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Show Me Your Guitar Pedalboard (or talk about favourites/ give reviews/show your wish list)

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morelia
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3943 posts since 15 May, 2002, from Brisbane , Australia

Postby morelia; Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:46 am Show Me Your Guitar Pedalboard (or talk about favourites/ give reviews/show your wish list)

Thinking about setting up a pedal board and I thought it couldn't hurt to read or see what pedals are rocking kvrian's worlds.

This where I'm at:

Don't have yet - Tuner (must have) - Either TC Electronic Polytune mini or Korg Pitchblack

Don't have yet - Noise Gate - Mooer Noise Killer or MXR Smartgate (That's if I find I want a gate)

Don't have yet - Compression (not sure I need it so haven't looked at models)

Jim Dunlop 535Q Wah Pedal

Electro Harmonic Little Big Muff

Electro Harmonix Metal Muff

Don't have yet - Delay (must have) - TC Electronic Flashback, MXR Carbon Copy Analog, Wampler Faux Tape Echo (There are many other possibilities, EH, Mooer, Boss)

Don't have yet - Chorus (really want) - TC Electronic Corona Chorus looks good but I hope there are simpler/better/cheaper options

Don't have yet - Tremolo - Not sure I need this but options are Malekko Analog Tremolo

Don't have yet - Reverb Definitely will get but can wait. - Really the only one I like the sound of so far is the TC Hall of Fame. Other good options? EH Holy Grails are not to bad.

TC Electronic Ditto Looper
Last edited by morelia on Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:29 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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werp
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1023 posts since 14 Aug, 2012, from Australia

Postby werp; Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:08 am

I have a line 6 M-13 ... but always liked the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver as an individual pedal.
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operandx
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230 posts since 30 Apr, 2003, from West Dorset, UK

Postby operandx; Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:08 am

Well I ditched the pedals and got a TC Nova System. Still attach a Bad Monkey which is a cheap TS clone. I never hung with the booteek tone snob crowd, I just wanted something that was good sound/value.
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taijiguy
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766 posts since 15 Nov, 2004, from Kangzhou

Postby taijiguy; Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:24 am

My favorite fuzz has always been the Univox Super Fuzz. It sounds great on guitar or bass (no loss of low frequencies). You could get ripped off buying a beatup original on eBay for $600+ or get a Wattson Classic with the exact same circuitry and sound for a third the price.
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Hink
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24566 posts since 5 Sep, 2003, from New England U.S.A.

Postby Hink; Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:47 am

my favorite is an OD pedal I built from a kit from General Guitar Gadgets, it's a TS clone with some mods including a choice of clippers, an option to lift one set of clippers, a 1 meg drive pot and a few other minor changes to a couple of caps, resistors and some op amp choices.
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khanyz
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1135 posts since 16 Jul, 2004, from Yorkshire, UK

Postby khanyz; Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:13 am

+1 for the Bad Monkey. It's cheap and sounds v. nice.

My pedals are centered around a Blackstart HT-Dual, which is great. I put either a VHT V-Drive or EHX LPB-1 before it and a Cool Cat Chorus after.

The VHT V-Drive is very flexible but can be too tweaksome sometimes and you get lost in it. Hence the LPB-1 which I love for it's simplicity and light enhancing of the guitar sound. The Cool Cat Chorus is great, and the cheap price is a bonus.

The only other pedal I'd recommend it the GarageTone Chainsaw. It's a faily mild distortion pedal, but great tone and you can make it heavier with an OD pedal before it. I use it with a Boss OS-2.
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Daimonicon
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86 posts since 30 Aug, 2012, from Sweden

Postby Daimonicon; Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:20 am

A maxon OD808(the original tubescreamer Ibanez licensed if someone didn't know it) and a Marshall Echohead. Not the greatest delaypedal but it's ok and got it cheap secondhand.
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morelia
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3943 posts since 15 May, 2002, from Brisbane , Australia

Postby morelia; Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:56 pm

For better or worse I went with EH and got the Muff and Metal Muff for distortion. I need to keep the cost down but I am thinking of TC Flashback or the simpler MXR delay. Don't think a reverb would be much good with no fx loop (happy to be set straight on that if wrong). I have a Dunlop 535Q which I'm really happy with for wah duties.
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morelia
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3943 posts since 15 May, 2002, from Brisbane , Australia

Postby morelia; Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:55 pm

Starting to realise I have stumbled into an abyss. How the hell do you decide on a pedal? I can't try them all! Seems like there is only 'the buy on faith/reviews' or 'test the limited supply in my local guitar shop'.
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SJ_Digriz
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2998 posts since 4 Jul, 2001, from Prattville, AL

Postby SJ_Digriz; Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:49 am

You can build your own pedal of pretty much every type fairly cheaply. But the easiest way to approach it is to break them into categories and decide what you want out of that category.

i.e ..
Distortion - Metal/Shred, Blues, Rock, Fusion, octave, fuzz ...
Modulation - tremelo, phase, flange/chorus(even though they are echo)...
Filter - wah, auto wah, mutronish, stepper, eq ...
Pitch - harmonic, shifter, doubler, warbler ...
Ambient - reverb, echo, tape ...
general - compressor, gate, boost ...

Then realize that there are all kinds of combinations of these pedals. So, it's way easier to think in terms of "what sound do I want" and work backwards than it is to just look at all the pedals and pick out "the best". Most stuff is now fairly high quality. So, it's not like you can choose wrong, you would just choose wrong for you.
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martygras
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518 posts since 3 Apr, 2008, from State of Confusion

Postby martygras; Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:47 pm

One effect that stands out on my pedalboard is the wah. I tried an unconventional wah called the Weeping Demon by Ibanez. It has a long throw pedal giving more control over where you're at in your sweep.

I like to use the springback feature where it sits at the heel down position and as soon as I move the pedal it activates the wah, and then turns it off in less than a second after I let it return to it's heel down position.
It has several tone tweak knobs so you can get more traditional wah tones or you can make it a bit synthetic.

It's bigger than most wah's so that's a negative in that it can take up too much real estate on the board.
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morelia
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3943 posts since 15 May, 2002, from Brisbane , Australia

Postby morelia; Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:20 pm

I'm really happy with my wah. But I'd like the sprung off position feature. On the Dunlop it requires a heavy toe stomp to bypass. I ordered a TC Ditto Looper the other day. What need now is a delay and I'm torn between the all powerfull TC Flashback and the simplistic MXR Carbon copy delay.

Next on the list is the tuner. Probably a polytune mini but the Korg Pitchblack is cheaper and seems just as good albeit without the poly mode.

Will also start exploring options for chorus, reverb and maybe tremolo. Compression and noise gate may even get a look in.
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vurt
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33595 posts since 25 Jan, 2003, from through the looking glass

Postby vurt; Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:32 pm

my bugcrusher :love:

but you cant have one.
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morelia
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3943 posts since 15 May, 2002, from Brisbane , Australia

Postby morelia; Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:40 pm

My Music >>> °morelia ° Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz, 12gb, Windows 7 (64), Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
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morelia
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3943 posts since 15 May, 2002, from Brisbane , Australia

Postby morelia; Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:30 pm

Have updated my original post to show what I have and what I'm thinking of getting. Feel free to give me some other options especially if they are cheaper, better ones :wink:
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