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Thoughts on my first pedal board before I commit to it

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by ozshadow, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. ozshadow

    ozshadow Strat-Talk Member

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    This would be my first pedal board.

    It would mostly be for a Tele and Strat (single coils) going into a PRRI for home use only - just me.

    Playing Country (everything from classic Alabama to current music), 90s Alternative, Classic Rock (Skynyrd, AC/DC), and would like to try more SRV/Hendrix/Mayer although that is brand new for me - I really like the boosted clean sound. Not into metal or shredding at all.

    Considering one of the Pedaltrain Classic boards with a Pedal Power X4 mounted under it – thoughts on this power supply?

    Pedals and order:

    Polytone 3 (to be purchased)

    Wampler Tumnus (buying today – deciding between regular and deluxe)

    Tubescreamer (own – have the old Soundtank to get by with)

    May add a BD2 variation, a Fuzz Face Hendrix mini, and/or Catalinbread DLS at some point

    Ego Compressor (to be purchased soon – deciding between regular and mini)

    Boss DD7 (have)

    May add an analog delay at some point

    Boss RC1 (have – may add a switch)
     
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    chrose1201 Strat-Talk Member

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    I looked at several boards to replace my monster that I made... After looking at all the boards available I decided on a https://www.templeaudio.com/ Duo 24. I had my own power supply so I just needed to get the AC mains micro module and I was ready to go. Takes a little work to set up and the pieces and parts ain't cheap, but it works for me.
     
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  3. Nick-O

    Nick-O Strat-O-Master

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    In power supply, assuming you are in it for the long haul, get a decent sized brick. In the future if you expand your board, you don't need to be having to replace big ticket items. You want a couple of outlets at 500mA or better, something along those lines.
    Sounds like the beginning of a great adventure. I love building pedalboards!
     
  4. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I’d put the conpressor earlier. That’s my personal taste. Do you want to compress and overdriven (already compressed somewhat) tone or overdrive a compressed signal?
     
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  5. ozshadow

    ozshadow Strat-Talk Member

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    I was flip flopping on this more than anything else. Likely that decision will be made after I buy the compressor and can experiment.
     
  6. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Unless the name PedalTrain means something to you, I bought a Donner board on Amazon: exactly like a pedal train, just half the price.

    Also, take a look at the Cioks power supplies. I found one in their line that suited me better than any else, and it's stupid quiet.
     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    This week, I bought a Temple Duo 24 ( with all trimmings ) and a Cioks-7 PS, and a Peterson Strobostomp HD tuner.
    I like the Temple method of securing pedals over the Pedaltrain with velcro as I have a LOT of pets that shed all over. The Velcro is a dirt and hair magnet.
    Got to start the build and transfer some pedals.

    I think you will end up with your Compressor as your first in chain just after your tuner.
     
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