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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. tojoe

    tojoe

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    Apr 5, 2009
    Location:
    T.O.
    I go back and forth, right now my 2 gigs, rockabilly..need a boost and a delay, the other blues rock thing is about eight pedals, people still think I'm not using them, and that was the goal for me believe it or not..seems a bit backwards but as soon as I start hearing the board I end up tossing it..sq #1 all over.
     
  2. Deef

    Deef

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Location:
    Woodstock, ON
    I have about 12 pedals on my board, and I use them all during our gigs.
     
  3. prodigal_son

    prodigal_son

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Sydenham, Ontario
    Any old sauce is just a sauce until you add flavour. Effects are the herbs and spices that make a guitar's tone sauce taste just right.
     
  4. zjq426

    zjq426

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa,Ontario
    I do collect pedals, for now just for fun but later may use them to gig.
    Most of the time I plug my guitar straight into POD.
     
  5. warse22

    warse22

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    Dec 2, 2008
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Definitely love running pedals! For me, they open up so many tonal possibilities, which is very important in the styles I play.
     
  6. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    Aug 19, 2009
    Location:
    LM,BC,CAN
    While I couldn't imagine not using a few effects, especially when playing covers, I think its a good exercise to do just that.

    If I'm just jamming blues or something straight-forward like that, I think its good to do the guitar-cable-amp thing every now and then. I don't know if others feel the same, but sometimes I wonder if the effects aren't a bit of a crutch?

    .
     
  7. PEImatrix

    PEImatrix

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Location:
    PEI
    For some bands use pedals, others I don't. Funny thing is, I tend to play better hwen I don't use them. I guess it really makes me work harder why I don't use them.
     
  8. vanhannam

    vanhannam

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Location:
    St. Johns, NL
    I'm rockin a line 6 M-13 for my multi effects. I love it! go effects!!
     
  9. Setneck

    Setneck

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Location:
    Brantford Ontario
    Fx

    I use a TS 808 re-issue (MIJ) and a Dynacomp MXR 1979 Compressor.
    I really want to get my hands on a Ibanez UE 300 or 305 that accomplishes that in one pedal.
    Ben
     
  10. mrmatt1972

    mrmatt1972

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Location:
    Espanola, On
    Being a one channel amp kind of guy, stopboxes are indispensible for me. I need at least a boost and an overdrive. Right now my chain is Guitar --> Boost - Volume Pedal - Deluxe Reverb pedal (gives me an extra tremolo and reverb as well as a nice 2nd clean sound)- Reverend Drivetrain II - EHX English Muffn -->amps. I also sometimes pull out my wah, my pignose fuzz or use my rack for stereo delays and reverbs.
     
  11. Merlin

    Merlin Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Location:
    Brampton, ON
    Keeping it simple as possible right now. Just running a Boss TR-20 Rotary Sim pedal and a TC Nova Drive.
     
  12. Shiny_Beast

    Shiny_Beast

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    Apr 16, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa Ontario
    I used to be a one chord guy. TB pedals make it a little easier to live with a few pedals always hooked up. Used to be I'd plug in the wah just once or twice a year for the heck of it. Now I roll with

    Octaver->Wah->Vibe->Delay

    Not really into dirt pedals in front my Marshall. I am getting a FF for that Monterey sound. Have a LTD Silver that's killer with amps that don't really have any overdrive of their own.
     
  13. screamingdaisy

    screamingdaisy

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Location:
    In a van, down by the river.
    I like pedals, but I almost never use them live. They never sound the same as they do at home, and the simpler my rig the easier/less frustrating it is to dial it in.

    If I do use them live it's usually just a wah and a Phase 90 for colour.
     
  14. Samsquantch

    Samsquantch

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Location:
    Collingwood area, Ontario
    My Wampler Analog Echo is all I use and all I need. :)
     

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