What pedal have you had the longest?

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by OffYourFace » Sat May 02, 2020 9:30 pm

My 1986 ProCo Rat (got it in 1993) and a 1991 MIJ Boss DD-3 (gift from my brother, bought new).

I actually just put them both on a Graham Coxon inspired board.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by somanytoys » Sun May 03, 2020 8:26 am

Are you using the DD-3 on there with the freeze/stutter function, or just as an early delay?

The freeze function was my favorite thing about that pedal, and what kept me from selling it for a very long time.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun May 03, 2020 12:00 pm

my boss CE-3. it's got a good story behind it.

so my dad was a bass player before i was born and bought this pedal brand new. when i was born, he sold most of his gear but in the 90's, chorus was considered kinda naff so he couldn't sell it. so he stuck it in the attic. so i started playing bass around 2001-2002 and my dad was super supportive and even would loan me great records to listen to. he showed me a picture of his old rig (he played in a band that sounded like talking heads made a record with rollins era black flag and locust abortion era butthole surfers, but was produced by king tubby) and he was like "yeah, i sold most the pedals, couldn't get rid of that fucking chorus" i asked if he knew what happened to it and he said no. a few months later we were looking in the attic (the cat got up there somehow) and we found it in an old suitcase. he asked if i wanted it, all i'd have to do was donate a weeks pocket money to charity and it was mine.

it still gets a lot of use.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun May 03, 2020 12:01 pm

somanytoys wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:26 am
Are you using the DD-3 on there with the freeze/stutter function, or just as an early delay?

The freeze function was my favorite thing about that pedal, and what kept me from selling it for a very long time.
that;s the main reason i bought a DD3 when i seen one in a pawn shop for £14
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by OffYourFace » Sun May 03, 2020 8:47 pm

The Hold setting? Nah, I never use that. I just use it as slapback or normal delay.
But I once had a DSD-2 and used the sampler mode like that. That's a great underrated delay.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon May 04, 2020 3:40 am

DOD680 Analog Delay.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by del » Mon May 04, 2020 5:06 am

Either a late 80s small box Rat or an undated, yellow box DOD 250.
I've had both since the early 90s and they still work fine and I use them.

It's neat how many folks here mention Rats as their longest-held pedal. They are built to last, for sure, and are so versatile as over-fuzz-stortions.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by OffYourFace » Mon May 04, 2020 12:52 pm

del wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 5:06 am

It's neat how many folks here mention Rats as their longest-held pedal. They are built to last, for sure, and are so versatile as over-fuzz-stortions.
I've had to rebuild my '86 Rat a few times (something would short out with how crammed everything is in there) and I've gone thru 2-3 foot switches but yeah, it's still alive. I also modded mine for a Boss-style power jack and added a small green LED (added a 3PDT of course). I'll never part with it.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon May 04, 2020 1:20 pm

del wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 5:06 am


It's neat how many folks here mention Rats as their longest-held pedal. They are built to last, for sure, and are so versatile as over-fuzz-stortions.
while not as long as some on here. i've had my favorite rat II for about 12 years. i've got a few rat clones that have needed constant repairs (i have one we call china based on the running joke in the history of the world...... i guess video where china is always breaking apart) that sounds good but the rat II i've been using all these years just keeps going.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by VPO » Mon May 04, 2020 3:45 pm

ProCo Rat. It's my first pedal.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Acidhouse » Mon May 04, 2020 6:26 pm

DOD Stereo Chorus FX65. I bought it new for about $65 around 1989 or 1990. I was really into Prog Rock and I thought the chorus created a cool dreamy sound. Wish I had bought a Rat or something cool but I tried a bunch of pedals and the cheap DOD Chorus gave me a sound a liked.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Owl » Mon May 04, 2020 11:23 pm

A Boss DS2 turbo distortion, from 1991/ 1992 I guess... I still use it sometimes but not often, the turbo mode is not that good but I like the normal mode with low gain.

I remember by then, locking a larsen through a small crappy Samick amp for hours, playing whith the trem arm. Must have been awful for the neighbours! ::)

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by gregrus » Tue May 19, 2020 6:28 am

I've had Ibanez TS9 for 15 years. My favorite OD pedal ever.

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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by Arthon » Tue May 19, 2020 10:13 am

Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby Wah. Bought it around 1998. It's been modified by Solidgold fx since and it's still on my board.
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Re: What pedal have you had the longest?

Post by electric12 » Tue May 19, 2020 11:22 am

I've got a Boss CS-1 which I bought used in 1981. It's only just been retired from my board in favour of a VFE White Horse.

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