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Ideas for a pedal line

mahler

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Probably will never get around to actually making enough to sell hypothetically what do you think of this, I was thinking of basing the names of the pedal on stanley kubrick movies.

First pedal: Full Metal Pedal, the essentials for metal including a harmonizer and an intense saturated but defined distortion. This is obviously the hardest build.

Second Pedal: A Clockwork Orange compressor, a OS clone with improvements such as TB, and a wider control over compression

Third: Dr. Strangelove's Nuclear Boost....pretty straightforward, looking to add an intense boost combined with an EQ.

Fourth: The Shining Fuzz : A tonebender MKII and a FF and a Muff combined.

Last: A Killer's Kiss Overdrive.... A nice TS808 with extra eq options and more gain on tap.

What do you think about the names/ ideas. I will probably never make these and If i do it will be just for myself, so feel free to use ideas or names!
 

dalandan

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sounds like a lot of those pedals have been done already.

the first pedal is the most inspired though and sounds like a metalhead would like it. my only concern with combining a dirt+harmony/mod/time-based pedal is that you can't put anything between them. It may be more practical to have two separate pedals that do the best at what they do than an all in one package. This has always been my pet peeve with the boss digital metalizer that has slapback delay and chorus if you want it. Also, you can never have just the harmony without the dirt which is something nice to have as well.

the rest are so-so. the fuzz might be cool if they were all selectable rather than just one button for everything, but even then, there's a lot of overlap between tones so it's not the most practical thing either.

the names are great if that's what you like. it's for you anyway. push the limits of your imagination. try combining simple circuits to make a unique one. I'm sure you have lots more ideas since you came up with 5 already.
 

mahler

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Thanks, yeah the fuzz would could be run independent of each other or cascaded! I thought that its not that often you see a boost with a full EQ. Some EQ pedals have boost though I guess. I agree on it being hard for the distort and harmonizer to be one effect, thinking it would be a dual enclosure where effects could be cascaded, and I would add an effects loop for the pedal.
 

mahler

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This one isn't kubrick named but how about the SeGi Fuzz Fabricator. A hybrid fuzz that could be set To all Ge, All Si, and then Either Ge->Si or Si->Ge for maximum tonal versatility. SeGi comes from the fact you could go Ge to Si (Gi) or Si to Ge (Se).
 

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I say go for it but see below...

First pedal: Full Metal Pedal, the essentials for metal including a harmonizer and an intense saturated but defined distortion. This is obviously the hardest build.
Name Similarity - See HBE's Full Metal Jacket

Second Pedal: A Clockwork Orange compressor, a OS clone with improvements such as TB, and a wider control over compression.
Name and Circuit Similarity - Been done but cannot remember by who.

Third: Dr. Strangelove's Nuclear Boost....pretty straightforward, looking to add an intense boost combined with an EQ..
Name Similarity - Without giving a whole lot away, I have something that's a play on the Strangelove theme that's been in the works for quite some time.

Fourth: The Shining Fuzz : A tonebender MKII and a FF and a Muff combined...
Circuit Similarity - I *think* someone may have done it.

Last: A Killer's Kiss Overdrive.... A nice TS808 with extra eq options and more gain on tap...
Name Similarity - Possibly too close to the Catalinbread Silver Kiss.
 




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