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yoyoloto
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Join date: May 2011
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#1
Hey guys, I noticed that every time I go to an instrument store and play guitar with pedals, I just hate it. I'm a lefty, but no matter what foot I use, it just feels so unnatural and I just hate having to press with my toes. It's like the worst motion ever, wow.

Ok no more complaining. There is one way that I find it alright to use my feet, and it is only when my calf and the back of my thigh make a very small angle (under 45 degrees). It's the same with drums, I can't hit my the pad thingy properly, but if I do that small angle thing I'm able to.

To sum it up, I can only use my feet properly when they are positioned under my thighs, behind the knee (while sitting down, of course).

My questions are : 1) What's up with that ? 2) Do I need to work on it ?
C_Sleezy
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#2
What pedals are you even trying? Most pedals just click on and off. its like stepping on a bug.
Are you're using a pedal like wah, volume, or an expression pedal?
Tremolo Bum
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#3
Just step on it.


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Last edited by Tremolo Bum at Feb 12, 2013,
dementiacaptain
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Join date: Feb 2010
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#4
.......


Dude, is this serious?

It's like, click on, click off.

Even if it's uncomfortable, it takes like, less than a second.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
supersize
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Join date: May 2008
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#5
...but like people find the tapdance impressive when you play live......ive got more pedals than i need cuz the ladies like to ask about them after the set...and ive got room on the board
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#8
pedals are designed for standing. Some can be hard to press (like a double hard push for vol/wah) when sitting
NakedInTheRain
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#9
Quote by yoyoloto
Hey guys, I noticed that every time I go to an instrument store and play guitar with pedals, I just hate it. I'm a lefty, but no matter what foot I use, it just feels so unnatural and I just hate having to press with my toes. It's like the worst motion ever, wow.

Ok no more complaining. There is one way that I find it alright to use my feet, and it is only when my calf and the back of my thigh make a very small angle (under 45 degrees). It's the same with drums, I can't hit my the pad thingy properly, but if I do that small angle thing I'm able to.

To sum it up, I can only use my feet properly when they are positioned under my thighs, behind the knee (while sitting down, of course).

My questions are : 1) What's up with that ? 2) Do I need to work on it ?

cdr_salamander
or simply Nick
Join date: Mar 2009
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#10
If all of your pedals are in a line, it's as easy as walking.

...

Can you walk?
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#13
You definitely have some kind of problem.

One cool motion to turn on a pedal would be via a toggle switch on the body of the guitar. Pretty unnesecary, a pedal circuit built into a guitar on the other hand would be...interesting.
iwannabesedated
Out There
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#14
Quote by Arab_Philosofer
You definitely have some kind of problem.

One cool motion to turn on a pedal would be via a toggle switch on the body of the guitar. Pretty unnesecary, a pedal circuit built into a guitar on the other hand would be...interesting.


It's been done. Many times. Matt Bellamy from Muse has a ZVex Fuzz Factory built into some of his guitars.

Gibson Firebird X has a whole digital effects processor built into it.
Last edited by iwannabesedated at Feb 13, 2013,
cdr_salamander
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#16
Petrucci's new axe has a built-in preamp for when you need a push over the edge.

Do want.
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#17
I'd visit a neurosurgeon to make sure everything's in check.
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#18
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#19
Set your pedals up like a keyboard at waist height and use your hands.............
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#21
"evil esteban"
if this thing melts again i'm takin' it to bugera headquarters, puttin' a bag of fecal matter on it, ringin' the doorbell and flippin the switch from "standby" to "on", and running.

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Dave_Mc
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#22
most people's feet are under their thighs...

but yeah seriously, though, just practise it.
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tubetime86
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#23
It's cool dude, I don't like pickles...
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#25
Just get famous and have somebody push them for you.


Or better yet, if you're an older sibling, force your younger siblings to do it or you'll pound their face in.
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#26
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Or better yet, if you're an older sibling, force your younger siblings to do it or you'll pound their face in.

My Name is Cameron.
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#27
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Just get famous and have somebody push them for you.


Or better yet, if you're an older sibling, force your younger siblings to do it or you'll pound their face in.

I've tried this and he just ****ed around with the wah the whole time
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#28
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"I don't play guitar, I play guitar pedals"

WIN!
cdr_salamander
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#31
I think it's about that time...

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mmolteratx
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#32
It's obviously because you're a poopy face.
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Maximus_2005
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#36
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it's ok, my dad beat me with rack effects too.



"evil esteban"
if this thing melts again i'm takin' it to bugera headquarters, puttin' a bag of fecal matter on it, ringin' the doorbell and flippin the switch from "standby" to "on", and running.

"tubetime86"
This wasnt even a cool story... Bro.
yoyoloto
Blue dreams
Join date: May 2011
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#37
Oh shit, old thread. I'm talking about wah pedals and pedals that basically require a constant motion of the foot, not pedals that you hit once, sorry for the confusion.

This is, in fact, very serious :P
woad_yurt
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#39
Stand up and play?
.

Remove V1 & V6. Put the 12AX7 from V1 into V6 and leave V1 empty. Try the vibrato channel.
tubetime86
I don't even play guitar.
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#40
Quote by yoyoloto
Oh shit, old thread. I'm talking about wah pedals and pedals that basically require a constant motion of the foot, not pedals that you hit once, sorry for the confusion.

This is, in fact, very serious :P

Can you pat your head and rub your belly at the same time?
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