HELP! Looking for some effects pedals

Discussion in 'Studio & Stage' started by Texas_minor_blues, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. bluefade

    bluefade New Member

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    Eventide Eclipse or Line six Helix...not cheap but very, very versatile...I've spent a lot of time and money on some tasty analog effects, but these units can do TONES like I've never heard...Makes studio recording direct much easier...Much lower noise floor...
     
  2. ieso

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    Strymon El Cap will cover not only the tape echo but has spring reverb and slight drive to it....also the tape modulation is highly flexible
     
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  3. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    Picked up El Capistan :)
     
  4. ieso

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    It's a modern classic -- enjoy
     
  5. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    loving it so far
     
  6. ieso

    ieso New Member

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    Great minds must think alike. We both have Bogner Shivas, PRS guitars, and MM Petrucci guitars LOL
     
  7. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    in that case you need a Matchless Nighthawk too : )
     
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  8. Andyp

    Andyp You can't dust for vomit

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    +1 on the Echo park! Built like a tank plus tap tempo. Found mine on the feebay for $59.00
    Also when I went down in watts I'm amp from 50 to 16 watt amp, I got more pure sound... I was able to drive the amp harder. Just food for thought.
     
  9. Summer

    Summer New Member

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    MXR carbon delay, any Wampler pedal (Tumnus and Pinnacle required), Boss reverb, Boss Chorus and for kicks my old Boss distortion, and TC tuner.
     
  10. Summer

    Summer New Member

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    The Helix is overkill for me so was thinking about their latest smaller Helix that's about $1,000. Your thoughts in that one?
     
  11. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    So update:
    Picked up the El Capistan and have to admit it has seriously grown on me
    Chorus wise I have gone through the corona chorus, and Boss CE5... still looking there
    Reverb wise I went through the Boss RV and the hall of fame, I have not been able to find a strymon flint as everywhere seems to be sold out o.0 (jerks).
    Overdrive wise (not really part of the original post) I dusted off a BK Butler Tube Driver which sounds insane through the Matchless
    so for reverbs and chorus please keep the suggestions coming!
     
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  12. bluefade

    bluefade New Member

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    I have not tried the new Helix unit. If it's anything like their flagship unit,It will be fine.Give it a try...Tell us how you like it❗️Good luck and have FUN‼️
     
  13. Bran_Flakes

    Bran_Flakes New Member

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    I was recently in the market for a reverb as well (up until yesterday actually) before I finally decided to go with the MXR reverb. It was a toss-up between that or the Strymon (Neunaber Immerse was also on the list, but I couldn't get my hands on one to try it out anywhere within 200 miles). For me the sound between the two was extremely close and the price hike for the Strymon didn't justify it for my needs, so the MXR won out there.
     
  14. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    You should be able to pull a decent reverb out of the Strymon El Cap.
     
  15. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    There's a little-known reverb control hidden in the secondary knob functions. No options, but it's reverb!

    When you want more, plus the best tremolo I've experienced outside of vintage Fender amps, try the Flint.(actually, I had never experienced the harmonic trem circuit of the really early 60s F amps, and that is now my fav mode. I didn't know what I was missing.)
     
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    Oh, is it an actual reverb? My friend demonstrated it to me, I thought he was just setting the settings to some very specific values. I stand corrected.
     
  17. Boogie

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    It only has reverb as a secondary feature. No options, no controls other than the amount of the effect.
     
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  18. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    For analog chorus, the MXR four knob is hard to beat for price and versatility IMO. It cops the Chorus Ensemble and Small Clone tones really well, and sounds better dirty than most chorus stomps I've tried over the years. The Zakk Wylde Black Label and the blue M231 are actually completely identical except for the paint on the box.
     

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