I’m not sure if others go through this, but do you feel like you’re in a ‘rut’ when it comes to your pedal line? Not necessarily being in a rut by choosing to do so, but being in a rut of not really knowing what’s out there. If you don’t know what’s out there outside of your own pedal knowledge, it’s hard to think of what to get. That’s when it’s great to interact with other musicians. See what’s on the floor for those guys. Ask them why they have ‘this’, or if ‘that’ is any good, etc.
Hell, I’m reading and watching pedal reviews everyday, and I’m in a rut as well. That’s why yesterday on Twitter I asked the question “What’s your next pedal purchases? What are you saving up for?“. I thought it would be good to hear what others are wanting right now. Maybe that will point me to a new pedal direction, point me to a new sound possibility, or point me to a better replacement of a pedal. I have to say, the tweeps on Twitter have been super cool, so I thought I’d post some of the responses.
I’ll start with me though. I’ve been eyeballing a coupe of pedals pretty hard. I’d like to see myself owning the Electro-Harmonic Memory Boy or MXR Carbon Copy and I’ve also been looking at some of those ZVex pedals – Fuzz Factory or maybe that Mastotron Fuzz.
Elcharroyyo @effectsbay my next pedal is a hardwire chorus… is awesome!
nickwilk @effectsbay RC-50 Loopstation
GuitarGear @effectsbay Keeley Compressor, Some of Death by Audio or a Soldano Super Charger
ziguratt @effectsbay my savings are for a Boss DD7.
El_Kmaron @effectsbay Boss Loop Station =) Or maybe a Line 6 DL4 “Green box” haha! Or maybe a Dunlop Octave Fuzz!
VergeofBliss @effectsbay Have a Skreddy Pig Mine Fuzz ordered, should arrive around November http://bit.ly/zjFs
AethWolf @effectsbay I want to get a delay pedal (maybe 2 of them and a stereo chorus pedal), but I’m not sure which delay would be best for me.
davefalconer @effectsbay a Barker ASSMASTER from Malekko Heavy Industry
fuzmeister @effectsbay EHX Micro Synth most likely!
adamkobylarz @effectsbay Zvex Ringtone and thinking about getting a AB switch to run two heads/two cabs. Not sure which one to get.
GreggSantee @effectsbay Echo Baby http://tinyurl.com/yfpsdvj OCD http://tinyurl.com/yfhxl59 maybe Replica http://tinyurl.com/yhxhkdw
shaundurkan @effectsbay Hardwire Digital Reverb and Deucetone Rat.
elegiaccycle @effectsbay i am saving for an eventide pitchfactor and a homebrew electronics paradrive… this is going to hurt.
RichieAquino @effectsbay Eventide timefactor. $400.00
andrewsnotatwit @effectsbay vox time machine
AntonOortmann @effectsbay I think that the EHX Memory Boy would be my next pedal to purchase!
inmemoryofthom @effectsbay I’m hoping to get a Fender Blender for christmas.
AndrewElmore @effectsbay i really want to buy the EHX Knockout and LPB-1 pedals like you wouldn’t believe!
silverfilter @effectsbay I want a foxrox octron!
sean_pierceCEO @effectsbay something from Pigtronix. Maybe
underwoodblog @effectsbay Eventide Modfactor and Eventide Pitchfactor would be my next purchase.
As you can see the response was quite diverse. Lots of things to explore. I would really like to continue the discussion here as well, if you didn’t see it on Twitter, etc. Please feel free to comment below about what pedal you’ve been eye-balling lately