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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by StratUp, Aug 22, 2021.
TS clone with 0 gain as a boost, and analog delay as a "slapack" reverb-like effect...
My TS9 is pretty much on all the time.
Overdrive (Ibanez MT-10 Mostortion)
Reverb (Valeton Coral Verb II)
The mighty BadgerPlex (EP) Pre was definitely the 1st pedal i ever owned that was always one...pure magic that thing. I swore i'd never sell it...it was that magical. Even on a simple open B string (opening note of Wicked Game), the difference between off and on was night and day...Wicked Game never sounded better, and like the record...the BadgerPlex just added a new dimension to the sound....
It now lives with a mate i sent it to to test, who fell in love with it, and for whom i bought a ClinchFX EP Pre (local Aussie made EP Pre pedal) pedal when he returned the BadgerPlex...
But even with the ClinchFX EP Pre, he still missed the BadgerPlex, so when it looked like i was going to have to give up guitar playing due to injury, i told him if i did have to give up, i would send it to live with him
When i made the decision to give up playing, whilst my mate was gutted at the news, his next message after saying how sad it was (particularly as id just acquired my dream setup after 30+ years) was "So what are you doing with the BadgerPlex?"
Im a man of my word, on both counts, i never sold it and he's become its custodian
BadgerPlex's are no longer made, havent been for years, and mine came with a spare unobtanium JFET for extra wank factor
The Clinch EP Pre pedals are still made (clinchfx.com) and Peter Clinch is a tremendous guy who ive dealt with a few times, and now back making them in more volume after being busy maintaining essential equipment during COVID...
Boss ge-7 and/ or blues driver find themselves on quite a bit.
Always on for me is my carbon copy set for slapback and wampler faux spring reverb pedal - pretty boring I know. Don’t use many pedals though I do have an phase 95 and Stymon Lex on my board for specialty effects and a booster when needed.
boss blues driver all the time!!
a little bit of reverb!
if I'm feeling a little adventurous, I'll either put on the Phaser or the Chorus!
Bondi 2026 always on in various amounts. I love it.
Terra Echo is excellent!
My current always on pedals:
1) Delay w/ short slapback to thicken tone.
2) RC Booster to enhance and balance tone when switching guitars.
FYI - When practicing I go straight into the amp. No pedals.
I’m not generally one to stomp on a bunch of pedals mid song, so my default setting is like this:
Some gain pedal: OD, Rangemaster, or Fuzz Face, depending on the song
Analog delay: DM3, Retro Sonic Delay, or an EP3 Echoplex
Preamp: Chase Tone Secret Preamp, Prescription Electronics Germ, or just the preamp in the EP3
And then a bit of reverb (or a lot) on the amp.
Maybe step on a phaser, rotary, or the amp trem for a bridge or something.
So, seems like a lot always on, but really it’s just a gain pedal (use the guitar volume to clean up), and then a bit of slapback and verb. The preamp thickens everything up a bit, and glues it together.
My Klon Centaur
Some reverb from the amp, and Boss Blues Driver BD-2 is what works for me, gives me 'that sound' when I play that my ears want to hear.
I have a few always-on pedals - early on I have a Creation Audio MK 4.23 Buffer Booster that I use to drive the signal through the rest of the board - I also will adjust the level for high vs low output pickups.
In my clean loop the Hyper Gravity compressor is always on - it's set to give the same amount of punch and sustain as my dirt channel, but clean.
In my lead loop the Belle Epoch stays on and is set at a dotted 1/8 shorter than my El Capistan, so my leads have that LA studio, dual staggered delay thing going.
Like stylemessiah, I have an EP-Pre from Clinch FX that I use in conjunction with my (almost) always-on Strymon El Capistan - I only turn off if I need to do dotted 1/8th tap tempo stuff as it is a gen. 1 with a hard tap switch.
Finally, the TC Mimiq is pretty much always on now - technically it's a doubler (quadrupler, really,) but I set the variation low so it's more like a spacial expander - makes the a stereo amp sound like surround sound.
For me it’s reverb and a cheap TC overdrive, all I need. Most times when we get loud the over drive is off and the amp is cranked.
Always have some amp reverb, between 2-3 most of the time. Then usually a tape echo type toneprint on the TC Flashback, set to one repeat. Makes things nice and fat and airy. Usually have a clean boost as well, but not always.
Sabbadius Funky Vibe’s preamp.
J Rockett Lenny pedal I love what it does, guess I’m lucky because I never played one before I bought mine and fell in love with it.