Known pedal pairs that stack well...list them for me.

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  1. Barnzy

    Barnzy Member

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    What are some natural pairings of dirt pedals? I'm talking about stacking pairs that are known to complement eachother. I have found that most of my pedals don't really get along and so to hear from others what a surefire OD stacking pair is would help me out.
    Thanks,
    Barnzy
     
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    Entirely depends on the amp.
     
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    Also heavily depends on the music genre you're trying to work in.
     
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    2 eye opening combos for me were:
    Muff -> TS
    Klone -> Prince of Tone
     
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    Also depends if you are playing at bedroom levels or stage levels!
     
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    For a long time I've used a TS808 for a light crunch "base tone" and then added a Boss BD-2 on top for lead tones. I think the combo of the mid-heavy TS and the more transparent BD really works well.
     
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    Tim+ Simble. Any amp I use, these pedals work well together or separately.
     
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    This and there have been many threads on this topic.
     
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    Buy a BBpreamp and put it with any overdrive you want.
     
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    Indeed, depends on guitar, amp, rest of the effectsline.
    Personally, I'm very happy with a Timmy into a Rat!
     
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    Mutron 3 and Boss OC2
     
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    I think some "classic stacks" are:
    TS or Hotcake> Rat and/or Rat>Timmy (Vox)
    TS>Timmy (Marshall)
    TS>Bluesbreaker or Klon and/or Bluesbreaker>Klon (Fender)
    Fuzz Face>Treble Boost (a la Sunlion)
    Rams head Muff>Butler Tube Driver (Gilmour)
    TS>TS>Ross Comp (Trey Anastasio)
    Reverb>Trem (just cause!)

    My goal for DIY pedal builds is to start doing dual pedal/single enclosures with order toggle swtiches, and calling them "Fat Stacks" :)
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys. Any discussion around this topic helps me because I am a long time guitar player with really bad luck when it comes to stacking. Sure there are "multiple threads"...but don't let it bother you. Discussion is good on a gear forum. And searches don't really give an opportunity to discuss. I'm looking for proven patterns here more than a specific rig for me personally. So if six people say "TS into Timmy", then that helps. FWIW, I have a few amps and play at various volumes...usually on the moderately loud side. (....Vic 5112, DR.Z mini Z, DRRI and JCM 900 combo.) There is clearly something I am personally missing about this concept, so I ask.
     
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    This is an ideal response...Thank You!
     
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    Follow anything with a Timmy is the TGP way.
     
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    Klon/Klone into Honey Bee.
    HBOD>SYOD2

    Those have been particularly good for me.
     
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    SolidGoldFX Superdrive with their Nitro boost. Seamless integration.
     
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    I don't really stack much but my Barber Gain Changer into the Barber Compact Direct Drive stack great.
     
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    The Timmy, Klon, and the superbass mode on the DLS mk3 are some of the easiest pedals to stack just about ANY dirt pedal with.
     

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