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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by studio1087, Jun 13, 2018.
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Cool! and of course you know that comes with “review” responsibilities
Vibe and Leslie effect would be quick to get tedious if used all the time or at least prominently. But like anything else, too much of a good thing. I tire very quickly of the “Stevie Ray” use of leslie but, there is something magic that vibe and leslie do to more complex chords. This type of effect is great in the back ground to build the song up behind vocals or solos. Towards the end of a ballad for example. All mod effects need to be used like “your last bullets”, like ammunition, or you have nothing to build up from. Its like a wah pedal, if you used it all night, somebody would eventually kill you.
Speaking just for myself, the two versions actually kept me from buying one or the other... I was all ready to buy a Big Spender till I saw the Money Laundry, and didn't want to miss out on something special... which there isn't.
Now the 'PAS' has passed... though maybe I'll still grab a used one somewhere down the line. Until then, my Rocky Road pedal does just fine.
And yes, all pedalmakers are 'capitalists'.
WHOOO! He's here all week. Try the veal! Good one. Made me laugh out loud.
No one on these pages has any of those, surely.
I'm sure it could be for some people. I'm a nut for wiggle boxes (I love tremolo and vibe). I have a board that is all EH stuff and I put the stereo Pulsar at the end so it would be easy to put two amps after the stereo tremolo. I'll play old Steely Dan tunes late at night with the wiggle moving back and forth across the room and it's a joyful thing for me. Stereo wooshy wiggle. I don't know. I played high school football and I've been hit in the head repeatedly. Could explain the wooshy tone fetish.
It was just in jest. I'm 110% for the capitalist system.
I'm completely aware of companies history. Even own a battery billionaire and a dc59.
But I really can't think of any other maker who would or have completely renamed a pedal just to appease a specific retail outlet. There have been custom colors and retailer exclusives of pedals, but can't think of any where they completely renamed the pedal.
That's cool. I get it now. The whole rebranding thing is odd. I have powered speakers and monitors now but years ago the band that I was in bought a number of Crown power amps when MF.com offered a really good Stupid Deal of the Day. Last year I took my two 800 watt amps into Music Go Round and the sales guy reacted as though I had head lice.....
Him. Oooohhh; yaaah see these were made only for Musicians Friend and we can only offer $90 each for them.
Me. They're Crown. They are dead quiet and 400 watts per side at 8 ohms.
Him. Yaaahhh but see THESE were made just for Musicians Friend.
We went in circles. They were nice amps! After failing selling them on Craigslist I returned and collected $180 in trade value for my dinosaur rack amp units.
I thought "what the hell is the stigma?" Crown!
My board has an Eventide H9 Max on it-- my feeling is that modulation effects should be used in maybe one part
of one song in a whole night's gig. So, for example, I would have a Phase 90, a wah, and a tremolo pedal, and each one would get
used for maybe one minute in a whole night. I felt kind of dumb hauling around a bunch of pedals that would get used for all of a minute
or two in a whole night.
With the Eventide I programmed in a bunch of really classic effects. For each song I'm
only going to use one of them so I just pull up that preset and hit it when I want to use it. The classic effects I have on there include--
wah, phaser, univibe, flanger, chorus, Digitech whammy pedal, autowah, and tremolo. Then I have some really weird ones that you can really only
get from Eventide. One that makes my guitar sound more like an organ. Another one that does arpeggiating sequences like a synthesizer.
Anyway, this way I can have a couple dirt boxes, an EQ pedal, an echo pedal, and then the Eventide covers the rest and I don't need
a big old pedal board. Funny thing is that 90% of the time all of my pedals are turned off completely, so I'm starting to wonder if
it's worth bringing any pedals at all.
Remember in the 80s when people would just use chorus all the time? The Roland JC120 was partly so popular because it had a lush
chorus built in and you could just leave it on. Now I hear guitar parts from that era and the always-on, in-your-face
chorus makes it sound so cheesy to me. I also remember how flanger was this new pedal and every rock and metal guy would
have heavy flanger somewhere in a bunch of their songs.
Well, I dated a girl in eighth grade once, does that count?
Only if she was a preacher's daughter
Nope, fish mongers.....
I'm all about the revolution.
I used the Rocky Road for years, kept a spare close by because they would stop working occasionally.
I tried and liked the Behringer Rotary, but the volume drop on the effect side was too great.
Dang, I'm so old it was called Thousandaire when we got it!
Well, how did you get on with your new rotary pedal? Give us your thoughts and review!!!!
The feature for ramping the speed up and down didn’t work properly. I almost returned it and got another but I just returned it. The price seemed too good to be true. I got cold feet.
Why wouldn't you just save up and get a Strymon Lex....
The Lex with an expression pedal for speed is pretty sweet, but yeah, $$$