Do Humbucker Guys Need Drive Pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by supergenius365, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. supergenius365

    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    I have been a Strat guy for a long time.

    Just got a Hamer Custom Studio with 2 Duncan 59 humbuckers. That thing really drives and sings. I can't see how or why I would need any boost or drive pedals.

    Please educate me.

    Thanks
    J
     
  2. radcliff

    radcliff Member

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    What type of amp?
     
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    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    I am just using a friends TopHat Vibra Trem 20 with 2 1X12 extension cabs.

    I usually use a Boogie MKIIC+ head with the cabs, but it is getting a cap job right now.
     
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    Even when playing a humbucker guitar, if I'm plugged into any vintage type (i.e., non-master volume) amp set at bedroom or living room volume (e.g., late night practicing), I'll need an OD pedal to get the sustain and harmonics I desire for blues/rock soloing. Same goes for a medium-to-high power vintage type amp set for reasonable stage volume in a club.
     
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    yeah, all depends on what you're after.
     
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    if it's good enough for Th Rev. Willy G - it's good enough for me.
     
  7. Mac-P

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    NO. Pedals are pure evil.
    :Devil
     
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    if you have the amp cranked, you can just turn down your volume knob a bit for non solo situations and dime it for solo... but it works best with a hot input fronting the amp... I guess it depends on how much sustain you're after and if you're not getting it without a pedal, you should get one... I know some people use volume pedals or equalizers to push the signal... anything you can stomp on as long as it drives it up a notch at the right moment...
     
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    It depends how hard you're driving the amp when you have the guitar volume dimed. I like to have the amp in that 'verge of breakup' area when the guitar volume's all the way up so turning it down or playing lighter cleans things up. Then I have a Bad Bob to boost for solos and a BD-2 if I want to get a more saturated sound without a big volume boost.
     
  11. supergenius365

    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    Uh.....OK. Whatever. :puh

    Stop stalking me.
     

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