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eaglesnh4
post Feb 27 2010, 01:15 PM
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Hi Guys, So money isnt an option, well say up to £180/190 i have to spend on one, i am the rhythm guitarist and play mostly chords, so what would be a great pedal for the chorus, so when we are playing live and going into the chorus. it gives it a big boost. thanks

i was looking at the "big muff" but it just sounded really fuzzy and horrible


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post Feb 27 2010, 01:25 PM
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Blackstar HT-Dual

Covers the full spectrum: clean -> OD -> distortion


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post Feb 27 2010, 01:36 PM
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Maybe The Vox Satchurator?


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post Feb 27 2010, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE (eaglesnh4 @ Feb 27 2010, 10:36 PM) *
Maybe The Vox Satchurator?


It's a very nice pedal but more for lead. I tried it out beside the HT-Dual and some others.

The fact is, you really need to go in to a shop somewhere (if possible) and try out a bunch of different ones to see what sound will suit you.


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post Feb 27 2010, 03:22 PM
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You don't need a booster to play a chorus, if you want the chorus to stand out it has to be written like that and the whole band has to act together, boosting yourself would only make other instruments drown in the mix...

A lead guitar needs to be boosted to stand out for a solo!


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post Feb 27 2010, 05:22 PM
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ohhhh thats crap


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post Feb 27 2010, 05:48 PM
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ive seen people when playing live switching on pedals for the chorus, ok maybe not distortion, anything else?


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post Feb 27 2010, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (eaglesnh4 @ Feb 27 2010, 05:48 PM) *
ive seen people when playing live switching on pedals for the chorus, ok maybe not distortion, anything else?


Depends on the song!
Could be anything... maybe some modulation like a chorus, maybe some milder/harder distortion, or even going from clean to dist or viceversa... or any other effect for that matter.


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post Feb 28 2010, 07:28 PM
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It depends on what booster does. If it is a volume boost, some wouldn't hurt, if it is overdrive boost, to push the front end of the amp, then it's normal thing to do. Boost can also stand for boosting the mids to cut through.

If you only need something to get things dirty, I recommend a light and transparent overdrive pedal. There are so many on the market, specially for your budget. If you planned to spend that much, you have some cool options. My advice for you would be to get something like Radial Tonebone Classic. This should get your covered for most applications.
If you want to keep things clean and simple, Fulltone OCD is a good choice for light ovedrive and pushing the front end. Also, a BB preamp would do the trick nicely. You need a good tube amp that can be cranked in that case.

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What exactly are we talking about here, a distortion pedal? In this case I would always recommend an Ibanez Tube Screamer, best distortian pedal ever in my humble opinion.


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QUOTE (OzRob @ Feb 27 2010, 01:25 PM) *
Blackstar HT-Dual

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Yeah,I think Blackstar has everything you need.
HT Dual, Dist and Distx. Choose the amount of dist smile.gif


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post Mar 6 2010, 09:55 PM
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+1 for tube screamer.


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If you are looking for a good clean boost I would recommend this pedal : MXR Micro Amp !
Its a very good pedal and should serve your needs well.


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overdrive on a chorus would be needed in a situation like Metallica's One, or Nirvana's smells like teen spirit, to mention very known examples...but for the most part it's only used when doing that type of extreme change in parts


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Try this one --



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