Let's see your Pedalboard

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  1. TXOldRedRocker

    TXOldRedRocker A Variant of Unknown Origin Gold Supporting Member

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    I had taken my SD-1 off my main board, and missed it. Put it back on a week ago. I feel much better now. :agreed:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    You guys are going to be blown away. Biggest, best, baddest pedal board you’ll ever see.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    and dont worry about that dang cockpit panel @jmp45 calls a pedalboard either.
    size dont matter. (well, thats what SHE said anyways)
     
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    Mine will make The Edge cum buckets
     
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  7. TXOldRedRocker

    TXOldRedRocker A Variant of Unknown Origin Gold Supporting Member

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    Two of my three boards I'm using haven't changed. But my main, big home/recording, stereo, pedalboard has had two changes. I was missing an old friend and replaced the TS9 with my SD-1.
    Plus, I really like my DS-1, but I've been trying to find something close in a mini pedal. I had an Ibanez 850. It could get close to tightish distortion, to full out fuzz. Still wasn't working for me. I now have a Suhr Riot in its place. Honeymoon phase is full on. Love this Riot pedal. Have been playing with it for hours. Really, really good DS-1 style distortion capabilities.

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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Part 2 - second wacky pedalboard.
    This one's for my DSL20 rig.
    The idea for using the old junk pickups in the last one came before the idea of the mini guitar shape.
    Decided to go all in on the mini guitar theme for this one...
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    Not exactly anal detail minutia, more of an artistic interpretation.
    All scraps and junk laying around.
    Total for rattle cans of primer and paint? about $8.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    um......i just.......... i mean.........
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    That's what my therapist keeps saying...
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    well pick a better therapist. Vin is not exactly what i would call a quality......:nuts:oh n/m.
    :p
     
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    64623A15-46C1-42D1-AAE4-A5B30C22E8DF.jpeg This is what I’m working with. I’m going to add a distortion pedal for use in my clean channel.
     
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    I made it myself too.

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    Here is my pedalboard (it's my first one, I'm not an expert ) IMG_20211022_213252.jpg
     
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    Just ordered a new ProCo Rat 2 last night to replace the GFS Brownie Classic (Rat/Turbo Rat clone) on my board. The Brownie is a fantastic Rat clone BTW after the resistor fix. I'll put the Brownie to better use on another amp for all my OD/Dirt tones. I only use the original Rat setting with my ORI20H so figured it's time to just get the real deal on the board. Though my board (or any of my gear really) is nothing exciting I'll post an update pic when it's on there. I guess I get a B-Day gift this month after all. :cool:
     
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    It doesn't need to be fancy to be deadly effective.
    Case in point (I saw that board in person a couple of years ago):

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    This is what a pretty famous, massively influential German guitar player tours with (guess who it is). And sounds better than pretty much anybody on the rock planet.

    Here is another one, used on arena tours by the late, incredible Prince:

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    Pretty basic eh ? As a matter of fact, each of the monitors it's sitting in front of are actually several times more expensive than the board and its contents.

    Never be ashamed of what you're using if you're happy with it, all that matters is what you do with it, it's just tools towards achieving a goal.
    Ah, and the RAT is a killer pedal, played one between my Strat and a SC20H last week-end and loved it, my singer actually commented on how good the setup sounded.
     
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    I'm not ashamed of my gear at all, I actually really love everything I have. I've never been very fortunate in life living with disabilities since I was a kid. I've had to learn from a young age to make the most out of every dollar and learn to choose wisely and make the most out of what I do have and take excellent care of it. Though I feel fortunate for the things I do have most people just look at it as low end and nothing special. When you see all the cool high end gear you see on here at the MF, things like I have just seem underwhelming to the majority to say the least. But I'm cool with that because I personally love the stuff.

    On the pedalboard question.
    When I think highly influential German rockers I think of the Scorpions and Accept. Both have/had killer players and equally killer tones. Definitly some of my favorites in my list. Wolf Hoffmann and Jorg Fischer, Mathias Jabs, Rudolph Schenker and Michael Schenker? The 1st one I looked up was Michael Schenker's pedal board since he's the most talked about in the group I listed and there it was. So I'm figuring it's his board.
     
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    That is Michael Schenker's board indeed ! One of the most amazing live tones I ever witnessed.

    And "ashamed" might have been too strong a word. But what I wanted to get across is, we collectively have a tendency to equate "pricier" with "better", and try to "keep up with the Joneses".
    While in truth, once you're past a certain level of quality and above beginner gear (and even then, Jimmy Page has shown us cheapo guitars can be used to great effect...so yeah...look at what our own @AlvisX gigs, most people wouldn't be caught dead with, yet he sounds better than most of us), pretty much anything can be used to make music and sound good. At the end of the day, pricier is just different, but pricier, not better. It's arts, not sports.
    And we've seen enough world class guitar players use super common gear and get unbelievable results to prove that how costly or inexpensive the gear is has pretty much zero to do with how good (or simply effective in a song, doesn't have to "sound good" if the song calls for a nasty, offensive tone) it can sound and how conductive it can be to an artist's creativity.
    The mentality that "pricier is better" led to scams such as the Joyo Ultimate Drive/Freakish Blues scandal or the BBE/Vertex wah one, and will lead to more as long as we don't snap out of it.
    Doesn't mean that pricy gear isn't good btw and that we all should use cheap gear. Just that price shouldn't be the scale on which we judge gear.
    /rant off
     
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    Nice boards everyone !

    Its nice to see Dime's crybaby on some boards...i have a new one in the box i used one in a decade...time to pull it out !

    Michael Schenker plays the Dime crybaby...cool !

    Mike
     
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