First Pedal

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Johnkir64, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Knowing nothing else, I’m about the multifx suggestions. I did this for years, way before I messed around with individual pedals, mainly because of power supplies/batteries, wires, and high cost. Get a used Boss ME50. Usually around 130 if you shop around. Built like a tank and functions like a simple stomp box chain.
     
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  2. MrClint

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    I would recommend a looper pedal. My first pedal was a Ditto by TC Electronic.
     
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  3. El Tele Lobo

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    Joyo d-Seed delay. Multiple delays in one. Super cheap. One of the best pedal purchases I ever made. Next choice would be a klon clone like a Tumnus or any of a dozen others.
     
  4. El Tele Lobo

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    BTW...what kind of music do you play?
     
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    Thin white duke Friend of Leo's

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    I would rather go with the Zoom G3n than line 6 m5, i like M series, i have the M9 but between the M5 and the zoom G3n i would get the Zoom, unless you are looking for single stomp boxes only.
     
  6. brookdalebill

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    A tuner.
    Without one, to quote Metallica, nothing else matters.
     
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    Boss DM2w
     
  8. Johnkir64

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    Thanks for the replies. Going to be playing mostly country.
     
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  9. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

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    If I had no pedals, wanted to get "a" pedal, and played mostly country, heres the pedal I'd buy: 1544446341850.jpg

     
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  10. Sounds Good

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    A multi effects pedal is good for hearing and playing with effects to start with, also i had one with a wah pedal and a volume adjust pedal as well.
     
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  11. OldGuy6873

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    Looper pedal. It is the single pedal that will improve your playing the most.
     
  12. JoeNeri

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    Definitely a Boss BD-2 Blues Driver or a Boss DS-1 Distortion. Either will get you on your way to nitpicking criticism of effects pedals, to trying every modified pedal on the market, and to joining in on Internet forums like this one, where you can recommend pedals to others.

    Sorry, that was a bit cynical. Bah humbucker. [emoji48]
     
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    I get all the suggestions for useful pedals, i.e. compressor, EQ, overdrive. But imo the first pedal should be fun or at least do something drastically different, and not simply improve your existing sound. Something like a Dunlop Mini Wah (I mean come on, Voodoo Child!) or a ZCat QMod (reverb/tremolo/flanger/phaser/chorus).

    I like pedals that sound good on most settings with as few knobs as possible, and if you've been playing for a while yet never used pedals, I suspect you're like that too.
     
  14. El Tele Lobo

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    I would look at a good slap back delay and compressor pedal. You can spend as little or as much as you want on either and get some great stuff. I use a Tone City Comp Engine (budget mini pedal) for compression and the aforementioned Joy-o d-Seed delay, which covers digital and analog delay sounds, as well as modulated delay and reverse delay if you want to get funky. Plus, you can save two separate delay settings and have them available at the press of a button… Really handy if you like a tight slap back for rhythm and want a little more breathing room for solos. You also might look at a Wampler Tumnus for a transparent overdrive. Or, if money is tight, you could go for the Mosky Golden Horse… I have one and it’s a pretty nice Klon clone in a mini pedal format.
     
  15. bigben55

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    For country, my 2nd pedal(and yes, they're WILL be a 2nd) would be a Carbon Copy or other delay. For country, tele+Fender amp+that Route66 pedal+a delay=literally all you NEED.

    The Route66 has a nice compressor and a nice Overdrive all in one. Ran into a delay then into an i.e. Deluxe Reverb, with its reverb, tremolo and cleans, you are gig ready. Most ANY gig ready.
     
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    grolan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Well, I have a couple of these pedals and they are truly amazing... had MANY others and these are some of the best I've owned. Either one would be great and I actually have the first one.
    Analog Alien Double Classic
    Analog Alien Rumble Seat

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  17. Greggorios

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    Lots of good info in this thread. As mentioned above the type of guitar, amp and type of music you play would help in providing suggestions. Meantime an overdrive pedal seems to be at the core of many pedal boards. They're helpful if you play at lower volume when practicing or at home when you can't crank the amp for "natural overdrive". You can google/search the different flavors. I like the Sparkle Drive which is a tube screamer type OD.
     
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    Looper, if you're in a low budget.
    Multifx with a looper funcion if budget is higher.
     
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    Might want to give a listen to the E. H. Big Muff Pi...
     
  20. Guitandanza

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    A good compressor. Also, can doubles as a clean boost. IMO best effects are those that only you notice.
     
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