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  • Essential pedals: What are yours?

    The ones you can't live without? I have money sitting there just waiting to be spent.
    Originally Posted by H.R. Shove and Stuff

    Sometimes I blink for hours.

  • #2
    Speaking truly practically - Timmy, Polytune, TR2.

    Speaking more creatively - Monsterpiece Classic, Lofi Loop Junky.


    • #3
      For rich cleans.

      Voodoo Labs Giggity
      Way Huge Pork Loin
      Hardwire (Lexicon) Reverb 7


      • #4
        My essential pedals are my EP Booster and Dr. Scientist Mini Reverberator. The EP just sweetens up my tone and I love reverb and the Dr. Scientist has been my favorite that I've tried.
        Guitars:G&L Tribute ASAT Classic BluesboyFender 50th Anniversary Strat, Classic 50s Telecaster, and others.Pedals:Pitchblack>EP Booster>Classic 108 Fuzz> SD-1>OCD>Keeley Rat>Hoof>DLS MKiii>Small Stone>TR-2>Flashback>Spring TheoryAmp:Peavey Delta Blues


        • #5
          ya know, I just cant chose between the left and the right on the old Schwinn.

          :eyerolls at thread:

          hot chilis tubester, toaned down with a 12at or12au7 for the subtle preamp foundation
          after that, everything has been cloned so there's no essentials.
          just wait like the douchedom here for all prices to drop to the cost of a prisonworker's-soul-over-shipping from CashXin Bhey province.

          :more eyerolls:
          Blind Doc Jones' Pickles....Cures What Ails Ya


          • #6
            Without sound too clich
            "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die." -- Me


            • #7
              The two pedals that I almost always use are:

              Colorsound Power Boost
              Boss PN-2

              Other favourites:

              EHX DMM
              Marshall Bluesbreaker (original version)

              BUT... (after almost 20 years of playing guitar and having owned 100s of pedals in that time) I don't really consider any pedal essential; if I didn't have any pedals it wouldn't stop me from making music - as long as I had a nice amp (ideally with 2 channels and built-in tremolo) I'd be quite content.

              Great Deals With: sparkfriction, Elessar [Sly], WAWBanks, SG1, robw, eerock, deftoneboy, gae86, Army of Darkness, beexter, Robzilla, woolyh, ollenorin, gjhardwick, miffa 55, steinwand, digital, indigoguy, mr benn, silent-strat, chrispy108, Kayzer, jo_to_2, attic, uncle psychosis, Astatine, JBJ, red_riviera, Loobster, melx, gambit, ampman1989, TheBrainPolice, HeartfeltDawn, extremelybored, IvIark, CitizenErased, Jakkeh, garymcq, Jockman, ChrisB, Teleman1985, benmuky


              • #8
                most used pedals for me are:

                dyna comp
                tuna melt


                • #9
                  Absolutely Essential?


                  Everything else I could take or leave


                  • #10
                    just got my gsp1101 but so far its pretty sweet. building a large pedal board again seems like so much work and i am not sure it would sound any better. i love how easy it is to control and edit patches.
                    strat strat tele PRS agile gretsch martin

                    WINNER HCAF BEST RACK RIG 2012!!!!!!!

                    fender blues deluxe > whitebox 212

                    Good Transactions: Dehumanize, Jimosity, Panther King, Vangkm, Ejendres, Killindux, Colejustesen, SDMFVan, twisty571, dolf


                    • #11
                      Honestly, I don't think there are any I can't live without. I mean, I love my Fingerprint, but if it disappeared or broke and I couldn't replace it, I would make do with another fuzz I like, such as the clari(not) or the zoom ultra fuzz. Same with my reverb. I primarily use a Magicstomp, and I've got a load of cool patches on it and I think it's swell, but I could get by with a digiverb if I had to.
                      This MH -2 does not face the person in search of a beautiful thing such as the new article.
                      A lamp goes on and off at the time of on and off.
                      It works perfectly as much as it is surprised to be an old model.
                      As for the thing 30 years ago, it can't think of it.
                      -stagecostumejpsantabo, ebay scribe

                      good deals w/ Cadd99, jmgruber, onerailunder, bass_econo, hangwire, TweedBassman, letsgocoyote, bhmcc, pepperduck, Jumbo Fuzz


                      • #12
                        If I were to cut *my* board right down to the essentials for a gig, it would probably go:

                        guitar -> TC Polytune -> Foxrox ZIM (fuzzface / tubescreamer) -> Vox Delaylab -> amp

                        Dirt pedals are probably the most addictive, and seem to be the ones people get on to the neverending carousel over- I'd be using the ZIM as much out of practicality as preference- it's got two independent channels that I can switch out for a range of different dirts ("transparent" ODs, clean boost, TS-style, Muff, Fuzzface, RAT etc) as and when I need a different sound but it takes up only slightly more space than a 1590BB sized pedal (ie Little Big Muff) and runs off a standard 9v supply.

                        TBH, most people won't know or care what overdrive pedal you're using if your playing doesn't suck, so shut up and play yer guitar


                        • #13
                          A good tuner, a clear overdrive that has a solid low end, and an analog delay.


                          • #14
                            Dispatch Master
                            Ring Thing

                            Everything else, I could live without.
                            Recent good deals: Fruvai, Darkmavis, Mind_Riot89, jeid2000, Krish, andthenurse, JDE, figjamaussie, Slow Life, The Riffer, Netstar, SimplyBen, magnum pi, WAWBanks, Hides-His-Eyes, Neoflox, woolyh, AidyCM, Gambit, MPH, joshp13589

                            DCC Engineering - custom cabinets, pedals and amps.
                            Omens - my band

                            Originally Posted by FreekishBluesFX

                            Let me see you piss on me and I will show you my tits. Well it no work that way. You need to rub my balls first. And balls I mean testicles


                            • #15
                              Double Hotcake. Provides all the dirt I need.
                              Good deals with - gae86, JDE, neoflox, kpd78, smudge_lad, Califa, RadioSilence