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Do you use effects pedals

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I use racks. It is a great resourse especially if youre gonna cover things from the Bee Gees to Slayer. As well I use the Roland VG8 to get organ, synth, bass, and other tones that you can never get from a simple setup...............
 

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I can dig what you guys are saying. The only stomp box I still have is a 70's Big Muff that I pull out of storage a few times a year. I also have my Rockman rack which I use mainly for the chorus/delay and echo. Other than that I plug straight into the Marshall combo or through my Rockman XP212, which has become my favorite amp.
 

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I don't like to complicate things. I use a Boss noise gate, and an SD-1 as a boost, and that's pretty much it. I have a delay pedal and a wah, which I use on occasion, but that's it.
 

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Right on Huff... Dunlop has out the MXR Smart Gate, which was originally designed by SR&D and still commands a huge premium on the used scene.. they claim to have tweaked it and made it even better. It is now a stomp box vs the half rack original version. I think I will pick one up and give it a try.
 

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I wish I could get away without pedals but just not possible.

Our practices are at such a low level that I need a pedal for gain. Either way I would still use my Klon for lead work, it really helps cut through the mix.
 

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I have one.
 

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I have the new Zoom G2 for the PC or practice headphone amp, in my Classic 30 amp it sucks....well not really but with it being digital and all, it seems to kill dinamics a bit.

All I use on the C30 is a Tokai Metal Driver for boost on the clean chanel plugged into a 2005 american deluxe strat with the SCN pups...great blues setup.

The metal driver is basicaly a clone of the Ibanez tube screamer ts-808 with an extra tone knob...it uses a very similar circuit and the same opamp.
 

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I play such a wide variety of material that pedals are pretty much a must. I'm also a firm believer in the concept of having a great sounding clean amp, and running high quality pedals into the front input of said amp. This is especially true when it comes to gain pedals. Boutique ODs, distortion boxes and boosters sound great and aren't nearly as noisy as their mass produced counterparts.
 

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I only use a Chorus pedal through my loop. To me nothing beats real tube distortion right from the amp, so any kind of boost/distortion pedal just will not get me the tone I,m after. I have used delay, flanger, phaser, etc... in the past but a good amp with the right amount of chorus just rings my bell.

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MXR Dynacomp
Tube Screamer
Rat 2
Behringer EQ pedal
Yamaha M'Stomp (for modulation and delay/echo patches)
POD 2.3
...all set up on a homemade pedalboard

I have had a number of non-boutique pedals over my time. I have played in cover bands (occasional gigs) so variety is important. Something that may get poo-poo'd on this 'Board is that I am planning to get a PODxt Live. Portability, ease, and versatility is becoming more important to me over time.

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Pedal or not to pedal?

Depends on the mood. Love to play straight up. I do use a GT-6 and have a blast using the big delays, Rotary and Strings settings. Holy space cadet batman! When I work out of town, I take my Jazz Chorus with me. The built-in chorus is from heaven, but the distortion is as bad as, the chorus is good, so I need to use a Hughes & Kettner Tubeman up front for distortion.
 

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About the only stomp box I use anymore is a 70's Big Muff that I take out of storage now and again. Same with the wah, fire that up now and again. The Big Muff is pretty cool plugged direct into the Marshall DSL 401. The Smashing Pumpkins crunch.
 

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Effects are like spice on food. Sure you can live on plain old roasted chicken, but add some jerk seasoning, and its a whole new ballgame!! You`ve got to have some effects to broaden up your tone pallet. I think the guys that rely only on chord and amp, are the same guys that don`t want to take the time to learn how to manage fx to their potential. It takes work, and time to figure out which ones you need, and when to use them tastefully.

CT.:cool:
 

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Effects are like spice on food. Sure you can live on plain old roasted chicken, but add some jerk seasoning, and its a whole new ballgame!! You`ve got to have some effects to broaden up your tone pallet. I think the guys that rely only on chord and amp, are the same guys that don`t want to take the time to learn how to manage fx to their potential. It takes work, and time to figure out which ones you need, and when to use them tastefully.

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I agree Coco in terms of chorus, delay, etc etc. I was more thinking of the overdrive pedals that the market is so saturated with. I have built in effects on the Rockman gear and reverb on the marshalls. So I seldom purchase effects pedals. I also have a full effects rack when I run through that. But the overdrive pedals.. I have ran the course and ended up keeping the EH Big Muff.
 
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