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Discussion in 'Pedals' started by Alligatorbling, Nov 29, 2017.
They were getting custom decals and re-lacquered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
in a studio i'll bring out more to play with....
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.
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.
I guess that's a few:
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
in a box...
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.
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.