I’m thinking I may never buy another pedal.

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by montemerrick, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    I thought I was done until I saw a demo of the Carl Martin Purple Moon today... wish I hadn't seen that.
     
  2. archetype

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    The green one looked like an older GFS pedal, to me. If it is, it's not in their current pedal lineup Thanks, anyway.
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    My main pedal setup is Fulltone Soul-bender fuzz > Boss TR-2 Tremolo > ep-Booster. I have more, don't really get along with overdrive.
     
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    Got one, no two SRV pedals already, a TS808HW and an elMo pedals.
     
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    The green one looks like the Vox Joe Satriani signature delay pedal I think.
     
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    Pedals..... the less you have, the better you will sound.
    I get away with a delay and a wah (my dirt is from the amp).

    I'm thinking about ditching the wah, as I rarely step on it.
     
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    oh, that was a vox joe satriani time machine. pretty cool delay really.
    that and the compressor are no longer on my board.
     
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    Until the HXII thingy comes along and we are all left out in the cold... Greatest piece of guitar equipment I have ever owned. But I find running high quality tube preamps through it, or/and in the FX loop combined with three IR still beats the modeling it provides. I don't know what it is, proably me.. I usually use it stock, pretty happy with it that way, but every now and than I bring on those outboard patches and it's in another league.
     
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    Well I cant say what a real tube amp sounds like since ive never owned one, what i can say about my Helix is i can dial in any tone and sound pretty damn close to the recording sometimes nearly indistinguishable from the recording, whether it be Black Sabbath heaven and hell or David Gilmour comfortably numb or Santana Europa. Samba Pa Ti or Garry Moore still got the blues, if its a tone i want to achieve i can do it with my helix, Modelling isnt for everyone it does require a good understanding of how and why and its a science as much as its an art form, for me its all that i need ;)
     
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    The last thing is ever want...is to sound like someone else. You can't help but wear influences on your sleeve. But the goal is to sound like you.
     
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    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

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    All of the greats understood this.
    It's a hard lesson to learn, but it's a valuable lesson. The world already had a Hendrix, an srv, etc.
    You (I, we,) have no shot of out hendrixing Hendrix. Better off doing your own thing.
     
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    I might have said that I don't have any pedals. But I have a Cry Baby. Haven't used it in...30 years...?

    And I have a midi controller used to make little tweaks in tone when I'd switch between a plank (Strat) and a box (archtop) while part of an ensemble that limited my ability to access equipment.

    But I never had much need for any pedals. If I wanted crunch, I'd crank the volume knob, usually on a lower wattage tube amp. If that was too loud, I'd steal the pillow out of the kick drum and bury the speaker and mic. (I kid...I had my own pillow...for naps)

    And any FX desired by thems that hired me to record something, were better added by the folks driving the bus. It was they after all, who knew what they wanted.
     
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    I go for good tone that I like, I will never sound like or play like SRV.

    Love SRV tones and other’s tones (Page, Slash, Angus, Gibbons, Trower, Gilmore, Clapton etc.) and if can I can get similar tones as a mediocre and non-professional player, I’m pretty happy. Especially when I’m playing their music.
     
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    Well...I've lived longer. And...I can do a pretty good Hendrix impersonation. But that's what it is...an impersonation. Like Rich Little. LOL

    I'm happy with where I am. I'm happy about where I'm going.
     
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    Another fan of the Bad Bob!

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    You must have a fever, you should get yourself checked!

    There is never "enough" pedals.
     
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    I agree, It's amazing. And after spending some time with the modelling on it has become my hub for all ideas. It's now the hub of everything I do. My main recording device for demos. I dial in the tones and hit record, no direct signals and reamping, just the helix into the DAW.

    The tube preamp thing I was talking about is comparable to laying/routing out a multi track mix on a good anolgue console. Something happens just with track seperation. Sonically I guess it's a taste thing, and it makes the recording process a bit more complex and time consuming.

    Complexity and time consuming is not a good combination in my book. If the rabbit hole goes deep enough no sound will come out of it.
     
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    Cool. Thanks, bud
     
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    Do you play it through an amp, as well as monitors/headphones?
     
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    Through a Line6 PowerCab Plus FRFR, also through My Studio Monitors rarely through headphones
    Modelling is best played through FRFR amp/speakers