Need help buying my first pedalboard setup

Sournote

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Let me be the first to say you almost certainly do NOT need/want a compression pedal. I know where that idea was planted in your head and totally disagree with the person that put it there, despite his cult-like following.

Waste money if you must, but my bet is your compression pedal gathers dust after a few months messing with it. If we were neighbors I'd let you borrow mine for a while. I only use it for my acoustic rig now.

A chorus or reverb would be a decent first choice pedal since you have amps capable of giving you your dirt tone, though if you want a clean passage and a dirt tone in one song, an overdrive will give you that so that would still be a decent choice.
 

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Hey what's a bastard supposed to do when an opportunity like that presents itself? :)
 

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What I did:

Bought:
Overdrive
Tuner
Reverb

Still missing:
Delay and a chorus.

Did so I can go from my disired clean, to some kind of crunsh\heavyer stuff, then I use my amps pedal to boost for some crazy lead :)

And my reverb is pretty much always on.

But all you have to do is:

Look up what kind of effects you want\need. And if you are unsure how to hook it up, just ask here :)

It can't go too wrong:)

Also, don't forget a nice power supply, instead of messing about with batterys.

\\laggy.

I'm pretty new to pedals my self, but that's what I did. Oh forgot to say, that I looked up on a ton of reviews as well, that way, it gave me a pretty good idea what is good\bad for me etc,

Enjoy!


Edit: don't forget to make\buy a pedal board! SO much easier to deal with the pedlas,that way they don't slide around etc when you stomp on them.

Also, make a bigger pedalboard than you need, since you gonna need it! Buying pedals is like being on drugs, a little warning there!

Was mentioned earlier in this thread I believe haha
 

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This may be taking "the back road," but as I'm not aware of your experience....have you considered a multi-effects unit? This option will allow you to 'learn" effects and your favorite combinations of, to guide eventual pedal purchases possibly saving time and $. Just a thought.
 

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Buy a used boss multi effect pedal first and get an idea of what you like. Then buy higher quality pedals with more tonal capabilities of the effects you use most frequently
 

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if you are looking to get a distortion pedal, i HIGHLY recommend Revv G3 Distortion. Or if you want a bit heavier get the G4. Awesome pedals, worth every penny.
 

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Eventually grab a Boss ES8... with all thay fire power a switching unit will open realms for you
 

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OP is still MIA, folks.
 

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