New pedalboard almost assembled - missing one piece

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by WaysideRickNJ, May 21, 2008.

  1. WaysideRickNJ

    WaysideRickNJ Member

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    After spending 3 months attempting to convince myself that off-the-shelf, unmodded Boss pedals sound "just fine," I have once again revisted the world of boutique-y pedals. Here's what I'm going to have going on

    Budda Wah
    Emma DiscumBOBulator (in the mail)
    Fulltone FD2 MOSFET (in the mail)
    Keeley Fuzz Head
    MXR/CAE Clean Boost
    Boss TR-2 w/C4 Mod
    Ernie Ball VP JR
    Boss TU-12H (from VP Tuner Out)

    I'm still coming to grips withthe fact that I have no delay on my board, but I never used it, so why take up the real estate? I'm also considering picking up a Keeley TR-2 to replace the one I have now, but I'm not sure it's worth it - thoughts?

    The band I'm playing leans me towards a "Grateful Dead meets Black Crowes" playing style - do I have my bases covered?

    Any help greatly appreciated. Also, if my signal chain (above) seems "off" - let me know how you would adjust it!

    -Rick
     
  2. frizbplaya

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    If you don't use delay don't buy one!! The only thing with your order - I thought fuzz had to go first? I don't use fuzz, so I don't really know, but I thought it interacted with the pickups and would sound different after a buffered pedal.
     
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    Not 100% sure - that's why I ask for advice....LOL
     
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    Fuzz can be fickle indeed. I tried mine first but ended up with it on down the line to make it sound better. Otherwise I was getting the "AM radio" tone.
     
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    PArt of the reason my real estate is laid out the way it is (wah on the R side, volume on the L side) is to allow the pedals to serve as a foot rest on either side for when I'm playing lap steel...would have to figuer out how to make the Fuzz first and keep it in the same spot.
     
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    Nice list of pedals, man.

    Does the C4 mod on the TR-2 address the volume drop issue?
    Personally, I feel that the volume level with the effect engaged is a matter of individual taste. Some people like it to be the same as the unaffected signal. I like it to be a little hotter, to emphasize the effect.

    I have an EBS TremoLo that has a trim pot inside that allows me to set the volume to whatever level I like. That's the kind of control I expect when I'm dropping a lot of cash on a quality pedal.
     
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    The c4 mod definitely addresses most of the volume trop issue. I wish it was controllable (i.e. the reason I'm thinking about the Keeley mod)
     
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    The Fuzz Head is not a "normal" fuzz, and it does not need to be first.
    Looks like all the pieces are there...
     
  9. WaysideRickNJ

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    So, as far as trem pedals go, should I just upgrade to the Keeley, or are there better options around the same price point?
     

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