The 8th Pedal. What? Why?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Rich_S, May 17, 2019.

  1. telemnemonics

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    Modulated dirt?
    Eeeeewwwwww.

    Maxon made some of the best sounding chorus pedals.
    Hell I’ll even admit to having a thing for modulated dirt!

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    you haven't lived until you've played an hm-2 through a flanger.
     
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    I have nine, and it's one too many. Gonna pull one off.
    My small board has 4 including tuner, and that is fine, too, for most situations.
     
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  5. Rich_S

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    I decided to give the Custom Comp a try. I've never gotten along with compressors, but I've been kinda liking this one. In some ways it's a crutch; I'm out of shape and under-rehearsed and having a compressor can help even things out. I have 2 1/2 weeks to practice and I'll see how it goes. If I don't like it, I'll turn it off.

    Or put the Rat back in that spot.
     
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    this guitar sound.

     
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  7. DeVilleDude

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    The number, and type, of pedals any player needs is completely dependant on the style of music they play,and/or, how broad a spectrum of genres they cover in a set.
     
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    Comp OD Delay. Those are my must haves. Only things I like to have as well are a tuner and a chorus. It all depends on what music you’re playing.
     
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    My board(s) is/are kind of dumb. Main board into Mesa Recto-Verb typically is:
    Tuner -> Big Muff Deluxe -> homemade fuzz -> Tumnus Deluxe -> Lester G in front and a CE-5 in the loop, sometimes with a JHS Milkman (I know, I know) followed just for the slapback.

    But that's been kind of changed up since I got a second amp. For the AC10C1 I've been liking the homemade fuzz into a SD-1 that's soon to have a modded tone control, into the Milkman.

    It's all in flux with the second amp arriving and I still need a good compressor. I played a Fender The Bends and seriously enjoyed it, but $150 for something as subtle as how I like to use a comp seems steep.
     
  10. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Take a look at the Mooer Yellow Comp...its a Diamond clone and may suit you well.
     
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    Dang, thanks for that recommendation. That demo sure made that thing sound sweet. And for ~$50 used, that's not bad. Do you have personal experience with it? Some of those demos are as much great mic and production work as they are the quality product, so just always try to get some real world thought on them.
     
  12. Rich_S

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    I’ll chime in, since I own a Mooer Yellow. It’s presently on my acoustic board, but I’ve used it with electric and A/B’d it with a real Diamond Jr.

    The Mooer is very close to the Diamond, and sounds really good if you’re looking for a soft, opto-style compressor. As much as I dislike Mooer and their ilk on intellectual property grounds, there are applications where I’ll overlook that. If you’re desperate for board space, the Mooer is a good choice. Or, if you need a cheap compressor for a seldom-used, second-string pedalboard, which is my excuse for not using the real deal.
     
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    My board has duplicate pedals.

    Out Front
    Shure GLXD16 wireless receiver
    Crybaby Wah (sometimes Boss Wah)
    Danelectro Cool Cat Vibe
    MXR Phase 90
    Caline English Man Distortion (set for low gain 8 o'clock)(dirty clean)
    Caline English Man Distortion (set for classic rock gain 11 o'clock)

    In the loop
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    Digitech Digidelay (set for slapback)
    Digitech Digidelay (set for 400mS)
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    I’d suggest either a compressor or a wah or envelope filter.


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    Hi.

    I have a single board, with a wah, a vibe/chorus, a Rat, an RC Booster clone, a Boss DM2 delay, a tremolo, a Marine Layer reverb and a Ditto looper.

    So, um, 8.

    Seems about right, and kind of 'one of each' ish.

    Mind you, the wah is coming off, to go on the floor. Too cumbersome and awkward on the board.

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    I don't have personal experience but it has great reviews. Not enough squash for my needs, but for what you describe it sounds perfect. The Diamond comp has been a favorite for years, so I guess they come pretty darn close.
     
  17. Rich_S

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    I'm such a doofus. After practicing with the new setup for a few days, I put it back the way it was six weeks ago. The paisley Rat is back instead of the Custom Comp, and the CE-2 returns after a brief fling with the CE-3.

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    This is my pedalboard, and I'm sticking with it.
     
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    EQ Pedal or a Looper
     
  19. thefruitfarmer

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    It depends.....

    My take on it though:

    1. Pedal tuner, which also acts as a kill switch.

    2. Compressor, to get a country sound.

    3. Distortion / Overdrive. They all sound different but only the guitarist will really notice, I reckon the audience only hear a heavier grind and an increase in volume if you use OD /DS like that.

    4. Chorus. I like the sound of chorus but I reckon that for live the audience only really hears a wobble, be it chorus, phase or trem.

    5. Echo, for slapback.

    6. EQ, for using a strange amp or as a correction in a weird room.

    Perhaps more for recording but for live I keep it minimal as less to potentially go wrong.
     
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    Brian May / Queen tunes.
     
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