Show your pedal boards here!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Raymond, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    ..and then there is the Morley mini wah...
     
  2. SlimB79

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    should have KoT by the end of next month, going to have to rearrange and probably drop the Plimsoul
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  3. Tag

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    There is a LOT of tone suckage going on in this thread!

    :p
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Fixed it for ya! ;)
     
  5. Tag

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    Lol!
     
  6. mezzio

    mezzio The Force is weak in ^^

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    This thread makes me jealous, lol. Unfortunately I play sans pedals... Not that I wouldn't like a nice board, I'm just too indecisive on what I like in effects. I am thinking about picking up the Boss ME-80 so I can at least have something when I pick up my new beast in the next week or two... If I do I'll post it up in the NGD thread I'll post when I have it in my possession
     
  7. Boogie

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    By virtue of the crammed pedalboards, this thread serves as proof that most of us suffer from indecision. :biggrin: Dont let that discourage you from buying everything you might need.
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Indecision is the mother of Velcro.
     
  9. Tag

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    You should feel good IMO. I have about 20 pedals, and very, very rarely use a single one. Guitar straight to amp equals the most natural, and best feeling tones. In 30 plus years of trying, I have yet to find a single pedal that actually makes tone "better". Adding pedals subtracts tone! (IMO,YMMV ETC ETC)
     
  10. Dizzyg12

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    Hence why I don't use pedals to create tone, I use them to create effects. Unless you know of other ways to create phasers, wah, whammy (octave uo/down) effects, delays, etc without pedals.

    You won't find OD, distortions and stuff like that in my board but it's hard to create certain effects without pedals.
     
  11. Tag

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    Totally agree. No problem at all with FX pedals. Its the drive, EQ, boost, enhancers etc etc that I am talking about. If you need them to get your sound, you have the wrong amp IMO. I also understand that if you are in a cover band and are trying to sound as much like the original bands as possible, they are a must. Without naming anything, I know someone very well who has a VERY expensive amp, and many VERY expensive pedals going into that amp to try and get a great clean tone. IMO, a stock Fender HR Deville or SRRI eats it alive.
     
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  12. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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    It's really more of a sickness than anything.
     
  13. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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  14. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Mike,

    You have some serious voodoo goin' on your amp cab...
     
  15. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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    You know it!!!
     
  16. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I just saw this post, thanks to the mild resurrection.

    Yeah, my music / home theater room is the bonus room above the garage, and to keep out light I use Ikea rugs over all the windows (I think there are five). They also act as a mild sound absorber, which helps keep the room fairly neutral reverb-wise (but not completely dead), and stops some of the sound leaking out to the neighborhood. Not much - the 3000w (peak) Subwoofer capability I have gets exercised a fair bit, and it isn't stopped by mere carpet!
     
  17. Mike Duncan

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    Funny you should mention IKEA...my large pedalboard is from IKEA!


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  18. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    The main reason I have effects, and had them since day one, was to emulate David Gilmour - those lush delays, chorus/phaser/flanger/u-vibe/leslie/whatever sounds are hard to cop guitar straight into amp. Plus a compressor-sustainer helps get a nice lead tone, especially SOYCD.

    I also have dirt pedals to cover the various other sounds my Fender amp doesn't make, or for when I don't use an amp at all. And Mr. Gilmour uses pedals for dirt, so I figure he can't be too far off base...

    I have found that with the Archon I just got, I do love playing straight into the amp, and just using the clean and lead channels au natural. But I've also got effects configured, just because I can.
     
  19. crgtr

    crgtr Twang Banger

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    Here's one of my boards. It changes all the time depending on gig, amp or gtr.
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    Here's a look at the pedalboard/case:
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Love that board, Chris!

    To me, the argument about pedals vs just going into the amp for best tone is interesting, but kind of ignores a good reason why people like various pedals of all kinds: Just to be able to change things up!

    Yes, a great amp needs no pedals, and frankly, most great amps are wonderful without any pedals.

    Then again, there are times when one simply wants to get a different sound. Pedals - even the good ones - are cheap thrills when you get down to it. Some sound really great, some suck, but they all make your amp sound different. And that's the point.
     

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