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KVRAF
7146 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:18 am

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EDIT: all 1000 sold.
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If you're fast you may be in time to order a Bliss Factory (they may return, but not for 6 months, and not at this price)
https://reverb.com/shop/official-pedal-movie-shop
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KVRAF
12224 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 pm

The Noodlist wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:48 pm
In pictures: 68 pro guitarists' pedalboards
https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars ... 30194#main
I just noticed that the Weezer pedalboard is in a rack drawer. I assume this means a sound tech is doing the switching for him but wouldn't it be cool if you could pull your drawer out, place it on the floor, and be ready to go?

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addled muppet weed
75170 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:45 pm

Uncle E wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 pm
The Noodlist wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:48 pm
In pictures: 68 pro guitarists' pedalboards
https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars ... 30194#main
I just noticed that the Weezer pedalboard is in a rack drawer. I assume this means a sound tech is doing the switching for him but wouldn't it be cool if you could pull your drawer out, place it on the floor, and be ready to go?
i saw a vid s while back with biffy clyro.
his pedals (main guy) were in draws, but he had one of those gig rig things, which he did the switching on himself. but all he had on stage was the gig rig and a wah pedal. (maybe a volume).

not sure how that worked though to be honest, don't they need the pedals plugged in as well?
maybe that was in there and he was using a midi switch controller?

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KVRAF
12224 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:34 pm

vurt wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:45 pm
not sure how that worked though to be honest, don't they need the pedals plugged in as well?
maybe that was in there and he was using a midi switch controller?
Yes, I think you're right about the switch controller. That's how the old Bradshaw switching system worked, it's basically a midi controlled patch bay that brings pedals in and out of the circuit. It's funny to use a $2,000 switching system with $100 pedals, especially when all of those TC pedals are inside of the Plethora multi-effects pedal.

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KVRAF
7146 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:31 pm

Love the theme of this pedal:
https://reverb.com/p/way-huge-effects-p ... g=38736356

(Don't get it? SPOILER: P.I.L.'s 1986 "Album" album)

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KVRAF
11233 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:52 pm

Uncle E wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:34 pm
vurt wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:45 pm
not sure how that worked though to be honest, don't they need the pedals plugged in as well?
maybe that was in there and he was using a midi switch controller?
Yes, I think you're right about the switch controller. That's how the old Bradshaw switching system worked, it's basically a midi controlled patch bay that brings pedals in and out of the circuit. It's funny to use a $2,000 switching system with $100 pedals, especially when all of those TC pedals are inside of the Plethora multi-effects pedal.
I have two Voodoo Labs Hex switchers for MIDI control and a few of these https://www.jhspedals.info/switchback. I can control all of them from one of my Pacer controllers. This allows me to have the pedals within arms reach, while still being able to switch them in and out with my feet.

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Beware the Quoth
29194 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:28 am

cptgone wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Love the theme of this pedal:
https://reverb.com/p/way-huge-effects-p ... g=38736356

(Don't get it? SPOILER: P.I.L.'s 1986 "Album" album)
Cool. They should make a pedal called 'This is not a Lovetone'
John Titor died for your sins!

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KVRAF
12224 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:38 am

I could fuzz wrong, I could Fuzzrite

KVRer
24 posts since 12 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:52 am

Have any of you tried this: https://www.thomannmusic.com/stompenberg_devices.html
Seems like a fun way to demo pedals

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addled muppet weed
75170 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:58 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:28 am
cptgone wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Love the theme of this pedal:
https://reverb.com/p/way-huge-effects-p ... g=38736356

(Don't get it? SPOILER: P.I.L.'s 1986 "Album" album)
Cool. They should make a pedal called 'This is not a Lovetone'
metal fuzz box

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KVRAF

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3494 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:33 pm

10 Reasons Boutique Pedals Are Overrated
https://www.cheaperpedals.com/blogs/art ... -overrated
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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KVRAF
12224 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:55 pm

Boutique Big Muffs boggle my mind. Used Electro Harmonix pedals were $5 in the 80's. No one wanted them!

Fuzz Faces I can understand because there's a huge chasm between a good and a bad one. Dunlop themselves make some of the best I've used (Eric Johnson Signature, FFM2) and also one of the worst (Band of Gypsies).

Many boutique delays and reverbs are based on the PT2339 digital delay chip and, while fine sounding, just don't make sense to me. You can a real analog pedal or a Boss/Line 6/TC modeler for the same price. The Boss DD-200 is such a killer pedal.

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KVRAF
7146 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:43 am

I like Electro Harmonix's latest range of Muff reissues, and I suspect they're on par with the boutique pedals that tried to emulate them. I own all 5, 3 of them with JHS mods (for extra sounds/features - do the mods make 'em boutique? :wink:).

I also own a ThorpyFX Fallout Cloud, I suppose that counts as a boutique Muff. It oozes build quality, but soundwise, it seems a little too civil to be my favourite. But it would prolly outlast any Muff comes muffroom cloud day ;)
Although some claim that most manufacturers (even boutique shops) use switches that are specced to die after a relatively small number of activations.

As to the "Band of Gypsies" Fuzz Face Uncle E dislikes, it's my favourite (I guess more conventional Fuzz Faces simply aren't my favourite kind of fuzz).

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KVRAF

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3494 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:36 am

I suppose component variation might play a part. Old new stock and all that.
https://youtu.be/hFnprh9KTfk
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

KVRAF
1529 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:31 am

The Noodlist wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:33 pm
10 Reasons Boutique Pedals Are Overrated
https://www.cheaperpedals.com/blogs/art ... -overrated
Most of my boutique pedals were bought at a fair price, are not especially trendy, and either use a novel design or improve on a classic design. These arguments don't apply.

From the final paragraph:
In closing, my intent is not to disparage all boutique pedals.
Maybe they shouldn't have written the rest of the essay as though it is, then?

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