whats the first "riff" you play when trying out a dirt pedal?

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  1. lovesickmusic

    lovesickmusic Member

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    okay...we all got'em....so i will go first. When trying out a "light overdrive"...John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"....is the first riff i play for some reason...


    whats your go to riff for dirt pedals?
     
  2. vintage66

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    Lots of different ones-but Custard Pie, All Right Now, For Your Life (Zep) seem to be favorites.
     
  3. Heady Jam Fan

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    Low gain, maybe Little Wing... Fuzz, probably the Time solo... Distortion, probably Panama... TS9 into a slightly distorted amp, probably SRV type blues... TS9 clean, probably Phish.
     
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    Here is No Why/Jellybelly/Hello Kitty Kat/Quiet/Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins
    Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
    Search - Nine Even (my band)
    many more
     
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    Whole Lotta Love, Same Old Song and Dance, or whatever is in my head at the moment.
     
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    Nothing really. Just slam chords around.
     
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    Light OD "Burning Down One Side" by Robert Plant
    Med OD "Trilogy" by Yngwie
    Heavy (HEAVY!!!) OD "Cemetery Gates" by Pantera
     
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    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Mine is actually "The Rover" for fuzz, the chording. The lead in the Rover is what I play for ODs and distortion.
     
  11. jkokura

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    Sustained G chord, then on to 12th fret noodling.

    Jacob
     
  12. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    I generally play a couple of parts that I play with our (orginal) band because that's the context in which the pedal is going to get used.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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    Mr Tickle Member

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    this.
     
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    This.
     
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    and that, and
    and that.

    Etc.

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    FUZZ: Comfortably Numb solo
    OD: Mayer's perfectly lonely into and solo
    DIST: Back in Black which I also play when trying SGs

    I don't learn a lot of cover material but these are some the few I do know. I actually learned the Comfortably Numb solo so I could justify wanting a fuzz.
     
  18. bshields

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    This. I feel like, I want to know how I'd use this in a song. If the effect screams SOOPERHEAVYRIFFING then sure, I'm onto low E string muse stuff or something. Whatever lets you see the effect in the context of something familiar
     
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    Thin lizzy-The boys are back in town or Jailbreak
     
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    s360guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    I just take a big open E and rake the strings from little e to big E. Then I just wait and listen to see what the chord does as it fades away.
     

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