What pedals do you use but haven't mastered?

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  1. MoonshineMan

    MoonshineMan Member

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    Wah tops the list.
    It’s hard to think of something as “mastered”, because it makes me think there’s nothing else I can get from it.
    All my pedals are super-simple versions of the type, except maybe the Wampler Ego, and even that one isn’t rocket science; I just don’t deal in subtleties.

    Weirdly, I feel like I could add my looper pedal to the list, though. It’s pretty simple (Ditto), but I end up mudding up a bunch of layers, poorly-timed, weird volume levels, etc.....
    It’s just a practice pedal, nothing I use live in any meaningful way, but I think I might need a click for laying down the first layer.
    Constant reminder of how bad I am at rhythm guitar. :(
     
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  2. JackfromAK

    JackfromAK Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a QTron+ and I'm not sure it ever does the same thing twice so I'm having a tough time getting my head all the way around it.
     
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  3. No_Stairway

    No_Stairway Supporting Member

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    Oh yea I have NOT scratched the surface of what my Jamman Stereo can do
     
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  4. Kevy_Metal

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    Anything I current own and use is dialed in for what I want them to do, so I’d say they’re mastered for my needs.

    Delay took awhile for me to figure out what I wanted from it and finding use for a wah pedal took close to a 25-year break for me to really “get” it.
     
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  5. 71strat

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    MOOG MF104M/MSD
    MOOG MF102 Ring Modulator
    MOOG MF108 Clusterflux
    MOOG DFAM
    MOOG MF105
    Mayer RM58
    Mayer 615
    5 Knob Butler Tube Driver
     
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  6. MoonshineMan

    MoonshineMan Member

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    Wah is tricky, because there’s so much magic between the heel-down and halfway positions.
    Rocking back and forth in time is fine and sounds “ok”, but gets old fast.
    A really interesting Wah foot is a beauty to listen to, unless you hate Wah. :)
    Marc Ford is my perfect Wah guy, after Jimi, of course.
    He’s the reason I bought one in the first place.
    It’s been a long time to learn it, but I’m getting pretty happy with it.
    You can also find cool places to park it to really get some cool gain sounds. Hits treble booster territory if you do it right.
     
  7. hippieboy

    hippieboy Member

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    When I say mastered I mean in a way that you know how it all works, not necessarily talking about knowing all the tones available, but knowing how to unlock them if you get the idea of something new
     
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  8. <JT>

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    DD500 RV500 Source Audio Programmable EQ

    Just scratching the surface of their functionality
     
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  9. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    i'm still working on hexe reVolver DX-L, but it's going well.
    (i've got the reVolver I, II & DT pretty down, though, since i was an early adopter in 2008 or so).

    just started working on chase bliss MOOD, having fun with it. played a first gig with it in brooklyn, this past tuesday, in which i did absolutely nothing like the clip provided below.
    true!


    in any case, here was chase bliss MOOD, from my very first go with it ---at home--- last week:

     
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  10. musicallyinclined81

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    HX STOMP, and now that I got the Morningstar Engineering MC6 to go with it.. going to have to learn how to use these things.. :eek:
     
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  11. aisling

    aisling Silver Supporting Member

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    I am a nurse manager on a telemetry and oncology hospital ward. While I’m not direct primary bedside care, I end up involved quite a lot for safety and staffing issues.
     
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  12. halcyon

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    Not to be snarky, but I don’t think I’ve mastered any guitar-related thing.
     
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  13. Axeaholic

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    Dual Engined Empress Echosystem ... lovely but uh ....
     
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  14. SRQGuitar

    SRQGuitar Gold Supporting Member

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    You know there will be a lot of Chase Bliss in a thread like this. Even though I haven’t tapped all the possibilities of the Warped Vinyl and the Brothers it’s pretty easy to dial in good sounds on either of them. Mastery? Not by a long shot. I need to learn how to use midi.
     
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  15. maydaynyc

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    Strymon timeline, kemper profile, keeley bubbletron
     
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  16. kramm47

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    I have mastered zero pedals.

    I try like crazy, though. It's hard to do.

    Honestly, is it possible to master the Afterneath?
     
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  17. hippieboy

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    now hat's a big mountain to climb! very fun though!!
     
  18. p.j.

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    Old Blood Noise Dweller still surprises me, as does my original Red Panda Particle, CT5, and my new CB Mood. I have owned a Line6 Filter Modeler for a really long time now and still have only scratched the surface on all its capabilities.
     
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  19. Gallery

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    Every Chase Bliss Pedal I own.

    They never get dull or cease to amaze me. Always finding new sounds. That’s why I own 8 of them and still want more.
     
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  20. jens5

    jens5 Silver Supporting Member

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    Strymon Brigadier for me. Still learning.
     
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