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post Dec 17 2007, 12:34 AM
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I know there are probably billions of pedals out there that would be good for me, but i really dont know much about them, and would like some guidance...

all i have right now is a simple $20 distortion pedal.

I've looked through some of the pedals in some catalogs and some have as many as 50 different effects blink.gif

anyway what would recomend for me if it is going to be my first effects pedal?

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post Dec 17 2007, 03:22 AM
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I know there are probably billions of pedals out there that would be good for me, but i really dont know much about them, and would like some guidance...

all i have right now is a simple $20 distortion pedal.

I've looked through some of the pedals in some catalogs and some have as many as 50 different effects blink.gif

anyway what would recomend for me if it is going to be my first effects pedal?

Thanks in advance


I don't have any experience in multi effects but I myself prefer single pedals for each effect. More expensive yes but sounds better IMO. I'd say some ones to look at are definitely wah, delay, chorus and perhaps a compressor. And maybe a new distortion if it was only $20, what kind is it?


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post Dec 17 2007, 04:23 AM
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I would recommend a multi effects for a first effect pedal.. i will cost more but it really allows you that ability to find what kind of sound you want and then purchase individul pedals to suite your needs.. I used a multi effect bored for a while and realised i was only using distortion reverb, delay and phaser, and since phaser sounds alot like delay i bought a new distortion, a phaser and i have built in reverb on my amp + i still love fiddling around with the hundreds of effects on the effect board.. i recommend looking into boss multi effects! smile.gif


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post Dec 17 2007, 07:57 AM
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Well if you don't have I would recommend a wah wah pedal, its very useful and fun to play...Dunlop crybaby classic or 535q(more advanced one)...smile.gif For start..


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post Dec 17 2007, 05:09 PM
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i use a boss metal zone distortion pedal. its about 90 bucks, and i loooove it. and its really durable. ive kicked it around plenty of times wink.gif haha


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post Dec 17 2007, 05:45 PM
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Depends what sort of sounds your looking for but for a long time I`ve used stomp boxes, the most expensive ones arent always the best to get imo, for example I have the MXR dimebag distortion but I dont really like it and that cost me over £100 uk stirling, its sits on the shelf gathering dust.

I ended up finding that the Behringer stomp boxes are very good indeed, I use the ultra metal pedal (it has great versatility, Chorus and a multi fx stomp box (which does delays, pitch shift, flanger) also a Boss EQ purely for solo volume boosting.

the Behringer pedals imo are fantastic value, although I would say that they are plastic bodied, so if you are heavy footed on these things I dont think they`ll last forever, I`ve had mine a while now and so far no problems what so ever, and equally good to any of the more expensive pedals that I`ve owned in the past.

I`d agree that a wah pedal might be a good investment too if you like that sound for effect.


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post Dec 17 2007, 06:02 PM
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I think the Digitech DF7 Distortion Factory is a good choice, I bought one on ebay for under $50. It has 7 different distortions in one pedal you get Ibanez TS-9, Boss DS-1 Overdrive, DOD Overdrive/Preamp 250, Pro Co Rat, Boss Metal Zone, DigiTech Metal Master, Electro Harmonix Big Muff. I think the actual pedal might be slightly better but not by much. It would let you experiment with a lot of different tones without dropping a small fortune. I think many here have used and like this pedal. I have one and love it. Good luck.

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post Dec 17 2007, 06:34 PM
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I appreciate all your responses, and I'm sorry that I was away all this while.

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FIrst tell us what you play, what guitar, what amp do you use, will you be needing a home device or a gig device, so we can help you better.


I have a Fender Mexican Strat, and a FM 25 amp (I'm not sure what else to call it, its a small amp tongue.gif )... the amp has a few built in effects, but you cant really use any of them over top of each other, and you dont have much control as far as the level of, delay, reverb etc.

Also I'm still not very good, as I have only been playing a few months now, but I am into playing all kinds of styles from thrash metal to classical.

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I don't have any experience in multi effects but I myself prefer single pedals for each effect. More expensive yes but sounds better IMO. I'd say some ones to look at are definitely wah, delay, chorus and perhaps a compressor. And maybe a new distortion if it was only $20, what kind is it?


the brand is something like Danelectro or something like that



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I would recommend a multi effects for a first effect pedal.. i will cost more but it really allows you that ability to find what kind of sound you want and then purchase individul pedals to suite your needs.. I used a multi effect bored for a while and realised i was only using distortion reverb, delay and phaser, and since phaser sounds alot like delay i bought a new distortion, a phaser and i have built in reverb on my amp + i still love fiddling around with the hundreds of effects on the effect board.. i recommend looking into boss multi effects!


so would you say that any kind of multieffects boss pedal would be a good starter pedal??



Thanks alot everyone, i probably should have mentioned before that i am indeed still a beginner and am trying to get into using effects to try and figure out my own style.

thanks again,

Chris


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if i were you i'd go for a cheap multieffects (maybe an old model) so you can get an idea what kind of effects you would like and how to use them. then when you figure out what you like go and buy either stomp boxes or a good mulieffects pedal


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post Dec 17 2007, 07:12 PM
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if i were you i'd go for a cheap multieffects (maybe an old model) so you can get an idea what kind of effects you would like and how to use them. then when you figure out what you like go and buy either stomp boxes or a good mulieffects pedal


yeah, a multieffects pedal seems to be what i am leaning to. btw what is a stomp box??? lol yeah, i know... im clueless tongue.gif


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