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Do you use two OD pedals ??

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Robert1950, May 21, 2006.

  1. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

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    Does anyone here run two OD pedals, one for rythmn crunch and one for lead? If so, what do you use and what type of amp.

    This would seen to make sense with a Fender, so you'd have three basic sounds and then you could sculpt the tones with the guitar volume and tone controls.
     
  2. Xanadu

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    well I use a Boss DS1 for rythm, then add in a blues driver, with the gain rolled off, and the level up, for the lead.
     
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  3. SCREEM

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    this is great for single channel amps.:DevilGuitar:
     
  4. Xanadu

    Xanadu

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    well yeah, if the amp has a second channel, chances are its better than the pedals.
     
  5. faracaster

    faracaster Gold Member

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    I have three actually.
    When I'm using a single channel amp, I have use a Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster pedal for a completely clean boost to drive the amp a little harder for either more delicate solo passges or a little edge for blues stuff. Then I have an old RAT pedal from the mid-eighties. I bought it new and have never stopped using it. This gives me my standard rock tones. And recently I added a Big Muff for that BIGGGG sound. Kinda like a guitar being played at one end of a long hollow log. I use it specifically for just a couple of tunes we do that require that kind of sound.
    When I use an amp that has an EQ bypass (Kingsley, Two-Rock) I just use that function as my low boost setting and bypass the Duncan Booster pedal.

    cheers
    Pete
     
  6. iggs

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    I got 4 for different flavours + levels of distortion and use a Dual Loop A/B switcher from Skreddy pedals to switch between the two pairs:
    Side "A": Diamond Fireburst and Subdecay Blackstar
    Side "B": Cusack Screamer Fuzz and Xotic BB Preamp

    :rockon2:
     
  7. david henman

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    ...tonebone: trimode for crunch and overkill, hot british for modern high gain.

    -dh
     
  8. PaulS

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    Presently using a Boss SD-1 which I have modified beyond recognition and in front of that I use a Rangemaster style clone which I built , setup up similar to the katana boost . Use the SD-1 for the overdrive and kick in the boost for some solos. These two are followed by a Fulltone deja vibe and a homemade trem pedal.
     
  9. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

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    God it must be nice to have the skills to do that. I've installed a couple of USB cards in a computer and a new speaker in my amp and that freaks me out.
     
  10. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

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    What type of amp do you run it through? How do you chain your stomp boxes? ( Ithink that's what you call it ??????)

    P.S. Lou at Kaos was very helpful again today.
     
  11. PaulS

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    Well as an occupation i work in industrial electronics so I have combined my trade and my hobby and have a lot of fun doing it. I have also built wah boards and setup my own special version. It has both the yellow and red fasel which you can select either or select them in series. I have also installed the Crybaby sweep selector switch but I really only find three out of six positions usable for me, and of course TB.

    :food-smiley-004:
     
  12. david henman

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    ...glad to hear it! the amp is a traynor ycv40wr, a 40-watt 1-12 combo. i run the tonebones in front, and the effects pedals through the effects loops.

    the tonebones are expensive - i had to really bite the bullet to spend $600 on a couple of distortion pedals! but, no regrets - i'm glad i did it. i was never able to get the kind of overdrive and distortion i wanted from solid state pedals.

    -dh
     
  13. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Clearly most of us need varying degrees of distortion. Having two overdrives is a perfectly accpetable way to get this.

    I suspect a more common combination is one overdrive and one distortion.


    Personally I use a programmable modeler (Vox Tonelab SE) and set up the patches in banks of four patches.

    Typically it goes:

    Patch 1. Clean
    Patch 2. Overdriven (mild to hairy as hell depending on the song).
    Patch 3. Distorted
    Patch 4. Solo


    If there are specific effects I want for a song, this is also easily programmed. As a singer (sort of) it's great to be able to have the required patches programmed in sequence so I don't have to look down while I'm singing to make sure I nail the right sound.
     
  14. fuel37

    fuel37 Gold Member

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    I have a few overdrive/distortionpedals on my board.

    I run the signal into a compressor first then into a GoudieFX ts-808+ (ts-808 clone with some more/less gain options) then I run that into a stock TS-9 and then that runs into a modded proco rat that I can set anywhere from a clean boost to... a wide open distortion. I don't use the rat much but I use the ts-808 as my main overdrive and then set my gain on the ts-9 wide open and they sound perfect when switched on together (and the ts-9 sounds good alone).
     
  15. Baconator

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    flexibility rules

    I've got a mark IIC+ and although the distortion from that amp is awesome I like to have a variety of flavours on tap. I have a pair of early rat II's, one stock, one Keeley-modded and a big muff. Between the pedals and the amp's two channels I've got a huge variety of sounds. I'm still thinking of picking up a few more, although I can't see myself having all of my pedals hooked up at the same time unless I had something like a Carl Martin Combinator since I hate how my guitar sounds with too many pedals in the chain.
     

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