Pedals

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by Alligatorbling, Nov 29, 2017.

How many pedals do you use?

  1. I plug straight in, no need for pedals.

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  2. I use a few.

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    38.3%
  3. I have a full board.

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  1. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Senior Member

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    They were getting custom decals and re-lacquered. :laugh2:

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  2. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

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    I use a few.

    Fuzz and distortion are a must. My main tones are always distorted.
    I like to use chorus for cleans, but that's not very often.
    Reverb for some things, mostly on cleans in combination with a chorus.
     
  3. Alligatorbling

    Alligatorbling ★AstroCat★ Premium Member V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    sweet!
     
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  4. DB Chuckster

    DB Chuckster Member

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    Had a Boss ME 70 for a minute. WAY too much stuff going on so I sold it. Now have a JB Wah, a Digitech Polara, and a Blues Driver but tbh most of time I am too lazy for all of that and plug straight in or play acoustic.
     
  5. moreles

    moreles Senior Member

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    Though I have a great pedalboard, the only "always on" pedals are my Klon and Strymon Dig (delay), both of which are wonderful sound enhancers that do not take over my clean, articulated tone. I have plenty of other stuff that I use sporadically, depending on the tune; most often, I'm adding one of my 3 very different overdrives.
     
  6. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    Many of the pedals I have are built into other people's amps.
    My amps would be too loud if I got them to where they distort naturally, so I have a pedal instead of the drive channel (well more than several of these for different genres)
    I also have a reverb that makes the two run in stereo
    I have a delay to make it seem more spacious.
     
  7. sonar

    sonar Senior Member

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    Current band I only need a delay, and that's for only a couple things.

    That said, I love me some pedals.

    Pedals are fun.

    The defenders of fun.

    Go pedals!
     
  8. Pappy58

    Pappy58 Senior Member

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    Mesa Bottle Rocket (turns a tweed into Boogie and back), DLS RotoSim, TC Reverb, Crybaby. I also recently acquired a Marvel 3 but still playing with it in the garage.
     
  9. christophervolume

    christophervolume Senior Member

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    depends on the situation.
    live i like to keep it pretty bare bones. i want to focus more on the groove and what the band is doing rather than toe tapping.
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    in a studio i'll bring out more to play with....
     
  10. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    The more the merrier. I don't mind tap dancing and I like controlling my tone with my feet rather than with my hands on the guitar knobs. I also like a clean amp that I can sculpt with pedals and emulating different dirty amps and lots of effects to choose from. I'm all in on the pedal thing. Love them.
     
  11. joff

    joff Senior Member

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    I have a few pedals but i have not yet put a board together...i only play at home, so i just put out the pedals which i want to use at the time...but if the wife and kids are away then i usually line them all up. :)
     
  12. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    I guess that's a few:
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  13. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    Full board, that is at a pretty steady state in the last 2 years, but never fully stopped evolving. Life is short, pedals are fun. Life should be fun.
     
  14. Mookakian

    Mookakian Senior Member

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    I had a huge board, it really was taking my attention away from the axe so i started pulling pedals that were not fully musical to my ears...

    Now ive taken an abstract approach where i have just 3 effects and a shitload of controlling using

    1- A Molten Voltage controling my whammy
    2- Expression controling a Neunaber wet reverb (sometimes i use the neunaber as a delay or chorus by switching up the circuit with the laptop)
    3- Source Audio EQ in the loop controling the 4 presets using a Boss ES8 which adds each effect and amp channel as needed too.

    These with the volume and tone knob keep me pretty damn happy, might grab another neunaber slate so i have a chorus, delay, or tremolo and the wet stereo reverb separate, but thats about as far as i plan to go.

    About to pull the trigger on a Solid State Head, Want to trade my Mesa Stiletto for a Mesa Tripple crown too...

    Hopefully, i can figure out a way to use the ES8 to switch Heads as well as add the couple pedals as needed.
     
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  15. kboman

    kboman Senior Member

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    Two boards: one for fuzz, one for the rest. It all gets used of course (I tend to remove stuff I don't use and later sell stuff I don't miss pretty ruthlessly these days).
     
  16. Mookakian

    Mookakian Senior Member

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    Ah bugger i forgot about the fuzzies... That literally doubles the bord size for me, to 6 effect pedals, i only use them for blues jamin... with a reverb, not sure where that sits in the poll, somewhere between a few and alot i spose :cheers:
     
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  17. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Ive really changed my board in the last 3 months. I stopped just buying cheaper pedals in hopes they would work for me when i knew what i really wanted.
    Ive got a list of 4 pedals in my future then im done....
    Until something better replaces them, those being a Bigsky, H9, Cali 76 and either a Es 8 or a Disaster area dpc5. Most likly the Disaster area for it small size and expression wheel option.
     
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  18. Thermionik

    Thermionik Not Fade Away Premium Member

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    Heaven
    in a box...
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  19. SteveC

    SteveC Get off my f*cking lawn. V.I.P. Member

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    I could probably use a wah, flanger, volume, phase and another delay. But, this gets me though our 60 song set list. I just added the cheap-o fuzz after the OCD for a lead boost on dirt.

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  20. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Don't have to convince me. I was gonna get one this month but then a KoT came up locally on kijiji and i had to jump on that. My old Boss CS2 will have to do for now.
     
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