A Truetone 1Spot power supply and a quad daisy chain should cover your power needs for the BD, OCD, a Tuner pedal of your choice (Boss TU-?), and one other pedal (delay, reverb, or whatever).Debated if I should go down this hole or not, cruising this forum it seems like a vicious cycle haha. Plus as mentioned in previous posts I’m not terribly knowledgeable in this department and still learning, but learning is fun right!? That said I only have two pedals currently, OCD and a blues driver. I’m getting tired of tossing them in different guitar cases and keeping track of patch cables ect. After a sweetwater search it seemed these things cost more than I had anticipated.
I wanted a larger one for the buy once cry once and found this one on Amazon for 60 bucks. The bag kinda sucks but I didn’t buy it for that, seems pretty solid and has a spot for a power supply underneath. Obviously I don’t gig unless you consider going down to the neighbors garage a gig and as far as this thing will probably go.
So I’ve got a clean slate and maybe y’all can guide me down a basic direction. I think I’m good on drive pedals for now and wondering what would ideally be next?
1. I know I need a power supply so I can stop draining the expensive 9v battery’s. Suggestions appreciated!
2. Should I opt for a tuner pedal? I was watching a couple YouTube videos of that poly tune and that thing seems pretty slick!
Not trying to fill this thing up and overwhelm myself but what are some other basic go to pedals.
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Mine this channel for 'Affordaboard' topics, one example of many:
Go on Amazon and sort 'guitar pedals' under '$25'.
Learn a bit of gain stacking (Get a Joyo American Sound anyway, many uses and can be a cab sim to replace a physical amp).
Get a Fuzz, there are plenty of good $25 fuzz boxes that do this
Looper pedal. Ditto Mini is popular. I have an Kokko SOS FLP2 that is a Ditto Mini clone (same factory apparently) for $35. The looper allows you to play both rhythm and lead parts 'with a live person' so you need to match the variations in tempo you cause yourself just like jamming with friends in the garage. There's a 'Justin Guitar' episode on how to use a looper that is recommended.
Inexpensive behringer pedals discussed here
...Oh, and you "need a RAT". That is advice that gets invoked in every pedal thread. You do need one. You can choose the 'black rat' or 'black secret' $25 models though.
This is a very good idea. However personally Id prefer one other different character of drive. The OCD and BD2 are both kinda full freq. I really like the BD2 at low gain for an always on edge of breakup core tone. The OCD is better at higher gains. But still overall the tonality of these two is similar to my ear. For myself Id want something with a different eq curve and character. I really dig the warm sound of the Nobles, and the BD2 works good as a boost into it. But the OCD and a Tube Screamer type is also a good tried and true combo.Buy a used TU3 tuner and a used analogue delay.
OCD into BD2 into DELAY into TU3. Then power all Using the TU3.
This would be a very good and affordable start. Add Flanger later if required,
All the best with this and know that less is more.
As far as other pedals, depending on your style of music, you might want to think about the following…
Delay - Boss DD-3 for a digital model and if you prefer analog either a Boss DM-2w or a MXR Carbon Copy
Reverb pedal - I like the Boss RV-6
Tremolo- Boss TR-2 is a good one
@teletail is making an excellent point here.There are two methods for deciding what pedals to get; the poke and hope method which is buying pedals because they look cool, sound cool and/or are the flavor of the day and hoping they do something useful; or, figure out what you are trying to accomplish and buy a pedal that fits your need. The first method is very expensive and frustrating.
Exactly. Your volume knob will affect your sound because it cuts the current to your pickup (and that's not a bad thing - it's a valuable tool), but a volume pedal won't affect your sound, just your volume.You might want one for a number of reasons. Having a volume pedal after distortion/overdrive gives you control over the level without affecting the gain of the pedal(s). Also, the pedal doesn't require the use of your playing hands.