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You're allowed one pedal only, go!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by simonc, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. simonc

    simonc Friend of Leo's

    Jun 25, 2004
    Perth Western Australia
    Blasphemy I know, but if you were to use one pedal, and one pedal only, what would you choose, and why?

  2. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuner pedal. If I'm gonna cut myself off from so many sounds like that I might as well be a cool guy who plugs straight in to the amp while I'm at it. But being in tune is important.
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  3. Serenity23

    Serenity23 Tele-Holic

    Dec 1, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I've seen a lot of these types of threads on different forums lately, and i wonder why anyone would be restricted to just one pedal, unless they chose to be. I mean i can understand the small pedal board thing, but just one pedal seems a little ridiculous to me.

    But since you asked - Delay, just a bit of slapback to fatten things up.

  4. bear04

    bear04 Tele-Holic

    Jul 24, 2011
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Depends on my amp. My amp's OD sucks. It sounds too fuzzy to me so my one pedal would be overdrive. If my amp's OD actually sounded good my one pedal would be delay.

    Maybe I should sell all my pedals except my delay and buy a good amp... :neutral:
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  5. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    I assume a quality channel switching valve amp with plenty of gain options and lots of spacey reverb on tap

    Then I'd be happy with just my MXR boost for variety/response changes.

    Alternatively a looper (boss rc3) as I can have lots of fun with one of those.

  6. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    I would probably go with my Belle Epoch delay, but like Guitarteach, I wouldn't want to be without my Jamman Stereo looper and then live with my wimpy built in reverb.

  7. simonc

    simonc Friend of Leo's

    Jun 25, 2004
    Perth Western Australia
    I guess I was also really asking is, what is the one pedal that you can't live without, the one that if you had to choose only one, what would it be. What would be the one pedal that helps define " your " tone. I knew a tuner would be mentioned first haha!

  8. ItchyFingers

    ItchyFingers Tele-Afflicted

  9. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012

  10. funkysoul

    funkysoul Tele-Meister

    May 14, 2013
    Joyo sweet baby.any way

  11. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    in that case..

    My MXR microamp has done every gig for 30 years or so. Often the ONLY pedal. It gooses clean to edgy, crunchy to hard and lead to creamy sustain. It's like have extra channels on a switching amp and just combined with the guitar volume can cover everything with a simple singled ended amp too.

    I don't use my looper live (yet)

  12. simonsp

    simonsp Friend of Leo's

    Jan 13, 2013
    That would be a compressor for me. Currently a 74 Script Dyna Comp reissue but I'm not fussed as long as it's not transparent - I like squashed with click and pop.

  13. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 16, 2007
    North Bushey, England.
    Visual Sound H2O combined chorus and echo. I don't gig with it - I have other stuff for that - but always take it to jams when I have to use someone else's amp.

  14. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    If the tuner is a given.... it would depend on what kind of music, what guitar and what amp.

    For Tele into Deluxe Reverb, I'd pick the Nobels overdrive, because thats a fantastic combination.

    other guitars and amps would be a more difficult decision

  15. kend

    kend Tele-Meister

    Jan 12, 2014
    Zoom MS 50 G
    Does mostly everything and is a tuner too. $100

  16. peavey30

    peavey30 Tele-Meister

    Jun 1, 2010
    The Netherlands
    An MXR Micro Amp (or another boost pedal).

  17. JLC78TELE

    JLC78TELE Tele-Meister

    Mar 20, 2015
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Small Stone - Nothing but swooshy goodness!

  18. MEXbluesGUY

    MEXbluesGUY Tele-Meister

    Jan 1, 2015
    New Yoke

  19. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

    I don't always use pedals, but the thought of only having one to play with freaks me out. Different day, different sound, different pedal.

    (P.S.: Tuners aren't pedals, even when they're shaped like one.)

  20. ericmichel

    ericmichel Tele-Meister

    Apr 4, 2007
    caen france

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