Country/jazz/rockabilly pedalboard ?

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  1. nlaaln

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    Hi, fellow pickers. If you were to compile a pedalboard to cover the above styles, what pedal(s) would you put on it ? You also get to choose the amp it’s going into :). NO modelers (Kemper, Fractal, Line6) allowed !

    Humour & surprise me ! And stay safe out there !
     
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  3. King Creole

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    Jazz like Charlie Christian, or jazz like Pat Metheny? What kind of sounds do you like? Are you a purist?

    Same questions for country, except swap in Buck Owens and Brad Paisley.

    Rockabilly is easier because it's a pretty narrow genre. Overdrive pedal and slapback delay into a Bassman (or other fat-sounding amp).

    There are stereotypical rigs for different genres, and if you're playing in a strict cover band or a purist repertoire band, you need to get the stereotypical rig. Otherwise, just get a good guitar, a good amp, and play around with sounds and a few pedals until you start finding your voice.
     
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    Good point. Let’s substitute “jazz” with “Western swing”, Jimmy Wyble. For country, say Danny Gatton.
     
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    I'll play

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  7. nlaaln

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    Great ! Keep em coming !
     
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    Take away the Rat clone and replace with compressor. Amp is more important, in my case a DRRI. Spring tank not required unless you add a few more genres.

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    I’ve got bad news for you. For Western swing and early country, no pedals. For Danny Gatton, loud, loud Fender amp and a slap back delay. Not much of a pedalboard.
     
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    I use ( for everything, to include Classic Country and Rockabilly) the same 4 Boss pedals:

    A Boss Blues Driver which is always ON into a Clean Fender amp, unless I'm playing '60's Classic Country. Then no OD.

    - a Tuner ( which powers the other pedals)

    - a Chorus Ensemble set to a 'Leslie' kind of organ-y sound ( good w/OD)

    - A DD-3 Delay- I go for a 'big slapback' which is indeed a bit exaggerated, but I play in a trio- so Mix is high, and Delay time is a little wide- but I think it sounds hyper, in a good way.
    Kind of Danny Gatton, " Mystery Train" over the top.
     
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    I play those genres. My board has an AC Booster, a BB Preamp, an RC booster and a Carbon Copy. Reverb and limiter built into the amp, so if you don’t have them in your amp then a good compressor and reverb pedal also.
     
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    Keeley 4 knob compressor
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    Boss FRV-1 reverb
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    It's getting a little silly now. Really, as far as pedals go a tuner is all you need, you'll be gold :D
     
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    That's pretty much what I do. Right now it's more country oriented:

    Volume Pedal (VP JR)
    Compressor (Xotic SP)
    Tremolo (Rockett J Smith Dual Trem, my new toy)
    Drive & Delay (Keeley DDR, it does a bluesbreaker thing, a tube screamer thing, and analog or faux-digital delay). I prefer the delay on my Way Huge AquaPuss, and I have other drives, but this DDR thing does a lot of work in little space.
    My amp has spring reverb and a mid-boost type function.
     
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    do a google image search for scotty moore boss pedals. that is your country / rockabilly board

     
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    A clean amp and perfect execution and you'll still be fine. Have fun.

    That's what we used to do. BP.......Before Pedals.
     
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    Kemper Profiler Stage into a Vintage Sound Brent Mason Signature 45.

    And I’ll need a Forrest Lee Jr custom B Bender guitar.
     
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    Don't like musical genre labels or tone stereotypes.
    I'd take an OD/Boost - Archer
    Chorus - Ibanez (set for Scofield warble)
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    Here's mine. It's all in a Boss BCB 60 case.

    Boss TU-12 Tuner,
    Boss PH-3 Phaser,
    Boss CS-3 Compressor,
    Maxon OD-9 Overdrive,
    Boss FV-30L Volume Pedal,
    Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
    Boss DD-6 Digital Delay.

    This board was inspired by Will Ray of The Helecasters pedalboard. It doesn't have all the exact same pedals as Will's, but if you'd ever seen a picture of his board you'd get the idea. The main thing is it works for me.
     
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