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Your guitar pedals

Postby K » 28 Dec 2017, 20:54

Got a nice little set up now, mainly Tone City pedals which I like a lot.

I have an old Wah-wah, and a compressor, a chorus pedal, a phaser and a tape delay. My Fender amount has a foot switch which changes to the overdrive channel and switches reverb on/off.

The compressor is new, and it's either faulty or I'm doing something wrong. When I switch it off I get no sound out at all. Surely I should just get the uncompressed signal?

The delay is amazing. I can add a long delay and try to harmonise with myself.

What other effects does anyone recommend?
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby yomptepi » 28 Dec 2017, 22:31

People who can actually play the guitar don't need pedals.

I have none.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby The Modernist » 28 Dec 2017, 22:41

yomptepi wrote:People who can actually play the guitar don't need pedals.

I have none.


So you're a better guitarist than Hendrix? :?

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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Deebank » 28 Dec 2017, 22:52

Of course you don’t need pedals, but they can be fun.
To be fair in the last major band I was in I found the better I got the less I wanted any treatment messing up my lovely clean sound.

Anyway, a good distortion is essential. Even if you have the best valve amp in the world - an AC15 perhaps, or the Orange TA30 I used a lot - you still need to crank it up a gear sometimes. I use a Sovtek/EH Big Muff Pi which is the best distortion/OD I have ever tried or owned. I also have a Proco Rat for extra grit when needed.

I also found compression to be very useful for making my clean sound smoother and punchier. I use an old EH Soul Preacher.

Beyond that I have a bunch of vintage effects as well as a couple of newer ones. Boss BF2 flanger and CE2 chorus are both great. I also used a crappy Zoom modulation pedal because it has a great phaser (better than my vintage MXR Phase 100). I use an EH term pedal and for echo use an Ibanez Echo Shifter which is analogue BBD but with a big slider to alter delay time. It is great but I rarely used it - I’m not a big soloer.

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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby K » 28 Dec 2017, 22:56

yomptepi wrote:People who can actually play the guitar don't need pedals.

I have none.

Yeah, yeah, and people who can play guitar don't need amplifiers.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Snarfyguy » 28 Dec 2017, 22:59

I have a distortion box that I use many for volume boost. It's yellow. I don't need anything else.

Not that I make any claims to great proficiency or anything!
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 28 Dec 2017, 23:05

I use an EQ pedal for a signal boost and that's it.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby yomptepi » 29 Dec 2017, 00:57

Harvey K-Tel wrote:I use an EQ pedal for a signal boost and that's it.


I have a an eq boost on my amp. The problem with pedals is that they hide your deficiencies as a player. I think the main reason I don't like them is that I was a punk, and pedals were for hippies. I just turned the amp up. I had a WEM amp with a master volume , so I could get a decent distorted sound without too much volume. And I have shied away from effects pedals ever since. However I am sure they are great fun...
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Charlie O. » 29 Dec 2017, 02:53

I’v got a few, but the MXR analog delay is the only one I’ve ever felt a strong attachment to.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Dec 2017, 03:14

Snarfyguy wrote:I have a distortion box that I use many for volume boost. It's yellow. I don't need anything else.

Not that I make any claims to great proficiency or anything!


Same here.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Very Stable Baron » 29 Dec 2017, 05:31

Deebank wrote:Anyway, a good distortion is essential. Even if you have the best valve amp in the world - an AC15 perhaps, or the Orange TA30 I used a lot - you still need to crank it up a gear sometimes.


This is, of course, false.
Crank up a fender tube amplifier loud enough and there is no better sound. Maybe an echoplex or memory man is helpful for stoners, but that’s about it.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Fonz » 29 Dec 2017, 07:16

I’ve been using various iterations of Line 6 Pod/HD500/Helix over the years.

Purists wouldn’t like it.

But I can gig, record, and generally have a lot of fun with one box. No need to turn the volume up loud- tinnitus is a curse.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Deebank » 29 Dec 2017, 08:36

Still Baron wrote:
Deebank wrote:Anyway, a good distortion is essential. Even if you have the best valve amp in the world - an AC15 perhaps, or the Orange TA30 I used a lot - you still need to crank it up a gear sometimes.


This is, of course, false.
Crank up a fender tube amplifier loud enough and there is no better sound. Maybe an echoplex or memory man is helpful for stoners, but that’s about it.


It’s not false, it depends on the music you play. If I was Angus Young, a cranked vintage Marshall stack would be fine for all my needs. However, anyone requiring a range of tones and textures might find inspiration in any number of gadgets.

Well done you for having the big bucks to spend on a Fender valve amp. I’m afraid I could never afford that sort of outlay. A decent OD/distortion for me is a must.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Darkness_Fish » 29 Dec 2017, 11:30

My guitar does not pedal anything.




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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Dec 2017, 14:14

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Re: Your guitar pedals

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Tom Waits For No One wrote:Image

Available from Edwin Collins at AED


My mate - actually Copehead’s mate - had one of those back in the 80s. Exactly the same colour and unique shape/layout. It wasn’t called a Bum Fuzz though.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Dec 2017, 18:44

Deebank wrote:My mate - actually Copehead’s mate - had one of those back in the 80s. Exactly the same colour and unique shape/layout. It wasn’t called a Bum Fuzz though.


Explanation here

http://www.aedrecords.com/collections/n ... ts/the-bum
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby Deebank » 30 Dec 2017, 09:46

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Deebank wrote:My mate - actually Copehead’s mate - had one of those back in the 80s. Exactly the same colour and unique shape/layout. It wasn’t called a Bum Fuzz though.


Explanation here

http://www.aedrecords.com/collections/n ... ts/the-bum


Cool cheers. I don’t remember Copehead’s mate Neil or his guitar virtuoso younger brother (my mate) being especially impressed with it.

Who knew these cheap and cheerful items would be so sought after.

I sold a Ross Distortion pedal last year for a decent amount - considering it didn’t actually work!

I think the transistors were germanium or something.
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Re: Your guitar pedals

Postby yomptepi » 31 Dec 2017, 11:16

I had a fuzz face pedal before I became a punk. I think they are worth quite a lot now. God knows why. Is was absolutely dismal.I remember the singer of the band throwing out of the door after I used it once, and stamping on it. That was the last pedal I used.
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