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  • How Important Is Pedal Color To You?

    I have learned that more people than I expected care about this. I will admit, I see some pedals in a different color and have liked some of them more than the original but not often. Are graphics, colors, limited editions, etc. important to you?
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    I never care about color or graphics just functionality. My favorite pedal is my baby crap yellow MXR D+.


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    • #3
      Some people just never grow up, I guess?

      Factories color coding their pedals since they used a unified design template (like Boss) or because their stuff was visually similar to other things from competitors that customers were likely to use made functional sense. Just for visibility.

      But special editions? Screw that. Not a cent more.
      Last edited by Adieu; 06-10-2021, 09:00 AM.
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      • #4
        I care in the sense that I think some pedals look fantastic and some look horrible and that if there is a special edition that looks really cool I’m interested if I was going to buy the pedal anyway…. But in the end it’s the sound.
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        • #5
          i dont really care. if its super ugly or obnoxiously neon, then maybe, but in general no.

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          • #6
            Functionality is ALWAYS priority number one.

            Given that, IF I have choices, then aesthetics might be considered.

            I have bought pedals (few - but I have) because they were simply "cool" in some way, that had no more or less functionality than any other pedal I own. But that was done consciously.

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            • #7
              1000% important.

              I won't use a stomp unless it's a color I dig.

              Because color = tone.

              ****ty color, ****ty tone.
              Last edited by LLL; 06-10-2021, 10:14 AM.
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              • #8
                Most important for me is that I can tell what the settings on the knobs are in a darkly lit stage. So any color is fine, as long as the knobs contrast with that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                  Most important for me is that I can tell what the settings on the knobs are in a darkly lit stage. So any color is fine, as long as the knobs contrast with that.
                  I have absolutely bought pedals because easy to see and adjust live. Garagetone Dleay for example.
                  Originally posted by Bad City
                  He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                    Most important for me is that I can tell what the settings on the knobs are in a darkly lit stage. So any color is fine, as long as the knobs contrast with that.
                    That is very important!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LLL View Post
                      1000% important.

                      I won't use a stomp unless it's a color I dig.

                      Because color = tone.

                      ****ty color, ****ty tone.
                      Ha! Well...pedals do color your tone so that sounds legit.
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                      • #12
                        I love the Neunaber pedals...sound absolutely fantastic. I bought a few different ones, color is fine etc. They then release the same pedals in white and they looked 100 times better (to me) and I was like no way...lol. I would have bought white if I had a choice at the time....then I am thinking, do I buy these pedals again? I didn't but dang those white ones are cool...lol.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bogner View Post

                          Ha! Well...pedals do color your tone so that sounds legit.
                          It's scientifically proven.

                          Last edited by LLL; 06-10-2021, 12:20 PM.
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                          • #14
                            I like bright coloured pedals because they're easier to see in the dark . . . but short of that . . . meh.
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                            • #15
                              I see the trend going with some pedal companies and their artwork like it was back in the day with album cover artwork. Some of the artwork on these pedals is over the top insane.
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