NPD x3 - Something Retro, Something Green, and Something Cool

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  1. stevexc

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    Been on a pedal-purchasing rampage the past couple of weeks, got some cool stuff used.

    First off, what's more retro than good ol' Pogs?

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    Got a sweet deal on this from fellow forumgoer @Screamingdaisy and I'm loving it. I'm purely using this as an octave-up box, making a "guitar" duplicate of my 5-string. Tracking is phenomenal all the way down to low B and it sounds fantastic.

    Up next, a nice green box:

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    A Screamer by any other name. Got this in great shape from my local L&M for a solid price. Sounds exactly how a Screamer should. I'm using this as the main overdrive for my octave-up tone, as well as with my guitar. 10/10.

    Last but not least, the coolest pedal I got...

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    A COOL Switch Pro! It's really just a cheap ABY but it's got the best name ever. I haven't had a chance to really use it yet as my HD500 is handling the splitting (as well as another effect or two) so I can't quite speak to its quality but it feels solid!

    Here's the pedalboard in its (current) entirety:
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    Signal path is Bass - ED1 - HD500 Wah, then it splits into "guitar": Volume/Killswitch - POG - OD9 - NS2 - Amp; and bass: Volume/Killswitch - OD3 (in the HD500's FX loop) - suboctave - fuzz (to be replaced soon) - Amp.
     
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    DudeManBrother Blames it on "the rain"

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    Happy NPD! Having an analog A/B Y handy is always a great idea. It's one of those pedals that you don't really think about until you need one. The green one is such a staple and is always a solid purchase; and it looks like you've found a cool use for the POG as well. I occasionally use the Kemper's version of the POG when I feel like getting weird haha. It's certainly a fun sound to mess with.
     
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    Make it NPD x6, because here's three more:

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    Got the first two pedals for free from a friend. The wah needs some fixing up (new switch, I'm pretty sure) but the DD3 works perfect. The Aftershock I grabbed used for a great price, as I needed a bass fuzz. I also needed an octave pedal to go along with the bass fuzz, and it turns out there's one baked into the Aftershock as well! This thing has a crazy feature depth I haven't even begun to explore.

    Once I get the wah fixed I'll be able to remove the HD500 from the board entirely which is exciting.
     
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    And here's the pedalboard in its (tentatively) finished state. Wah still needs to get fixed, so it's being replaced (along with the ABY) by the HD500 for now.

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