I can't tell you how many times I've been browsing at my local guitar store when I've almost picked a distortion pedal just because of the art in it. I really dig that stuff. Maybe it's just because I'm from Seattle and everybody is all about modern art here, but still, I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way.
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pedal art is nice. but the sound is predominant.


At the end of the day you stomp on it.
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The best is when you get both great sound and looks, aka the mojo hand fx rook royale. Look it up.
i find myself gravitating towards or away from certain pedals heavily based on artwork/look/knob layout and the like. it seems silly but hey, whatever floats your (or my) boat right?

I do the same thing with amps/cabs and guitars too, and drum setups (although the way I would set it up look wise is basically the most comfortable way to play it for me, but for instance I hate kits with two rack toms mounted over the kick, even though they can be cool to play)
I'm trying to get into some etching - but I bought the wrong laser printer.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100

Cathbard Amplification
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I find that I can be initially drawn to a pedal by the looks, but if it's not exactly what I want sound wise then the looks don't matter. I'm only buying something if it sounds the way I want it to sound.
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.

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I like mine. But I really don't have a large collection of pedals anyways. I need some more.


DeadHorse Overdrive. It's a modded tubescreamer. It's been done to death. Beating a dead horse. It's a joke. Probably not a very good one. But the pedal is great.
Ibanez Prestige RG852MPB
Ibanez Prestige RG652KFX
Schecter Loomis NT
EVH 5150 III 50
PRS 212 DB
Line 6 POD HD500X
Deadhorse OD/Boss HM-2
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I'm trying to get into some etching - but I bought the wrong laser printer.

Don't ya just hate it when you do that
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Now get off my ****ing lawn.

I specifically chose the colour of my korg tuner to give off a positive vibe to the rest of the board.

It also helps reduce latency & increases signal strength through good cooperation & unity.
If you're just getting started with pedals then artwork can be a big help. No more hitting the noise supressor and trying to tune up. I tend to rely on shapes and artwork to keep my feet in the right position. Helps a lot.

But as a collector, the artwork becomes even more important. It becomes like buying a guitar. Most of your purchase for a pedal is based on the sound, but it's always the ones with cool artwork that catch your attention.

Over the top artwork is a bit of a put-off, but if it sounds cool who cares?

I'm after one of these at the minute, and part of that is based on it's really cool design. I play indie music, who would know haha?

I love Z. Vex's artwork on his pedals and I love the crazy sounds. He seems like a really cool guy too.