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Guitar FX pedals... Survey

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OK let em rip!

I felt it was time to buy a Tube Screamer pedal as it is supposed to be the cats pyjamas for rock gtr.. Anyhow the cool guy in the store said, FORGET THAT! Get a "Hot Cake" pedal (made in New Zealand) he said it is much better.. Link removed

I know some rock god producers have GIANT boxes full of pedals...

So far I ain't got ONE!

:)

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Pro Audio Guest Wed, 10/31/2001 - 18:20
I have a ton of guitar pedals, and I do use them all but here are my favourites:

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff - Unbelievable for guitar and bass. If I could only have one distortion pedal this would be it. Check this one out Jules.

Boss Pitch Shifter/Delay - I can get sounds out of this thing that I've never heard anywhere else. I use this to fuck up everything, especially vocals.

Tech 21 Sans Amp GT2 - I know everyone prefers the rackmount Sans Amp, but I love this pedal. I find it works great to dirty up drums/drum samples.

I have a Tube Screamer as well (the re-issue). I bought it after hearing all the hype, but I've got to tell you this is the pedal I use the least. I really don't like it on guitar at all. Seems to muddy up the tone to my ears. I have used it to great effect on direct in keyboards though!

Brent

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Pro Audio Guest Wed, 10/31/2001 - 19:48
Jules,

The Crowther Hotcake is a great pedal, and from what I understand it was developed with the Vox AC-30 in mind. I've got one that I use with my Vox and '64 Fender Bassman head with Marshall cab and it sounds great, if not a bit soft. It's a good box for solos, but I wouldn't say it "cuts" very much on the bottom end.

Fulltone pedals are also great. Michael Fuller is a serious tonesmith and has made great pedals like the '69 and '70. Those are both great pedals for Hendrix/Eric Johnson and excel in 4-input, non-master Marshall's.

Probably the coolest pedal I have is an old MuTron Octave Divider. It's basically Satan-in-a-box and has an incredibly cool tone circuit called "Ringer" based off of the Green Ringer from Dan Armstrong (I think). It puts a serious snarl on guitar tones and sounds fantastic with a Les Paul.

If you're interested in more on this, send me a mail and I can take this off line with you, cause I'll never stop writing...

Steve

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Pro Audio Guest Wed, 10/31/2001 - 21:45
the fuzzfactory is my all time favorite way out there fuzz....it is so far out you can "play" it without having anything hooked up to it!

my old ass big muff for creamy tone shifting fuzz

the O.G. rat pedal for the 80's tone.

for the tube tone i got some old amps that work just fine ;)

everything else is the digitech 2101(flame away ;) )....but it is my "secrect weapon" that helps turn my guitar into a "synth" and beyond!

btw....I WANT ALL THE LOVETONE AND ZVEX STUFF!!!!!

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Guest Thu, 11/01/2001 - 02:24
Oh I forgot I do have ONE pedal, it is the Roland Chorus Ensemble pedal (green tank coloured) I think it is the chorus FX from a Jazz Chorus amp - put into a pedal..

I can tell you that this make of pedal was THE sound of the Smiths first LP - most jangle parts were done with it - split out to a couple of tweed fender vintage amps..

I forget I have it... It's OK.

:)

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Pro Audio Guest Thu, 11/01/2001 - 04:39
Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (5 knob)
Electro Harmonix Poly Flange
Electro Harmonix Bass Microsynth
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
Ibanez Analog Delay
Mutron III
Mutron Octave Divider
Asama Jet Flanger
Ross Flanger
MXR Dynacomp

No reissues. I have others, but I would have to look in my "Felix the Cat" bag to remember what's there.

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Pro Audio Guest Thu, 11/01/2001 - 06:00
Ibanez Ts-808, first edition , very rare.
Fulltone 70`prototype
Fulltone 70`
Two Chandler Tube Driver, love them!
Boss SD-1 with Analog Man 808 mod, very, very good
Line 6 Delay
Arion Chorus, don`t laugh, Landaus favorite chorus
t.c.electronic chorus
Carl Martin Chorus IIx
Fuzz Face with Analog Man mod, really fat sounding
DiMarzio Vrey Metal, Instant Twisted Sister sound.Really bad.
Voodoo Labs Micro Vibe
Mxr Flanger
Jen Dual Sound wah 70`s
Crybaby 70`s
Maestro Echoplex EP-3, not a pedal,but......
DOD Overdrive/Preamp 250
Boss OD-1

Lots of fun with these.....

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coldsnow Thu, 11/01/2001 - 10:54
-Tube screamer
I have the re-issue green and the new silver one and love them both. I actually prefere the silver one at times.
-RAT and RAT Turbo
Great vintage sounding distortion for rythem guitar.
-Tech 21 XXL
This is the best lead distortion I have ever heard. TRY ONE. It is really really increadible. Different kind of sound. Sweet but powerful.

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Pro Audio Guest Thu, 11/01/2001 - 11:12
The re-issues are certainly more consistant and I think they rock. Of course I had mine modded by my tech to be "creamier"

I also use:

Marshall Gov'ner
E H Microsynth (On just about anything)
E H Q-tron
MXR Phase 45/90/ and/or 100
MXR Dynacomp
Univox Microphaze
Fulldrive
TC Chorus
Ross flanger (modded to be "leslie-like")
others a can't think of right now

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Pro Audio Guest Thu, 11/01/2001 - 18:21
Hi Julian.You are such an equipment groupie...just like me. Love it. OK first off you need a good guitar.For me it's my 26 year old Les Paul and a Strat. Second let's not forget that the electric guitar as we know it hit with valves. So your amplifier is your first effects unit.Personally, if I can't mic up a valve amp, then I found that the direct out from a Mesa Boogie gives a killer sound - I prefer this to current amp simulation boxes and anyway how many sounds do you really need? I use a Cry Baby Wah Wah pedal, and an Electro-Harmonix stompbox flanger -
I then run these through a (now)old Roland triple 8 tape echo unit - one of the rackmount units, which I bought new er many years ago.Beyond that, I've been thinking about the new Sony EQ plug ins that are out. Maybe you've heard about them?

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Pro Audio Guest Thu, 11/01/2001 - 19:04
You aint got one?
Something is wrong here, run to the pawn shop now and get a pedal.....any pedal, The best ones are the ones that cost 10 dollars....:-)
I used to have about 25 pedals now its down to a few, If I were to recommend just one it would have to be the Sansamp. Just the regular old Sansamp.....made popular for multi-use by some cat named T. Blake. I use mine for, gasp,guitar?All of the time, it is part of my my "go to" guitar sound, I'm just really used to it.
The other few pedals are...
Mister Cry Baby (volume/wah)
MXR Dyna Comp
Tubeworks Tube Driver
Electro Harmonix Memory Man
There all just noise makers to me, whack the sound around.
simonsez

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