Would you be fine with just 2-3 stomp boxes?

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  1. NewKid

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    Here’s my entire pedal collection:
    1. Tumnus - boost/overdrive
    2. Canyon - Delay and Reverb
    3. Boss RC-1 - Simple Looper

    My guitar is a Tele and my amp is a Pro Junior IV, and I use a TC Polytune clip-on tuner.

    I traded my Triangle Big Muff Pi for the Boss RC-1 yesterday because I just couldn’t make that fuzz work for me.

    I may eventually try a JHS Mini Foot Fuzz because there’s definitely room on this Pedaltrain Nano for one more pedal.
     
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  2. 8trackmind

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    No...I've been stomp box dependent since the late 80s and never run less than six. I need to be able to go from country to rock in seconds without any knob fiddling. I also need a consistent volume.
     
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    I love messing with pedals but for the most part I play with my guitar, my amp, a power cable, and the 1/4” cable, and that’s it. Yet I can’t seem to part with any of the 14 or so pedals I own.
     
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    Yes, Greer Lightspeed, XTS Imperial OD, Maxon Analog Delay. All plowed by a Volto 3. Loving this small but mighty board.

    These days I don’t use the Maxon all that much and I’m considering swapping the XTS for a fuzz.


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    My new 3. Mooer Yellow Comp>Donner Boost Killer>Donner Yellow Fall delay. I have more I don’t often use and could be happy with just these 3.

    I really think these are 3 of the standout Chinese minis. All 3 are excellent pedals.
     
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    My essentials: boss TU3 Tuner, keeley comp, ep booster, boss blues driver, Ibanez 808, EB JR vol pedal, mxr carbon copy delay.

    So, seven, I guess.
     
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    This is one of the best of... this kind of thread that I've seen. So many experiences and philosophies.

    I play through a master-volume Marshall and I have a volume knob. That used to be enough. Now I'm in a power-pop/throwback-psychedelic band, and I need to make lots of noises for one song and a little texture for some others. This is my band rig:

    ...On the other hand, I have a growing solo act that involves a little more...
     
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    Ideally I think 4 is the right number assuming you have an amp with reverb. Delay, Modulation, full range OD and Fuzz. By full range OD I mean something that just put a little hair on your tone to something that can get very dirty. The Fuzz is actually and optional need IMO for what I like to play. BTW, when I say pedals I mean pedals with a typical footprint, not big multifunction pedals like some of the Strymons etc.
    I could get there with my Delay, KOT, SunFace, and Keeley which does chorus and rotary. However, I also have Catalinbread DLS and 5F6 foundation pedals to turn my PRRI into a Marshall or a Tweed but I could live without them.
     
  10. TeleTex82

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    Yes, and I am. One boost, one fuzz, one modulation.
     
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    Dirt, delay and wah gets me through everything i know how to play.
     
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    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

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    oh hell no. who would eat an all rice cake diet on purpose?
     
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    +1. Exactly my needs, everything else belongs to the keyboard player ;)
     
  14. dsouza

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    If I were to choose 3 stomp boxes I would pick an overdrive, a delay, and a reverb.

    Something like a tubescreamer, eventide timefactor, and Big sky reverb for shimmer sounds.

    That would help me with 90% of my ambient rock recordings.

    However, these days I’ve chosen the Helix Hx.

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  15. zeedoctour

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    I'd rather raise the "throw it in a gig bag casual session" board (tiny) to 4 myself. Compressor, Overdrive, Vibe and Reverb _or_ Delay. Delay can fake a Reverb if you're pressed to need to do it. But if I had to stick to just 3 I'd drop the Reverb or Delay and demand the amp I'm using have reverb built in. :cool:
     
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    Absolutely.

    But it depends on which amp I have. I need tremolo and reverb. If my amp has that, I could get away with just a tuner and a fuzz. The other pedals I have are "nice to have" pedals, and I run a pretty small pedalboard as it is

    I've learned so much by using the volume knob, and now, on my Reverends, the bass contour knob
     
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