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  • When I First Started Coming Round These Parts

    It seemed like everyone had a huge board and a lot of folks were sweating dat Radiohead guy and dat Incubus guy with tons of individual pedals. Then it seemed collectively, without any real rhyme or reason the HCFX community at large down sized to trim and to the point small boards... Now with multi effects (M9, Eventide, Strymon, etc) being all the rage folks have been gravitating back to the massive board but now with thousands of more options? When will the great ebb and flow lead us all to the purge? I know I am in the middle of my purge. Gotta simply so I can expand if you know what I mean...
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    It seemed like everyone had a huge board and a lot of folks were sweating dat Radiohead guy and dat Incubus guy with tons of individual pedals. Then it seemed collectively, without any real rhyme or reason the HCFX community at large down sized to trim and to the point small boards... Now with multi effects (M9, Eventide, Strymon, etc) being all the rage folks have been gravitating back to the massive board but now with thousands of more options? When will the great ebb and flow lead us all to the purge? I know I am in the middle of my purge. Gotta simply so I can expand if you know what I mean...


    less is more, and errbody poor poor. I know my ass just doesn't want lug **************** around constantly
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    • #3
      I reckon it all depends...... Some pedals (Space, M9 etc.) that have become quite popular recently have done many jobs well......

      You definitely don't see many boards consisting of all single function pedals.....
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      But that rocket ship is ****************ed up

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      • #4
        wow SAL, sounds like you're really setting the standard.

        How big of a purge are you doing? just pedals or amps and guitars too?
        Decolonize

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        • #5
          I don't know but I have always been a fan of the bigness. The dumb part is, the more gear I have, the fewer shows I play.
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          • #6
            My pedalboard is probably considered too large. I mostly use one function boxes, but I really try to use only what I need for the job. And I try to orchestrate my changes so that they don't affect my performance. That way it's never too much to have to do at once to get the right sound. Plus practice. I just use only one or two kinds of modulation per song. It works for me anyway... If something isn't being used, then it usually comes off.

            Whatever...
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            • #7
              I love having a big board at home, but hate using one at shows. I hate tap-dancing and so many things can fail when you're using a lot of pedals that I try to keep it down to a few. Plus I play at such high volumes that you don't need a whole lot of pedals that are subtly different from each other.

              Moral of the story, I hate troubleshooting under duress, and thus I use a smaller board than Radiohead.
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              • #8
                Everything must go!!!
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                • #9
                  I've always kept 5 or less pedals. I just don't know what to do with anything more than that.
                  I didn't come here to save whales, I came here to get laid and make rock 'n' roll

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                  • #10
                    I uh, only use a black big muff and a small lafayette tube amp. I don't even know why I'm here.
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                    • #11
                      Now that my expensive multi effects are shipped to the new owners, I can say that the Axe II I got ****************s all over the Timeline, Space, El Cap, etc. that everyone fawns over. Not even a contest, IMO. Much better UI than the Timeline as well and the Space ****************ed with my sound like crazy. I'd been having problems with my Diezel being too dark but as soon as I took the Space out of the loop, all of the high end returned. Main rig has gone to just amp, AxeII and tuner/fuzz/wah/RJM MIDI controller on the floor. Still have a medium sized board for when I go jam with someone else's amp but **************** ever going back to PITA stomps with no headroom for the main rig.
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                      • #12
                        My needs are simple.

                        tuner - dirt - fuzz - trem - delay - verb

                        For what I do, I don't need much more.

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                        • #13
                          I could start on a "when I started" rant but I'd end up insulting so many of you

                          Needless to say the age of "regurgitating information, stats and quotes" is well and truly underway.
                          retired.

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                          • #14
                            6 pedals TOPS! Everything else is too much

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                            • #15
                              lol yeah

                              I aint sellin nothin but I have been on an unintentional downsizing lately

                              been using a small wattage amp cranked for practice and using the guitar volume for clean/dirty and man is it fun

                              been playing mandolin in a bluegrass band so no amps/pedals/bs there

                              my pedalboard died halfway through the last gig and played with just a dirt pedal on that gig and was still a blast.

                              doesn't surprise me man, I remember when we jammed you had a great sense of melody, which is way better than any pedal.

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