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Do you use effects pedals

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GuitarsCanada said:
Seriously? What members? I would be digging that, seen them three times

only corgan and chamberlain have confirmed. melissa auf der maur has said she'll do it if they ask her. no word from james iha yet.

personally, i think it only has to be corgan and chamberlain. corgan wrote everything anyways, and on siamese dream, played everthing but the drums.


oh, and on the topic at hand?
I use pedals. but not very many. delay and phaser is really all i need. i have a wah pedal, but it doesn't see much use. fuzz is also fun, but i prefer amp distortion. i have a pretty wide pedalboard, ironically enough. in case i ever start wanting more gear, i guess
 

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When im writing a song or bassline i do it without any FX...once it's starting to sound like something decent i'll usually start adding a few effects.

Unless im writing a weird synthy/electro part...then i turn on all my pedals and work backwards, removing effects as i go :D
 

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I've used delay, chorus, wah, otavers in the past but keep it straightforward these days because I'm playing mostly blues-based stuff. I like a clean, crunchy, dirty combination so I use the overdrive channel on the amp on a light setting for the crunch and a Boss OD-2 for the dirt, and some light reverb. If I could find an old Vox wah I'd use that too.
 

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I run into a wah (though I sold it, but I plan on buying another one), an MXR Flanger reissue, boss TU-2 (not really an effect), and that's it.
 

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99% of the time I let my gain channel handle the overdrive, no pedals, but once in awhile I find pedals useful:
- good old SD-1 for extra distortion
- Cry Baby Wah
- Danecho - I bought this pedal to use on two songs - heavy reverb for "Why'd you lie-Colin James", and the loop effect on Watchtower.
I use the SD-1 inline, the other 2 through the loops (on the JTM60)
 

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For now I say **** the amp because all I have is a Peavey Pacer and that's just a jazz amp. I use amp AND cab modeling on the thing and it actually sounds great when mic'd. As for effects, I got ever effect under the sun with my POD XT Live (yet another shameless plug to buy my shit, lol). I think that unless you have a head with the effects you need, you'll need an effect pedal.
 

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Jeff Flowerday said:
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.

...same here. i have been doing the ultimate pedal seach for years. now, i'm starting to re-think this - see my thread entitled amp tone vs pedals.
 

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david henman said:
...same here. i have been doing the ultimate pedal seach for years. now, i'm starting to re-think this - see my thread entitled amp tone vs pedals.

Your coming to Port Hope sonn aren't you?? The Gannie? I`d like to come and jam, if thats possible. Lee Batchelor sits in with you sometimes on keys. He used to be in our band, but, lets just say he talked his way out!!! you`ll know what I mean.

CT.
 

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I use a Zoom 707 II for fun and like mentioned above, I play at pretty low volumes in the house, so the gain helps shape the sound a lot...

My favourite setting is "fatclean". I get a nice SRV sound out of that.

I haven't really spent the time to figure out all of the features. I just stomp my way through the different settings and have fun..
Everything is tweakable and you can build your own effects chains and store them as well as grab samples and work them in.. but I haven't figured it all out yet.
 

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I used to go guitar>cable>amp and no fx, even my tuner got fed from the line-out ... but then I needed more then 2 sounds with my new band and started getting more and more pedals. I always hated pedals, especialy od/dist ones, always thought they sounded like ass compared to amp distortion, that's until I got some really good ones and turned 180 degrees ... now I have 12 pedals and love it, switched for a cleaner, single channel amp as well. Never say never ...
 

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As usual I take a different approach (always contrary).

I use a guitar system which is in my opinion integral to the PA.

I run a Vox Tonelab SE direct to PA. If a sound I'm seeking has effects I find what I want and program it to the patch.


My amp is generally around 8000 watts, and 1600 watts foldback LOL.
 

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I use a SD-1 modded to 808 specs, a homemade katana boost style pedal, a trem pedal as my amp has none, a homemade wah and a deja vibe. Oh and 1 more occasionally a ross clone compressor,
 

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I don't use a lot of effects, but I like to have everything possible available to me.

For more than a year I've been using a Vox Tonelab SE straight into the PA. I just sold it and have bought a Digitech GNX3000 to replace it.

The effects are quite simply amazing. You can get lost in them.

However that would not be adequate if the tones were not so great as well.
 

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A lot has happened in the last few months and I have found lately that I am steering away from a lot of effect use. The only one I never leave home without is my trem pedal. I still have an OD/Boost pedal but use when needed, depending on what I'm playing. The only one that is used everytime I'm out is the noise gate....
 

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+1 on cocosound's post. I've found i need to get the right guitar/amp combo 1st. Once I've got that happening, I'll try and add effects sparingly, so as not to overpower a good guitar amp combo. I havent yet found an overdrive pedal that eclipses my amps overdriven sound and response, so I try and work it with the volume knob on the guitar. Not always possible though, so a pedal is welcome sometimes. I add some subtle analog delay, a touch of compression, and thats my clean sound for most things. Then factor in the pickup selector, pick or fingers, and there's a plethora of tones available. This is assuming we're not covering "run like hell" or the ring modulation sounds like on "cheap sunglasses". Then I'd have to rethink...:tongue:
 
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