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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. wnpgguy

    wnpgguy

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    Dec 20, 2007
    Location:
    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!

    Tawm!

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    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

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    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

    steve60ca

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Location:
    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

    hollowbody

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Location:
    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

    46&2

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    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

    Andy

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario
    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

    monty

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

    Samsquantch

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

    rhh7

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Location:
    Calgary
    I have never owned a pedal.
     
  14. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    Pedals

    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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