Pedalboard Essentials

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  1. charley

    charley Supporting Member

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    I'm trying to rebuild my pedalboard. I have a Pedaltrain 2, a Pedal Power 2, a Fulldrive 2, and a Moogerfooger Murf 105.
    I still need a tuner and other pedals. Any reccomendations in order to cover all bases?
    I am intrested in possibly a Robotalk, Moogerfooger Lowpass Filter.
    I still am searching for a great delay and other exotic sounds to fill the arsenal. Any suggestions?

    Or is it worth it to just take the plunge and get a TC Electronics G Force or G System?

    Just looking for some ideas.
     
  2. NyteOwl

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    I'm sure I won't be the only one recommending a Peterson StroboStomp tuner.

    Pedals, G-Force or G-System is another question entirely. I think the G-System is a lot more flexible than the G-Force. Both units offer pretty much the same effects, but the G-System has four loops to insert your pedals of choice, and you have the option of using it as a self-contained floor unit or rack mounting the effects unit and using the floor unit as a controller.
     
  3. granite

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    +1 here. Best tuner out there. I have one and it's not going anywhere.

    I'm a self described minimalist when it comes to pedals. I believe you start with a great clean amp channel and add pedals to it to enhance what you already have in the amp. That said, I love to experiment with pedals and amps, but most do not stay with me very long.

    To this end, I'm hoping that a Kingsley Deluxe 30 will be the last amp for me. I will have one on order in the next day or two. I would consider the following pedals types essential. Brands will vary based on the sound your seeking.

    1 or 2 OD pedals: ex...Timmy
    EQ pedal: ex...BJF Sea Blue EQ
    Clean Boost: ex...Keeley Katana (just sold mine but another one is in my future)
    Compressor: ex...Keeley Comp or Analogman Bicomp
    Tuner: ex...StroboStomp

    That's it for me. I just want to be able to tweek what the amp builder has already perfected. Others might include vibes, trems, delays, fuzz, or other OD pedals. I don't use them or need them.
     
  4. Benny

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    You might enjoy a Chicago Iron Parachute Wah, it can cover a surprising amount of ground in the filter/mod/synth department. Depending on what delay or modulation effects you add, I'd recommend getting a "third hand", to allow real-time control of one of the parameters. I currently have mine on the time control of my delay, to give me some pitch-shifting/harmonizing capabilities.
     
  5. rawkguitarist

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    Pedal Board Essentials???....

    Tuner:
    No question... Strobostomp
    Compressor:
    Maxon CP101 or Keeley Compressor
    OD:
    Lovepedal Eternity (kinda distortion too)
    Distortion:
    Keeley RAT or Tonebone Classic
    Delay:
    My fav=Echopark, DL4 (lots on tap), Boss DD-20

    I would be content playing almost any gig with these pedals.
     
  6. justicetones

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    Peterson strobostomp. The Only tuner that is worthy IMHO. I never realized how much I might have had tuning issues until I used one.

    Analogman Bicomp for me. Very flexible. Also check out his bi-chorus.
    Robotalk also is great for certain things to.

    That said all four of these pedals live on my pedalboard.


    Chris
     
  7. Boogie92801

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    Well, there are too many opinions on this topic so I'll add another.

    Strobo tuner for sure; a compressor is optional as is a wah or a volume pedel then one or two distortion, fuzz or overdrives are necessary as is a delay then you could have a chorus or a trem, some delay, maybe flanger or a phase, some delay, maybe a reverb and some delay but make sure you have some delay, oh and a delay.

    I like delay.
     
  8. justicetones

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    definitely a delay. I use two. Analogman modded DD-5, and a stock Boss DM-2 Analog delay for short stuff.

    Chris.
     
  9. Boogie92801

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    Me too, an AD-99 and a Memory lane.
     
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    You will love your D30, I've been running mine since May and I couldn't be happier. Still finding new settings that sound great, yet it's very easy to dial in a good tone. I could gig with this amp with nothing more than a delay pedal and a Strobostomp if I were so inclined, and this is the first amp I can honestly say that about. Also, don't underestimate the Kingsley Boost pedal that Simon includes, it rocks hard.

    FWIW, my pedalboard includes a Clyde, Rat II, the Kingsley Boost, Boss DD5 w/tap pedal, TC SCF, EB Vol, Strobostomp, and Tim. The Tim is usually on, and I'll use some delay and the tuner. The other stuff is no longer critical...
     

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