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preston61preston61 Frets: 614
edited January 3 in FX
So I suggested this to my wife yesterday in the car and she laughed at me (she has plenty of reason and history on her side to be fair)

What I suggested to her was that once I'd spent my Christmas vouchers I would be keeping the same pedalboard setup for the entire year!! So now I am doubley determined!!

Anyone else wanna join me?? I'm thinking that side effects of doing this will be actually playing the guitar more
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  • darcymdarcym Frets: 1118
    my boards not changed for multiple years now, have I already completed the challenge ?
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 6219
    I’m in. I just need one caveat - if Diamond pedals actual get around to releasing the Memory Lane Jr Deluxe this year as promised, then I reserve the right for it to replace my Diamond Counter Point delay - other than that I feel locked in!
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  • tone1tone1 Frets: 2385
    Nice idea.... but ain’t gonna happen...Dry January, no problem... I even did a Dry year once, but no pedals for a Year..... Mods, this should be in the Parody section.... :)
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  • JotaJota Frets: 124
    Tried it before. Failed miserably in a few weeks.
    I don't buy stuff in 4 months but I have a place in my board that is constantly rotating between 3 or 4 pedals.
    Also, I really want a HX Stomp so, I'm out.
    Good luck with that.
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  • Shark_EyesShark_Eyes Frets: 323
    I'm on year three of my pedal board being the same, although I still buy the occasional pedal. My resolution this year is to downsize it a bit, so we'll see how that goes.
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  • soma1975soma1975 Frets: 849
    Have downsized my one of 2018 to a single row board and the last bits should be coming this week for it. Really want to not add to it this year. 
    My Trade Feedback Thread is here

    Been uploading old tracks I recorded ages ago and hopefully some new noodles here.
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 14849
    Does the challenge include the patch cables?
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  • My board has stayed the same for 12 months already. I think running out of space and power ports on my Voodoo Labs helped 

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  • SNAKEBITESNAKEBITE Frets: 769
    I like the sound of this, where do I sign up?
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  • preston61preston61 Frets: 614
    My board has stayed the same for 12 months already. I think running out of space and power ports on my Voodoo Labs helped 

    You do realise that you can daisy chain from isolated outputs on the Voodoo Lab though, right? At one point I had 13 pedals from PP2
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  • preston61 said:
    So I suggested this to my wife yesterday in the car and she laughed at me (she has plenty of reason and history on her side to be fair)

    What I suggested to her was that once I'd spent my Christmas vouchers I would be keeping the same pedalboard for the entire year!! So now I am doubley determined!!

    Anyone else wanna join me?? I'm thinking that side effects of doing this will be actually playing the guitar more
    Does it count if I keep the pedals but change the board and cables?
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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 2318
    With a couple of exceptions I can probably do it for all mine. 

    Bigger gig board with an ax8 might have an expression pedal change if I swap a mission for a spring loaded one.  Other it’ll stay. 

    Smaller guitar board with the ethos, kot,clon, dm2, el cap and flint is sorted and I can’t see how I could get anything I want to change.  

    Bass board with a Keeley comp, ce2 and VT di is perfect for me needs unless fractal release an ax4 or similar small pedal that could replace my bass board and work for a small guitar setup.   

    Weird feeling to think I’m done and aren’t searching for “upgrades”
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  • preston61preston61 Frets: 614
    preston61 said:
    So I suggested this to my wife yesterday in the car and she laughed at me (she has plenty of reason and history on her side to be fair)

    What I suggested to her was that once I'd spent my Christmas vouchers I would be keeping the same pedalboard for the entire year!! So now I am doubley determined!!

    Anyone else wanna join me?? I'm thinking that side effects of doing this will be actually playing the guitar more
    Does it count if I keep the pedals but change the board and cables?

    For me it's the contents of the board. My birthday is in about a weeks time (where I'll get more Guitar tokens) and so technically it's a challenge for just under a year. I'm hoping to spend more time playing, being creative and enjoying the guitar and less taking pedals on and off my board
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  • preston61preston61 Frets: 614
    John_P said:
    With a couple of exceptions I can probably do it for all mine. 

    Bigger gig board with an ax8 might have an expression pedal change if I swap a mission for a spring loaded one.  Other it’ll stay. 

    Smaller guitar board with the ethos, kot,clon, dm2, el cap and flint is sorted and I can’t see how I could get anything I want to change.  

    Bass board with a Keeley comp, ce2 and VT di is perfect for me needs unless fractal release an ax4 or similar small pedal that could replace my bass board and work for a small guitar setup.   

    Weird feeling to think I’m done and aren’t searching for “upgrades”

    That smaller guitar board is superb @John_P I could happily play that combination and never want to change either
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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 2318
    preston61 said:
    John_P said:
    With a couple of exceptions I can probably do it for all mine. 

    Bigger gig board with an ax8 might have an expression pedal change if I swap a mission for a spring loaded one.  Other it’ll stay. 

    Smaller guitar board with the ethos, kot,clon, dm2, el cap and flint is sorted and I can’t see how I could get anything I want to change.  

    Bass board with a Keeley comp, ce2 and VT di is perfect for me needs unless fractal release an ax4 or similar small pedal that could replace my bass board and work for a small guitar setup.   

    Weird feeling to think I’m done and aren’t searching for “upgrades”

    That smaller guitar board is superb @John_P I could happily play that combination and never want to change either
    Thanks - took me a long time to find the right combination that can stack and give plenty of options with too much tap dancing.   
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  • preston61 said:
    My board has stayed the same for 12 months already. I think running out of space and power ports on my Voodoo Labs helped 

    You do realise that you can daisy chain from isolated outputs on the Voodoo Lab though, right? At one point I had 13 pedals from PP2
    Yeah I know. I have a couple daisy chained but don’t really want to do loads as it starts to defeat the point of having an isolated power supply! Besides, I’ve run out of room on my board like I said

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 212
    edited January 2
    I really want to commit to this, but I genuinely don't think that'll happen. I've been looking at the bloody EHX Canyon this morning because most of the modes sound fantastic, but I'm trying to be strict because I've genuinely run out of space and power options for any more pedals. And there's not really anything at this stage I'm considering selling...
    Pedals. 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 2332
    My board hasn’t changed for the last 5 years... 

    do i win?


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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 212
    poopot said:
    My board hasn’t changed for the last 5 years... 

    do i win?


    No. You need at least two more delays and two reverbs. 
    Pedals. 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 2332
    joetele said:
    poopot said:
    My board hasn’t changed for the last 5 years... 

    do i win?


    No. You need at least two more delays and two reverbs. 
    Have 1 delay on there and don’t do reverb :)
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 212
    poopot said:
    joetele said:
    poopot said:
    My board hasn’t changed for the last 5 years... 

    do i win?


    No. You need at least two more delays and two reverbs. 
    Have 1 delay on there and don’t do reverb :)
    You should. It's d r e a m y 
    Pedals. 
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  • I’ve just done a year with the same board. Having made a bunch of changes over the festive period and tried it last night on a gig, I’m now prepared to go for the year with it like this. 

    https://i.imgur.com/41PibNU.jpg
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  • ewalewal Frets: 1049
    I could just about do this except I have an itch to replace my Joyo Ultimate drive with a real OCD. Also I have a half baked plan to replace my Avalanche Run with an EHX Canyon and Oceans 11
    The Scrambler-EE Walk soundcloud experience
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  • preston61preston61 Frets: 614
    ewal said:
    I could just about do this except I have an itch to replace my Joyo Ultimate drive with a real OCD. Also I have a half baked plan to replace my Avalanche Run with an EHX Canyon and Oceans 11


    You're already losing this fella, lol. The "I'll just change this" becomes "Well now that doesn't sound as good with the new drive, so I'll just change this". Next thing you know you'll be scrapping the whole thing and buying a Helix a you're fed up of all the faff. Before long you'll realise that although the Helix sounds great, you're not a fan of menu's and you just want the simplicity of pedals again, and the first thing you'll look to buy is that Ultimate Drive and Avalanche run that you remember worked so well when you started out on this journey 3 months previous.

    It never ends

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  • Is this just limited to pedals or do we have to stick with the same board, patch cables and power supply?

    I think I can do this. I had the best guitar tone I've ever had in my wedding band at Hogmanay and think I finally cracked stacking (Juansolo Klone into Digitech HardWire CM-2 into TC Dark Matter). I barely moved my guitar volume control (and I'm a habitual fiddler) and my strat finally sounded full and creamy rather than spiky and thin. Happy days. For delay I use a DD7 and wobble comes from a TC Flashback mini set to Chorus. All sitting on a Pedaltrain jnr and powered by a One Spot.

    I think I can live with that for a year, unless something breaks.
    "As with all things, some days you're the dinosaur, some days you're the monkey." Sporky
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  • cbilly22cbilly22 Frets: 292
    edited January 3
    preston61 said:
    So I suggested this to my wife yesterday in the car and she laughed at me (she has plenty of reason and history on her side to be fair)

    What I suggested to her was that once I'd spent my Christmas vouchers I would be keeping the same pedalboard for the entire year!! So now I am doubley determined!!

    Anyone else wanna join me?? I'm thinking that side effects of doing this will be actually playing the guitar more


    I'm in. Mooer Red Truck, good enough for RJ Ronquillo on his European fly gigs so should be ok for me....and it's more pedal board that multi fx to me.....oh and a wah.


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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3764
    It's on, like Donkey Kong !!!!
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
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  • preston61preston61 Frets: 614

    Is this just limited to pedals or do we have to stick with the same board, patch cables and power supply?

    I've always thought that if it's set up, then why would you want to change the cables, board or power supply?? Seems like unnecessary faff 

    I'll be keeping it all the same

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  • preston61 said:

    Is this just limited to pedals or do we have to stick with the same board, patch cables and power supply?

    I've always thought that if it's set up, then why would you want to change the cables, board or power supply?? Seems like unnecessary faff 

    I'll be keeping it all the same

    Agreed and I'll be keeping my rig the same as well, I just wanted to check I wouldn't be disqualified if I had to replace something due to breakage.

    Rules are very important in this kind of competition.
    "As with all things, some days you're the dinosaur, some days you're the monkey." Sporky
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  • preston61preston61 Frets: 614
    preston61 said:

    Is this just limited to pedals or do we have to stick with the same board, patch cables and power supply?

    I've always thought that if it's set up, then why would you want to change the cables, board or power supply?? Seems like unnecessary faff 

    I'll be keeping it all the same

    Agreed and I'll be keeping my rig the same as well, I just wanted to check I wouldn't be disqualified if I had to replace something due to breakage.

    Rules are very important in this kind of competition.

    Haha, I wasn't seeing it as a competition. It's a challenge, and being successful means I get a greater prize than any other, being able to say I told you so to my wife (oh and I might get better at playing as well)
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