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What pedal is your secret weapon of tone?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by scout2112, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles Tele-Meister

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    Snowlake Arizona
    I've got a few hi dollar pedals, but I always come back to my boss bd2
     
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  2. WelshBluesMan

    WelshBluesMan TDPRI Member

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    Wales, UK.
    I used to play without pedals, cranking my amp up for dirt, but I got sick of landlords at gigs asking me to turn down all the time, and one gig in particular was so loud that my ears rang for weeks after... People were avoiding our gigs because of the volume, so something had to change.

    So I invested in the humble old Boss BD-2 Blues Driver. Level set to give a slight boost at about 10 o'clock, gain at 2 o'clock and tone at 9 o'clock. Set like that I just leave it on all the time, and control the overall dirt with my volume pot, just as I did running straight into a cranked amp. It works great, and I have to say I love it.
     
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  3. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    MXR M133 Micro Amp
     
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  4. scout2112

    scout2112 Tele-Meister

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    Can you explain how you have it set up?
     
  5. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    NY
    Any DC style compressor...currently VS Route 66 v2
     
  6. Marc Muller

    Marc Muller Tele-Meister

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    Pictured are my 2 favorite amps these days. 2 fav guitars are my tele and SG. I try and try, but any pedal I put on, except for the amp's reverb, just messes the sound up! I know pedals, of course, have their place but it's so nice just to plug in and there it is. For me anyway.

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  7. john_humphrey79

    john_humphrey79 TDPRI Member

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    I like to have my Tumnus Deluxe on all the time with the gain all the way down for a nice boost. The sound is really fattened up and is mucho beefier.
     
  8. Zeonoid

    Zeonoid Tele-Holic

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    Dec 17, 2008
    Slovakia, EU
    all and none of my 5 amps and 25 pedals
    depends what does MUSIC requiers
     
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  9. Old Tele Hack

    Old Tele Hack Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Mesa's reverb isn't as wet as Fender's by a long shot, so I like the combination of my TC Hall of Fame reverb and the Wampler Plexi Deluxe. I sometimes swap my old TS9 Deluxe back in, but, some verb/delay and some drive are about all I need w/the MkV. W/the Bassman? The Plexi Deluxe gives me the "solo boost" and nicely thickens up the tone w/out the amp being too loud to stand it.
     
  10. michiganguitar

    michiganguitar TDPRI Member

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    The switch is for buffer on or off (true bypass). It works great.
     
  11. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    I may have mixed the switch up with comparisons I've seen made between the old buffer and the newer "improved" buffer.
    A TBP option is nice though...
     
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  12. D_Malone

    D_Malone TDPRI Member

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    I should have said "programmable" looper pedal.
    The one I currently use has 4 loops and 6 foot switches. Each foot switch can be programmed to select any combination of the 4 pedals. I'll typically have OD, boost, reverb, delay. So, for example, I can jump from straight crunch (OD only) to a lead tone (OD+boost+delay) with a single stomp.
    I've had my eye on the Boss ES-8. It's got some pretty advanced features. It's a bit pricey, but I'll get one eventually.
     
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  13. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted

    • For crisp clean, the Centura is quite good.
    • For clear, low-gain dirt, the latest version of the 11Gauge's RAW pedal is quite pleasing.
    • The two together? . . . 1 + 1 = 3!

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  14. D_Malone

    D_Malone TDPRI Member

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    I watched some videos of the Raw. I might have to grab one. Seems like it can do what I hoped the Honey Bee and Uber Bee could. The Bees get a lot of love, but I don't care for them. I hate how they blur everything together into one mushy sound.
     
  15. mabley123

    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 21, 2011
    ashland kentucky

    Tube Version. I got mine in 2004. I replaced the tubes with NOS Mullard I61s.

    I also sometimes use the 615, which is a scaled down version of the RM58.

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  16. brown2bob

    brown2bob TDPRI Member

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    San Jose, CA
  17. W.L.Weller

    W.L.Weller Tele-Meister

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    May 20, 2014
    Queens
    I have a grey OD250 on almost all the time, but if the category is "Secret" and "Weapon", no question it's this guy:

     
  18. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Evergreen, Colorado
    Well, I just got a used one this week, but I think it's gonna be my Earthquaker Devices Speaker Cranker.
     
  19. Lars F

    Lars F Tele-Meister

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    Jun 13, 2017
    Denmark
    AnalogMan Buffer.
     
  20. blakestree

    blakestree Tele-Meister

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    Nov 21, 2014
    Savannah, GA USA
    Dr. Scientist BitQuest!
     
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