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Default If you could only pick five effects - 04-06-2008, 10:37 AM

If you had to hypothetically pick out five effects to get you through all of your gigs, what would they be? I don't people copping out with multi-effect units, but more specifically I'm just interested in what types of effects you'd want. Right now I have wah, delay, distortion, and will soon be building an overdrive/pre-amp booster. I also really want a filter effect but I'm not sure if it would be overkill in addition to my wah.

Anyways, enough from me, what effects would you choose?
  
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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 04-07-2008, 10:51 PM

wah, fuzz, OD, are all i "require" and maybe not even the wah :-D, but to fill out i'd go with a phaser, and a digital delay.


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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 04-12-2008, 11:18 AM

guyatone metal monster/ts808/line 6 delay/distortion phaser/ line6 modulation

metal rig right there, i remeber hearing something about a distortion phaser that phases your distortion, ive used normal phasers and they dont seem to do a good enough of a job moving my distortion they only seem to move my note, its hard to explain but you know what i mean.
  
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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 04-12-2008, 12:20 PM

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guyatone metal monster/ts808/line 6 delay/distortion phaser/ line6 modulation

metal rig right there, i remeber hearing something about a distortion phaser that phases your distortion, ive used normal phasers and they dont seem to do a good enough of a job moving my distortion they only seem to move my note, its hard to explain but you know what i mean.
Hmm I've never heard of a "distortion phaser," but it sounds like a cool idea. Also I'm assuming you're talking about those bigger line 6 pedals. Those things look really cool, lots of features. I heard Line 6 is coming out with this new giant thing that's supposed to be all of those pedals combined into one package.
  
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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 04-12-2008, 04:12 PM

if a phaser isn't totally bending you sound into an unrecognisable mess of swoosh you are doing something wrong :-D all modulation effects shouldgo after you distortion, preferably in you effects loop to fully realise all the insanity they are capable of producing.


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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 04-14-2008, 10:28 PM

I get by with virtually no effects pedals.

If I'm playing with a non-master volume head, then obviously I need a distortion or overdrive pedal.

Other than that, for what I do the only other one I'd need is a volume pedal.

In addition to volume, I always use a tuner, but wouldn't necessarily need it inline during a gig. If a guitar gets so out that I can't tweak it quickly back by ear I tend to abandon it in favor of something tuned and ready in reserve.

So, if we've excised "tuner" from pedals, I only really need a disstortion and volume pedal.

This leaves me 3 more in an ultra-lux scenario. In that case, I'd choose a good analog delay, a chorus, and maybe a reverb. Last place is really a toss-up though. If not a reverb, then a wah-wah or phaser. But of those 3 for the final slot, a reverb, at least for what I do in the 2 side bands I'm in.
  
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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 05-03-2008, 01:15 AM

5 crap i don't think i would ever use taht many, but hmmm let's see I think i would use a WAH, Noise gate, and equilizer if they even count, lol, but that it maybe .....maybe a tube screamer, if floyd made it,


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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 02-03-2009, 01:19 AM

EQ
Delay
Compressor
Chorus
Reverb
  
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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 02-12-2009, 06:19 PM

I love things like this!

Chorus - Small Clone
OD - TubeScreamer or my faithful DOD FX50
Delay - My lovely Behringer DD100
Distortion - Rat 2
True bypass looper, some of these pedals have bad bypass.


I'm an experienced pedal tech specialising in overdrive and distortion pedals as well as SS amps. Any questions guys feel free to send them my way and I'll help the best I can!
  
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Default Re: If you could only pick five effects - 02-12-2009, 07:35 PM

chorus, clean meaning my guitar on rytheme and not through nething, distortion a reverb and a wah


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