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What am I missing that I can't live without?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Chud, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Chud

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    The three amp switches will be coming off the board, so I'll have a few spots to fill. I am not one who needs to be talked into or out of buying anything, but I'm honestly just a little unsure what else I might add that would be a game changer or just a pleasing addition.

    I've got wah, compression and clean boost covered, a couple of nice stackable dirts/overdrives as well as an amp sim that also stacks nicely with the dirts, and a pretty expansive (not expensive) delay pedal that has a 5 minute looper built in.

    I have a TC Electronic Sentry on the way to deal with noise, along with a chorus pedal that is arriving tomorrow.

    I thought about a reverb pedal, but just about all of my amps have reverb, so it'd only come into play with one of my amps, and i think I can get by with some delay and mild chorus on that one. I suppose a tremolo pedal would be useful given only half of my amps have built in tremolo, but then I think "eh, if I want tremolo I'll just play those amps..." I've been on the fence about a volume pedal (probably a mini given space) and maybe an EQ pedal.

    I'm not really a flanger or phaser kind of player, octave pedals don't really interest me, though I will admit I've never really played around with one.

    What would the great and all knowing TDPRI recommend talking me into to fill probably 3-4 spots?
     
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    An amp and a guitar
     
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    A decent parametric EQ. They're great to give yourself a little girth in the mids when you need it.
     
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    Fuzz?
     
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    Beat me to it. The only pedal I have is a parametric EQ. Want your vintage style single coil to sound like a humbucker or vice versa? Tweak the EQ. Want your BF Fender to sound more like a tweed? Tweak it. Frequency response games limited only by your ears and imagination.
     
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    Boss GE-7, its the secret weapon to make every other pedal and guitar you have sound even better.
     
  7. Chud

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    I think I'm good there...for now. :lol::twisted:

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    Yep, an EQ is definitely on the short list. I hadn't considered a parametric EQ though. Is there a favorite you have?

    I had a Big Muff Pi and just didn't get along with it. I'm not averse to trying another flavor of fuzz though. Any favorites?
     
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    What kinda break-up/distortion/fuzz do you like?

    I mean, a fuzzface or tonebender type pedal would be the gold standard in fuzz.
     
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    One second thought ... :lol::lol::lol:

     
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    I'm not a fuzz guy, I just saw a gap in your pedal board. But if you want something unsubtle ... try some Devi Ever pedals.

     
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    What kind of music do you mainly play?
     
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    Where’s the FUZZ?
     
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    Neo Mini Vent rotary speaker simulator pedal.
     
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    I have one of those and it nails the sound, but it's positive-ground instead of negative-ground like most pedals and injects a lot of ground hum if used in the chain. I run mine in the loop so it's buffered, so if OP goes that way it's something to consider.
    I don't actually have one at the moment. I'm currently pondering a kit from BYOC or going full home-brew.
     
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    Talk to @Nubs ... he wants to sell something to someone today.
     
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    I'm not a high gain player typically. Warm, tight overdrive or crunch is about my speed. My only experience with fuzz was the Big Muff Pi, which I understand is very different from a regular Big Muff, so maybe I allowed that to turn me off unnecessarily from fuzz boxes. I could give a Fuzzface a shot I think.

    Oh man, that just about killed me. :lol::lol::lol: I might have to track one of those down just because.

    Rock/blues/southern rock/folky kind of stuff mostly

    Yeah, I'm thinking I might need some fuzz!
     
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    Interesting. I always run mine through the loop, too.
     
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    Ah, tube screamer...I'm actually impressed recently with my friends DryBell 67-something pedal. It's probably the most impressive pedal I've heard or tried in a few years...I'm contemplating getting one for myself. You should check them out, or look up some things about it on the web.
     
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    Bummer is, my only amp with a loop right now is my HRD and it's having some issues. I just haven't gotten around to getting it sorted, so I haven't had any Leslie goodness for a couple of years now.
     
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