HELP! Looking for some effects pedals

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  1. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    So currently I am running T.C. Electronics stuff (Hall of Fame Reverb and 4xFlash Delay) while I love what they do I am wanting to try something else. I want to keep using them but I want some variety

    Looking for Delay/Echo, Reverb, Chorus, and possibly tremolo

    For reference looking for things along the line of David Grissom, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, and early Eric Johnson (I don't want nor can I afford an echoplex...)
     
  2. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Line 6 Echo Park is a nice delay... and you can't go wrong with an old Boss CE-2!
     
  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    The Wampler Faux Tape Echo is pretty cool. This is sweet for Vibe/Trem stuff. They're in Europe, but I had it about 10 days after I ordered it.



     
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  4. Kabukiman

    Kabukiman Entry level PRS owner

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    I always used to like the mxr carbon copies for delay

    If you like analog tremolo effects but want something that goes a bit beyond and makes crazy noises, look into the Moog ring modulator pedal unit. Worth the asking price if you ask me. Very interesting piece of gear. Depending on how you set the frequencies and the LFO etc you can get very deep, modulated trem effects.
     
  5. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    Might I recommend upgrading within the TC Electronics line? I have both the Nova System and the G System and they are both excellent digital systems with an analog front end (which is the only way to do dirt, IMHO, as of yet, digital technology doesn't emulate dirt so much as mimes it). Alternatively, they may have a multi-FX unit without the analog portion, which I'm sure are quite flexible as well. (I have zero experience with these with guitar, although I do have one of the VoiceLive boxes for vocals which I have sitting in the corner collecting dust...so let's just say I have zero experience with it...)
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    Alternatively, Eventide has the lust-worthy H9 and H9 Max, which should render all other modulation pedals moot.
     
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  6. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Plus 1 to the above
    I run a Nova system for all my non OD effects :)
     
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  7. BrianC

    BrianC Custom 24 King

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    Timeline!!!
     
  8. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    and that would be what lol
     
  9. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    David Grissom has been using live, on stage a Strymon El Capistan for years. So there's that choice.
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    I have a friend who has one, and it's his favourite pedal ever. He can even get it to do reverb nicely.
     
  12. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    There's a lot of fun to be had with TonePrints on your existing TC stuff. You can even use the Flashback as a chorus.
     
  13. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    I think he has also been using a strymon Flint more recently.
     
  14. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Actually, both the El Cap and Flint. Those two pedals are complimentary and I've been using them for several years. HIGHLY recommended.
     
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  15. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    thank you for the suggestions!
    It pains me to drop 6 bills on 2 pedals but I am definitely going to look into the Strymons

    Now just need a nice chorus pedal :)
     
  16. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    While I'm sure there are better units out there, these are the ones I personally like the best:

    Delay/Echo: MXR Carbon Copy (analog delay); t.c. electronics Flashback X4 (digital delay - a word of caution on this one. It's quite pricey and mine only lasted a year before it stopped working completely.)
    Reverb: n/a [never had a reverb pedal, i use the Roadster's reverb if I need any]
    Chorus: Electro Harmonix Small Clone
    Tremolo: Boss TR-2 Tremolo

    And just for $hits and giggles, here are a few more I would recommend highly:
    Flanger: MXR Micro Flanger
    Phaser: n/a [used to have a Phase 90 but the newer ones sound like poop, never really used it much anyway]
    Overdrive: Ibanez TubeScreamer Mini
    Noise Gate: ISP Decimator
    Tuner: Korg PitchBlack
     
  17. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    I'm an MXR fan, personally.

    Owning only 5 pedals...four are MXR boxes, which I would swear are actually bulletproof. (My 5th is a Polytune 2).

    I'm running a Super Badass, Chorus, Carbon Copy Bright, and Reverb into my Sonzera 20W, and they all sound great.
     
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    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    Yeah, I'm still trying to decide on a chorus myself. I'm leaning towards the Roland JC-120. :p
    But that's (a lot) more than 6 clams. Or the Moogerfooger. Or the EQD. Or the Strymon. Or the Seppuku Mind Warp (yeah, I would want it mostly for psychedelic tones, not subtle thickening). Or the ProTone Yvette Young signature chorus (if it was stereo, it'd be perfect).

    ...or...or...or...(head explodes)

    You can see why I don't have one yet.
     
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  19. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    A Strymon Mobius will cover all of your modulation needs. Then all you need is a reverb and a delay.
     

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