Got Hung Up On Tone Chaing

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by shawn71, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. shawn71

    shawn71 Junior Member

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    Let me start off by saying I love to experiment with different sounds and tones. I found out however, that I got caught up in tone chasing and buying pedals and I found myself lost in a world of distortion and overdrive. So much so that It started becoming unsatisfying and down right redundant. I like different kinds of music but all of which are guitar driven. I like a nice crunchy classic rock sound as well and a heavy distorted meaty sound. I use a Marshall MG30CFX along with Epiphone Les Paul's and a Fender Mexican Strat. I suddenly discovered through all this was the fact that I wasn't enjoying my guitars. I'm not a professional musician and I don't play in a band, I just love guitars and playing them and somewhere along the way I had forgotten about that. Out of all the pedals I have I decided to pick 2 sounds that I enjoy playing, one is a heavy metal meaty distortion. For this, I chose the Boss Metal Zone, That's right, the ole Boss Metal Zone. I've heard a bunch of people hate on this pedal but to me, I think its great. I had to dial it in which took a while because I have guitars with active EMG's and passive Pro Buckers so to find a nice setting took a little work. The other pedal I chose was the Boss BD-2 (Bluesdriver). The BD-2 may be the best pedal I own, it's very versatile, you can get a multitude of tones from it and its great just as an overdrive for your amp. I guess the point to this post is that we all love playing guitars, specifically Les Paul's, and we all enjoy great tone. If you have a well setup guitar you'll be surprised how good your tone can be regardless of how many pedals you use. Have fun my friends and enjoy your LP's.
     
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  2. Burst Boy

    Burst Boy Senior Member

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    I too love to experiment with tones and sounds and have a rather large collection of effects pedals. I'm hung up on distortion and OD pedals but in a good way. I have way to many but love the freedom to chop n' change n' experiment. It keeps things fresh for me and inspires me to play. If I only had a couple of pedals I don't think I'd play as much 'cause I get bored easily. I constantly change around pedals and enjoy every bit of it. I also love guitar straight into amp and do it occasionally to keep myself grounded as to what a good guitar and amp can sound like.
     
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    Victek Senior Member

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    My experience using the Blues Driver has been very positive. Perhaps it gets overlooked because it's older, but you're right about it having a good sound :yesway:
     
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    pnuggett Senior Member

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    I got hung up on P F Chaing:)
     
  5. sonar

    sonar Senior Member

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    Pedals are supposed to be fun. Try to enjoy the ride instead of chasing something you may never find. Seems simple, but it took me years to figure out.
     
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