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How many dirt pedals are on board?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by NR2112, May 16, 2011.

  1. NR2112

    NR2112 Member

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    Just wonder because I like the sound of four or five dirt pedal, and am considering putting them on my board? I have a three channel amp too, mesa Mark V

    Is this just crazy? How many dirt pedals do you have on your board?
     
  2. monty

    monty Member

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    I have 4 myself, but they are all different flavours.
     
  3. PedalOnPedalOff

    PedalOnPedalOff Member

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    your not crazy, i love the dirt and cant get enough. I have the following on my board -

    OCD, Plimsoul, FullDrive 2, Plush Drive, GT-500, Catalyst, '70 & a octafuzz to round it out.
     
  4. jacstraw84

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    I've got 3. A low gain (HBOD), medium gain (DLS), and solo/booster (Fuzz Head) at the end of the chain. I really can't fit more than that on my PT-2. I have been thinking about a Timmy, but the HBOD covers pretty much the same ground.
     
  5. crxshdxmmy

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    For the longest time I've tried to keep it down to two.... but I've got three on there right now. Lunar Module Deluxe > Sweet Honey OD > Timmy.

    I may well end up sticking with a combination like this for a long time. I can get a pretty ridiculous range out of those three.
     
  6. Kev O)))

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    2; a BOSS FZ-3 & a BOSS SD-1


    They're cheap but effective!
     
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  7. stopreferencing

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    I usually have three or four. Octave fuzz, overdrive, heavier fuzz, then an EQ or another overdrive.

    You're all about those lately. Digging them?

    I use one on my bass board using the "forbidden" setting, my only bass dirt. People often comment.
     
  8. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

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    Three dirt (BD2, OCD and Amp11) and one boost here (FB3). They cover different needs/sounds and they stack/play nicely together. I've thought of adding one more, but it would appear to be overkill unless it's a fuzz.
     
  9. Heady Jam Fan

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    I have one on my board now along with a boost and putting another on soon. If I had more money and space, I would add a Fuzz, Timmy, Alpha...
     
  10. DGTCrazy

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    I've got 3 (SS-3, P-2, Klon), plus the dirt side of my amp (Shiva).
     
  11. tonegangster

    tonegangster Silver Supporting Member

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  12. orogeny

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    FIVE. one is actually off the board. . .

    1 - some type of fuzz-face or low-gain fuzz is off the board. . . any one of four (sunface nkt, dunlop hendrix fuzz, astrotone, gypsy fuzz)

    2 - MUFF. high high gain (oddly enough. . . i set the gain at or below 9pm). pig mine here

    3 - timmy #1 - set for max gain! i could use a fetto here, or a rat, or a dirty little secret or a . . . . . . . . . . nice gritty drive tone
    4 - screwdriver deluxe (mini) - set for about 9pm gain. gets me some nice mids
    5 - timmy #2 - set for 'clean with a bit of hair' - nothing but a fuzzface can do that sound other than the timmy (which does it best for me)

    NOTE - I'm a rhythm player/lead singer. I do NOT have time to futz around with settings on my pedals. I could very easily get by with any two of these, but i'd be bending over constantly. Instead, I've got a nice channel switcher :-D

    Here's the kicker though. . . . . .

    It's my clean sound that's to die for. . . . .
     
  13. Fabiano 777

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    Four, in this order:
    1-Fuzz Factory clone
    2-modded Ibanez TS9
    3-Hardwire Cm2 tube overdrive
    4-Proco Turbo Rat
     
  14. Chas

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    I go with just 2 OCD v4 and Formula No 5. I much rather use the amp but sometimes that is not possible if you can not turn it way up, (See Princeton Reverb).
     
  15. Selsaral

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    Zero. My amp, Mesa Express 5:50 has 4 kickass modes and I use them all, and they are giving me everything I need right now.

    I don't even use a boost pedal for solos.

    When clean, guitar volume 8 is rhythm, 10 is lead.
    When bluesy, guitar volume 6.5 is rhythm, 10 is lead.
    When crunchy, guitar volume 3 is rhythm, 10 is lead.
    When burning, it's so compressed that 10 is rhythm and lead.

    When going from clean to any kind of dirt, I'll use the amp's footswitch to change channels.

    Except I want a fuzz, so I may be adding this kind of dirt pedal.
     
  16. chase1410

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    I actually have seven..Plum Crazy FX King Rasp and Fuzzy Lady, ( Tonebender clone, and the Fuzzy Lady is more of a Fuzz Face) GMD Luther Drive for a lead booster...Green Rhino for low-gain OD, OCD for mid-high gain OD, and a GH FX No Brainer for distortion to heavy metal....also have a treble booster as well...
     
  17. Prizefighter

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    At the moment 5, but that will be 4 once I decide between distortion pedals.

    DAM RRB>HBOD>ModelH>DRD>Merkin

    Either the DRD or Merkin will be getting the boot...but only off the board, not selling :)

    My basic philosophy is booster, into light od, into heavier od, into lead booster.
     
  18. oxtone

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    Four:

    Xotic BB Mid Boost - has become my main go-to overdrive.
    King of Tone - use it for Classic Rock tunes - a sweet midrange!
    LoveKraft Mojo Drive - nice, liquid OD for leads
    Boiling Point - for high-gain sounds.

    Alternates:
    Barber Half Gainer for Funk and R & B gigs.
    RIOT for really modern high-gain songs.
    Tonebone Classic - still go back to it. Very tweakable.
     
  19. chase1410

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    I have a serious question for you.....Is the Boiling Point really worth the 350$....Every demo I;ve heard sounds incredible, but I'm still on the edge dropping that kind of cash for a pedal.

    and btw...Nice pedals bro! I actually used to have a Suhr Riot, but just didn't click with it.
     
  20. SG_Seth

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    I'm running 5 with a booster. Lots of flavors to keep me smiling.

    MP RRB>Hoof>MP SHOD>MP LGW>Suhr Riot>Tim.

    Going to add the small box 69 when available.
     

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