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Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by emicad, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    The big muff does sound great through the clean channel but maybe a bit too harsh for what we play. Like i said i use it mainly for fuzz tone parts :)
    What type of music are you playing? Always nice to come across another dirty Gretcher lol ;)
  2. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Last 5 yrs its been a mix of dirty blues, classic rock & hard rock.
    Still doin ACDC, ZZ Top, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & heartbreakers, Pearl Jam, Black Crows, Neil Young, Audioslave, SRV plus hard rock originals.

    But started as a 16 yr old in Sydney pups doin punk & trash - was Clash, Sex Pistols, Jam, Radio Birdman, Ramones, Stooges, Lou Reed/Velvet Underground in those days :)
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  3. Fjrabon

    Fjrabon Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2017
    IMG_8285.JPG Redid mine a little bit. Also will be soon adding a foot switch for the ac25's 'verb and 'molo. And a volume pedal will soon be added to blend the two channels on the AC15.

    But none of those are directly effects and they won't actually even sit on my board.

    Also just ordered some new flat patch cables to tighten things up a bit.

    Chain is:

    Deluxe Thinline Tele/ Gretsch G5438T -> vox wah -> pigtronix micro philosophers tone compressor -> donner tuner -> fulltone fulldrive2 mosfet 2 stage overdrive -> nano big muff fuzz -> Orange Two Stroke clean boost with two band parametric EQ -> Electro Harmonix Lester G Leslie sim (with moog expression pedal off to the side) -> Electro Harmonix Canyon delay and looper -> Vox AC15

    Power supply is the higher end Donner power supply. 18V goes to the Fulltone, 12V goes to the Two Stroke, 9V 500 mA goes to the nano muff and Lester G, everything else is 9V 100mA.
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  5. dinks

    dinks Country Gent

    Dec 18, 2014
    Ever evolving ridiculousness. It finally has enough Brain action to post to this forum.

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  6. russmack

    russmack Gretschie

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    I've read enough.

    If somebody can post a sensibly critical review of a Strymon el Capistan echo, I think I may be able to get in under my wife's radar. Last time I looked they were advertised at $460 - US or Oz, I dunno. Whatever.

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  7. Mark S

    Mark S Electromatic

    Mar 28, 2016
    $450 is a bit much.. 350 Euro over here.
    So there is your argument: it's much cheaper than you initially planned for.. ;)
  8. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

    Jul 14, 2015
    Rome, Italy
    I'd get a Mystery Brain, instead. Much easier to use, at least for my needs. I had an El Cap for a while and I loved it but after a while I realized I was spending more time tweaking those knobs than using the unit to play music. Even if I consider myself very demanding and refined when it comes to guitar tone, I like simple things.
    It's a great pedal of course, a little bit pricey though.
  9. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

    Oct 23, 2012
    Not many down sides to the El Cap. Probably Strymon's best pedal. Lots of options, switchable buffer was very handy for me. Tap tempo, very authentic sounding tape delays. Lots of fun. Takes a ton of power, no battery backup for gig considerations, favorite switch is cool to set you stock slapback sound then set the delay to whatever other craziness your into. Love it with very few drawbacks like I said.

    That said, about a year ago I moved to the Boss DM2w for slap and DD7 for long/tap/looping. Never missed the El Cap since and for me, I have a much better sounding and more useful setup. But I do love the El Cap!
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  10. Mark S

    Mark S Electromatic

    Mar 28, 2016
    I did the same actually..
    I swapped the El Cap for a vintage Ibanez AD9 for slapback and a Ibanez DML10 for longer and modulated delays
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  11. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    El cap, like all strymon non gargantuan Pedals, need more favorites settings. One is not enough. On my so cap, I had the favorite set on slap back with a lead type delay settings on the knobs.
  12. russmack

    russmack Gretschie

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia

    Seems there're lots more stuff out there.

    I'll keep on looking.

  13. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

    Jul 14, 2015
    Rome, Italy
    Another great choice would be one of the Neunaber Expanse series. You can use the unit as a reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, tremolo, and delay of course (including a great sounding tape emulation with tap tempo). If you get the ExP pedal you can have 4 banks and 2 presets per bank and you can have a different effect for each bank.

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  14. jagROAR_63

    jagROAR_63 Gretschie

    Apr 20, 2016
    changed a little for surf:
    Fuzz 1 for sightly fuzz
    Fuzz 2 for more fuzzy sounds
    Archer for just a little grit
    Strymon Flint for Tremoo and the "less reverb" setting
    Tokai TDL-1 for Slapback
    Memory Man Dlx for a little more repeats and mor obvious delay sound
    Gomez g-spring (Fender Tube Reverb Tank clone) for the full amount of surf reverb is last (not in the pic).

    It works really nice ! :)
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  15. dlew919

    dlew919 Gretschie

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Here's the one made specially for my 5420t. [​IMG]

    It primarily gets used in a duo where we do a little funk, a little soul, a little country.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014

    hehe Russ - you like throwing $ away don't you.
    US$299 = A$380 today.
    Found that in 5 seconds at Sweetwater but if you spend 5 minutes on Ebay you'll get it cheaper again in the US.
  17. russmack

    russmack Gretschie

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Thanks Waxi. Yeah, I've been thinking on it a lot.

    The trouble is, I've been burned a coupla times - and that's usually been when I've purchased stuff that requires international exchange rates.

    I'm not really computer-literate. But I know that I'm doing myself a disservice.

    Obviously, you and Gretschmen65 know your way thru the maze.

    I'm available anytime, but I don't want to clog this site up with irrelevant subject matter.

    Would a conversation be possible?

  18. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    sure Russ PM me and we can swap phone numbers or whatever.
    You only up the coast a bit.

    It's not a maze at all - really simple actually - I've never been burned once.
    But if you not comfortable with it don't risk it :)
  19. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    [​IMG] + upload_2017-7-16_16-34-17.jpeg + upload_2017-7-16_16-34-45.jpeg = Natural tube, speaker and pickups compression and sustain
  20. russmack

    russmack Gretschie

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    OK Waxi. Just one small problem: what's a PM?

  21. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    PM - Private Message