January 5th, 2012, 10:36 AM
So I've come down to the point where My board is at its thinnest than ever in 5 years. I'm down to just 2 pedals. Wah, and Dirt. lol
My amp has so much modulation on it I dont use, My flanger pedal was great as a phase matrix, but I barely use that for more than adding a bit of texture to my sound. So I've decided to part with it. It's been a good year or 2, but I just have had a change of heart on how much "tone" I need. I didnt need the Phase 100, just like I didnt need the blues driver, or the noise gate, my RV-3 was a POS (still is in the closet) The metal zone pedal was just waiting for me to graduate to toss it, and the free dano cool cat trem pedal just wasn't my thing.
What gear do you regret buying in the first place?
January 5th, 2012, 10:55 AM
January 5th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Cyber Deluxe supplies. other amp is a 5-12 watt tube head on a 200watt 412, and thats just for rockin out. haha. I just like having a dirt pedal to really control my driven-distorted eq seperate from my amps pre driven eq.
My cyber deluxe has enough onboard settings that I have zero problems acheiving any sound I want. Modulated stadium echo/verb, Ambient verb that sounds like Dancin' days instantly, decent rotory effect when using a extension cab in stereo, Tape echo is alright, simulated tape degrade is cool. But lately I've just been playing clean or dirty with a little wah, maybe a hint of some verb style. I just could take a lot or leave a lot of effects right now, been going back to my acoustic more and more as well. Kinda done with chorus, flange, phase, but I gotta have the wah. hah.
January 5th, 2012, 07:39 PM
I'm down to just 2 pedals.
Time to go Shoppin' :D
January 5th, 2012, 07:46 PM
lol dont validate my addictions. :p
January 5th, 2012, 08:38 PM
I found that for me it takes months with a pedals before it becomes part of my sound. Sometimes it doesn't. Don't mean I don't love it. It just stays off the main. I play it to get all the creative playing out of it and sell it or add it back.
I've sold lots of pedals I love and miss. But they ended up being money tied up for new gear. I don't want a permanet board either I want to continue growing and changing. With the exception of my OCD.
January 5th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Pedals have always been my thing. Its my contribution. I'm not a very good player. I'm rhthym and lead vocals, always have been, seems i get in three pieces all the time even when I dont mean to. So pedals let me make my sound. I play in stereo always, even in real small venues. I have some musts.
I set my amps for clean and my pedals do it all from there. I use one dirt for a rhthym or just break up sound. Then I have a dirt for lead. I have a phaser that I need. I use a panning pedal. Sometimes I use delay, chorus, wah and a leslie sound.
I like my pedals, but the real trick with any of them is keeping a amp clean, and one wet and using just a slight touch of panning.