Have you ever not bought a pedal because of how it looks (even if its good)?

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theflyisbacktheflyisback Frets: 36
edited April 10 in FX
Thankfully there aren't many pedals that are shockingly un-handsome but i have personally swayed away from buying a fair few EHX pedals because of looks, for fear of upsetting the zen and colour scheme of my board etc.  

Some of Wampler's pedals and colour schemes aren't too sympathetic visually but sound amazing. 

Ditto; some of the Fulltone range look a bit naff.   Xotics pedals are mad with the comic sans font but they do have a charm that makes them a keeper.

Some pedals have been taken off my board entirely for colour reasons.  Anything yellow or orange generally.  Shocking electronic gadgetry based racism there I admit. 




Are you a tools of the trade, i.e. its all about the sound, kind of person? 

Or is your rig equally a piece of art to be savoured?  



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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 3285
    Thankfully there aren't many pedals that are shockingly un-handsome but i have personally swayed away from buying a fair few EHX pedals because of looks, for fear of upsetting the zen and colour scheme of my board etc.  

    Some of Wampler's pedals and colour schemes aren't too sympathetic visually but sound amazing. 

    Ditto; some of the Fulltone range look a bit naff.   Xotics pedals are mad with the comic sans font but they do have a charm that makes them a keeper.

    Some pedals have been taken off my board entirely for colour reasons.  Anything yellow or orange generally.  Shocking electronic gadgetry based racism there I admit. 




    Are you a tools of the trade, i.e. its all about the sound, kind of person? 

    Or is your rig equally a piece of art to be savoured?  



    If they are too boring or cheap looking they get sanded off and handed to the family for redecoration.  This was my wifes effort with a joyo american sound:

    https://i.imgur.com/sykRt20.jpg
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 15271
    If I can play through this thing:



    I can play through anything.
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  • smudge_ladsmudge_lad Frets: 208
    edited April 10


    I’m awaiting delivery of one of these



    Ive absolutely no need for another delay/reverb pedal, although I’m sure it sounds ace! Bought solely for the theme! 
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 922
    As someone who works in a design department I don't think i could bring myself to buying an Xotic pedal. Even if it's meant to be ironic it's just lazy and ugly.
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