Bread and butter board.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by amstrtatnut, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. amstrtatnut

    amstrtatnut Member

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    Some of us could control a space station with our board. Some are minimalists.

    What pedals must you have at minimum for gigging?

    My board=
    Tuner
    Compressor (jury kind of out still on this)
    2 stackable overdrives
    Phaser
    Reverb
    Delay (delay helps smooth my rough edges on some solos and adds atmosphere)

    I can do it with less but wont be happy about it.
     
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  2. kevindsingleton

    kevindsingleton Member

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    Depending on the amp, I want a tuner, compressor, drive pedal (TS variant, or BD-2), and reverb. Everything else is gravy.
     
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  3. cap10kirk

    cap10kirk Member

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    A tuner is all I need. I really wouldn't miss anything either, most of the time I'm playing at a gig all my pedals are turned off anyways.
     
  4. Suave Eddie

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    All I have is a tuner, OD, and trem, with a wah off the board.
     
  5. Todd Lynch

    Todd Lynch Member

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    I *can* gig with plugging straight in, I'd prefer and almost always only use the following:

    Guitar > Compressor > Clean Boost > OD > Delay > Amp
     
  6. FbIsNotE

    FbIsNotE Member

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    I'm fine with none if I have a channel switching amp..... or I'm playing acoustic.

    Absolute bare minimum for fun is wah.

    Basic minimum for fun is compressor, phaser (or flanger or vibe) and wah.
     
  7. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    In the past, I ran a larger board, but for the past several years I have been only using a PT Jr. I try to limit myself to what I can fit on there, which is plenty. Most of the time I am only using a few pedals. I can easily get by with:

    tuner > 2 stackable od's OR two channel od (Godfather II) > tremolo > delay > amp
     
  8. Mike R.

    Mike R. Member

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    I could get by with: Guitar > Tuner > Dual channel OD (Like KOT) > Delay* > Trem > Amp

    *Even then the delay isn't necessary.
     
  9. Bartimaeus

    Bartimaeus Member

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    Well that isn't very punk, is it?
    Seven pedals doesn't count as minimalist...
     
  10. Riffa

    Riffa Member

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    All my boards are minimal. I could get away with a tuner, a phaser, some dirt, and reverb/delay.
     
  11. Brettski

    Brettski Member

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    I'm on my way to Strat > BD-2 > TS mini > Tuner > Carbon Copy > cranked 15W amp.

    I find more and more that I play and sing better when I'm just riding the guitar volume and not thinking about all these dumb boxes in front of me. I LOVE pedals but I'm finding them less and less useful as I get older and get-off-my-lawnier.
     
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  12. Phil the Kill Bill V2 guy

    Phil the Kill Bill V2 guy Member

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    Tuner
    Compressor
    Overdrive
    Chorus
    Delay
    Reverb from the amp
     
  13. DisasterArea

    DisasterArea Owner, Disaster Area Designs and Alexander Pedals

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    Came here looking for bread and butter. You guys are just talking about pedals.

    I feel cheated.
     
  14. jpurcell

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    Tonight I'm gigging with a 60's pop group which usually gigs only once or twice a month. I'll use my Tele straight into a 66' Princeton Reverb with a JBL D110F. Snark tuner and an SM57 is all I need for when I play with them.
    My regular group gigs 3-5 times a week playing everything from smooth jazz to Motown, classic rock, funk and Disco. Strictly a dance band so I use my Tele, Snark, AF1 Aluminum Falcon, Whiteface Rat, Timmy, Boss DM2 and a Boss Fender Reverb pedal into a 66' non reverb Deluxe with an SM57.
     
  15. cubistguitar

    cubistguitar Member

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    Depending on the amp:
    Tuner
    Boost
    Reverb

    If the amp has enough gain and reverb, I can get down to a tuner.
     
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  16. whateverdude

    whateverdude Supporting Member

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    Tuner
    Fuzz
    Fuzz
    Eq
    Phaser
    Transmisser w/ Expression
    Delay
    A Wah if I can ever find the right one
     
  17. Daylit

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    These are my only pedals to begin with -

    Tuner
    Digitech SC-2
    MD-500*
    DD-500*

    *I need the presets capability for our songs.
     
  18. chadmo1

    chadmo1 Member

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    I haven't gigged in 15 years and my last few years of gigging, I used a Marshall DSL 50 with no pedals. I had one of those Sabine tuners I set on the top of my amp and when I needed to tune, I put the amp in stand-by. Before I had the Marshall, I used a Rat with a Mesa Mark I.
     
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  19. nowhere

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    When I go out to play for an audience (which is rarely) I play bass and for those gigs all I need is a cord and an amp that does a decent job with an upright bass as well as the medium scale electric I use for a few of the songs.

    With guitar (which I play for fun by myself or with a very small group making original songs) I'm stupidly crazy with pedals. I've got a pile of them: vintage, new, a few boutique, plenty of mass market pedals too - but even for that effects heavy playing I could get by with the Boss ME-70. The fuzz, analog delay and Univibe settings on it I find remarkably good. Strangely enough, the DS-1 setting and the chorus are remarkably "meh" but still good enough to get by with. The only real shortcoming is that you can't have multiples of the same effect category or rearrange the effect order any way you want - e.g., you want delay and then trem, delay and then distortion? no dice.
     
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  20. Abram4235

    Abram4235 Supporting Member

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    Turbo Tuner
    Empress buffer +
    Keeley katana
    Kingsley harlot
    Dm2w
     

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