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post Jan 21 2013, 07:16 AM
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Hey, guys! A great thread, indeed.

I'm currently using a V-Amp processor which has several effects and amps built in it.
I also play with a Line-6 Uber Metal distortion, which costs around $120 here and has a great sound.




I like them both, because Vamp allows me to use very nice blends and the distortion has a great sound (actually 3 of them xD) and
it's very useful, especially when my schoolmates want me to play Rammstein.

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post Jan 21 2013, 08:34 AM
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Hey Dian - how are you faring with activating the 'Uber Metal' in a live context? I used to own the 'Echo Park' delay pedal from Line 6 which was activated only if you would step on the pedal and make sure you heard a 'click' sound - in a lot of situations, the darn thing wasn't being activated and I was cursing like a pirate for not having a delay going just when I needed it most on stage laugh.gif


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post Jan 25 2013, 12:58 PM
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Well, I haven't had any problems with my distortion pedal. There's a led light, indicating that it's on, so it's pretty
convenient on stage. : )
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post Jan 25 2013, 02:14 PM
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This is a pedal I saw on so many gigs around here, seems to be a must have part of guitarist pedalboards. Feels really simple yet useful and can be applied to various setups/styles.



Is it that common everywhere?


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post Jan 25 2013, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jan 25 2013, 01:14 PM) *
This is a pedal I saw on so many gigs around here, seems to be a must have part of guitarist pedalboards. Feels really simple yet useful and can be applied to various setups/styles.



Is it that common everywhere?


Still popular. Over here most guys now get them 'modded' to smooth out the roughness in the top end mostly. Usually Keeley or Analogman mods (they've been modding and building pedals since the mid 90s). There are at least a dozen others that do it to.

I love a stock DS-1 into an amp that's already breaking up on it's own. That's how it was designed to work. Same for a TS.
IMO the DS1 is better into a cranked Marshall than a cranked Fender.


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post Jan 26 2013, 11:48 AM
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I've heard about it in various interviews with a lot of famous players such as Vai, for instance, but in order to bring another great gizmo into to spotlight - what do you guys think about this one? biggrin.gif



Any proud owners with stories? biggrin.gif


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post Jan 26 2013, 01:31 PM
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My friend and x-band mate owns one of those Whammy pedals. He is pretty good with it making some clever sound effects. Personally, I'm not much on it for my set-up, I have hard enough time with my fingers.

I did just recently get the Morpheous Drop Tune pedal though. Particularly because I am practicing your Modern Metal solo - Marco Sfogli, and I can not bend my baritone strings like you do in that lesson. I guess I should practice more often on it. Also because I enjoy playing along with Dark New Day and that allows me to easily drop down a half step to play Brother.



Although, when playing at home through my computer, I need to create another bank of distortions to compensate for some of the tone that the MDT presents when initiated, on a 100 watt amp it's no problem.
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post Jan 26 2013, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Jan 26 2013, 06:31 AM) *
My friend and x-band mate owns one of those Whammy pedals. He is pretty good with it making some clever sound effects. Personally, I'm not much on it for my set-up, I have hard enough time with my fingers.

I did just recently get the Morpheous Drop Tune pedal though. Particularly because I am practicing your Modern Metal solo - Marco Sfogli, and I can not bend my baritone strings like you do in that lesson. I guess I should practice more often on it. Also because I enjoy playing along with Dark New Day and that allows me to easily drop down a half step to play Brother.



Although, when playing at home through my computer, I need to create another bank of distortions to compensate for some of the tone that the MDT presents when initiated, on a 100 watt amp it's no problem.


What a cool pedal. I definitely need to look into that one!


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post Jan 26 2013, 04:15 PM
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WOW! Now those are some overdrive pedals!!! We are in SERIOUS Pedal Geek Land folks!!!!! smile.gif I see I"m in good company.

The KEELEY 808 is just pure magic in a box. I'll checkout the GREENIE, sounds like a great buy!!! So thanks for the tip!

Todd

QUOTE (Mattfig @ Jan 13 2013, 08:46 AM) *
I'm an OD pedal fanatic...

My fave is my TS808 with keeley mods including interchangeable chips...
For overall value and tone: Guitar Fetish Greenie (TS808-like, built solid, metal casing, true bypass) at around 55 bucks...
Also love:
Fulltone OCD (pricey but awesome)
Digitech Bad Monkey (with the c5 mod)

For overall effects I use a Boss GT-10 unit which has some wonderful FX..

+1 on the Bad Horsie



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post Jan 26 2013, 05:13 PM
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The 'Whammy' is a very cool pedal. It's on my list.
My favorite user is Tom Morello from 'Rage Against the Machine' ... though I prefer his use of it (and his playing) in Audio Slave. *This is a must have record IMO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audioslave_%28album%29

Players as diverse as John Scofield, Matt Bellamy and Jack White use the Whammy.


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post Jan 26 2013, 06:08 PM
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Not the most exotic pedal, but my current FAV PEDAL is actually two pedals stuffed in to one enclosure smile.gif


The TECH 21 COMPTORTION

*It's a compressor
*It's a distortion

It's a COMPTORTION!!!! smile.gif

Great for putting in front of an amp/signal chain to add a little compression and boost (keep distortion at zero) for making solos pop.

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post Jan 27 2013, 08:25 AM
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Whooaa biggrin.gif What have we here! That Drop tuning pedal sounds very interesting! Ken, you are talking to one of the biggest Audioslave fans around! I love all their albums and I also think that Mr. Morello is a very talented musician.

I must add Dimebag to the list of favorite users wink.gif

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post Jan 27 2013, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 27 2013, 07:25 AM) *
Ken, you are talking to one of the biggest Audioslave fans around! I love all their albums and I also think that Mr. Morello is a very talented musician.

I must add Dimebag to the list of favorite users wink.gif


The potential challenge/problem with a pedal that is so unique as well as 'identified' with a particular player or group of players is that now you have to make two decisions regarding it.
1) are you even gonna get it because of the obvious association with say Dimebag or Morello or in my case because I play more jazz - John Scofield.
2) if you decide to get it, what are you going to do with it?

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post Jan 28 2013, 09:15 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jan 27 2013, 03:59 PM) *
The potential challenge/problem with a pedal that is so unique as well as 'identified' with a particular player or group of players is that now you have to make two decisions regarding it.
1) are you even gonna get it because of the obvious association with say Dimebag or Morello or in my case because I play more jazz - John Scofield.
2) if you decide to get it, what are you going to do with it?


Good question - I would think like this: 'I will get it because I am sure that my imagination will come up with something pretty neat and original without making it sound like other people AND also make it fit the context in which I am evolving musically'



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post Jan 28 2013, 01:43 PM
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I have three favorites at the moment smile.gif

1. Red Dog Rockbox (Distortion)

2. Way Huge Pork Loin (Overdrive)

3. Diamond Memory Lane Jr. (Delay)
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post Jan 29 2013, 01:20 AM
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Thinking more about it now, DOD FX25 Envelope Filter would definitely be the most fun pedal I have - too bad it sucks tone so its not that useful live... I should give it a spin on the next practice session smile.gif


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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jan 28 2013, 12:43 PM) *
I have three favorites at the moment smile.gif

1. Red Dog Rockbox (Distortion)

2. Way Huge Pork Loin (Overdrive)

3. Diamond Memory Lane Jr. (Delay)


Pork Loin? Man...people have such an imagination laugh.gif


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post May 16 2013, 04:44 AM
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The one that I have been using for the longest period straight would be the Klon Centuar. I got into this pedal in 1994/95 and own a few of them (I worked in a store that sold them). I love it and have yet to find a better boost.

Other then that, the DOD FX-65 Chorus, the Boss DM-2 (I have the DM-3 and IMHO the 2 sounds better) and probably the Boss Slow Gear or Maestro Fuzz would be in there.

I have really been getting into the QuinnAmp Hot Buttered Scotch.



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post May 16 2013, 05:33 AM
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The MXR Carbon Copy is my very favorite pedal. It's the first one I ever bought and the only one Ive never sold.


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QUOTE (Amp360 @ May 16 2013, 03:44 AM) *
The one that I have been using for the longest period straight would be the Klon Centuar. I got into this pedal in 1994/95 and own a few of them (I worked in a store that sold them). I love it and have yet to find a better boost.

Other then that, the DOD FX-65 Chorus, the Boss DM-2 (I have the DM-3 and IMHO the 2 sounds better) and probably the Boss Slow Gear or Maestro Fuzz would be in there.

I have really been getting into the QuinnAmp Hot Buttered Scotch.



Hey man, welcome to GMC! This looks like an interesting pedal but, why this one and not the Ibanez TS 808 or something else? What makes this one stand out, in your opinion? I am asking because I've never tried them smile.gif


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