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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by scout2112, Sep 12, 2018.
I've got a few hi dollar pedals, but I always come back to my boss bd2
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.
MXR M133 Micro Amp
Can you explain how you have it set up?
Any DC style compressor...currently VS Route 66 v2
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.
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.
all and none of my 5 amps and 25 pedals
depends what does MUSIC requiers
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.
The switch is for buffer on or off (true bypass). It works great.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Spark Mini Booster. It’s inexpensive and allows me to get enough gain to work perfectly with my amp’s preamp. Tonal Bliss!!! https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...MI-vD7jbm73QIVCYh-Ch3YpANDEAQYAiABEgLOSPD_BwE