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Favorite pedals?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Cole LR, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. highwayjones

    highwayjones TDPRI Member

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    Start with good cables. ****ty cables can mask the nuances of pedals especially as you consider clarity, treble, etc. As for favorite pedals, I like a good Bluesbreaker clone as it covers a wide swath of classic rock and country tones and sounds good through Teles, Strats, LPs.
     
  2. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Afflicted

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    My favorite is my Boss tuner.

    Tremolo pedal. I went from an expensive to a cheap Joyo and never looked back. Sounds great.

    Love Pedal les Louis or something like that. Tweed overdrive sound. Love it.

    TC Electronics delay mostly for the reverse delay.

    BBE Mind Bender for weird vibrato and faux rotary speaker sound. Kinda noisy hiss but I like it.

    I have quite a few more but those are my favorite and the only ones I sometimes use at home. I prefer just listening to my amps but I occasionally click on one of those. At gigs I use all of them at one point or another.
     
  3. nathanteal

    nathanteal Tele-Holic

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    Wait, is this one of those surveys wherein you'll gather my personal information and hack into my bank account or steal my identity or...worse yet...REACTIVATE MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT?!?!

    Ah! Heck it!

    Favorite cheap pedal?
    Boss SD-1

    Favorite pedal with expression jack?
    I don't use expression pedals, but the Echosystem has the jack, so....

    Favorite modulation pedal?
    Of the stuff I've played, Empress Nebulus.

    Fav overdrive/boost/distortion/fuzz?
    -Overdrive: Barber Gain Changer SR
    -Boost: I generally like a TS in this role, and my favorite is a Maxon OD9.
    -Distortion: Not sure if a Barber Direct Drive qualifies as distortion, but if not then ProCo FatRat.
    -Fuzz: truthfully, I've never actually plugged into a specific fuzz pedal. I kinda enjoyed the fuzz sounds out of the Boss ME25, but...I really wanna try a Fulltone OctaFuzz and a Park Fuzz Sound. Those have stuck out to me.


    Fav reverb/delay?
    -Reverb: Strymon Flint
    -Delay: Empress Echosystem


    Fav weird pedal?
    -Empress Echosystem. Because delay seems to be the basis for many oddball pedals. I've coaxed even latent fuzz tones out of that. It's dumb fun to explore.

    fav multi effects pedal?
    -You mean modellers? I've really only had experience with a Boss ME25, a GT1000, and a VOX ToneLab SE, and haven't loved any of them, but the GT1K is really the most useful.

    what is something you wish you knew when you were a beginner guitarist trying to build a pedal board?
    -That Klones aren't my thing and that presets aren't always the enemy.

    If you could have all pedals made by 1 brand and no other, which brand would you choose?
    -Tough call, because different brands excel at different things. I'd probably lean Empress, but Boss is a reasonable contender.

    What is your fav weird thing that you like to do concerning the order you put your pedals in?
    -Reverb into distortion (or fuzz). It's not conventional, so I wouldn't set up my board to always run like that, but it is a useful sound.
     
  4. wrathfuldeity

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    Favorite cheap pedal? Dennis George GD25, stereo pan volume pedal...$10

    Favorite pedal with expression jack? EHX SuperPulsar Trem

    Favorite modulation pedal? ?

    Fav overdrive/boost/distortion/fuzz? Aya Drivesta miab

    Fav reverb/delay? ?

    Fav weird pedal? VFE Klein Bottle

    fav multi effects pedal? ?

    what is something you wish you knew when you were a beginner guitarist trying to build a pedal board? VFE Klein Bottle

    If you could have all pedals made by 1 brand and no other, which brand would you choose? VFE and Moog

    weird thing...not weird...Klein Bottle to run trem, delay and verb in parallel...frics'n great
     
  5. Coxon2323

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    Favorite cheap pedal?

    Tone City Golden Plexi

    Favorite pedal with expression jack?

    Favorite modulation pedal?

    Crybaby 535Q

    Fav overdrive/boost/distortion/fuzz?

    Tone City Golden Plexi

    Fav reverb/delay?

    none

    Fav weird pedal?

    Ehx Ravish Sitar

    fav multi effects pedal?

    Boss Me-50

    what is something you wish you knew when you were a beginner guitarist trying to build a pedal board?

    Just general pedal order.

    If you could have all pedals made by 1 brand and no other, which brand would you choose?

    Boss probably

    What is your fav weird thing that you like to do concerning the order you put your pedals in?

    Noise gate before everything for a digital amp.
     
  6. nobis17

    nobis17 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Favorite cheap pedal?

    It's sad, but the cheapest pedal I've bought is a used Darkglass Duality...so I guess that's my favorite?

    Favorite pedal with expression jack?

    N/A

    Favorite modulation pedal?

    I haven't had too many, but I'm digging the EH Q-tron right now.

    Fav overdrive/boost/distortion/fuzz?

    OD - RYRA Klone - this pedal is the bees knees.
    Fuzz - JHS Legends Bender - I just got this a few weeks ago, and it is amazing.

    Fav reverb/delay?

    I like my JHS copy cat

    Fav weird pedal?

    N/A

    fav multi effects pedal?

    N/A, but the Zoom G5n was a decent gateway drug to actual pedals.

    what is something you wish you knew when you were a beginner guitarist trying to build a pedal board?

    ISO power supplies are important, don't piggy back, less is better than more.

    If you could have all pedals made by 1 brand and no other, which brand would you choose?

    I don't like this either, but I would probably choose JHS.

    What is your fav weird thing that you like to do concerning the order you put your pedals in?

    I don't think anything I do with pedals is weird...
     
  7. D_Malone

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    Favorite cheap pedal?
    ProCo Rat.

    Favorite pedal with expression jack?
    Can’t help with this one.

    Favorite modulation pedal?
    MXR Phase 95.

    Fav overdrive/boost/distortion/fuzz?
    Overdrive/boost: Catalinbread Naga Viper.
    Distortion: Menatone The King.
    Fuzz: DOD Carcosa

    Fav reverb/delay?
    Reverb: Digitech Polara
    Delay: Digitech Obscura

    Fav weird pedal?
    I don’t do weird. Boring, I know.

    fav multi effects pedal?

    They all suck, in my experience.

    what is something you wish you knew when you were a beginner guitarist trying to build a pedal board?

    There’s a lot of hype around “boutique” pedals. Most of the less expensive, mass production brands offer great options.

    If you could have all pedals made by 1 brand and no other, which brand would you choose?

    Earthquaker Devices.

    What is your fav weird thing that you like to do concerning the order you put your pedals in?

    I like slap-back delay in front of the amp, longer delay in the effects loop. Is that weird?
     
  8. tah1962

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    Favorite cheap pedal? Boss BD2

    Favorite pedal with expression jack? N/A

    Favorite modulation pedal? Tone Factor Nebula Phaser

    Fav overdrive/boost/distortion/fuzz? Analogman King of Tone / Aion Electronics Refractor (Klon clone)

    Fav reverb/delay? Neunaber Immerse / Diamond Memory Lane Jr.

    Fav weird pedal? Not into weird pedals

    fav multi effects pedal? Empress Nebulus
     
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