There's emptiness in my life, and I need help from TDPRI to fill it!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Muinarc, Mar 14, 2019 at 4:16 PM.

  1. Muinarc

    Muinarc TDPRI Member

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    Hey everyone. I have a dilemma here and I need some guidance. I am putting together a pedal board for the first time. Rather than having them strewn about the floor, I'm getting organized! My issue is that my pedal board fits 6-7 pedals, and I only have 5 on there right now. I need some help filling the vacant spot!!

    On my board I have:

    Low gain OD/Klon/TS type thing
    Distortion
    Fuzz
    Reverb
    Delay

    My amp has no bells and whistles so that's why I can't just sub the delay/reverb for whats built into an amp.

    What are some suggestions or pedals you'd consider "essential"? From some brain storming I'm thinking: Vibrato, EQ, Tuner, Compressor? I feel like a EQ and tuner built into one pedal would be awesome for this board but I haven't seen one. I have room for 1 double-width sized pedal or two narrower ones. Let me know what you'd suggest! I play many of the rock genres if that helps.
     
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    Chorus
    Tremolo
    Wah
     
  3. TheMindful

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    Octave or modulation of some sort: phaser, flange, chorus. Tremolo is a good suggestion too. You have the fundamentals, last pedals will most likely be sounds you use just on occasion, for a different color.
     
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    I thought your Wife or Dog died,,, you'll live:confused:
     
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    Tremolo, Vibe, Wah, Octave, Digitech freqout feedback pedal, Phase 90, Tuner.

    Maybe consider using a anolog master looper pedal to organise everything and make switching multiple pedals on at the same time easier? The more you add the more complicated / annoying things get.
     
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    Your board is way too sensible.



     
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    I find my MXR talk box necessary for just about every gig.

    :)

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    If you're gigging- or playing at the jam- a tuner pedal would be a good move. ;)
     
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    Tuner definitely. I would say EQ too. Something to get the sound you want in different rooms.
     
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    >>>>>>>>> TUNER. <<<<<<<<<
     
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    Tuner makes most sense to me. If your instrument is not in tune all the rest of those pedals ain’t gonna save you. You said you play rock but honestly I’m trying to figure out how you do that without a wah pedal!?:D
     
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    Tuner is absolutely essential. Other than that, I would just play and worry about getting more pedals when you run into something you can't play without the pedal. I played for many years with only delay + wah (distortion in the amp).
     
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    Might as well add a Brony pedal too.
     
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    A multi-effect like the Zoom MS-70 ?
    It'll cover your Trem, EQ, Tuner requirements, and add some oddball stuff :cool:
     
  16. Muinarc

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    Awesome suggestions everyone! I knew I could count on you. I am going to Japan next week so maybe I should get a Miku.....


    I had forgotten about the looper idea, that's also a good one. I also need a Digitech Wammy for some Rage action. Looks like I need a 2nd pedal board. Good 'ole TDPRI, always helpful in making your wallet lighter :p
     
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    Looper (simple like Ditto mini or the $30 clones from Kokko/Ammoon)
    Wah (but this is a big real estate hog, maybe keep separate on the floor still)
    Joyo American Sound $30 -- useful for a pedal as well as a direct option to a PA system instead of an amp.

    and ...

    "A RAT!" :)


    Can you convert to all mini-pedals? Pack more in.

    Make sure you have pedals that work together for gain stacking as a couple of pedals stacked is often better than either pedal alone.

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    My analog board has the same stuff as yours except a tremolo instead of ‘verb and I don’t need nuthin, so, tremolo.
     
  19. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Just get a Snark, nobody minds headstock tuners except the snobs, and they're just looking for any reason to disapprove. I'd add a modulation - for me it's tremolo though I'd like a phaser on board too. Maybe for you it's a Univibe, how would I know? I feel like if YOU don't know what you want, you are either fine, or you need to buy a multifx to play around with sounds for a while before getting serious.
     
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    hey, I have a Snark -- and about 7 other headstock tuners -- but I use a tuner on the board. why? I switch to a second guitar set up for slide, a couple of times a set, ands the mute feature is handy as heck. also, in a bigger band, when there's a lot of noise onstage, I've seen the Snark get lost. this only happens when you're in a hurry to tune up for the next song. no snobbery involved, thanks.

    if it was my board, I'd swap out one of the dirt boxes for a compressor and add a tremolo -- I can't get through a night without trem. the Flint covers a lot of different sounds -- slow harmonic trem approaches a Leslie sound / univibe sound.
     
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