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Old February 20th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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looking for the right pedal set up

I'm looking at setting up a pedal board for some blues music but don't know where to start. I'll be playing out of a late 60's model fender super reverb. It should be mostly blues sounding but mainly Texas blues, rock and country. Can I get some feedback on where to start?

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Old February 20th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can only tell you what I use:
-Wilson Colourful Wah
-Barber Burn Unit or a Les Luis for overdrive
-Yardbox for fuzz
-Catlinbread Manx for high gain
-Everything else I use an M9.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I advise someone every week - look into a dallas rangemaster type pedal -it gives the sound people really want, but think other things`ll give em -really an analog man beano boost ( rangemaster style) and zvex SHO gives you the most righteous tone . . .
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Don't they issue every blues player in Texas with a TS-9?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's my opinion that you won't need a pedal board if that's the only style of music you'll be playing. I think all you need is a good overdrive pedal to go with your Super Reverb. It's hard to go wrong with an Ibanez TS-9 or (what I prefer) a TS-808.

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Oh, sorry. Somehow I missed the rock and country parts. Maybe a compressor and digital delay for country, and another higher gain overdrive for rock.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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just starin out I would suggest the boss M70 multi FX. Lotta bang for buck IMHO.
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Wah -> OD -> delay

That's depends on your tastes and how many you want to spend, but my suggestions are:
Wah: Wilson wah are note too pricey but has a great quality
OD: Hard to tell, but, again Wilson Lotus drive ll is really versatile: From clean boost to singing leads. And two independent channels are good. Also, Barber stuff is very nice. Half gainer is very nice low gain pedal.
Delay: If you want just simple delay: mxr Carbon copy or Way Huge Aqua Puss (if you want slapback). Or Boss DD-7 or TC electronic Flashback if you want some experiments.

Later you can add as much as you want: some kind of fuzz box, phase/vibe/rotary pedal, maybe tremolo (I do not know, if your amp has built in tremolo). But I really believe that wah+OD+delay can, actually cover many ground, and all of them not so hard to use.

PS and a good tuner is also nice feature.
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