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Hello. My name is Lee Chavez. It's been almost seven months since I purchased my last pedal. I have a unique case of PAS. In which I rarely purchase pedals during the regular year. But for Christmas and my birthday... I can't help my self. Two years ago, Christmas 09' I ended up with three pedals. One of which, my Holy Stain, became my favorite pedal but for a different, special reason. And I love it! It's my only reverb pedal and I wouldn't trade it for anything! We're in love!

Then last Christmas, I asked for the either the Cantrell Wah or the Dunlop Rotovibe, and the Black Label Chorus. I COULDN'T DECIDE AT THE TIME! I COULD HAVE HAD A ROTOVIBE BEFORE THEY WERE DISCONTINUED! BUT I - (sigh) *pet the cat pet the cat*... ah... deep breath.

I love my Cantrell crybaby. It kicks the balls out of my original Dunlop crybaby.

That's my story. And, I'm not asking for pedals this Christmas. I think I'm making some progress!
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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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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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!!
 

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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!!
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:
 

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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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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!!
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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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:
 

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

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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.
 

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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:
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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:
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: )
 

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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: )
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.
 

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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: )



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