Any Pedals You Love, But Just Can't Use Live?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Teahead, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Teahead

    Teahead Member

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    Damn the POG & Micro Pog, damn them. :BITCH

    I've owned a POG and currently own the wee one, love the sound when jamming alone, love the sound when I hear others using it ... but hate kicking it in with the band! The bypass is funky too, which doesn't help, although I could live with it if the effect were invaluable to me.

    I imagine wah pedals will get a mention by some here, chorus too because I encounter similar feelings when using these effects live. I'm going to persevere with the wee Pog for a while, maybe just use it at home or as a recording tool. Perhaps one day I'll get over whatever objection I have to using it live, perhaps not?

    Sound familiar? Which pedals do you love, but simply cannot use live?
     
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    Basically any ring modulator.
     
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    OCD. Love it at home and when recording. Gets lost in the mix when playing live due to the scooped EQ curve.
     
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    Lovepedal 200lbs. gets lost in the mix.

    Also, Diaz Tremodillo... the switches are too close together and the knobs are too sensitive and get knocked around too easily.
     
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    +1 to the pitch shifters, sound sooooo good when you're dialing things in, and than go make mush with the group..... except on full octave setting.s
     
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    Zvex fuzz factory
    Arion SCH-1
    Budda Wah
    Cusack TAW

    I love them....but just don't use them at much live...:(
     
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    old big muff. Way too much scoop. I have to annihilate the sound guy with volume if I ever want to use it live.
     
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  12. aidan7737

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    Honey Bee. LOVED it for at home noodling but its eq curve just meant all the goodness went missing live.

    Oh and I agree with the Muffs. I found the Reissue unusable live until I swapped the caps in the tone stack.
     
  13. Austinrocks

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    Line 6 delay and modulation modellers, they sound great and have tons of effects and lots of big buttons, however they don't have a volume knob, so the volume on mine drops noticebly, damn.
     
  14. ahab

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    Honestly, I don't love any effect that I can't use at a gig.
     
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    BoR...sadly.
    I love zvex stuff...thought this pedal would end my search for a badass drive.
    nope..
    tope a little splattery, bottom too lose and flabby.
    bitchen in the bedroom (low volume) though!
     
  16. Cary Chilton

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    +1 on the BoR, MI Audio bluesboy,
    I disagree about the pitch shifters though.... if used for one song, setting the key, done!
     
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    my new digitech whammy 1 is hard to use live. I want to use it the David Gilmour way, but it takes balls to go one octave up & down in a delicate solo in a laid back song. Once you go up, you can't stop, so is has to be convincing right from the start, otherwise you mess up the whole song...

    Boss ce-2, never liked it live.

    The chorus part of the Retro-Sonic chorus was hard to fit in live. It sounds cheesy really fast. The vibrato part on the other hand sounded killer everytime.

    Pigtronix EP-1. I think the EP-1 is better for bass.
     
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    almost forgot - I had a hard time dialing in the timmy live. Somehow it sounded thin. Now I've dialed back the treble & bass knobs a bit and it's much better. The Fulldrive is the opposite for me, it sounds absolutely amazing live.
     
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    The Blackstone Overdrive IMHO is amazing with a clean amp but I run mine too hot for it.
     

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