Suggestions for Rockabilly - Multi Effect Stomp Box

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  1. kmckenna45

    kmckenna45 TDPRI Member

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    I am an intermediate hobbyist, no gigging - I love my Tele and I really like playing Rockabilly.

    I just find having multiple pedals confusing. There's alway a cable making noise or a power supply causing hum. I'm sure I haven't invested enough in "good" pedals and equipment, however:

    Can you recommend a multi effects pedal to play with my Stageright 15w tube amp to give me good Rockabilly sound?

    Let's say price limit is around $200. I tried the Vox Stomplab - but I don't need so many diff sounds - just good quality, easy to use stuff for Rockabilly. A lot of multi-effect boxes sound too much like a DSP amp to me (and yes, I know that's what they are) - but do they have to sound so computer-ish?

    I'm simply looking for really great sounding :

    Compression
    Slap Back Delay
    Pre-Amp Distortion

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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  2. donrichfan

    donrichfan Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Rockabilly / rock and roll is about simplicity, so I don’t think there’s need for a lot of pedals, extras.
    You may find this site helpful :
    https://www.thenocturnebrain.com/
     
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    1996Standard Tele-Meister

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    Have you looked at these? It's almost more like 4 separate pedals just housed in the same case.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077PVTC88/?tag=tdpri-20

    Also, I'm not entirely sure it would meet your desire to avoid dsp-like sounds, but I think you should check out a zoom MS-50G. Lots of usable overdrives, distortions, delays and modulations.
     
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    I forget the exact name, but there is a great demo ( by Eastwood guitar's RJ Ronquillo )
    of I think a ' Nocturne' (brand or model?) that does just this- combines delay and great OD.
    The demo shows off some fantastic-sounding swing blues and rockabilly playing...

    Maybe Google RJ, or Nocturne pedals?

    Edit Found it!
     
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    Danelectro BLT slap echo...$50 used.

     
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    Not a pedal, but the Yamaha THR series practice amps have all those effects, and a lot of great amp modeling. Pretty respectable tape echo sound.
     
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    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    Boss ME-50. Super simple to use. Sounds great.

    No scrolling a zillion menus. Set and forget your compressor on the top. Set your delay on the right. Set for a light overdrive on the left (I recommend the Natural setting, it’s the most transparent/“natural” sounding, duh).

    Twist a few knobs and you’re done. Basically like having a few pedals, but a lot more options if you end up wanting them.
     
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    I would think the only required effects would be compression and slap back delay. It might be simpler and cheaper to just buy the two pedals required.
     
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    Keeley Memphis Sun is a great “rockabilly in a box” pedal. You can find them used under $150 on Reverb and they’re $179 new. 74621795-57EC-434B-A666-7DFF39156F5D.jpeg
     
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    This looks great and cheap used. Simple is what I need. Thanks so much.
     
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    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve sworn by it for many years. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
     
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    It doesn't matter if a multi effects has more than you will use.... as long as it does a good/great job of the things you WILL USE!
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    THIS THIS THIS

    I picked up one of these because I was looking for a reverb pedal to pair with my Joyo American Sound. I figured everything else would be gravy. I love this thing! Compact, solidly built, has everything I need, and nothing I don't.

    The reverb is easy to dial in and sounds authentic. The delay has a nice analog sound to it and you can easily get a nice slapback. The overdrive adds a nice crunch. With a little treaking of the compression, you can make it a clean boost for solos.

    Based on what you're looking for and your desire to avoid multiple pedals and multi-effects that have features you don't need, the Sonicake is exactly what you're looking for.
     
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    +1 -- I've had one of these for several years, and it works just fine. It has actual knobs - small ones - to adjust each effect, no screen or menu. Also, it's small. The power cord is very long, which is nice. It will do what you want, and do it well.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I've got one and it's fab.

    https://robertkeeley.com/product/Memphis+Sun+LoFi+Reverb+Delay+ADT/

    @kmckenna45 if you want to sound and *play* as authentically as possible, IMO compression and distortion will lead you away from *playing* like rockabilly. Use a little 'verb/delay and keep it as simple as possible.
     
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    All I ever use is echo. Started with a Copicat, moved on to pedals.
     
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    I got a used Dan-Echo off of Sweetwater's used section for $40; built like a tank and in great shape. That Jr Nocturne sounds tasty.
     
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    I play rockabilly (original 1950s style, not modern Setzer style), and classic country.
    I don't really see the need for compression for that kind of music - a delay for slapback echo, and possibly some kind of low gain boost/OD is all you really need for that style.
    Personally, I use the Strymon Deco as my only effects pedal (OK, I also have a tuner pedal) - yes, it is pricey! BUT: It has completely ended my GAS for any other effects pedal. It's got the perfect Sun Studio slapback tone, and the "Tape Saturation" side is perfect as a "dirty boost", to get the sound of '50s amps on the verge of overdrive; plus, using the Deco, I only need one pedal for the only two effects I need for playing rockabilly!
     
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    This looks interesting, but is a bit over your budget.

     
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    Line 6 M series.

    Dirt cheap dead simple does everything.
     
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