Pedals for G5420t? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by erav214, May 20, 2013.

  1. erav214

    erav214 Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2013
    So I'm just curious on what kind of pedals ya'll are running on your beautiful Gretch guitars. So far I have very few:
    MXR Sound Gate
    MXR Carbon Copy
    Boss Blues Driver
    Boss DD-20
  2. caljoe

    caljoe Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2013
    Boss Digital Delay
    Boss Super Chorus
    TC Electronics Hall of Fame reverb
    I'm going to get some kind of OD pedal but I have to go testing, I have a MXR full bore metal but thats wwaaaaayyy to much, I don't know what I was thinking when I got that, after hearing true tube distortion most of the pedals just sound kinda fake, plus you need to really crank it to get them tubes cookin, but I need something I can go clean to dirty with by just stepping on a pedal for certain applications.
  3. Bill

    Bill Country Gent

    Oct 16, 2012
    Cambs, UK
    Mostly just two:
    Blackstar HT Dual
    Cheap but capable 'Muza' reverb+delay

    The Blackstar has three modes (clean, o/d, distortion) the overdrive with gain set half-way is great for blues/boogie stuff. Filtertron tone comes through good & strong.

    Some others from time to time - EHX Freeze, Dano Reel Echo, Whammy, Boss PH1 phaser, ME-5, Cry Baby.
  4. PDogga

    PDogga Gretschie

    Jul 3, 2011
    Dunlop Crybaby Wah
    Carl Martin Compressor
    Boss Blues Driver
    Hall of Fame Reverb
    Joyo Digital Delay

    Happy as Larry (whoever Larry is).
  5. Staggerlee

    Staggerlee Country Gent

    Jul 19, 2012
    Twin Cities
    Toss that gate, it will only end up eating your tone.
  6. tomazb

    tomazb Gretschie

    Dec 16, 2009
    at the moment just a boss DD-20 and the keeley katana booster.
  7. weazel

    weazel Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2011
    wah wah, atomic brain, boss tuner, boss blues driver,boss delay,but i find that the blues driver gets to distorted with filtertrons when it is placed after the atomic brain,when i place it in front of the brain it cleans up better but then when i hit the abby mode it boosts it to much for solos so im on the hunt for a pedal that will sit after the brain that isnt to noisy and hissy that will give me a nice fat but not to distorted tone,any sugestions please ?
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yep, sustain killer!
  9. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.

    Here are my current pedals no longer in that order. And I'm not finished yet
  10. erav214

    erav214 Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Yea, I heard that it will eat my tone up. I haven't gotten my pedal board set up yet to even try it out. What should I get then to eliminate the hiss and also sustain my notes a little longer?
  11. Staggerlee

    Staggerlee Country Gent

    Jul 19, 2012
    Twin Cities
    Well, first of all find out where the hiss is coming from. To test, see if it is there with nothing plugged in, then just guitar and amp. Then turn your pedals on, if there is hiss, turn down the volume of the guitar all the way down. If the hiss disappears, then it is coming form your guitar (wiring/pickups etc).

    A gate is not going to remove hiss, it is just going to make your rig silent when you are not playing any notes. For a little bit more sustain, try a compressor, although if you are having noise issues in your rig, a compressor is certainly going to make them more obvious.
    CousinEddie likes this.
  12. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    in order:
    Boss TU 1000 tuner
    Home made Fuzz Factory clone
    Joyo Sweet Baby
    Creepy Fingers Doomidrive (clone)
    Atomic Brain
    Billy Brain
    BBE Goosta Grande
    TC Electromics Nova Delay
    Strymon El Cap
    Behringer RV600 (in shimmer mode)

    I had more, but just sold a bunch on evilbay

  13. Gretschist

    Gretschist Gretschie

    May 20, 2013
    Cologne, Germany
    After a long search I fixed these little boxes on my board:

    -Fulltone OCD (overdrive)
    -Boss Space Echo (delay & reverb)
    -T-Rex Tremster (tremolo)
    -MXR Micro Amp (booster)
    -Boss Chromatic Tuner

    These pedals sound brilliant with all my Gretsch guitars, either Filtertrons, TV-Jones or Dynasonics. And most important: they don´t kill that great G-sound!
    My amp is a Fender Blues DeVille or a Fender Blues Junior with Jensen speakers.

    My grandma always said: "I´m too poor to afford cheap things."
  14. cwegy

    cwegy Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2012
    Hamburg/ Germany
    I run a Lovepedal OD11 in a Blues Junior III FSR
    The OD11 has so much varieties from Clean Boost to Fuzz it is unbelievable.

    Next days a MXR Carbon Copy will be my second pedal.

    On my wishlist is a TC Electronics Ditto Looper (for exercising and fun) and maybe I need a Tuner....will see.

    The OCD is a highly recommended OD too. Do you run it with 9 or 18V

    ...and your Grandma is a wise woman. ;-)
  15. DeweyPeek

    DeweyPeek Gretschie

    Feb 4, 2013
    Boss fender reverb! (Not the deluxe)
  16. Gretschist

    Gretschist Gretschie

    May 20, 2013
    Cologne, Germany
    I run the OCD with 9V. Sounds magic in the low-power-mode (switch on LP) if you use both pickups. 18V is too distorted for my taste. I use the pedal to beef up the sound a bit, to get it slightly more crispy.

    Best, Al
  17. TwangJunky

    TwangJunky Gretschie

    Mar 13, 2013
    North Idaho
    Tube Works Real Tube > Boss PN-2 trem > Joyo Sweet Baby > Boss FRV-1 verb > Boss EH-2 Enhancer > Boss PQ-3B EQ > passive foot-switched volume pot. Six pedals built into an old suitcase with break away hinges. I run the DC pedals on a bundle of 8 rechargeable AA batteries. Works for me.
  18. erav214

    erav214 Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Sweet board!
  19. erav214

    erav214 Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Awesome thanks! I will definitely try this out. I just need to change my tubes in my amp, get my new pedal train 2 with Voodoo lab 2 plus and I should be ready to perform again.

    (Someone stole my gear at a previous gig but it was all cheap pedals I got when I was in high school.)
  20. erav214

    erav214 Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Which Timmy is that?
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