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Old 24th October 2005 | Show parent
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
--Boss DS-1 (want to get it modded, it's a little noisey, any recommendations of who to have mod it?)
--Ibanez TS9 (a new one, but I like it, I'm not picky)
--EBS Octobass (dig it, for both bass and little, trebley guitar parts)
--EH Holy Grail
--Boss Giga Delay
--Yamaha Magicstomp (I bought it when it got down to $89. I think it's pretty good, especially the reverbs, phase, flange stuff. I've been intrigued by some of the fuzz and distortion effects on it)
--Big Muff Pi (russian)

--Aforementioned mod to the DS-1
--Sansamp Bass Driver DI
--Boss Loop Station (or equivalent)
--Help in figuring out how to make the whole thing quieter
--Pedals that work well on both Bass and Guitar (the TS9 sounds nice on the bass, as does the octobass obviously, the pi is not so nice sounding in my opinion)
Old 24th October 2005 | Show parent
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r0ck1r0ck2's Avatar
🎧 15 years
For Guitar
Arion Tuner
Ibanez Metal Charger....some mods done
DoD Studio BiFet Preamp...use for bass

For Casio's
Boss Metal Zone
DanElectro Wasabi OD/Boost
Arion Stereo Chorus
Old 24th October 2005 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
I know I'm forgetting some of what I have:

Dunlop Crybaby
Vox King Wah
Thomas Organ Crybaby
Morley chrome fuzz/wah
Snarling Dogs mold spore
Tycobrahe parapedal

JT valveboy
Banzai fireball II
Denyle jfuzz
Rick Gram womantone
Dano french toast
Visual Rt. 66
Proco Rat
Fuzz Face
Boss SD-1
Black Cat superfuzz

Other Stuff
Roland re-101 space echo
Custom Audio elec super tremolo
Rolls rp147 leslie sim
Ibanez UE-400
Tycobrahe pedalflanger
Maestro G-1
Blackbox quicksilver delay
Dallas Arbiter trem face

The only thing currently on my want list, and I should be embarrassed to admit, is the Lin6 Tonecore Roto-machine.
Old 24th October 2005 | Show parent
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cdog's Avatar
2 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
Don't be embarrassed. It stomps on other vibe/trem units. Hook it up to a pair of amps in stereo and get out your x-tra large Depends.

I think they've really hit some homers with their Tonecore series, and trust me, I'm the last person in the world who would sing the praises of Line 6.

I think all PODs and their owners should be set on fire. But, I'm a 100% tube amp - tone snob. The best part of the PODs is the FX section, and now they've basically broken that out into a modular series of pedals that don't suck your tone when bypassed.

BOSS can't seem to recapture their glory days of the late 80s when everyone and their moms had a Metal Zone cranked through a ****ty solid state combo and played "Eruption" with one hand while making the "radical" sign with the other.

Spealing of BOSS that OC1 absolutely destroys. As in, Mothra vs Godzirra. I wonder if I could ask zvex to make a modern version of it that could also do octave up. Its a simple filter design; I believe Alembic makes some sort of killer filter that could be used for this, but I believe its rackmounted. I'm looking for a pedal version of that, Zach, if you're listening. Also, how about a distortion pedal thats not fuzz? Hmmmm?

Speaking of the 80s I just heard "Gimme All Your Lovin'" on the radio. The guitar playing and tone on that song just floors me. Those scratch/slides are too cool for school.

Billy Gibbons for president.

Old 25th October 2005 | Show parent
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guitarmonkey's Avatar
🎧 15 years

i'll weigh in, too:

ernie ball VP Jr. volume pdal
Boss TU-2 chromatic tuner

OD/ Distortion:
- seymour duncan pickup booster
- ibanez TS9 (reissue)
- ibanez LA Metal

- blue line 6 modulation modeler
- dunlop cry baby wah

- danelectro DanEcho
- green line 6 delay modeler

that'll do me just fine for right now...

Old 25th October 2005 | Show parent
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tvanveen's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Oh, what the hell.

Stuff on the board -

Peterson Strobostomp
Maxon CP101 Compressor (for some reason I've liked this better then the Keeley and Janglebox)
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe
Menatone Red Snapper
SPF Greenline (fantastic and relatively cheap distortion)
MJM Foxey Fuzz (these are inconsistent)
Fulltone Supa Trem
Maxon Rotary Phasor (the big orange one)
Maxon AD900 Delay

Stuff Laying around -

Boss Metal Zone
Boss DD3
EH English Muffin
Old 15th June 2006 | Show parent
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feyshay's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I liked this thread, so I'll resurrect it.
Overdrive--Fulltone Fulldrive 2 and a Digitech Bad Monkey. Thanks to the person (I'm not sure if it was on this forum) that recommended the Bad Monkey. That is a great value. Sounds better than the TS9 DX that I returned. $40.
Delay--Diamond Memory Lane and EH Memory Man Deluxe
Fuzz--Diamond Fireburst
Chorus--Boss CE2
Carl Martin Compressor
I still haven't found a decent reverb, so I generally use the spring in my amp or a reverb processor.

Ones that I've tried and returned/sold--Tubescreamer 9DX, Boss DS-2, EH Small Clone, EH Holier Grail, Line 6 (Tone Cores--Compressor, Chorus and Verbzilla--all sold or returned), and an Analogman Clone (Sun Face/Bichorus, I think).
I'm pretty pleased with the pedals that I have now. I'd look for another chorus but have been unhappy with most tried. For now, I've been reamping from my Kurzweil KSP8, which has been working well. Don't really need any more effects except for a good Wah.
Oh yeah, I also have a POD XT Pro when I want to go ampless. That has definitely been worth the $350 I spent on it.
Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
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dione's Avatar
🎧 15 years
My pedals..all in use on synths and drums..i don't have a guitar.. :

- Fulltone Distortion Pro
- Fulltone Ultimate Octave
- ProCo Deucetone Rat (the best kick distortion i know of)
- ProCo You Dirty Rat
- MXR Blue Box
- ZVex Fuzz Factory
- Electro Harmonix Big Muff
- Electro Harmonix Small Stone ( a must-have for synth owners)

All supplied with power by a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power...

I just love distortion...heh
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Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
I have Effector 13 Soda Meiser (really extreme distortion), Boss MT2+Rocktron Zombie (this is awesome combo for brutal distortion with magic character), T-Rex Dr. Swamp and CompNova, Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation (supercool!!! Check Death By Audio webpage!!!! I love it!)...

Do you think that there are any GREAT reverb pedal? Why not using some rack/standalone effects instead pedal?
Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
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feyshay's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Originally Posted by siegfried
I have Effector 13 Soda Meiser (really extreme distortion), Boss MT2+Rocktron Zombie (this is awesome combo for brutal distortion with magic character), T-Rex Dr. Swamp and CompNova, Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation (supercool!!! Check Death By Audio webpage!!!! I love it!)...

Do you think that there are any GREAT reverb pedal? Why not using some rack/standalone effects instead pedal?
Exactly. The Verbzilla and Holier Grail were too noisy. I'd use rack effects for this purpose or the spring within the amp. I kind of look at chorus the same way, although I'd still consider an upgrade to my CE-2. Analogman bichorus was nice but not worth the price IMO. Small Clone was noisy (but sounded great). Line 6 Space Chorus--didn't like. (Those Line 6 pedals introduce a bit of noise that I really don't like--even when the effect is not engaged.) At least my Boss CE-2 doesn't do that. Needless to say, in picking my pedals I've made sure that I don't get more than minimal introduction of noise/hiss even on bright settings on my amp.
Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
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5 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
What I'm using:

Budda BudWah
Barber Tone Press
DMC Ground Control for TC G-Force (yeah, yeah, I know, it's not a pedal...verbs and delay only)
EB Volume pedal - as an expression pedal for volume only for G-Force

There really isn't anything I want at the moment.
Old 16th June 2006
Here for the gear
🎧 15 years
Digitech Genesis III
Digitech Metal Masters
Digitech Grunge
DOD Compression/Sustainer
DanElectro FAB distortion (piece of CRAP!)
Ibanez Super Chorus Tank
DOD Hard Rock Distortion
Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
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DontLetMeDrown's Avatar
🎧 15 years
My favorites:

7. Digitech Whammy
6. Electro Harmonix Small Clone
5. Boss Digital Delay (Reverse Delay!)
4. Electro Harmonix Big Muff
3. TC Electronic Chorus Flanger
2. Dunlop Crybaby
1. Boss Metal Zone (Very versatile!)
Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
HereΒ΄s my board:
Original ( YES!!!!) Thomas Organ Clyde picture Wah
1968 fuzzface
Early Fulltone Octafuzz ser nr. 007
And some standard stuff...........
Changed the SHO for a Super Duper a while ago........
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Old 16th June 2006 | Show parent
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Bob Ross's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Let's see, I've got:

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer (original)
Ibanez AF9 Auto Filter
Ibanez CS9 Chorus
EH 16-second digital delay (original)
EH 16-second digital delay (reissue)
EH Talking Pedal
Maestro Ring Modulator
Korg G5
ProCo Rat
SansAmp GT2
Ernie Ball Stereo Volume Pedal
Oberheim Echoplex Digital Pro

I want:

everything else
Old 17th June 2006 | Show parent
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cramseur's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Oh boy...here we go!

OD/Distotion/Fuzz (23):

Blackstone Mosfet OD, Fulltone OCD, Z-Vex Wooly Mammoth, Marshall Guvnor, Marshall Jackhammer, Marshall Bluesbreaker 2,
Univox SuperFuzz, Big Muff Pi, Emma Reezafratziz, Tech 21 TRI-A.C, Pro Co Rat, Visual Sounds Route 66, Ibanez Tube King, Peavey Accelerator OD,
Peavey Hotfoot, Nuance Foot Grenade, TC Line Booster and Distortion, Vox Tone Bender, Voodoo Labs Superfuzz, Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive,
Vox Valve-Tone, Boss Hyper Fuzz FZ-2, Boss Blues Driver

Chorus/Delay (14):

TC Chorus, Visual Sounds H2O, Ibanez CS8, Ibanez DCL, Boss Harmonist, Boss Giga Delay, EH Menory Man Deluxe,
EH Small Clone, Sweet Sound Ultra Vibe, Boss Dimension C, Korg 301 Dynamic Echo, Danelectro Reverse Delay,
Boss RV-2 Reverb, Digitech XP400 Reverberator

Wah, Whammy, Filter, Phase (10) :

Vox Wah, Boomerang II Wah , EH Mini Q-Tron, Ibanez AF-9, EH Wiggler, Digitech Whammy 4, Digitech Talker, EH Small Stone,
Boss Phase Shifter PH-3, Ibanez Flanger FL-9

Others (6):
BBE Stinger, Maxon Compressor, DOD Milkbox Compressor, Marshall Edward the Compressor,
Aramat Treble Booster, Boss Noise Gate,

Plus (3):

Boss GT-8 Multi FX, Boss Advanced EQ, , MXR Graphic EQ

So 55 pedals, plus the Boss GT-8...


In my pedalboard right now: Maxon Comp > Blackstone Mosfet OD > OCD > Wooly Mammoth >>> Amp.

That's it.
Old 17th June 2006 | Show parent
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elambo's Avatar
1 Review written
🎧 15 years
-Barber Tone Press
-DLS Chorus/Vibe
-Ibanez Tubescreamer reissue
-BJF Emerald Green Distortion Machine
-Paul Cochran's Tim
-BJF Sea Blue EQ
-Toneczar's Echoczar
-Fulltone FDII overdrive
-Fulltone OCD
-Carl Martin compressor
-Demeter Compulator
-Paul Cochran's Timmy
-Build.Your.Own.Clone Tremolo
-TC Electronic G-system
-Fulltone Clyde Deluxe wah
-Peterson VS-II strobe tuner

I'm no doubt forgetting something, but with the above I pretty much have most tones covered.
Old 17th June 2006 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Dirt Pedals
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Old 20th June 2006 | Show parent
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SureShotStudio's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I own:

visual sound jeckell & hyde,
Proco Rat,
ibanez TS-9,
danelectro daddy-o,
carl martin Boostkick,
boss sd-1 (with ts-9 mod),
boss metal zone (little black doorstop),
boss line-switcher pedal, (super handy, use it with an old bbd echo, this way you don't get the enormous tone suck from that echo)
Alecto bbd echo (modded with a wah pedal for delay time and a volume pedal for repeats. ),
line6 echopark (recently crapped out on me ... loved it when it was functional)
boss chorus,
boss auto-wah,
boss distortion
behringer tremelo, (actually pretty decent)

i want:

roger linn adrenalinn
line6 echopark.... to replace my broken echopark....
mxr bluebox
coloursound tonebender
EH big muff pi
Old 27th June 2006 | Show parent
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cassius's Avatar
🎧 10 years

MXR Blue Box (try mic'ing a live piano and running it through one of these.. a sonic ****storm!)
NexFX Fuzzstortion
MXR MicroAmp

The trippiest **** i can find!
Old 27th June 2006 | Show parent
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doorknocker's Avatar
1 Review written
🎧 15 years
My pedalboard is in a constant state of change, depending on the project. So it's mostly a combination of these pedals here:

- Analog Man BiCompressor (Live it's mainly used for turning down the gain of my Gibson EH-150 Lapsteel, that baby is loud as hell and about 2 as loud as the Fender Japan Tele I use with the same amp).

Great for clean sounds, often I'm going direct by setting up the BiComp in front of the Little Labs IBP or the DI of a preamp. It depends on the part and guitar. For my Danelectro 12-string, it's often the BiComp into the IBP's DI and then into a 1176 for additional compression.
For a clean, pedal steelish, lapsteel part I'm recording right now it's the BiComp into the UA 6176's DI though.
I wonder how the BiComp compares to the Keeley Compressor that seems to be treasured by some.

- Analogman modded Boss DS-1: To be honest, I'm not fully impressed by it. Good 'clean' distortion but somehow lacking in character and a bit weak with Single Coils.
I think I'll look for a Fulltone FullDrive2 again, I had one but sold it again. Does that sound familiar, clueless tonehunters we are...... The T.Rex Moller might be good too, never tried it though.

- Danelectro Fab-Tone: I just love this pedal, it does one thing and does it better than any other, mostly way more expensive, fuzz I've tried. Fuzz Factory, YardBox, Fulltone SoulBender, Rat, all were sold again.

- EH Deluxe Memory Man reissue: Great! The reason my Line6 DL4 will be e-bay bound soon. There's just no contest, the DL4 'Memory Man' model is nice enough but totally lacking the warmth and 'presence without gettiing in the way' mojo of the Memory Man.

- I still use the DL4 live if I need anything Edge/Gilmouresque with tap-tempo delays.
I plan to get a T.Rex Replica though eventually. It's just so damn expensive!

-Danelectro Dan-Echo: As much as I like the Memory Man, if it comes to straight Twang/Rockabilly, this is my fave. Like the FabTon, a no-brainer considering how little these pedals cost.

- Vox reissue V847 Wah: Noisy as hell but still my fave.

- Sovtek Big Muff: I always think it's a strange sound while playing but more often than not it works great recording-wise.

- EH Pulsar: I pretty much gave up on Tremolo Pedals, the tremolo in my Fender Vibrolux Custom is SO good that it makes any pedal sound wimpy and one-dimensional. The Pulsar though is not a straight imitation of a Fender Tremolo and more leaning towards psychedelic sounds. It lacks the dimension of a great tube tremolo but I find it usefull for recording anyway.

-Ernie Ball Volume Pedal: Mine is a bit worn out but it's still my fave volume pedal. Like any volume pedal it changes the sound somewhat but it doesn't kill it like other volume pedals I've tried over the years.
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