Country Player has a empty spot

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by leviathan, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. leviathan

    leviathan Member

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    I am really trying to finish up my pedal board in the next couple months. I am going for a country music kind of board so right now i am running

    Fulltone deluxe wah
    keeley compressor
    fulltone fulldrive
    ernie ball volume
    line 6 dl-4 Delay
    boss tuner
    Axcess BS-2 buffer

    but i have on order a
    goodrich volume pedal,
    keeley modded blues driver,
    and i waiting to add the new fulltone distoration pedal that is coming out to really add the some marshall drive.

    Oh i run this into a ac-30 so it has a tremolo and reverb, but i use a tele and a Gretsch Beast with humbuckers in it. I was thinking maybe of adding a:

    Keeley Kantana Boost- could be useful for clean solos
    Keeley Fuzz Head- Not sure this would really fit on this board but could
    Chorus of some kind, but i am not sure you really hear this in country a lot

    But just any ideas that you would have on the board would be great. thanks
     
  2. sandman

    sandman Member

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    clean boost sounds like a good idea.

    how about phaser instead of chorus?
     
  3. nashvillesteve

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    Hotcake standard or Bluesberry will be great for clean-low-med gain boost with the AC30. Maybe a phaser/vibe/delay or something.
     
  4. leviathan

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    glad you mentioned that, i forgot to mention that. the phaser is something i hear in a lot of old country. But i am not sure how useful if would be in today muisc, though i love the old stuff
     
  5. longgonedaddy

    longgonedaddy Supporting Member

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    A slow rolling analog chorus fits in nicely for slow songs' solos.
     
  6. Enjoyer

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    Where's your analog delay?
     
  7. leviathan

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    Well i had been using the DL-4 for all the delays, but something like a Memory man that has chorus and echo in it?
     
  8. nashvillesteve

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    Deluxe Memory Man is fun. There's on in the emporium here for $190 I think.
     
  9. big mike

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    Dunno about Keeley, but I'd do a boost.
    I've never played a keeley.
     
  10. leviathan

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    Does anyone know the size, length width of a memory man.

    Big Mike if you have an idea for a boost just let me know
     
  11. big mike

    big mike Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm really fond of the Greer Sonic Boom boost, the HBE Dos Mas, and the Xotic RC as a boost. I'm pretty much using the Greer now, but the Dos Mas is cool, because it cascades 2 or splits to signals. Cool stuff.

    RC is cool for adding a little hair. I like them all for different reasons.
     
  12. nashvillesteve

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    If you're using the Deluxe Memory Man most of the time, you can even use the Level control as a slight boost, though watch the feedback control so that the red LED isn't shining super brigthly all the time or I think you could burn something out.
     
  13. Big Bob

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    AC Booster with the bridge pup of a tele into an ac 30 set fairly clean is what modern country is all about. Keep the drive about 9:00 or lower and 2:00 treble and 10 or 11:00 bass and you'll be happenin. Volume to taste but the louder the better...I run it at about 11:00. You will also sound better if you are not over 25 y.o. but that just in Nashville.

    Honestly I think you'll need more mids than the BD provides...especially with a bigger band.

    yee haw

    Bob
     
  14. ruby7829

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    I'd say an RC Booster. Great clean boost and make everything, especially the Fulldrive, sound that much better. And I love the touch of dirt' sound from the RC. I also love the Morning Dew EQ. Makes everything sound richer and fuller.
     
  15. Jacobpaul81

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    I dont see any fuzz! Id be lost without fuzz. I play strat into a 30, and I love the Phoenix Custom Electronics Lady Stardust (vox tonebender clone). It'll get you anything from spitty to thick and mushy fuzzes.

    Definatly not a chorus. A vibrato of some sort might also be a nice addition. I play alt. Country - rock n roll, and I love the sound of a good vibrato pedal.
     
  16. T. Caster

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    Err, they didn't have phasers in the "old stuff" :D (Earnest Tubb, Hank Williams, Buck Owens, etc). Just struck me funny, as one who used to play a lot of the old stuff when Alabama was considered "new".

    Dan
     
  17. Stevoreen

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    I'll second the Hotcake. Excellent pedal to stack with others, or used alone for a fantastic country tone.
     
  18. Matt Gordon

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    Diamond J Drive TR. Why wait for a great Marshall sounding pedal.
     
  19. Matts Tone

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    I woud say either another Overdrive/Boost pedal something like a Klon or BJF Honey Bee.

    Or

    A nice chorus might do the trick like the Analogman Clone Chorus or Retro Sonic Chorus.

    I think any of the styles would work perfectly in your setup!!
     
  20. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd regard a clean boost and a trem as being pretty much essential.

    Those slots on my board are filled by an RC Booster and a Demeter but in all honesty there are a lot of options that would do just as well.

    I think you could run a Timmy alongside your Fulldrive. Greg V has just discovered the joy of the more open Timmy sound recently and is doing so.
     

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