wampler Faux Tape Echo
    Dr. Scientist Mini Reverberator

    Amps:
    Fender Champ 600 - $160
    Blackheart Handsome Devil Combo - $450 (BH15-112, Purple Gem)
    Fender Blues Junior III - $499.99
    Jet City JCA2112RC - $349.99
    Zvex Nano Head - $499
    Orange Tiny Terror Amplifier Head - $575 ($954 w/ Cab)
    Orange PPC112 60W 1x12 Cabinet - $379
    Rapco Horizon*Speaker Cable - $9 (18 gauge 6ft)

    Penfar FX

    Pickups/Electronics/Parts:

    Strings:
    D'Addario*EPN120 Pure Nickel - $5.99 (Super Light)
    D'Addario*EXL110W Nickel w3rd - $4.77 (Regular)

    Les Paul
    Lollar Imperial - $165 (x2) (Neck and Bridge, Nickel)
    GFS Professional Series Alnico II - $40.95 (x2) (Neck and Bridge)
    Mojotone Vitamin T (Oil Filled) .022uF - $4.13

    Telecaster
    Lindy Fralin Tele Blues Special - $180 (Neck and Bridge)

    Kingpin
    Lindy Fralin P90 Dogear Pickups - $180 (Black)

    Stratocaster
    GFS 1959 Strat Texas Wound Professional - $72 (Black, RW/RP Winding)
    Mojotone CTS 500K Short/Split Shaft Potentiometer - $5.95
    Mojotone Vitamin T (Oil Filled) .022uF - $4.13
    Mojotone 22-Ga Pre-Tinned Stranded Black PVC Coated Wire - $0.24
    Fender Strat Black Knobs - $6.95

    Um... yeah........ this changes about every hour or so :thumb:

    Will I ever afford any of this?

    Most likely not.
     
  18. switchback

    switchback Senior Member

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    Welcome Guitar Freak, WoW great list, I am sure over time as you save your money and spend wisely.......... WHAT am I saying !! Steal, sell your possesions. cheat and find a way to BUY THOSE PEDALS :wow: ( Remember I am sick too :shock: )
     
  19. Guitar Freak

    Guitar Freak Senior Member

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    I want to get them fair and square....... I don't know how I could do it!!! :Ohno:


    I once thought to myself...

    If I were to be the lucky one in a million to become world known for guitar playing, and some guitar reporter asked to see my gear, I would inform him that that would not be a good idea.
     
  20. Hector Arcadius

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