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I was for years and years a delay always on player. But my buddy kept bitching about guys who he would gig with that never shut it off got me to shut it off. And I love it. My timing is so much more a part of the playing. I sound like a way better player overnight. I will be playing time effect free for most of what I do. If I need some delay it will be for an effect, as opposed to always on.
 

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Sparingly, at least usually. Effects are like colours and shades in paint, or like the exposure and brightness adjustments on photos. There are moments when I’m in a full out ambient music mood that I’ll get extreme but moderation in all things normally applies to modulation.
 

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I like using a variety of pedals--but sometimes I play without them.
 

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I'm always pretty heavy on the verb and love leads or clean ambient sounds with plenty of delay. I get that in a live setting it's not always good to be washed in verb and delay but for home playing I just love the big trails and repeats. Some styles also dont really need it, fast metal etc. For the jazzy or blues stuff I play I use just a touch of reverb. When I bust out the Big Muff and synth pedals and have my volume pedal hooked up I go nuts with the delay. Practicing with delay and working around the repeats can also be good for timing. I guess it depends on the style.
 

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I didn't use Reverb for years asnd some delay for leads occasionally. That was mainly for hard Rock stuff though. I add a touch of Reverb now and the delay is used for some extra width in sound. Never been big on many effects, and when I do use any, it's fairly subtle.
 
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