how to collect pedals

fitz288

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OK, apparently I'm not a collector.
His main points could be equally as relevant to guitars and amps as they are to pedals.
1. get what interests you
2. have a reason to get it
3. research what you are getting
4. go slow but don't wait
5. know the dates of the stuff
6. it's a marathon, not a sprint
(in case you didn't watch)

I get pedals for what I like, and what the amp doesn't do on its own.
I like a little OD, chorus & reverb.
EQ in the loop goes without saying, but I guess I just said it.
If the amp does that stuff, I don't throw pedals at it - like reverb - if the amp has it, I don't have a reverb pedal on that amp.
I also have a different pedal board for each amp, and I tend to group pedals by brand.
 

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I'm not a pedal collector either. Everything I have I'm using. I'm not into buying vintage (or used for that matter) pedals either. I'd rather buy a new version of whatever vintage style pedal I'm interested in.
 

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I’m kind of a collector as I have some pedals still from childhood that I don’t really use anymore (BOSS HM-2, white face Proco Rat, etc), and some are still there for recording or a special sound occasionally (various Fuzz and vintage tube screamers). But sometimes i think about cashing some in. I guess as long as it’s not TOO big a collection it’s Okay. But there’s certainly worse hobbies to have
 


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