The Last Pedal on Earth

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  1. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    One? You're talking crazy my brutha!
    Well, with the band I'd have to go with something like the TC Electronics G-system to give me flexibility in fx, routing and programming. By nature, I'm a high gain guy. I can play completely dry if need be. Most of my high sound is dry a lot of the time. That said, effects are the spice of life. I love going from a very wet clean sound to a straight dry high gain sound. I like swirling phaser/vibe type effects the most. Off the top of my head, I might go with Earthquaker Devices the Depths since it can do subtle to extreme chaos. I also like the old blue line 6 modulation modeler.
     
  2. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Loving EL84's myself, I run a 2xEL84 Laney into a 2x12 Greenback loaded cab fairly clean ( to keep up with our jam band I run the master around 13:00 and gain around 09:00)

    After some experimentation with several pedals I got a TC Nova System as the only thing at the front of the amp. Great effects and a beautiful analog drive. Don't see me going back to pedals anytime soon...
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The Nova system is a very good box, one of the best sounding for what it does. I had one and might get another.
     
  4. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I really only use a bit of delay. I like the Strymon TimeLine because I think it's really versatile. It also has a looper which I use frequently. Admittedly it has more options/buttons/knobs than I care to be responsible for, but I really liked their site and content and wanted to support that. I'd probably use a Strymon El Capistan if I wasn't using the TimeLine.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Cool! Don't get discouraged by the presets and let me know if you like it.
     
  6. GC Ron

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    Glad I could be of help.
     
  7. GC Ron

    GC Ron Authorized PRS Dealer
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    For a reverb pedal, go with the Mad Professor Silver Spring Reverb pedal. A Fender three knob reverb unit in a pedal. The Best stand alone reverb pedal I have ever heard. If you like a big tube spring reverb that is.
     
  8. NomadMike

    NomadMike New Member

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    I got it in on Friday and have been playing with it since. Once you get the hang of it the pedal is really easy to use and creating presets is a snap.
    I plugged it into my son's Cube X15 practice amp and was able to get some great sounds out of it using the amp models and sometimes a bit of EQ. So far I'm pretty impressed with what this pedal can do and can't wait to compare the amp sims to my tube amps and try out the effects more.
    The number of uses for it really are something.
    Thanks Sergio for turning me onto this pedal.
     
  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    I'll be curious to hear what, if any, downloaded algorithms you wind up buying sound like. It took me a while to try different dirt pedal/amp emulations before settling on the Gov'nor pedal and the GEQ driving the front end of an amp. I'm pretty psyched with how flexible and nice sounding it is. The new Zoom stuff is kinda like Ryobi cordless power-tools: Totally useable tools at throw-away prices.


    Here is a quick backing track that I threw together in a minute demonstrating a "heavy" tone and a lightly breaking-up JMP style thing that sounds to me like something off of "Presence".. all direct into an under $200 interface, into Logic, with absolutely zero processing done besides what comes outta the Zoom.

    https://soundcloud.com/sergiodeblanc/rocker-9-8-14-1242-am
     
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  10. starscream67

    starscream67 New Member

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    I discovered fuzz really late - it seemed to kick all my distortions off my board. But my fav fuzz is the Magnetic Effects Solar Bender and has never left my board.

     
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  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    That sounds pretty legit Serg, nice job:rock:
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Dang, that sounds really good, Serg! I like the playing and the riffage, too.

    So when you went into Logic with the pedal, did you use an amp model along with the pedal, or was that all in the pedal?
     
  13. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    My Toneczar Echoczar would be the "one" ... I suppose I waited so long for it and it wasn't cheap so there might be some confirmation bias going on, but I don't care, it's just a wonderfully organic sounding delay pedal that constantly inspires and can be literally "played" almost like its own instrument with expression pedals attached. A wonderful piece of kit.
     
  14. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Sergio: sounded great!!!
     
  15. NomadMike

    NomadMike New Member

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    That sounded great Sergio! I was wondering how good this thing would sound going direct, and Mikey likes! Nice playing too! I'll have to get some time to try out recording with this. BTW, what settings did you use on that track?

    I went a bit download crazy yesterday and grabbed most of the amp sims except the bass amps and the Mesa Recto. Also picked up a nice selection of different reverbs and OD patches. My Zoom R8 came with a lot of these but the pedal just has so many more like the Carr and Matchless amp sims, and of course the KLONE.
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Ha! Thanks.. I was just foolin' around. I was initially thinking about making a "Bang Stallion" theme song but got distracted... You're supposed to wail "in the night" like Ozzy when the little lick in the middle of the chorus comes around. :tongue:

    All in the pedal. I didn't use any additional plug-ins besides the bass track, squishing the master outputs, and some verb on the snare track. The cleaner section is the same amp model as the heavier part with the volume knob rolled down, I wanted to see how touch-sensitive it was and how it would do edge-of-breaking-up tones since that's generally what modelers have a hard time with.

    I mean come on! That sounds pretty alright for less than the price of a single SM57, I think.
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Ooh! Super curious to hear how you like the Klone, I think a BT might be in my future.

    I used the Rack Compressor and Marshall model and just fiddled with the cab simulators until I found one that worked, I seriously put all of twenty minutes into it as you can tell by me copy and pasting the whole arrangement. I never did get to the guitar solo.
     
  18. NomadMike

    NomadMike New Member

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    That was one of the first things I tried with the amp sims and was pleasantly surprised. Of course I could have just created a clean patch with the gain turned down but I like how the sims respond like I'd expect an amp to.

    Just wondering, was the rack comp before or after the Marshall in the chain?
     
  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Before the Marshall.
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Definitely!

    Great bang for the buck.
     

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