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I like making weird sounds. What pedal should go on my board next?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by teleguido, May 18, 2011.

  1. teleguido

    teleguido Member

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    Here's my board right now:

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    Signal chains is as follows:

    Dunlop Octavio -> Fulltone '69 clone -> Korg Pitchblack -> Dano Chicken Salad -> MXR Carbon Copy -> EHX Deluxe Memory Boy -> Cusack Tap-A-Whirl -> Boss GE-7

    The wah has been modded and is now an expression pedal connected to the Deluxe Memory Boy. The pedal at the top left is a footswitch for my AC30.

    Despite the fuzz, octavio, and vibe, I rarely play anything resembling Jimi. This board allows me to get some pretty wild sounds, and combined with some careful volume and tone knob tweaking on my guitar I can already cover a lot of sonic ground. That being said, I'm always looking for something new to inspire me!

    What would be a solid addition to this board for making weird-but-useful noises and textures? So far I've been contemplating a Micro POG, feedback looper, or EHX Freeze. What wild and crazy pedals should I be considering? I'm totally open to more fuzz, as long at it isn't redundant. Any ideas?
     
  2. DraggAmps

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    The Line 6 M5 is small and cheap with all the sounds you can get in an M9 or M13, which are pretty good and there's plenty of weird and fun stuff. Moog pedals are awesome. The POG and HOG can do some cool stuff that is different but useable too.
     
  3. zezozozezadfrick

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    I think ring modulators are really great for making weird noises.
     
  4. JPF

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    Zvex Fuzz Factory. It's a seriously twisted, demented pedal in the right hands...
     
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    A bit crusher perhaps?
     
  7. teleguido

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    Not much into multi-effects, so the M5 might be out... but a Line 6 DL4 could be fun...

    I don't understand ring mods. Can someone show me a demo that actually has some inspiring sounds in it?

    Goatkeeper is out, as I decided on the Tap-A-Whirl for my tremolo needs.

    Fuzz Factory could be interesting... But can it be easily tamed for live use?

    Bit crushers are intriguing to me... recommend one?
     
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  9. DraggAmps

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    The Fuzz Factory can be somewhat tamed. The M5 is very simple, more of a stompbox modeler. You choose a stompbox type and then there are six knobs that correspond to it. It has all the best of the Line 6 modeling software. It actually HAS the delays of the DL4, the mods of the MM4, etc. It's a complilation of all the best Line 6 stuff plus some extra stuff and it's not a complicated multi effect unit. It just has all the software they already invented all in one, so it's a much better deal and it's all right there. That's why they're so popular. I don't even own one, Im more into analog stuff (I actually have a Cusack TAW myself, and btw, I like the general sound better than the Goatkeeper, although I'd love to have both for fun) but I've used all those older style Line 6 modelers like the DL4 and MM4 and they're actually pretty awesome. I'm thinking about picking up an M5 just for fun and experimentation. It's basically the new, smaller, better priced, consolidated version of all the separate stombox modelers they made previously.
     
  10. JPF

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    Not really, in my experience - you have to be very hands-on to control the mayhem it wreaks.
     
  11. TheReverendCommon

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    check out devi ever, dwarfcraft devices, audible disease and such...

    have you looked into feedback loops?

    www.youtube.com/welovethecommonmen for examples... search around...
     
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    Line 6 Filter Modeler has more weird sounds per pound than anything else out there. I have weighed it so I should know! Purple Power!!

    PJ
     
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    Ab-Synth

    It and my BSR are very nice but the weirder settings are almost keeping me from playing anything remotely musical, lol
     
  15. Triangle

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    I'd get a new wah. Using a wah in a single position can open up tons of new sounds.
    Example: wah 75% forward>ocatavio>memory boy. mess with the knobs on the memory boy while you play. Push the repeats all the way up until it envelopes itself, then mess with the delay time. I use wah>ts9>dl4 for lots of cool sounds. Push the envelope of what you have. Experiment.
     
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    digitech - whammy pedal?


    moog - moogerfooker
     
  17. Lance Romance

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    The Line 6 M5 is not a muli-effects unit. It is a stompbox modeler. A blank slate, until you choose what stompbox you want it to be.
     
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    perhaps a talkbox if you don't mind slobbering.
     
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    You might want to look into a DOD FX-33 Buzz Box. Nothing weirder than that.
     
  20. fritferret

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    i've heard some pretty weird stuff from the way huge worm. i think that's out now.
     

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