Time for a pedal

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by troy2003, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

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    Wife has given me the green light to get one, so who am I to argue. Been playing Tele into a Peavey Classic 30 and love it, but it is time to augment my tone. Play Classic rock and Christian rock mostly with a few old country fiddle tunes thrown in the mix. I know I want a phase 90 for sure, but don't know if its the first one I'll get. The music store I frequent has the normal Boss pedals, a few MXR and a few others I never paid much attention to. Any suggestions? Expensive boutique pedals are out as price is a factor. Thanks in advance.
     
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    TieDyedDevil Tele-Holic

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    Echo...? echo...? echo...?
     
  3. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

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    Troy-as a brutha playa in the land of 10000 Germans with frozen brains, where are you buying the pedaL?
    I was told many moons ago that the first pedal I should buy is a compressor. I have never regretted that
    Check one out before you buy anything.
     
  4. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

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    Garytelecaster- Always glad to hear from a fellow MN player. I like Bridge of Harmony in St. Cloud. Always have treated me right. They don't have the selection of Guitar Center but I try to support them when I can. If I cant find what I need I order from Musicians Friend. A compressor- I'll give it a whirl.
     
  5. willpayne

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    If I could only have one pedal, it would be a delay. Specifically aqua puss or tc electronic flashback. You'll be way more versatile with a delay than any other single pedal.
     
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    mxr carbon copy or I'd look into a tremolo, lovepedal babyface and malekko is pretty cool
     
  7. jondanger

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    I think since your amp already has overdrive, a delay or a comp is a good choice. I'd go with a delay personally. You say your store of choice has MXR stuff? Try a Carbon Copy. not a bad sound in there, and the modulation button gives you a little extra color.

    A comp is eventually essential, but to me, as a first pedal, a delay is a little more fun.
     
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    If you're doing Christian rock then a delay pedal with tap tempo and dotted 8th note capability is a must, considering there's a big U2 influence running through that genre. You can't go wrong with the Boss DD-20: I own one and I'm a fan. Not sure if that's within your price range, though.

    I'd also eyeball a good compressor: this guy does some great reviews, even though he's a bassist.
     
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    +1 delay being the first. Boss DD3 and the MXR Carbon Copy are both good solid work horses but I really like the TC Flashback. Its a bit more expensive but well worth the extra couple bucks.

    A close second would have to be a good boost/OD. My absolute favorite pedal I have ever bought is the TC Spark Boost. It can really fatten up your tone and it will get dirty if you dime it. I also really like the Way Huge Pork Loin as either a clean boost or slighty dirty one.
     
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