What was your first effect ?

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  1. FLICKOFLASH

    FLICKOFLASH V.I.P. Member

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    mine was a MXR distortion +
    :applause: which i found under a stage when i was a teen
     
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    GuitarDean Senior Member

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    A Ross Phase / Distortion pedal, still have it too, it's now considered vintage LOL:applause:
     
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    mapleflame Senior Member

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    MXR Distortion and the Phase MXR. I got a Big Muff just after. They were noisy on a Plexi
     
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    FLICKOFLASH V.I.P. Member

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    My 2nd was a old electro harmonex electric mistress Very cool Then I got a electra MPC Les paul with the effect modules built in ,,It Rocked
     
  5. Rock Johnson

    Rock Johnson Senior Member

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    I had a crappy Arion delay pedal. I thought I was the man.

    I dumped it for a crybaby wah.
     
  6. Uncle Salty

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    A big muff was my first pedal.
     
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    captain tightpants Banned

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    Same as my latest, a Tube Works Real Tube. Great for overdriving small class A's.
     
  8. Inside Guy

    Inside Guy I am no longer @ Gibson V.I.P. Member

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    I either had a Ross Distortion pedal or an Electro Harmonix Muff Fuzz.
    I cant remember which one I had first.

    Then I traded with my buddy and got a Blue Script logo Ibanez Phaser which was like an MXR Phase 45. It barely did anything. Probably woth some dough now.
     
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    An old DOD analog delay. Next was an MXR Micro Chorus...
     
  10. smokin joe

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    A Sam Ash Fuzz-Ola,1969. Had an external switch and a slide switch for two different tones, like the new Black Cat. Had that Pete Townsend Maestro Fuzz sound.
     
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    DOD (I think?) Supra Distortion.

    It sucked, but was cheap.
     
  12. WBPickups

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    A Rat pedal! I thought it was the shiz back then.... I don't really like them today at all..
     
  13. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    A Schaller Wah/Volume/Fuzz in one.
    A multi-FX ! :fingersx:
     
  14. Big John

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    DeArmond Square Wave distortion pedal...it had a poop factor of 6.3 :thumb:
     
  15. Mitchell

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    Feedback... :rofl:
     
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    boss ds1 in 1982 i think still have it and the box!!
     
  17. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    A Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone, circa 1965. The same kind that Keith Richards used on "Satisfaction". This was the first pedal of any notoriety. Prior to this,
    there really were no effects pedals. That's right, there was ONLY clean, and
    the only time there was distortion was when an amp was cranked up.

    And guess what? Back then, we thought that solid state amps were WAY COOL! After all, it was the latest in technology.
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    Fuzzboxes gained wider popularity after a distorted sound was popularised by Dave Davies of British Invasion band The Kinks. He played through a small 8 or 10 watt amp whose speaker cone he had slashed with a razor blade, distorting the signal. In 1964 he plugged the doctored amp into a Vox AC30 to record You Really Got Me, the band's first No. 1 single and the first popular rock 'n' roll song using a distorted power chord riff. Fuzzboxes became popular as a much easier way to create a distorted sound.
     
  18. Nugget

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    Frontline Distortion II

    I bought this pedal after bringing my first electric guitar home ( A Kay Les Paul Custom Copy ) only to be dissappointed that it sounded very clean. The Frontline soon cured that problem.

    frontline_distortionbox2_001.jpg

    Wish I still had this pedal.
     
  19. bomberdrummer

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    Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger...Man it was so cool...It sounded like a jet taking off.....plus it had a funky filter matrix...Ahh the days of Tommy Bolin and Robin Trower...:applause:
     
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    A Kay? I hd a Kay, too! And the first amp was a Premier! Then A Sears Silvertone! (see pics) Wish I had all that stuff today, it's worth some bucks. But who knew???
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