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Top 10/ Top 5 Must Have Effect pedals

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by Darryld1, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Darryld1

    Darryld1 Strat-Talker

    Feb 15, 2011
    Alpha Centauri
    You're on a desert island. All you have is your favourite guitar and amp (solar powered) and a magic lantern.....

    Your first wish is obviously your Top 10 effects pedals. What are your Top 10?

    Due to a mix up in the genie's delivery room, only five arrive and they just happen to be your Top 5. What are your Top 5?

    Your third wish is obviously for a bar in which to play live on stage, to adoring fans and everything that goes with it, including unlimited bar snacks.

    (reason for asking is that i'm trying hard to be as selective as possible while buying effects pedals. my thing is that i'm not a pro or even gigging guitarist, I just really enjoy playing, so I don't need to be too concerned about filling a stadium with sound, just as long as I can get as close to what I like to hear, myself)

  2. Goodkat

    Goodkat The One Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 25, 2009
    Belgrade, Serbia
    If I were to have a really good guitar and a really good amp, I don't think I'd want any pedals. Silly but it is probably true.

  3. Krab

    Krab ----------------------

    Oct 31, 2010
    Vox Wah. TS 806 clone, a fuzz, a tremolo and a looper.

  4. LeftyBlake

    LeftyBlake Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 25, 2009
    The Evergreen State
    If your amp doesn't have reverb, then a reverb pedal is the number one necessity IMO. If you have reverb, then tremolo is what you need.

  5. geetar

    geetar Strat-O-Master

    Dec 7, 2010
    fuzz, reverb, wah, univibe and a looper pedal. thats all i need....( oh and a guitar and amp of course ;))

  6. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2010
    All I would need is my guitar. I do most of my practizing unplugged.

  7. midifarm

    midifarm Commercial Suspension

    Jan 31, 2009
    Empress Super Delay... Deluxe Electric Mistress... Analogman Sun Face... Throbak OD Boost... Ram's Head Big Muff

  8. Krab

    Krab ----------------------

    Oct 31, 2010
    All of my amps have it save for the champ 600 but then it really doesn't need it.

  9. Astro1176

    Astro1176 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 20, 2009
    deucetone rat, korg pitchblack, ctmatmods deluxe compressor, nano muff, modded TS9 (just back to the original TS9 specs), van halen MXR phaser. And since I am alone on a desert island with no one to disturb or complain, I guess a selection of incredibly loud valve amps.

  10. silentechoes

    silentechoes Strat-Talker

    May 26, 2010
    Amsterdam, New York
    Hmm... probably my OCD, Voodoo Labs trem, Nova Repeater, Barber Trifecta, and volume.

  11. wazupwiop

    wazupwiop Strat-Talker

    Aug 17, 2009
    Korg Pitchblack Tuner-Crybaby-Visual Sound TS copy-VS Jekyll and Hyde-Boss DD10

  12. ranger224

    ranger224 Former Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    C'mon man pedals are the spice of life!

    To the OP - It all really depends on what type of music you intend on playing but if you are going for a general must-haves I would say that with the expectation that you have reverb on your amp I would suggest getting a distortion/overdrive (this is where the music and amp type come in to play), and a chorus pedal. After that its really up to you and what type of sound you are going for. Thats the beauty of it all.

  13. Hugh

    Hugh Needs Mo Motown Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 26, 2009
    Louisville (KY)
    with a tube amp, mine would be these 5

    - high headroom clean boost
    - parallel compressor
    - very low gain overdrive
    - volume pedal
    - analog delay

    add others to meet your needs

  14. Goodkat

    Goodkat The One Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 25, 2009
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Fine! I'll come up with something, just give me some time! :D


  15. Timmert

    Timmert Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I'm almost at my 5th pedal!

    Currently it's : TC Polytune --> Keeley Katana --> Keeley mod Blues Driver --> Digitech Jamman Stereo looper

    I've got a Modtone vintage Wah pedal on the way :D
    Ones I would still like: a vintage TS808, Keeley Fuzz Head / Roger Mayer Fuzz.

  16. hs0504

    hs0504 Strat-Talker

    Aug 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    The Xotic BB preamp and a delay.

  17. dacop

    dacop Strat-Talker

    Aug 2, 2009
    New Jersey
    - Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive
    - Vox Wah
    - Boss CE-3 Chorus
    - EH Small Stone Phaser
    - Boss CS-3 Compressor

  18. bbarott

    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Marietta Georgia
    The first one would have to be a solar powered Pedal Power ISO 5.

    Then it'd be something like the following:

    Univibe (Deja-vibe or T-Rex)
    MXR CC
    Wah of some kind
    Compressor of some kind

  19. LTBanger4

    LTBanger4 Strat-Talker

    Mar 26, 2010
    Rock City
    Sounds like someone is going to be rockin' some Floyd? I don't think you could get a better combination of pedals!

  20. XxDBENCxX

    XxDBENCxX Strat-Talker

    Feb 1, 2011
    Jensen Beach, FL
    My fab 5 on my board now
    Ibanez Tube King
    Ibanez TS-808
    MXR Carbon Copy
    EHX Holy Grail
    BBE Sonic Maximizer
    Not included - Korg Pitchblack