Blues Guitar Pedals

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by jbylake, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Cold Shot

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    Is that a Carr Rambler?
     
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Good eye. Yes it’s a 2012 Rambler in the western tolex.
     
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    One of the best sounding amps I've ever heard. Hang on to it for dear life.
     
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    CyFan4036 Senior Stratmaster

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    I use a Keeley compressor and a Tone City King of Blues. The KOB had two sides, which are mixable. Engine A is a great transparent sounding overdrive while Engine B is based off of a Bluesbreaker. It's a very affordable pedal and sounds great...many, many useable tones in there, blues and more. I bought mine used for $50!
     
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Carr is about 20 minutes from my house. I’ve been by there factory a few times for tours and with a buddy to buy some tolex to cover a speaker cab he built.
     
  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I use a TS9, but I don't like it...
    Until I put a boost after it that emphasizes some highs...I like the lowly Electro-Harmonix LPB-1.
    Those 2 pedals on at the same time are my go-to OD sound.
    I get happy just thinking about it.
    I would never use a compressor.
    I've spent too much time working on picking dynamics...all those little peaks and valleys...to erase them with the push of a button.
     
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  7. jbylake

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    I'm just now starting to use a Keeley Comp. I don't know how to describe it, or if it's even a "thing", as my grand kids would say, but sometimes when I am really hitting the strings hard, and playing through a super clean pedal and amp, the sounds come out, for lack of a better word, unwieldly. I don't know exactly how to describe it. Had a Prince of Tone, didn't like it, for my "style" or playing or whatever you would want to call it. I do like the 2 in 1 concept. I have two of those. One is the Mad Professor Supreme. I'm liking this pedal, 2 basically, each side having it's own set of controls. You can use one clean, one a bit dirty, or both (just like stacking a couple) which will rip your head off, and make enemies. Just kidding, but it will kick the hell of what ever amp you're using. I stay cool with the neighbors. Have been running a J Rockett "The Dude", stacked with a number of other OD's, with similar results, but it's easier adjusting the "two" on the same pedal. Also have a Visual Sound that works about the same, but I prefer the tones out of the MP. If your pedal emulates a Blues Breaker, it's already an ass kicking pedal! Have fun and sing this:
    My woman done left me,
    took all of my money,
    She done got a new him,
    He drank all my gin.
    My dog done bit me,
    I'm drinking my whiskey
    Dog done bit me now,
    Gone a shoot his ass wow...how..how..how.how. (sung to the tune of every John Lee Hooker song that he ever sung):p:D:D:whistling::rolleyes:
     
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    I don't see anyone asking the white-elephant in the room question... "What kind of blues"? Are we talking BB. King? Albert King? Clapton Cream/Woman-tone? SRV? Mick Taylor 1973 Midnight Rambler Brussels / Euro Tour solo tone?

    Makes a lot of difference as to what you're going to put in the pedal line-up or after it.
     
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    Yes, that's why I have so many OD/Boost Pedals, and am always fiddling with and mixing and matching them with different guitars and amps. B.B. King, I would just plug into a nice clean amp. I once read that his techs were always worried about his sound, because he just pluged in and played without even looking to see what the settings are on a particular amp.

    You seem to be getting into personal tones, not styles. When I think of "styles", I think delta blues, Texas Blues, Memphis Blues, Piedmont blues, Chicago blues, jump blues, etc... etc.. and you left out some greats like Johnny Copeland, Freddie King (a great guitarist, I think that died too young) and so on. I can get close to their particular tones, but I always sound like me.:)
     
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    MXR Micro Amp, BOSS BD2 Blues Driver, any Klon Klone, and TS variant.

    More important than a pedal is your attitude.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    Personal tones or styles, whatever... and I agree my list is incomplete - just trying to show some of the many possibilities. My point is that the pedal(s) you need depend on who or what sound you're trying to mimic.

    Aside: As for BB, supposedly he made use of the L5's Multifilter to get that chime, but your story sounds legit and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't even know what it was. I saw him a number of times in smaller venues and he never paid attention to anything but playing and having a good time. I think I recall him turning the volume knob on his guitar once or twice out of hours of seeing him. Otherwise he just played and always sounded like BB King, which is to say, amazing.
     
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    Bad Bob. I don't leave home without it.
     
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    I use my Boss OS-2 pedal for Blues. That and a bit of delay gives me the sound I like. 20210118_135815.jpg
     
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    Never underestimate the power of a vibe pedal.
     
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    Thats it THANK YOU!
     
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