Pedals That Haven't Been Invented?

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On a R & D type thinking method what would you like to have pedal wise, built for you?

I wouldn't mind a stutter pedal for the guitar signal.

You?
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What would a stutter pedal do?

I'd like a pedal that made my playing half decent!
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George's sustainer pedal, some kind of floor keyboard so i could play bass notes with my feet, and possibly trigger drum loops (not really a guitar pedal but would still be useful), and thats all I can think of for now.

btw I think a stutter pedal would be like a floor oriented killswitch. Correct me if I'm wrong Fretpick.
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Desert_Runner wrote:George's sustainer pedal, some kind of floor keyboard so i could play bass notes with my feet, and possibly trigger drum loops (not really a guitar pedal but would still be useful), and thats all I can think of for now.
That already exists...I saw a youtube demo a little while ago, I'm sure it can be found but it was developed by one guy, and not commercialised IIRC.


Fretpick must know what I'm talking about I think..?

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Desert_Runner wrote: btw I think a stutter pedal would be like a floor oriented killswitch. Correct me if I'm wrong Fretpick.
I'll try & find an audio example of the type of sound I'm thinking of. Not a kill switch though.
Desert_Runner wrote: George's sustainer pedal, some kind of floor keyboard so i could play bass notes with my feet, and possibly trigger drum loops (not really a guitar pedal but would still be useful), and thats all I can think of for now.
Cool idea....Hmmm....holdy on...

http://www.rogerlinndesign.com/products ... inn3.shtml

There is a company that makes stick on BASS midi converter.ie: The blue bass strip is stuck to your guitar neck & you play th bass note with your thumb. Looks odd to see a blue strip on the back of the neck + the midi converter block on the strap. Not really do'able.

So what about a pedal that plays bass root notes over a selectable spectrum? Changeable through measure count downs. 16 bars...Ab, 8 bars
C.....etc B.T are cool but you as a user have no control over them. QY100 is desk based. Wouldn't it be cool if a floor based unit was made..of types.
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Interesting... expensive... and interesting.

I was thinking of a floor keyboard like this:
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But obviously a lot less embarrassing. Kind of like organ pedals. Maybe if I put a drum machine on the floor that could have me satisfied.
FRETPICK wrote:So what about a pedal that plays bass root notes over a selectable spectrum?
Sorry, don't really understand what you're getting at here.
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Desert_Runner wrote:Interesting... expensive... and interesting.

I was thinking of a floor keyboard like this:
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But obviously a lot less embarrassing. Kind of like organ pedals. Maybe if I put a drum machine on the floor that could have me satisfied.
FRETPICK wrote:So what about a pedal that plays bass root notes over a selectable spectrum?
Sorry, don't really understand what you're getting at here.
Yer I was thinking Tom Hanks "Big" step on the keyboard. :D

So a Drum pedal could be a coll idea to. Different section of the songs. ie Bridge, pre-chours....etc..all on the pedals.
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Yes! Thats exactly what I was thinking of.
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That's the stuff.

How old is it?

Synthie though...
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They were made between 1976 and 1981. Yngwie Malmsteen and Geddy Lee use them.
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FRETPICK wrote:Synthie though...
You say it like it's a bad thing. I love synth bass.
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Petie wrote:They were made between 1976 and 1981. Yngwie Malmsteen and Geddy Lee use them.
Cool. Great link.

I'm thinking there is lots to try & do out there. Update old idea's. Bring new things to the table. Re-thinks. Pioneer.
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Desert_Runner wrote:
FRETPICK wrote:Synthie though...
You say it like it's a bad thing. I love synth bass.
Me to. I'm thinking more bass..bass..guitar bass.

So far we have.


Stutter pedal.
Bass pedal.
Drum Pedal.

:D
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Desert_Runner wrote: some kind of floor keyboard so i could play bass notes with my feet,
Oh there was such a wonderful device made by Moog called the Taurus I and II. It was a spinet organ pedal style device (like the foot pedals of a church organ) and it was connected to an analogue synth hat made the most gorgeous bass sounds. I'm fairly certain Rush used them to fill out their live sound and it can be heard to brilliant effect on the track 'Xanadu' from 'Exit Stage Left...'

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