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A pedal for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Telecasterless, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Friend of Leo's

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    My wife and mother in law say I am really hard to shop for. Too picky and all that. I ask them to take back at least half of what they buy me for bday, etc.

    The simple fact is, at 50 something, I don't really need much any more. Or, at least what I do, wouldn't go over too well. We'll skip that for now.

    So I thought instead of another shirt, or pair of pants, or fancy wallet, that would be returned, why not get me a pedal? Sort of fits in the price range of wife and MIL combined right? Say $50 to $150?

    The problem is, I don't use a lot of pedals, I enjoy them, but there are like a gazillion different sounds I don't really know where to start. So given my rather modest pedal collection, what do you guys think would be a nice add on for some flavor. Think of a pedal that anyone would enjoy/use, something that adds seasoning.

    Here's all I got currently:

    Fulltone Fulldrive 2
    Joyo Ultimate drive
    Carbon Copy
    Ditto Looper

    I have a Wah but's been broken for years. I'll fix it myself some day.
    I have reverb already on my amps

    I play rock n roll. All kinds.
     
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  3. Telecasterless

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    Another overdrive?
     
  4. EsquireBoy

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    I vote for tremolo if you do not have it on your amp, or for a nice compressor.
     
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    Make this Christmas the last Christmas! Ask for one of these!



    I find myself giggling when I listen to that thing. I could amuse myself for a loooong time with that...and discover that my wife and son had moved away while I was jacking around with it.
     
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  6. Telecasterless

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    That is insane! Insanely cool. I would have to channel my inner RATM to get with it though. I don't know if i am creative enough.
     
  7. mexicanyella

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    Yeah, I have the same concern. Could I use that?
     
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    Fulldrive 3
     
  9. max_twang

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    How about a 'character' pedal...

    I play through Fender amps for the most part, but I sometimes need to get a Marshall sound. I picked up a Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret and that definitely expanded my tonal variety. Rat would be another idea for dirt...

    You don't seem to have any modulation effects -- except for the mod button on the CC. How about a phase shifter, or even a rotary speaker simulator...
     
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    I recently got a Wampler Plexi Drive - very nice pedal indeed if you like classic Plexi tone.
     
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    A tremolo pedal or a fuzz depending on your preference. If fuzz appeals to you perhaps a Nano Muff?

    And if you dig Tremolo the Black Cat Mini Trem is very versatile.
     
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  12. Obsessed

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    I would highly recommend an EQ pedal. It was one of two of my very first pedals and have never been without one.
     
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    Looks like a great mix of pedals already. Would you ever use some modulation like a vibe, chorus or flanger? They can add some nice texture to your sound and wouldn't duplicate what you've already got on the floor. Should combine well with your overdrives, too. The only other thing that comes to mind would be a fuzz.
     
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    i second the eq!
     
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  16. Telecasterless

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    I do like the Marshall pedal ideas you guys mentioned. I only have Fender and Vox amps.

    I'm curious about the "other" dirt pedals. It seems that folks feel not all dirt pedals "sound the same", but rather have completely different sonic delivery. I would have to hear that to understand why they are so different.
     
  17. Telecasterless

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    Recommendation?
     
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    If you want overdrive, I can’t say enough good about the Plumes by Earthquakes Devices. Amazing drive, hand built in US, and only $99. My wife has one for her bass and I’ve loved using it with my guitar.
     
  19. max_twang

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    I A-B'd the DLS and the Plexi-Drive and IMO thought the DLS was the clear winner, but YMMV...It really is quite amazing how the DLS gets a decent Marshall sound out of a Princeton.

    I also like the idea of an EQ. That's one of the holes on my board.
     
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  20. johnniegoat

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    @Telecasterless

    given what you already got, a compressor would be good - but modulation better

    Boss MD200 looks good. lots of options/ effects, its pretty straight forward to use and has 4 slots to hold your favorite settings

    if you want a marshall in a box, the JHS Angry Charlie or Fulltone Plimsoul are stonking
     
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