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  • Updating my board

    Thinking of updating/upgrading my whole set-up. Not just for the sake of sattisfying my GAS, though I can't deny I'm just a bit bored with the same pedals I been using for the last year or so.



    For starters, I've developed a taste for true bypass pedals. And my musical preference as well as playing style have evolved somewhat...Which is why i feel somewhat limited by my current collection of effects.



    Anyway, here's how things look like right now:



    -Ernie Ball VP Jr.

    -Turbotuner

    -Boss CS-3

    -Mooer Cruncher

    -Red Witch Fuzz God II

    -Way Huge Swollen Pickle MkII

    -Boss FZ-2

    -Boss DD-5

    -Line 6 DL-4

    -EHX Freeze

    -Boss RC-2



    Some of that is under-used and will go all together, most of it can stay. I don't want to invest a ton in this btw, cause I guess I'm just "fine tuning" my board in a corksniffy way.

  • #2
    Didn't mension what I have in mind:



    -Killer delay pedal, or another pair of killer delay peds, to replace the DL4 and DD-5.



    The DL-4 is a great and affordable all-in one delay monster, but the looper and swell modes are the only sounds I use once in a while. Most of the other modes are okay, but nothing to write home about imo

    The reverse mode on the DD-5 is to die for imo, but that seems like a meh reason not to put something more versatile in it's place. The repeats of the DD-5 drown in the mix like a mother, they're neither mushty in a warm analog kinda way, and they're not pristine digital sounding enough to cut through in a loud band.



    -Don't want to change much in the dirt departement. I mainly use my amp's dirt, and the little mooer cruncher is reall all I need as an extra/back up for that. Also use it in front of the fuzz peds, of which I might just ditch the Swollen Pickle. It's a brutal muff fuzz, but it's also a nightmare in a live situation, even stacked with another od/dist pedal. The FZ-2 is staying untill I find a good affordable true bypass superfuzz clone.



    -Another reverb might be sweet, but for now I guess I can get by with just delay.



    -CE2, tuner, freeze, VP: Staying, definatelly.

    -RC2: Gotto go. Keeping around it in case I ever get that El Ten Eleven'esque band going though

    -CS3: Been looking for a good alternative that's true bypass for years, but haven't find anything sub $150 I really like.



    I know a TB switcher is an option for those Boss pedals, I guess that's probably the easiest and cheapest solution here.



    So I don't want to change it up TOO much yet. Anyone who's got any ideas: Fire away. Cheers.

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    • #3
      Didn't mension what I have in mind:



      -Killer delay pedal, or another pair of killer delay peds, to replace the DL4 and DD-5.



      The DL-4 is a great and affordable all-in one delay monster, but the looper and swell modes are the only sounds I use once in a while. Most of the other modes are okay, but nothing to write home about imo

      The reverse mode on the DD-5 is to die for imo, but that seems like a meh reason not to put something more versatile in it's place. The repeats of the DD-5 drown in the mix like a mother, they're neither mushty in a warm analog kinda way, and they're not pristine digital sounding enough to cut through in a loud band.



      -Don't want to change much in the dirt departement. I mainly use my amp's dirt, and the little mooer cruncher is reall all I need as an extra/back up for that. Also use it in front of the fuzz peds, of which I might just ditch the Swollen Pickle. It's a brutal muff fuzz, but it's also a nightmare in a live situation, even stacked with another od/dist pedal. The FZ-2 is staying untill I find a good affordable true bypass superfuzz clone.



      -Another reverb might be sweet, but for now I guess I can get by with just delay.



      -CE2, tuner, freeze, VP: Staying, definatelly.

      -RC2: Gotto go. Keeping around it in case I ever get that El Ten Eleven'esque band going though

      -CS3: Been looking for a good alternative that's true bypass for years, but haven't find anything sub $150 I really like.



      I know a TB switcher is an option for those Boss pedals, I guess that's probably the easiest and cheapest solution here.



      So I don't want to change it up TOO much yet. Anyone who's got any ideas: Fire away. Cheers.

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      • #4
        How about a barber tone press instead of your cs-3? I know you said you're looking for sub-$150 and it's $159, you may be able to by cheaper secondhand.
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        • #5
          How about a barber tone press instead of your cs-3? I know you said you're looking for sub-$150 and it's $159, you may be able to by cheaper secondhand.
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          • #6
            The DD-20 is widely regarded as excellent for its price isn't it?



            Seems like a good option to me.

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            • #7
              The DD-20 is widely regarded as excellent for its price isn't it?



              Seems like a good option to me.

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by ambient
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                How about a barber tone press instead of your cs-3? I know you said you're looking for sub-$150 and it's $159, you may be able to by cheaper secondhand.




                I read it's supposed to be more of an always-on subtle/natural compressor...Right? I'm really into extremely squishy compression. The only one I can think of that I'd want really bad: Analogman bi-comp. Not an option though, for obvious reasons.



                Small update btw: I might have found a replacement for the "delay 1st world problem"

                Moog Mf-104Z and/or Malekko 616. I guess the moog is basically a pricey wooden side panel'd version of the 616, so one of these two *might* be traded for a Superdelay, or vox delaylab. The latter might be too small of an upgrade for the DL4 I guess though, so I'm not sure yet.

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by ambient
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                  How about a barber tone press instead of your cs-3? I know you said you're looking for sub-$150 and it's $159, you may be able to by cheaper secondhand.




                  I read it's supposed to be more of an always-on subtle/natural compressor...Right? I'm really into extremely squishy compression. The only one I can think of that I'd want really bad: Analogman bi-comp. Not an option though, for obvious reasons.



                  Small update btw: I might have found a replacement for the "delay 1st world problem"

                  Moog Mf-104Z and/or Malekko 616. I guess the moog is basically a pricey wooden side panel'd version of the 616, so one of these two *might* be traded for a Superdelay, or vox delaylab. The latter might be too small of an upgrade for the DL4 I guess though, so I'm not sure yet.

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Paint
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                    The DD-20 is widely regarded as excellent for its price isn't it?



                    Seems like a good option to me.




                    I'm sure it is, but a couple reasons why I prefer DL4/delaylab/superdelay type of modelers:

                    -More than one or two footswichable user presets.

                    -Dummy proof interface. A handfull of switches and toggles instead of a digital menu and a zillion of features I probably won't ever use anyway.

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Paint
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                      The DD-20 is widely regarded as excellent for its price isn't it?



                      Seems like a good option to me.




                      I'm sure it is, but a couple reasons why I prefer DL4/delaylab/superdelay type of modelers:

                      -More than one or two footswichable user presets.

                      -Dummy proof interface. A handfull of switches and toggles instead of a digital menu and a zillion of features I probably won't ever use anyway.

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                      • #12
                        Get a Timeline for your delay needs. Buy my Malekko comp for your compression needs. Check out the Spring Theory reverb. Does a great natural spring sound, and has a cool room setting for your more ambient verb type sounds.
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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by thom
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                          I'm sure it is, but a couple reasons why I prefer DL4/delaylab/superdelay type of modelers:

                          -More than one or two footswichable user presets.

                          -Dummy proof interface. A handfull of switches and toggles instead of a digital menu and a zillion of features I probably won't ever use anyway.




                          Fair enough.



                          What about the Flashback X4? It is ginormous though. Or maybe the Flashback + something else?



                          The Superdelay is a really great delay that keeps it relatively simple and you should be able to find one cheapish due to the timeline being available.

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                          • #14
                            Timeline: Really tempting, but it'd eat up my entire delay budget, and wouldn't leave anything to fund my irrational analog delay obsession



                            The flashback does indeed look like good competition for the delaylab. Gotto admit I haven't checked too many reviews/clips yet, I'll change that asap. Unless it's got anything mind blowing going for it, I'll probably just go with whichever of these four I can find the cheapest: timeline, delaylab, superdelay, flashback X4.

                            One of those, plus either the 616 or moog delay should make a pretty yummy delay combo

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