02-07-2013 03:57 PM
Been playing guitar for a few years. First guitar i got (and still my primary guitar) is an Ibanez AF 75 Hollowbody. I mostly play it acoustic, just for practice and jamming, but i do electric most of the time i preform, like at church every week.
Anyway, due to the fact that i mostly play acoustic, ive never even considered a pedal. But after joining the site, watching some videos and lurking these forums, im interested. But i have no idea where to begin.
Like i said, i play mostly acoustic stuff. A lot of Folk. I wouldn't need anything heavy on distortion or grunge sounding. Maybe something sort of bluesy would be interesting. Anyone got some recomendations of pedals i should check out? Videos would be appreciated.
02-07-2013 04:40 PM
You might want to try a decent multi effects pedal to experiment with all of the available sounds that are possible. Something like the Line 6 M5 or M9 might be a good start, or the Zoom G3.
Otherwise I might think a delay pedal like a Boss DD-7 would give you quite a lot to experiment with, or a TC Electronics Flashback X4 which has some nice tones to it and a decent looper too.
I would also look at reverb pedals, something like the Hardwire Supernatural or TCE Trinity are both very nice sounding reverb pedals. Or maybe some modulation, like a simple MXR Phase 90 or a MicroChorus to get started.
But a multi effects would give you a whole lot of options without costing too much and have less cables and such.
02-07-2013 04:43 PM
02-07-2013 04:44 PM
Kudos for Neutral Milk Hotel. Great band. I'll look into fuzz a bit.
Multi-effects have me intrigued. Any i'll try to find some videos of those models. Looping would be fun too though. . .
02-07-2013 04:46 PM
Delay is used in just about every genre and musical style, and it's a very good place to start. I also agree with the idea of getting a multi-effect, like the Line 6 M9 - this will expose you to a lot of different effect types and flavors, and allow you to determine which ones you're most interested in. The M9 is a very capable little box, and can do up to three effects simultaneously.
02-07-2013 04:51 PM
The M9 looks great, but it's $400 and i just spent that on a guitar and have college to save for.
Any good multi effects for less than that ($100?), or should i just look for a single pedal if my range is that low?
02-07-2013 05:02 PM
That is low...
...but I'n intrigued by the VOX Stomplab, which is under $100:
seems like it couldn't not be worth a look.
02-07-2013 05:25 PM
02-07-2013 05:28 PM
You could take a look at the new Zoom MS-50G which sells new for $99. Also a used Zoom G3 should be around $100.
Similar to the M9 with more simultaneous effects, some say better modulation, and amp sims if needed.
02-07-2013 06:24 PM
02-07-2013 06:45 PM
The EAKLE wrote:i play mostly acoustic stuff. A lot of Folk. I wouldn't need anything heavy on distortion or grunge sounding. Maybe something sort of bluesy would be interesting. Anyone got some recomendations of pedals i should check out?
I would recommend some analog vibrato and/or tremolo based on this info. I'm personally a huge fan of the EHX Wiggler for that particular combo.
02-07-2013 11:34 PM
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get a Boss DD-7, big muff w/ tone wicker, and boss rv-3
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02-08-2013 03:45 AM
02-08-2013 04:10 AM
Bluesey folkey but with effects..my favorite song by the Byrds..Born to Follow ..check it has beautiful swirls of delays into phasors and god knows some grit too..Nobels do a great phasor with a boss style silent switch and can get slow with regeneration or not and controls for depth and range and speed and like I said before dosn`t have those horrid boutique style loud clicking metal tit buttons wich are tobe avoided at all costs.Unfortunately my favorite chorus pedal has one of these..Tonerider super lush chorus if you want to sound like Andy Summers...I can ramble on but good luck all the best..Boss OD20 great underrated pedal for growl and grit dutys.
02-08-2013 06:25 AM - edited 02-08-2013 06:27 AM
Agree with a Zoom g3 or similar. It has most effects you might use and so you can just go at it an experiment. If then you decide you really like a particular effect you can further expore your options. But you'll still have that Zoom which will remain useful as a recording interface and and amp cab simulator (which there aren't a ton of pedals for).
I use low gain overdrive on acoustic all the time. If you listened to it, you'd never call it overdrive or distortion, at the level I'm using it, but it improves the richness of the sound long before it sounds like it has effects on it.
02-08-2013 07:09 AM
02-08-2013 07:35 AM
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