One lead pedal - One rhythm pedal

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  1. steeeve

    steeeve Member

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    The genre is classic rock and blues. SRV, ZZ, Hendrix, etc...

    I want to strip my setup down to one lead pedal and one rhythm pedal.

    Requirements:

    1. Both work with humbuckers and single coils
    2. Rhythm pedal needs to be dynamic, clean up, etc...
    3. Both need to retain the character of which ever pickup I use. Especially important on a strat.

    I currently have:

    Timmy
    DDSS
    Small Fry
    TBIAC
    Mosferatu

    While I like all of these, no two of them will do what I want exactly. I'm leaning towards the COT50 Gold and the Small Fry now, but...
     
  2. LVC

    LVC Senior Member

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    I hear you this one.

    I use 3 -- but could get it down to 2

    1) Klon -- for light pushed tone
    2) Landgraff M'OD for more singing or harmonic induced leads
    3) Landgraff DO for more Crunch (set with clip switch down)

    I also add the ZenDrive into mix (depending on what I am going to play)

    I actually want to try the new Fuchs Extreme Cream that pretty much does exactly what you are looking for.

    www.plush-pedals.com
     
  3. onemind

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    that could be a holy trinity of sorts.
     
  4. PremiumPlus

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    I can't do it! One day it's OCD/Blackstone, then it's Blackstone/BoR, then it's OCD/BoR, then it's BM/BoR, then it's...the Crunch Box that's in the mail right now/with whatever...or whatever/CB....I can't do it, and I've got to sell some of the 50 pounds of pedals in the closet...help!

    Seriously, right now the Blackstone is first, and the BoR is next (but I do have two other drives on board just in case!).
     
  5. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I use a King of Tone for the light stuff and a Mojodrive for the heavy stuff. Both do what you want.
     
  6. LVC

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    Yep you are right. ZenDrive is right there with them. I only have 3 OD slots on my small board (Klon has a permanent spot) --- I sometimes take one the Landgraffs out and put in the ZenDrive -- I always carry the Zendrive with me and usually just add it to the chain off the board.
     
  7. rob2001

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    I've chosen an OCD for low to mid gain rhythym , also cleans up well with guitars volume, and a modded SD-1 on top of that for hotter leadwork. The OCD is a keeper but i'm sure the SD-1 can be equaled or replaced by any TS type. Although this Indy modded SD-1 hasn't been replaced by many attempts of trying different lead boosts.
     
  8. Rob Sharer

    Rob Sharer Muso-Luthier

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    I've used the same reply to several different questions, but...

    Foxrox ZIM. You could do everything you're talking about with ONE pedal! Maybe try an H9 FuzzCard for rhythm (super tweakable), with a TAR+ for lead. That's not the only combination of cards that would work, but it would do what you're talking about. I'm still using the stock H9 and VT cards, which gives me two different rhythm sounds (VT=smooth, H9=Zep crunch); for a singing lead tone, I switch 'em both on! You can further tweak the setup by reversing the order in which the two sides cascade into one another. There's an actual fuzz or two available as well, if that's to your taste. Cheers,

    Rob
     
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    OceanEFX Pearl Drive for rythym and then step on a boost for leads. Or cascade another drive into or after the Pearl.

    Mmmmmm Toasty
     
  10. gravy

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    cot`s are worth checking out depending on your amp rig.
     
  11. orogeny

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    King of tOnE OR Timmy for low gain. Rat for leads. Finito. . .
     
  12. blackjack davey

    blackjack davey Senior Member

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    Fuzz Factory with an EQ set to dark for rhythm & switch the EQ off for leads!
     
  13. JUSTJOB

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    Keeley BD2 for your rhythm and step on a Keeley FuzzHead for leads. Saves on tap dancing whereas you just leave the BD2 on and add the Fuzzhead for leads. BD2>FH=great tone and wide coverage with single coils and humbuckers while retaining the character and tone of guitar plugged in. Works for me. :^)
    Best Regards!
     
  14. lukeII

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    SRV, ZZ, Hendrix = Benchmarks for me too I use :

    - a Lovepedal COT Gold (grab one quick off of Lovepedal's site) really great and works well with the volume pot on your guitar for various degrees of crunch (Rhythm pedal).
    - a Landgraff Mo'd (this I use for leads or more modern rock) get's that searing cranked amp gain.
     
  15. Jumblefingers

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    I use the Blackstone Brown side for Rhtyhm and Red side for Lead = 1 pedal for both.
     
  16. RDM

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    No mention of the Barber Direct Drive? I think it's a great pedal for either lead or rhythym playing.
     
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    What amp do you use?
     
  18. jpagey

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    ZIM
    Barber BU EQ
    Barber TP EQ
     
  19. eru

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    Based on what I've heard, I'd use either the Blackstone or the Zendrive with one of RC/AC/BB, whichever matches the level of overdrive you want in whatever order works for you.

    This is actually what I'm working on building.
     
  20. mprvise

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    It would be a Carb and an Eternity for me. And they stack really well too. Both are on my board currently, and along with an RC they cover all tones I need and all sound great with singles or hums.
     

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