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What should my next pedal be?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by vendo, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. vendo

    vendo Member

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    Hi all

    This is my first post here, although I have popped by to read the boards every so often. Glad to see that you guys actually discuss the stuff this forum was intended for!

    Anyways, I am a relatively new player and I've been slowly amassing gear, always trying to be diligent in the research stage. I play a Gibson SG Standard into a Traynor YCV50BLUE. I only own four pedals (Maxon OD-9, Maxon SD-9, Big Muff Pi, and a Line6 ubermetal). I feel I have a good range of distortion covered but was wondering if there's anything else I should be looking to acquire... a must have item every guitarist needs (wah? compressor? delay, chorus???)?

    I'd appreciate any suggestions you'd care to offer. I play all types of music except jazz and country. I love punk, hard rock, classic rock, etc. (Zep! KISS!)

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Moe45673

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    you're kind of vague, but every guitarist needs a wah. I don't think it even classifies as an effect anymore
     
  3. erksin

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    I guess a wah is probably a good choice for your next pedal, a chorus/rotary/vibe unit might be cool too...
     
  4. leofenderbender

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    Add a delay - it will give ambiance to your cleans and fatness to your overdrives.
     
  5. jpagey

    jpagey Supporting Member

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    Delay or chorus.
     
  6. vendo

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    What wah pedals would you recommend? How about a chorus/delay? Any favourites?

    Thanks for the suggestions BTW!
     
  7. Antero

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    I'd say delay. Chorus is optional - you never NEED a chorus, it just makes certain things sound nicer - and wah is often a good way to make everyone around you hateful. Delay does something really significant.
     
  8. rawkguitarist

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    Yeah, I'd recommend a delay. For price, size, features and TONE, I love my Line 6 EchoPark. Sounds way better than than the DL4. Only other delay I feel compelled to try is the new Diamond Memory Lane, real analog with a tone control and tap tempo. Oh yeah, tap tempo is a must.
     
  9. David-R

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    Are you using the crunch channel of your YCV50? I have one and I really like the crunch channel (with the boost engaged) for my basic distortion tone and find I don't need a distortion pedal.
     
  10. vendo

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    <b>Are you using the crunch channel of your YCV50? I have one and I really like the crunch channel (with the boost engaged) for my basic distortion tone and find I don't need a distortion pedal.</b>



    Yeah, I use the crunch channel too and love it! But I also like using pedals, and I've found I can get a nice variety of different tones (like a sonic smorgasbord!)

    Thanks for the tips on delay pedals. Only a couple more questions if you guys will indulge me...

    anyone used any of the Electro-Harmonix dealy stuff? How about the Dunlop fuzz-wah?

    Thanks!
     
  11. rabbit

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    Which delay time do you need? The EH Memory Man is "only" 300ms, you should probably check whether that is enough. This might help you narrow it down to a certain number of delay to try out extensively.

    Since the EH does chorus and vibr. as well, what about a kind of multi-fx stompbox? - no, I´m not talking about Digitech and the likes, but e.g.

    -Visual Sound H2O (two great fx chorus/delay in an affordable and compact package)

    -Line6 MM4 (the next step to a "cover all mod.fx" unit)

    Happy hunting!
     
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    something from 2 years ago, for sure.
     

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