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Examples of Best Way to Use New Pedals?

Zydraka
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59 posts since 3 Aug, 2015, from U.S.

Postby Zydraka; Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:07 pm Examples of Best Way to Use New Pedals?

With the new gear about to drop I was wondering what these new pedals are best suited for. Like what style of music, typical usage, song examples, etc.

Obviously a lot of us are familiar with using an 808 as a boost but I don't even know what the hell a Klon Centaur is or what makes it so great. The same goes with some of the amps. I have to google a lot of this stuff to try and get an idea but that often leads down a long and ambiguous path.
Zydraka
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59 posts since 3 Aug, 2015, from U.S.

Postby Zydraka; Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:46 am Re: Examples of Best Way to Use New Pedals?

So I guess Google and YouTube it is... I was looking up the Boss HM-2 and boy does it sure sound dreadful. It's just not my style at all. I guess it's popular with Swedish metal, which I like really like sometimes, but not HM-2 style it turns out. Apparently the pedal is commonly used with all the dials maxed out, or all but the gain maxed. Here's a couple videos:

https://youtu.be/8oQTygtsEMs

https://youtu.be/5vIKE6yh_7Y
Zydraka
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59 posts since 3 Aug, 2015, from U.S.

Postby Zydraka; Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:06 am Re: Examples of Best Way to Use New Pedals?

Info about '73 Electro Harmonix Big Muff Ram's Head from http://www.kitrae.net/music/big_muff_history1.html:

It should be clearly stated that there is no 'one' Ram's Head Big Muff tone. Basically the V2 is just a new box for the V1. As with the V1 Big Muffs, the bass, treble, gain, and fuzziness of the tone varies slightly from unit to unit, sometimes wildy, due to constantly changing the schematic to work with component supply. I am describing some typical attributes here, based on dozens of examples I have played or own. The mids were very scooped, as in flat or removed, giving them a nice, dark sound. The tone is usually large and aggressive with a scooped grit, though some are more smooth sounding. On many later examples the sustain seems to be less than most V1 Triangle Big Muffs I have played. Some have slightly less clarity for leads, and can be difficult to palm mute through certain amps. The "violet" version would be an exception, as that one has a smooth clarity for leads and chords, and typically less bottom end. Some V2 Big Muffs will sound identical to some V1 Big Muffs. There is more of a mids scoop on most late model V2s that I have played versus the V1 Muffs, and a tighter bottom end. That bottom end creates a huge, thunderous sound through a tube amp. The scooped tone makes them easy to get lost in a band mix when playing live with certain amps. Listen to the Animals and The Wall era Pink Floyd albums for examples of solo tones using this pedal, and listen to Dinosaur Jr. for examples of the raw lead tone and wall-of-sound use of this pedal.

Video example of violet version (not sure which the sim is modeled after): https://youtu.be/7dYeaWbdmwk
Supamazzive
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Postby Supamazzive; Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:36 pm Re: Examples of Best Way to Use New Pedals?

For all things 'pedals', a good place to start would be 'That Pedal Show' on youtube. Best source of pedal knowledge, uses, form and function I've yet found.

That Pedal Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnUXq8 ... e6ItuTs10w

The HM Pedal: https://youtu.be/l6x6AjsKaMk

That Pedal Show Search for Klon Centaur: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnUXq8 ... on+Centaur

Just look for the others you're lookin' for. I'm sure they've got something about them on their site.
Zydraka
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59 posts since 3 Aug, 2015, from U.S.

Postby Zydraka; Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 am Re: Examples of Best Way to Use New Pedals?

Thanks for the tip! I've determined that I'm just not much of a pedal guy. I hate spending time on tone hunting; I just want to play. :)

Although after trying the HM-2 it's not as bad as I thought and I could probably make a song with it. It turns out I already had it in Amplitube but Kazrog's version sounds 10 times better. Same with the Ibanez 808.

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