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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by oceanblue, Mar 3, 2019.
As long as they are a reverb, a delay, and a tuner - absolutely.
Could I? Yes— I’m capable enough to change the arrangements of my music enough to have it still be decent.
I’d much rather not though— maybe if I was limited to 2-3 per genre, but even that’s a stretch. My use of pitch shifters, harmonizers, filters, and fuzz would be hard (impossible) to slim down to 3
most certainly I always start with none and build from there.
No! I'm doing neo-Psych and trippy Blues. My board has 15 pedals.
Kinda where I am right now. Most recent performances have been nothing but the Behringer Boss FZ-2 clone, and I've got a Biyang compressor laying around somewhere I'd be using for slide, but that's kinda all I'm working with at the moment. Not in a place where I can indulge in guitar pedals as much as I'd like.
It's been nice to be simple for a while, though
2 or 3 stompboxes? No way. I'd never carry that many pedals around.
with my current band? about 11-13 pedals.
It is nice to actually cull the heard. I have 2 rigs, one for bass, one for guitar. I was using 23 pedals total. I got rid of most of them & got a few quality boxes. I now use 10 total.
A crunch box and a Deluxe Reverb non reissue.
Wha, EP Boost and Wampler Tweed57.
Are we counting tuners and volume pedals?
version one: I don't use any pedals. In fact, i don't even use a cord, I just play my guitar without an amp. Because that way, I save democracy with the truth and justice of my playing. Amp users are whiny babies using a crutch.
version two: I use an armada of pedals. If you can recognize the output as somehow related to the sound of a guitar, I have failed.
version three: somewhere in between.
I say find your own path, make your own peace, mind your own biscuits and play guitar. However you make that happen doesn't matter to anyone but you.
WMD Geiger Counter Pro is the most versatile fuzz/overdrive/distortion/octave/ring mod/boost pedal I've ever used, super easy to dial in, & stage ready with preset foot switches. Get one - they're awesome!
I played thousands of sets in the 80s with an Ibanez UE-300 and an MXR digital delay.
With a good tube amp I could gig today using just the Box Of Awesome, a chorus and an echo.
For with a clean amp, I'd prefer to have a compressor and another drive ot two for variety & texture, plus the Unit67 as an always-on.
Tuner could be handy too. Wouldn't need it if using one of the Floydcasters or PRSs.
Yup. Reverb, trem, and overdrive.
Easy with my current band.
2. Dirty crunch
If tuner doesn't count:
1. Dirty Crunch
I'm only running 6 pedals, so 3 isn't that big a loss.
I could get along with just
"Would you be fine with just 2-3 stomp boxes?"
I love these joke threads!
But seriously, my answer is yes, for some music. No for my surf/spaghetti western/spy music board which has about six...wait, now eight pedals; I try to keep it to what will fit on that board, but it's not easy. My new EHX Key 9 might have to be to one side! (Why didn't they just put a compressor in it?... one more pedal to fit!)
At one performance years ago, my setup mysteriously failed (turned out to be the internal spkr cab wires), clock was ticking, so just plugged straight into a strange amp, twiddled the dials and played the set straight, none of my "needed" effects. I wasn't "fine" with that, but made me realize that when it comes down to it, it's you, a guitar and an amp. Everything else is "sprinkles" on the cake.
Tuner doesn't count.