What's the most subtle effect on your board?

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  1. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Supporting Member

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    And how do you use it? Just curious...

    For me, it's probably my trem pedal - a SolidGoldFX Stutter Lite - set slow and with minimal depth to just provide a bit of movement to my clean tone.
     
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  2. 8len8

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    Timmy to add a little gain to my base tone.
     
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  3. TheGuildedAge

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    Compressor. Set for barely there pop and clarity. I probably wouldn’t notice if you turned it off While I wasn’t playing.
     
  4. jlectka

    jlectka Supporting Member

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    I usually have a compressor on my board. I like to have it on for cleans with my strat.
     
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    Not but for real, when I use modulation ...usually phaser, chorus, or flanger
    Compression or delay I like those fairly subtle, but fuzz and univibe I use full out
     
  7. JaiminhoPagina

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    ClinchFX EP-PRE

    A sort of tone sweetener, still one of my fav pedals
    makes it sound 'just right'. have not tried other EP-3 pre amp pedals, but this is my box of choice and I stand by it 100%
     
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  8. Bill Lumberg

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    On my big board it's my compressor(either an Origin Cali76 or a Pigtronix Phil. Tone Germ.)
    It helps to smooth some peaks that makes the fuzzes after it sound better.

    On my smaller board, it's definitely the Fulltone SupaTrem. It's set for a 'barely there' wobble that I love.
     
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    Mxr bls chorus always on
     
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    Moog Minifooger Boost. Always on preamp/buffer/treble filter. I don’t play without it. Expression pedal down adds its 6db boost when I need a lift.
     
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  11. Rio

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    Boss vibrato for the same reason.

    Rio
     
  12. Bluesful

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    DC-2W.

    Like it to just add a touch of colour to rhythms.

    For example:



     
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    Chase Secret Pre. Makes everything sound just a little bit better.
    You don't notice its effect at all - until you turn it off.

    I have an Emerald Prince pedal on the small board that does a similar thing. It's so small everybody thinks it's a footswitch at first.
     
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  14. GenericUserName

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    Comp or chorus for me. Though I don't really use effects for anything other than solos for the most part. That's why my comp or chorus add just a hint of "color" to my rhythms sometimes.
     
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    Definitely my comp.
     
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  16. p.j.

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    My 20 yr. old + Morley volume pedal is my most subtle effect.
     
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    Beat me to it, but my new PT3 has a buffer... that I don’t use. My most subtle is a Barber eq in the loop, adjust to taste.
     
  18. MESA/BUDDA

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    I would say that being and staying in tune is not so subtle and has a rather large effect (affect?)
     
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  19. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Member

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    Plus muting the signal is not so subtle :)
     
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  20. conanb

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    Keeley 30ms. The epitome of an effect that you dont really know what it's doing until you try turning it off, and then everything sounds flatter
     

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