What pedal have you had the longest?

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by mang1974 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:02 am

Mine was an Ibanez Soundtank Digital Delay that I purchased new in 1991. I don't use it much anymore but I still have it.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by tune_link » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:04 am

Mine is probably my Boss DD3. I've had it since 2000. It wasn't my first pedal, I had an HM2 that I loved before that but it was stolen and I never replaced it.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by cestlamort » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:11 am

Mid 90s:
Ibanez AD80 which I got by trading in my first “real” bass amp (some Crate combo with carpet) after moving back to Seattle after college (and switching from bass to guitar for the most part). I asked the guy at trading musician (Rob from Coffin Break) “what’ll make me sound like the Chameleons?” And he pointed at a $200 (!) chipped up pink pedal. (Things may have been easier if I’d just gotten a -cheaper- deluxe memory man: the AD80 is amazing but the DMM is closer to that sound; real answer is Roland RE-501).

Runners up:
Late 90s:
Tall font Russian big muff with about 55% paint missing, only 2 knobs, replaced battery clip, never had the door
Rat2
Early 2000s:
Big box DMM

(I’ve been considering making a 90s board...)

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 am

I've had a Rat since the early 90s. I don't have a lot of pedals, but I always liked my Rat.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by adamrobertt » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:12 am

Probably a tie between my Lovepedal Les Lius and my Deluxe Memory Man. Both have been on my board for at least 10 years. All other positions on my board have been swapped out countless times, aside from those two. Even tuner pedals. :P

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Zork » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:30 pm

Boss BD-2 was my first pedal like 20 years ago. Still :-* it.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by redchapterjubilee » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:31 pm

Line 6 Echo Park. Brought it into the house before I owned an amp. 2004. I’ve rarely used it on a pedalboard but it gets much use on vocals, keys, and recorded guitars. The pedal that’s been on my pedalboard the longest is that weird Rat daydreamdelay built for himself and sold on here 9 or 10 years back. I can’t live without it. I even had the darned circuit traced out and cloned so I will always have one or the ability to make another.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by shoule79 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:22 pm

My Rat 2 that I bought new circa 96.

My fourth pedal after a Rocktek distortion, Rocktek analog delay (technically still have this, by wife’s brother borrowed it about 5 years ago) and a Russian Muff. Traded the muff a few years ago. Way too many other pedals to list since then.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Tele295 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:51 pm

Boss CE-2 I bought in 1987 or so
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Vinkie » Fri May 01, 2020 12:04 am

I got this SuperDuper 2-1 in 2007 and it hasn't left my board since. I love how it adds sparkle and definition to clean sounds and works great for pushing drive pedals or amps.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Beyer160 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:02 am

Early '80s big box Rat. Picked it up for $50 in the early '90s when it was just "old" and not yet "vintage". I also have an '86 or so small box Rat2 with an LM308 that sounds about the same. It's funny that those are basically the same internally as the coveted "white face" Rats, but you can get them for 1/4 the price.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri May 01, 2020 7:52 am

Even since I've started playing guitar in 1993 I started using my dad's old JEN Mr.CryBaby Super (which has since been on EVERY pedalboard, even now) and a silver-screw Boss OD-1, which I still have here. But he never asked them back.

Of my own effects the oldest is an amazing PEARL AD-08 Analog Delay my dad's bass player gave to me. Must have been around 1996. Retired it a couple years ago when the switch started failing... now I fixed it with DeoxIt.
After that... dunno lemme think. Probably the MIJ Boss SD-1 that i replaced my dad's OD-1 with. Still use it almost always.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Fri May 01, 2020 7:58 am

Ibanez DE-7, 14+ years <3

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Rob » Sat May 02, 2020 2:55 pm

My first pedal, purchased for $10 (with original box) at a pawn shop in 1996. I've since lost the box. : (

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by natthu » Sat May 02, 2020 4:15 pm

I recently found the receipt for the first Russian made Big Muff I bought in 1997, I don't own it anymore, I gifted it to a friend when I moved overseas. He still has it, so technically I still have it in the sense that I could borrow it if I wanted to....

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My GF has since bought me another one which is identical (there's a lot of variation in those old Russian pedals), so I kinda feel like I still have it anyway.... (although many years later this mint condition with original box one cost $400 second hand! Quite a bit more than the $150 new price)

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