Could I get your opinions on adding dirt to my board?
For years I have played with practically no dirt pedals on my board. Example...
However, I've pretty much nailed down everything else I could ever want on my board (delays, mod, etc) and have also gone from playing purely folk-y music to something with a bit more variety of tones. So while I love my Tim (it is staying on my board for sure) I am ready to add to it. Here's what I currently have and what I'm considering.
Zvex Mastotron - It's near the beginning of the board and I love it. It's the only pedal I've bought twice.
Tim - middle/dirt section of my board. I've been using it was a tone shaper and love the boost side.
EQD Musket - I've since moved it to just after the Tim but have never entirely bonded with it.
The above I already own. The below is what I'm considering.
Fulltone Plimsoul - I used to own one and got rid of it when I realized how little I used dirt. I do remember liking it though and would consider it again.
JHS Superbolt - Will give me a real variety in OD tone compared to the Tim, prob a good compliment.
Xotix SL Drive - Similar idea to Superbolt. Even though one of my amps is a JCM 2000 I never have them cranked enough to get that Marshall tone direct from the amp.
W&C Tall Font Russian - Tried this in a store and loved it. It seemed to be able to nail the tone I always wanted out of my Musket. However that was playing solo where as I've read in a band setting it can sometimes get lost?
Arc Big Green Pi - Same deal as the TFR.
TC Spark mini-boost - Might be nice to have a boost although the Tim kind of already does this.
Wampler Black '65 - Loved this pedal from the first time I tried it but never pulled the trigger on it. Maybe now is the time?
WMD Geiger Counter Civilian - Considered a replacement for my Mastotron depending on the gig; not a high priority.
Dunlop Germanium Fuzz Face - I just want one to place before my board when I feel like it. Really, this will have no effect on my other dirt - this is just for me.
So, all that being said, I'm looking at having the Mastotron still near the front of my board (before my Whammy) and 4 max dirt pedals mid-board, one will be the Tim, one will be a fuzz (right now it's a Musket but could change to a green muff clone), and the other two...?
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