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Effects or straight up

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by GuitarsCanada, Jan 9, 2006.

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Do you use effects pedals

  1. Yes

    237 vote(s)
    85.9%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    14.1%
  1. GuitarsCanada

    GuitarsCanada Staff Member

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    The market is flooded with pedals. Do you use them or go straight into a head or combo and let er go.
     
  2. Accept2

    Accept2 Staff Member

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    I use racks. It is a great resourse especially if youre gonna cover things from the Bee Gees to Slayer. As well I use the Roland VG8 to get organ, synth, bass, and other tones that you can never get from a simple setup...............
     
  3. GuitarsCanada

    GuitarsCanada Staff Member

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    I can dig what you guys are saying. The only stomp box I still have is a 70's Big Muff that I pull out of storage a few times a year. I also have my Rockman rack which I use mainly for the chorus/delay and echo. Other than that I plug straight into the Marshall combo or through my Rockman XP212, which has become my favorite amp.
     
  4. Zeegler

    Zeegler

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    I don't like to complicate things. I use a Boss noise gate, and an SD-1 as a boost, and that's pretty much it. I have a delay pedal and a wah, which I use on occasion, but that's it.
     
  5. GuitarsCanada

    GuitarsCanada Staff Member

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    Right on Huff... Dunlop has out the MXR Smart Gate, which was originally designed by SR&D and still commands a huge premium on the used scene.. they claim to have tweaked it and made it even better. It is now a stomp box vs the half rack original version. I think I will pick one up and give it a try.
     
  6. Jeff Flowerday

    Jeff Flowerday

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    Calgary, Alberta
    I wish I could get away without pedals but just not possible.

    Our practices are at such a low level that I need a pedal for gain. Either way I would still use my Klon for lead work, it really helps cut through the mix.
     
  7. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

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    Edmonton
    I have one.
     
  8. SCREEM

    SCREEM

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    I have the new Zoom G2 for the PC or practice headphone amp, in my Classic 30 amp it sucks....well not really but with it being digital and all, it seems to kill dinamics a bit.

    All I use on the C30 is a Tokai Metal Driver for boost on the clean chanel plugged into a 2005 american deluxe strat with the SCN pups...great blues setup.

    The metal driver is basicaly a clone of the Ibanez tube screamer ts-808 with an extra tone knob...it uses a very similar circuit and the same opamp.
     
  9. stratmaniac

    stratmaniac

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    Manitoba
    I use too many. I never used to think my pedalboard would actually run out of room, but it has.
     
  10. hoser

    hoser

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    just a ts-9 and crybaby....
    thinking of adding an octave pedal.
     
  11. Rob Eadgbe

    Rob Eadgbe

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    I play such a wide variety of material that pedals are pretty much a must. I'm also a firm believer in the concept of having a great sounding clean amp, and running high quality pedals into the front input of said amp. This is especially true when it comes to gain pedals. Boutique ODs, distortion boxes and boosters sound great and aren't nearly as noisy as their mass produced counterparts.
     
  12. Tarl

    Tarl

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    Harrowsmith Ontario
    I only use a Chorus pedal through my loop. To me nothing beats real tube distortion right from the amp, so any kind of boost/distortion pedal just will not get me the tone I,m after. I have used delay, flanger, phaser, etc... in the past but a good amp with the right amount of chorus just rings my bell.

    Tarl
     
  13. imbackagain2

    imbackagain2

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    My effects

    I run my guitar into -dimewah from hell- to ibanez soundtank flanger-boss sd-1 to -boss ch-1
     
  14. whackystrings

    whackystrings

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    Feb 11, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver
    MXR Dynacomp
    Tube Screamer
    Rat 2
    Behringer EQ pedal
    Yamaha M'Stomp (for modulation and delay/echo patches)
    POD 2.3
    ...all set up on a homemade pedalboard

    I have had a number of non-boutique pedals over my time. I have played in cover bands (occasional gigs) so variety is important. Something that may get poo-poo'd on this 'Board is that I am planning to get a PODxt Live. Portability, ease, and versatility is becoming more important to me over time.

    -WS-
     
  15. Klash

    Klash

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    I use a Boss gt-8 multi effect for all my effects. EXCEPT for wah, I use a crybaby for that :D
     

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