Name your ESSENTIAL pedals (for this week)

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  1. usc96

    usc96 Member

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    Name your ESSENTIAL pedals (for this week:p)

    I only have three essential pedal types.

    (1) A tuner (Peterson Strobostomp);

    (2) OD/Distortion (LDO or BJF Dyna Red Distortion);

    (3) Analog delay to fatten up the sound (currently a Maxon AD999).

    Non essential: Wah, Vibe, Chorus, Flanger, Fuzz. :eek:
     
  2. Burgs

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  3. rob2001

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    This week?? Actually none! I'm diggin the sounds plugged straght into a JCM 800.....this week. Next week i'll probably want a boost or somthing.
     
  4. steelplayer

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    This week:
    -BJF Honey Bee --general crunch
    -Cmatmods Brownie -- go to lead tone of the week
    -Thundertweak Delay --texture

    Next week? You're guess is as good as mine. :RoCkIn
     
  5. Lucidology

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    The most essential pedal is hands down, my compressor ...
    Then if I only could have two pedals it would be my compressor & my GSR right now ..

    However, if I showed up at my gigs without all my "effects"
    I would surely get scolded by all the people who are depending upon me to create certain sounds ...

    Going bare bones is not an option ...
    All of 'em are essential ....

    Especially if I want to work for others as a hired gun ...
    Don't doubt for a second that people you play with like it
    when you have a variety of sounds to draw from ...
     
  6. usc96

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    What compressor are you using? I'm toying with the idea of picking one up, but I've never used one. :jo As to going bare bones, that's what I've done the last three times I played live, and I don't mind it at all.
     
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    Vintage original 1971 EH Triangle Big Muff or Skreddy Zero. Just picked up both in a pedal trade on a flanger I wasn't using anyway. I shoot and score. The sounds these guys make: Unfreakingbelievable!!!! Pics and soundbytes to follow...
    :dude
     
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    1) versatile Germanium fuzz (my fave is a D*A*M 1966)

    2) Analog delay with modulation (my fave, the Echoczar+AngelBaby)

    those and a phaser (vintage MXR Phase 45) would get me through almost anything if push came to shove).

    This assumes everything's running into something AC30-ish (in this case, a Magic Amplilfication Brit).

    And yes, the first two pedals listed are both pretty much made of unobtanium, but they really are that good -- for my needs, I've never heard anything else that delivers such a great range of recorded tones so consistently.
     
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    Bike pedal, gas is getting way to expensive! :jo :crazyguy
     
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    You are correct sir. That said, my gravy of the week is my Qtron :D
     
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    A Optic Compressor .. my choice being the Maxon CP101 ... (luv it)

    The guys I play with and for would totally mind if I showed up to play without all my effects on hand ...
    It would be really letting them down if I played the gigs with just a bare bones sound ...

    I wouldn't be seen (or heard) as being a truly team player without bringing all my assorted sounds ...
     
  15. Lolaviola

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    This week...
    Wah > Distortion > Flanger > Delay

    Name tham?

    Crybaby gcb
    MXR D+
    MXR Micro
    [tba]
     
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