Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:05 PM
BOSS DS-1 ( Main Distortion )
DIstortion for Crunchy tone ( Give me suggestions)
Using Boss DS-1 for High Distortion, and the other one for a lower distortion type of pedal ( Bad Monkey, Tube Screamer , Blues Driver)
BOSS Super Chorus ( For clean tone )
BOSS Digital Delay ( DD-3 or DD-6 ? )
BOSS or MXR Compressor ( I hate the noise coming out of this pedal but i love how it sustains the tone)
BOSS Chromatic Tuner
Tell me do i have everything for a solid pedal board ?
Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:39 PM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:45 AM
As for distortion, overdrive, etc, on my board I have an Ibanez Tubescreamer that I use as a classic overdrive for pushing amps and giving a bit of a boost, and a ProCo Vintage Rat that I use when I want something crunchier. Also drop in a Euthymia Crucible Fuzz when I want some Hendrix-esque warm fuzz sounds, the Rat having a 'tighter' sound. I came to that setup after playing around with as many boxes as I could get my hands on, worth doing the same to get a feel for what works for you. However, if I had to leave the board (it is rather large and heavy) and take one pedal along with me then it'd be the Boss BD-2 Bluesdriver, a far more versatile pedal than the name implies and well worth checking out too.
"I admire HMB's ability to waffle around the issue all day long without giving an opinion either way." - Richey
Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:53 PM
The most basic explanation of an audio compressor is a specialized amplifier that reduces the gap between the loudest part (peak) and quietest part of a signal. The peak-to-trough proportion of an audio signal (difference in volume between the peak level and lowest level) is called the dynamic range.
A compressor reduces dynamic range. For example, the dynamic range of a guitar is roughly 20db. A compressor has the ability to reduce the difference in order for the quiet notes to seem louder and the peak notes to seem quieter, in effect producing a more even sounding signal, say with a range of 10dB. This can then be boosted in order to raise the average loudness of the signal.
Basically the compressor reduces the loudest signals, bringing them closer to the quietest, then you boost that signal up to a nice working level. This can be subtle and allows some softer notes come out, but can be overdone and destroy feel too. There are compressors with variable, threshold, ratio, attack and decay times, but usually not all in a pedal, mostly in outboard gear. see here http://www.pcmus.com/compressors.htm
here's an in depth view with a guitar pedal
It'll make you more confused as to whether you want one :-)
Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:05 PM
PS I have a nice one, http://www.tube-tech...106d46d2dd0761 and never use it live, cos I like to control my dynamic range myself, plus I don't want it lifted :-)
My rhythm guitarist uses an Aphex, http://www.musicians...cal-compressor, cos it keeps his level fairly steady.
But I use the Tube Tech very sparingly and lightly when recording, usually across the main mix outputs, and sometimes when laying down bass.
I also like to use old fashioned analog tape compression with my old reel-to-reel recorders, bung the mix into tape at high level and let the molecules sort themselves out, very natural effect, same goes for tube amps, give the valves somthing else to do apart from warming your tone and hands.
Edited by lowden, 25 February 2013 - 04:08 PM.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:15 PM
I really only use my compressor in two situations. A) When I need to get my strat to have a full, sustainy sound that I would usually get from a humbucker (it's not perfect, but it does the job if I don't have my Gretsch with me), and When I'm playing a country tune.
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