Minimalist Pedalboards: How Small Is Yours?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by FenderGuy53, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Harry K

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    MXR fuzz, crybaby wah, modded Boss DS 1, univibe
     
  2. Ira7

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    Minimalist boards disgust me.
     
  3. Tele22

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    How do you like it? I find everything sounds really good except the straight-to-PA or headphone mode, which sounds anemic & lifeless.
     
  4. valvestate

    valvestate Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice! I like this ABY box to switch between guitars! This will also work right >>: https://www.lazada.sg/aroma-alr-3-l...l?spm=a2o42.searchlist.list.11.23536e43SyZmvT

    is there a loop box that I don't need to put it upside down? I just want it simple and super cheap
     
  5. raysachs

    raysachs Friend of Leo's

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    Don’t know that much about em, but it’s a pretty simple switch - works fine without power, just doesn’t light up to show you which guitar is coming through it. I’d guess any A-B that can be run forward should be fine backwards too...
     
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  6. FenderGuy53

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    I just got it, based upon some YouTube demos, but I haven't had the chance to try it, with all the holiday preparations.

    I plan to use the effects and distortion in front of my new Roland Blues Cube Hot. In my brief experience with the Blues Cube Hot, I have found its clean and OD tones to be a very pleasant surprise.
     
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    How is that Volto holding up for you? I want to get one, but never see many people using them.
     
  8. Kayle McGuire

    Kayle McGuire Tele-Meister

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    I have twelve pedals on a Pedaltrain Classic Junior powered by an isolated Voodoo Lab 4x4. Merry Christmas folks!

    - KM
     
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    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    Managed to snag my wireless receiver under the board!
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    Does this qualify as a small board? Tuner > comp > dual fusion > OCD > noise gate > volume > pitch shifter/chorus> noise gate > delay/reverb. The expression pedal on the right controls reverb decay. All going into a clean head with no verb. Personal preference of style is prog. But, this board covers all sorts of gigs: pop from 50s to today, country, classic rock, blues and metal. Most gigs are contemporary pop.
     

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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    I use an electric to accompany mostly country vocals. The only pedal I need is a Keeley 4 knob compressor, less for compression than to even out the volume between strings. My Mesa Boogie amp has a good spring reverb and clean and crunch channels. I don't use the high gain high distortion channels. I get added crunch by switching to 5W so the amp takes care of what at least some people use pedals for. I don't use the footswitch because I don't make changes in the middle of the song. I don't put the compressor on the floor for the same reason and also because I don't like bending to the floor to make changes.

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  13. FenderGuy53

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    Valeton Dapper Mini

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  14. Tele22

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    Hey FG53,

    Have you tried the headphone output or the cab sim feature on the Mini? The volume control for output is the knob on the far left of the pedal.

    It seems to me the output level is too low even on the highest setting, but I don't know if that's just me or a general issue that other people have encountered as well.
     
  15. FenderGuy53

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    No, I wouldn't use those features, Tele22. I got the Valeton Mini for my home studio, to use its effects and tuner in front of my new Roland Blues Cube Hot.
     
  16. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I am just getting back in to electric after a 1 1/2 year hiatus. I've been playing strictly acoustic. Just picked up a 52 Tele ri, going to see an Allen Old Flame tomorrow and may be bringing her home. I'll be starting out with 2 pedals. Possibly a Kingsley Jouster (2 OD's in one) and a Boss DM-2W. Thats probably all I will need. I've been through some amazing compressors in the past but and it was something I really utilized in my younger years but with the last compressor I owned I found that I just didn't use it or want that sound anymore.
    I play new country and classic rock and I think I can get away with just the 2 pedals I mentioned. We'll see.
     
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    blackjaw Tele-Meister

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    Still rocking this one...could go smaller

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    mini board
     

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    A new mini board I put together a few weeks ago. Now has a Strymon flint stuck to the top of the battery bank.
    40 x 13 cm or 15.74"inch x 5.11"inch.
    anologue
    Tuner
    Phase 90
    3 flavours of drive
    sansamp if needed
    verb
    tap delay with modulation
    More verb, Tremolo
    Looper
    Cordless power.




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