Need help putting together a pedal board

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by dmarkj22, May 17, 2011.

  1. dmarkj22

    dmarkj22 Member

    May 15, 2011
    So Cal
    I am moving closer and closer to playing in one of the bands at my church and I need help deciding which pedals I am going to need. I will be playing my Strat through a Peavey Classic 50 410 and I will be primarily using the clean channel while ocassionaly using the dirty channel for solos etc.

    I will be miking my amp and I have yet to experience working with our sound guy. It's been years since I've played live so I forgot what to expect. Our auditorium is pretty big and we don't get the best acoustics as it is an old warehouse. I used to own an and use an Alesis Quadraverb back in the day but I think I'm going to use pedals instead. So far I have the St 200 for my pedal tuner and am looking into getting a delay. What other pedals would you recommend, what board do I get and how do I put it all together? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Phillip_H

    Phillip_H Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    Here are some typical suggestions for P&W type boards.

    Overdrive - Tim/Timmy is a good choice, but a lot of guys use tube screamers or fulldrives
    Distortion - the Rat is a popular choice
    Delay - something with tap tempo (DD20 would be good)
    Reverb - hard to go wrong with an RV5
    Volume pedal for swells - EB VP Jr or Boss FV500
  3. gonepostaltwice

    gonepostaltwice Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Grand Rapids
    a two stage OD can save you some money
    delay (dd-7, flashback, nova repeater)

  4. velorush

    velorush Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    KenTen USA, just northwest of Skullbone
    What a great place to be!

    If you're going to do the P&W thing these days, I'd recommend getting acquainted with delay. You can go boutique, but you might want to start with a good all-around delay with some presets. Hard to go wrong with a Nova Delay or a DD-20. I've also been using the new TC Flashback delay - it doesn't give you presets but does provide some great sounds for relatively little cash.

    Wow: I just hit "Preview Post" and see a bunch have beaten me to the punch. I'd agree with the two-stage dirt box being a great alternative. Playing a Strat might allow you to get by without a volume pedal (given the handy placement of the volume knob) - so far I've done without for a really long time. Others prefer the pedal; personal preference.

    Since you are talking primarily clean channel playing, you might check out a compressor, as well. The CMATMODS compressors are an incredible value.

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