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Survey for gigging guitarists

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mbratch, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. mbratch

    mbratch Member

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    A survey for all gigging guitarists who use an amp:
    • What effects (type, not brand) do you put between your guitar and amp input?
    • What effects (type, not brand) do you put in the effects loop of your amp?
    • What kind of effects loop do you have, serial or parallel?
     
  2. Dr Rico

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    This all depends on the gig. Casual? Theater? Touring support? Recording session (and is it a demo, an ad, or ???).

    So...kinda hard to make it succinct. If I collapse to the lowest common denominator...

    1) Usually have a wah or mutron, an octave fuzz, a fuzz, an OD, maybe EQ, sometimes delay, usually one type of modulation pedal like a trem or phaser or flanger or univibe. Recent common set up: Mutron III, Octave fuzz, Fuzz, OD, Phaser in "live" rooms so no delay...

    2) Rarely use a loop. When I do, delay and sometimes reverb, depending on the room.

    3) When I use a loop, its usually series. Rarley use a mixer and run in parallel.

    Tomorrow night: Octave fuzz -> Fuzz -> -> OD -> Phaser -> Trem
     
  3. jeffhef

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    Dist--->Dist/OD--->Boost--->Chor/Vib/Trem--->Flanger--->Volume Pedal

    I run form the guitar to a line buffer then into the first Dist. I run a tuner off the tuner jack on the Volume Pedal.

    I don't use an effects loop.

    jeffhef
     
  4. playon

    playon Supporting Member

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    No effects loop in any of my amps... all go between the guitar and amp. Depending on the gig I bring between one and three, a simple gig like jazzy or country stuff, maybe like one overdrive, & a delay and maybe a wah if it's a more rockin' thing... if the gig warrants it and/or if the stage is big enough & I want to have fun, I bring my my whole board. On the board, two or three overdrive/distortion pedals, a treble-boost in front of the overdrives, a wah, a flanger/chorus type of pedal, sometimes a delay, and at the end of the chain, a clean boost to retain the signal or to bump up the volume if needed. If the amp I'm using doesn't have reverb I bring an analog delay for short echoes, if no tremelo I bring a trem pedal.

    Then I have a bunch of what I consider "specialty" pedals that rarely go to a live gig, I would use them more for recording or real specific jobs, -- a Boomerang, a Boss VB-2 Vibrato, Experience Fuzz, Digitech Whammy, Roland volume pedal, envelope follower, etc.

    Like Dr. Rico said, it all depends on the gig.
     
  5. Don L

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    No loop.

    1. With BF Fenders: Wah, couple of OD pedals, chorus, clean boost, and delay.

    2. With Naylor or other "crunchy" amps: Same as above except no OD pedals.
     
  6. rawkguitarist

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    Well, I have a parallel effects loop my amp tech buddy installed in my TopHat Club Royale. But live I need a clean tone so I don’t plug anything into the loop live. Mainly for if I need to record a part with my amp distortion, in that case I’d put all my modulation and delay effects in the loop (chorus, vibe, delay).

    At gigs though, I just plug straight through my pedals into my amp set clean. Get my dirt from OD/distortion pedals (usually a Keeley RAT and a Lovepedal Eternity)
     
  7. Big Bob

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    Clean boost, OD, Distortion, Clean boost, (sometimes phaser or chorus)....amp. Parallel loop with delay set for repeats only.

    For studio stuff anything goes...time permitting.

    Bob
     
  8. Mayflower

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    Comp., Dist., Delay, tuner and volume pedal. Dat's it.
    If the amp has verb, I MAY turn it on. But generally not.
     
  9. bigroy

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    Teese Wah>Keeley Comp>RC Booster> OCD>DD3>Swamp Thang>Tuner....

    The only thing I like in a loop is Delay, but only if it's a parallel loop. Delay in a parallel loop is a beautiful thing.
     
  10. MarkWorth

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    ^^^
     
  11. gainiac

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    Wah and OD in front of amp. Delay in parallel FX loop.
     
  12. todaystomorrow

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    fuzz>comp>od>trem>delay>clean boost>amp

    i never use an effects loop
     
  13. msp

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    boost/buffer>comp>octafuzz>envelope filter>vol ped w/ clean boost>phase>chorus/vibra>delay>phrase sampler>amp

    no effects loop...

    for now
     
  14. gitpicker

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    Never owned an amp with an effects loop, and no GAS for it at all...

    Guitar -> Wah -> Phase Shifter -> OD -> OD -> OD -> Comp -> Chorus/Flanger -> Delay -> Amp

    The boxes may change, but the idea remains the same with the exception of occasionally having a boost type pedal between the PS and the OD's
     
  15. phoenix 7

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    Guitar > Keeley TB Looper > Amp (usually Victoria 35310 these days)

    Or:

    Guitar > Keeley TB Looper > Tuner > Wah > OD > Boost > Chorus > Phaser> Delay > Tremolo > Looper > Amp

    The Keeley Looper is cool, and I often like to go straight to the amp for cleanish rhythm sounds and then hit the Looper for solos which immediately kicks in my preset OD, boost, wah and/or delay. No tap dancing needed.
     
  16. svanangen

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    1. Overdrive, vibrato (VB2), tremolo, analog delay, boost
    2. chorus, delay
    3. parallell
     
  17. HHB

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    they all go in the front like Jimi
     
  18. LouRossi

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    Guitar > Compressor > Auto Wah > OD > Modulation efx > Volume pedal w/ tuner out> Delay > Looper
     

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