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Effects or straight up

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


Do you use effects pedals

  1. Yes

    237 vote(s)
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
  1. wnpgguy


    Dec 20, 2007
    winnipeg, Manitoba
    I recently just started using a multi effects pedal *boss gt-6* and I find it opens up a whole world of style that would other wise be to frustrating to learn dry. Normally being a Neil young, beatles, clapton, fingerpicking type player, I have now moved on to Floyd and Hendrix and might check out some U2 and see what I can do. I don't think I will go back to playing dry for a while. I'll save that for when my accoustic hungers to be played.
  2. Tawm!


    Jan 11, 2008
    The nature of the sound of my band lends itself to lots of effects and modulation, but with a minimalist approach. Think coldplay but with more balls, and stereo fx.

    I use a boss chorus ensemble and tremolo, digi whammy (2nd gen), line 6 mm4 and dd4, jimmy dunlop crybaby, 2 volume pedals one for master output the other is modded to control effects blend.

    I love clean tones without alot of texture, but this is just how our sound works :)
  3. sproul07

    sproul07 Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Burlington, Ontario
    To me pedals are just as important to my sound as the guitar or the amp. Its all equal parts that make my guitar sound. I love using pedals and I find the whole process of finding the right ones, combining them for different sounds, re-arranging them to be fun and exciting
  4. Greg Ellis

    Greg Ellis

    Oct 1, 2007
    Newmarket, ON
    I use a Toneport at home for practise, so I've got a whole whack of effects to play around with there. A touch of chorus and delay is all I use on a regular basis.

    On the odd occassion that I get to a jam, I take a wah, distortion, chorus, echo and phaser, and hope that I can get some sort of decent sound out of whatever amp is available.
  5. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

    May 29, 2007
    London, Ontario
    I've got a GT-8, but its mostly for headphone practise. i like that i can dabble in fx, but the only effect i really find myself using is stereo delay.

    for any show i just run guitar-OD-halfstack. and it works like a charm :)
  6. steve60ca


    Jul 4, 2006
    Dundas, Ontario
    Pedals good, Steve bad

    Pedals excite me.

    The way some guys look at cars and motorcycles, I look at pedals and guitars. It's an addiction. In two or three weeks I'm getting a GR-20. Like Homer and doughnuts. Since I'm "older", I have original EH's. I also have a GnX1, a RP3 and a bunch of singles like Boss CS-2, Ibanez BC9 blah blah blah.
  7. hollowbody


    Jan 14, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I went a little pedal crazy in the last little while and ended up with a huge board filled with effects that I used for one song here and one song there.

    As a result, I decided to buckle down and actually pull stuff off my board, but it broke my heart to see my beloved vintage Rat, OD-1 and Small Stone sitting there, so I decided to sell some of my stuff in order to keep it off my board (though I miss my Rat already).

    Point is, I'm down to a TS-9, a Fulldrive, a flanger, a trem, a delay and a reverb. Hopefully the pedalboard stays around this size :rockon:
  8. I use a few pedals, mainly a Boss Noise Gate and the Boss Heavy Metal pedal. I also have a Boss Chorus, Behringer OD and a DigiTech Flanger but I don't hook them up as much
  9. 46&2


    Oct 9, 2008
    I perfer my bass right into the power amp. No point in complicating things. Good tone is in your hands and comes out a good amp/cabs.
  10. Andy


    Sep 23, 2007
    I was using a modest pedalboard, until I started getting a ground loop when plugging my power supply and amp on the same circuit. I intended on getting some type of hum killer, but that was about 2 months ago and I haven't really missed the pedals.

    Mind you, I think I'd miss the board if I had a lesser amp.
  11. monty


    Feb 8, 2009
    Most of the time at home, I play with no effects.
    With the band however, always have some pedals with me.
  12. Samsquantch


    Mar 5, 2009
    Collingwood area, Ontario
    I have a delay pedal and a fuzz. That's all I need!
  13. rhh7


    Mar 13, 2008
    I have never owned a pedal.
  14. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2009

    Only use a Electro Harmonics delay pedal to my amp.I hate having to set up a rig with all sorts of effects and gizmos but i do like the sound of people using them.:smilie_flagge17:
  15. I'm an effects pig. I love'm all. When I'm in the mood for something different I play clean. I've had racks and pedals. Pedals are more fun.

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