I need some dirt

Discussion in 'Worship Service Players' started by c_drummond, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. c_drummond

    c_drummond TDPRI Member

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    So, I have recently decided that I would like to add a little dirt to my board. I play worship, and I would like to add some sustain and some crunch to a few songs that we play. Does anyone have any recommendations for a pedal that is affordable that would compliment my board?

    my drives are Analogman Prince of Tone and a EHX Soul food. Both are pretty transparent.

    Thanks!
     
  2. blille

    blille Tele-Afflicted

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    With a POT and the SF you have two great circuits covered (BB and Klone).

    The question for me would be what are you missing? Sustain and crunch can mean many things, but I'm going to assume you have low gain (overdrive) covered and want something more aggressive (distortion/fuzz). If that's not the case I would say what you're missing imho would be a Tubescreamer (yes, a glorious mid heavy overdrive :) ).

    Some options of classic different circuits (then you can pick what you like best for each):

    - Rat
    - OCD
    - Big Muff

    I personally run a Big Muff that I use for solos and slide. The other two have a greater range and sound good for rythm as well at lower gain.
     
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    Yea, I apologize...I didn't really explain. I use the Prince of Tone as my overdrive and the Soul Food as a clean boost...I just want something I can step on and really get gritty but not too gritty lol if that makes sense at all
     
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    blille Tele-Afflicted

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    Of course it does! You want a just-right gritty pedal

    OCD and Rat should work then.



    Lmk what you think.
     
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    Above are great choices for sure. If you are looking for more budget friendly options, obviously after checking for used ones, EHX makes some great copies, as you already experience with the soul food. Check their site, I think the od glove is their take on the OCD.
     
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    Prolly don't want a big muff for worship unless your band is really rockin. They make a lot of hiss when you're not playing, but for rock you can't get much better than a big muff boosted by a nice OD.
     
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    The TC Electrionics MojoMojo was selling ridiculously cheaply lately. That one's worth a try... It's a jem with double-stop bends.
     
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    A Rat or a muff variant would be what I would look at. I have a Skreddy Screwdriver which is an OD a muff and a boost in one pedal. Since you already have a couple of nice OD's I'd probably pick up a Muff or one of the many many clones. They really are awesome boosted by an OD. I don't find the big Muff inappropriate and we don't do a ton of really rocking songs.
     
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    Completely agree. That's why I dropped it after the OP said he wanted gritty but not TOO gritty :)

    I use a BM boosted by a TS when I play slide (Our Father - Bethel) or some solos or lead lines (Elevation Worship/Jesus Culture). It makes me SO happy but it does stress the sound engineer :)
     
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    In an effort to invite ridicule, what's wrong with a Boss Blues Driver? It's a Boss (eek, so 1980s) but it does a great job of dialing in the grit to suit. Definitely not overbearing grit the way a fuzz or tubescreamer can be, and its cheap too. So if you don't like it, you're not out much.

    Overdrive is definitely not my area (I don't have "my own" overdrive sound and its frustratingly difficult to dial in one I can even live with at times) but I think this pedal is a very good choice when you are looking for a balance to our dirt.
     
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    wow! Thanks for all the input! I'll have to check out all these options!

    Also, in the risk of changing subject...I am also looking for a second guitar. I have a tele modern player right now, and thats about my price range $350 - $500. Can anyone recommend a great guitar for worship in that price range, besides a strat...I already have that on my list. I am looking to compare a few!

    Thanks!
     
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    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    I've been trying for a long time to convince someone else to buy this guitar and tell me what they think, since everyone seems to love them:


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    Gretsch Pro Jet.

    https://www.amazon.com/Gretsch-G543...id=1488571803&sr=1-1&keywords=gretsch+pro+jet

    I may have to buy one, but right now I have no need for another guitar. These things are affordable and there's quite an active movement of underground Pro Jet modders out there. Sounds like a guitar with a lot of untapped potential.
     
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    I literally was just looking at that exact guitar...
    Have you ever played one? I've actually never touched a gretsch :oops:
     
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    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    I've never played one, no. Never even held one. But it has been calling to me for years. Jay Farrar took a couple of them as his road guitars during Son Volt's (Okemah?) tour. Which I took to be a ringing endorsement. I've seen countless YouTube vids as well on this instrument. I've been very reluctant to buy another guitar online for some reason, may be why I haven't pulled the trigger. Sure isn't because of the price.

    I did buy a Gretsch 5120 several years ago from Musicans Friend and it was as advertised, but I never bonded with it and finally sold it to a guy who was giving it to his son for Christmas. Happy to report his son bonded with it instantly and played it way more than I did.

    I would love to have this guitar.

    https://www.gretsch-talk.com/forums/
    These guys could give you more insight into this specific guitar. I lurked on that site for quite a while.
     
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    I see all the cool kids playing something like that lately :)
     
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    Guitar...? Do you have a music store that sells instruments on consignment nearby?
     
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    Man, now i really wanna go play one.
     
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    See what I mean? Ha
     
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    That basically describes his PoT and the Soul Food. If he wants something more "gritty" then the two overdrives currently on his board, he's pretty much going to have to go with a distortion or a fuzz. Just my .02.
     
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    I think we agree.

    That's literally what I said in my first post, where I originally recommended OCD, RAT and BM. Then the OP clarified more gritty but not TOO gritty and IMHO the BM falls in the too gritty category and is less versatile. As usual YMMV.
     
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