Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old Yesterday, 03:22 AM   #1
BLT333
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
What Pedal Should I Get?

Hi. I'm relatively new here on UG and this is my first forum post.

I have space for one more pedal on my pedal-board. The problem is that I can't decide what I should get and I can only afford to choose 1 of the following: an MXR Phase 90 (not sure if I want Script or EVH), a Tube-screamer style overdrive, or a compressor.

Here's a run-down of my rig as it is right now:

Fulltone Ultimate Octave -> Boss LS-2 Line Selector (w/ Korg Pitchblack Portable) -> Crybaby -> MXR Distortion + -> Boss RT-20 Rotary Ensemble => Marshall DSL40C

Marshall DSL40C Effects Loop:
Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter -> MXR Analog Chorus -> Boss BF-2 Flanger -> Boss TR-2 Tremolo -> TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Looper

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
BLT333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:25 AM   #2
457undead
UG Fanatic
 
457undead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
that all depends, what type of music do you play?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malchius
It's like a even weirder more forward lemmy.


Quote:
Originally Posted by lolmnt
I love to have my vag pounded by guys who make lame threads on the internet!
457undead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:32 AM   #3
Offworld92
One among the fence.
 
Offworld92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern California, USA
Reverb?
__________________
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

Epiphone Firebird VII
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Peavey Predator USA
Ibanez RG520
Line 6 Pod HD500X
VHT Special 6 Ultra
Pedulz
Offworld92 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:41 AM   #4
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
do you like the distortion +?

do you like the boss phaser?

also what music do you play, as 457 asked?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemurflames
I had a Blackstar. I felt like I was lied to by Chappers, that fat ****.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
Blackstar can blow me; dodgey ****ers.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:24 AM   #5
Linkerman
UG's Tony Stark
 
Linkerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Portugal
A Tubescreamer-style OD is always useful.

But if you don't know which of those you need, you definitely don't need any of them.
__________________
Squier "VMC" Stratocaster
PRS SE Singlecut
tc electronic polytune
CMAT MODS Signa Drive
Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina
DIY gaussmarkov Dr. Boogey
EHX Small Clone
Mooer ShimVerb
DIY Beavis Devolt
T-REX Fuel Tank Chameleon
Ampeg GVT52-112
Linkerman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:49 AM   #6
GaryBillington
Grumpier than normal.
 
GaryBillington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Trow Vegas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linkerman
But if you don't know which of those you need, you definitely don't need any of them.

+ several.

Save your money.
__________________
.
Gibson LP Studio x2, SG Special Plus
Barber Tone Press > EHX Worm > TC Polytune > MXR Custom Badass 78 > EXH Glove > EHX East River Drive > Zoom G3 > TC Spark Mini Booster
Laney VC30 210 + GS112VE cab
Jet City JCA22H
GaryBillington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:27 AM   #7
TobyJames
Registered User
 
TobyJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linkerman
But if you don't know which of those you need, you definitely don't need any of them.



He's totally right; don't waste you money, wait till there's a pedal you absolutely need
TobyJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM   #8
BLT333
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Wow, this is more responses than I was expecting.

I mostly play rock (hard rock/early metal/blues rock), but the type of gigs I play and the band I'm in talks with joining sometimes require other stuff from genres like jazz, country, funk, etc.

I had a reverb pedal, the TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini, but it had a problem with it so I got rid of it. I've decided to just use the amp's reverb. I'm not much of a reverb guy anyway.

Yes, I like the Distortion + and the Boss Phaser for what I use them for. And that's part of the reason why I'm having trouble deciding what I should get. I'm a big Randy Rhoads fan, which is why I've got the Distortion + in the first place, and I use it the way that most people use their tube-screamers: to push an already over-driven amp. But using a tube-screamer on the classic gain channel of my amp could be beneficial if I wanted a tone that isn't as hi-gain sounding as the ultra gain channel. As for the Boss Phaser, there are things I need that the Boss Phaser can do that the Phase 90 wouldn't be able to pull off. But I'd love to have the Phase 90 because it's analog and will authentically recreate the classic Van Halen stuff.

I guess I'll have to ask the band and see what they think I should get. Thanks for all of your responses.
BLT333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM   #9
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLT333
Yes, I like the Distortion + and the Boss Phaser for what I use them for. And that's part of the reason why I'm having trouble deciding what I should get. I'm a big Randy Rhoads fan, which is why I've got the Distortion + in the first place, and I use it the way that most people use their tube-screamers: to push an already over-driven amp. But using a tube-screamer on the classic gain channel of my amp could be beneficial if I wanted a tone that isn't as hi-gain sounding as the ultra gain channel. As for the Boss Phaser, there are things I need that the Boss Phaser can do that the Phase 90 wouldn't be able to pull off. But I'd love to have the Phase 90 because it's analog and will authentically recreate the classic Van Halen stuff.


Yeah that's sort of what I was getting at. If you need those different flavours of phase and OD then you may well be able to justify them. (LOL "justify", my justification goes as far as "I WANT THEM!!!! ")

It's really up to you

Another option is to maybe get mini versions and maybe you could fit both in- mooer, for example, does a tubescreamer and phase 90 clone- though I haven't tried them, and the prices (based on their pedals I have tried) are a bit dear now, if you ask me. When they were ~£28 they were great (at least, the good ones). Now they're more like double that, if not more.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemurflames
I had a Blackstar. I felt like I was lied to by Chappers, that fat ****.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
Blackstar can blow me; dodgey ****ers.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #10
dannyalcatraz
Registered User
 
dannyalcatraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Food for thought: there are pedals out there that people usually use almost exclusively at "full power" and don't think how using them subtly can add flavor as well. Many people might use a distortion, OD or fuzz that is just barely on to add some character, but the same can be done with chorus, rotary, flange, tremolo, and other effects as well.
__________________
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!
dannyalcatraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:31 PM   #11
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
don't make me post that link where min ran about 40 distortion pedals on at once.

i hear eric johnson's going to use it on his next album.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemurflames
I had a Blackstar. I felt like I was lied to by Chappers, that fat ****.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
Blackstar can blow me; dodgey ****ers.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:33 PM   #12
AWACS
I want all of the things
 
AWACS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The frozen wasteland that is, central canada.
An overdrive is a cornerstone on many guitarists pedalboards. Does everyone NEED one? No. Use whatever works for you. In my opinion though, an overdrive, if you like it, is going to be one of those pedals you are always going use, and use on every board. With the gain low and volume high, and tone (or bass and treble) to taste, it works with almost any amp.

With my Mesa Boogie Mark V, I have 3 channels: clean, low-gain, and high gain. I can use my OD to give me a crunchy clean sound, pushed Marshall-y sound, and a tight rhythm sound. I can have 6 sounds with 1 amp and 1 pedal.

Personally I have never like distortion pedals as I find them to be a 1 sound kind of pedal, and you need them to be used on a fairly clean base tone.

But thats my 2 cents.
__________________
Caution: This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

Mesa Boogie Mark V PRS SE Cu24 Voltage S212 Pedals!
Dunlop CryBaby WayHuge Swollen Pickle CMATMods Signa Drive Digitech BadMonkey
Boss TU-3 TCE Corona Boss DD-6 HBE Mimic
AWACS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM   #13
Robbgnarly
Registered User
 
Robbgnarly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NSB, FL
Line 6 M5 if you have the room, if not
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...omp-ms50g-pedal

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/vaul...ition=used#used

Then you can select different FX for different aplications
__________________
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Robbgnarly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:30 PM   #14
Linkerman
UG's Tony Stark
 
Linkerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Portugal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robbgnarly
Line 6 M5 if you have the room, if not
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...omp-ms50g-pedal

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/vaul...ition=used#used

Then you can select different FX for different aplications

A Zoom MS-50G would be a much better choice than the Digitech iStomp, IMHO.
__________________
Squier "VMC" Stratocaster
PRS SE Singlecut
tc electronic polytune
CMAT MODS Signa Drive
Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina
DIY gaussmarkov Dr. Boogey
EHX Small Clone
Mooer ShimVerb
DIY Beavis Devolt
T-REX Fuel Tank Chameleon
Ampeg GVT52-112
Linkerman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:41 PM   #15
Robbgnarly
Registered User
 
Robbgnarly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NSB, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linkerman
A Zoom MS-50G would be a much better choice than the Digitech iStomp, IMHO.

Never used either of them, but they seem pretty versatile.
__________________
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Robbgnarly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 12:42 AM   #16
BLT333
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
It's the justification that always gets me into trouble lol. Yes, I've looked into the Mooer pedals. As small as they are, I don't think I'd be able to fit 2 of them on my board. And the Line 6 M5 is way too big. I only have room for a Boss/MXR sized pedal basically. I've looked into the Zoom and Digitech pedals as well. Of the 2, I agree with Linkerman that I'd probably go for the Zoom MS-50G over the Digitech iStomp. The only thing that I'm concerned about regarding the Zoom MS-50G is how it sounds. Otherwise, that actually seems like it would be the best solution for me.
BLT333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 02:06 AM   #17
Danustar
Registered User
 
Danustar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
A tuner.
__________________
Charvel DX-1 FR / DS-1 ST / DC-1 FR / La Patrie Hybrid CW / Vypyr 30 / VK100 / 1960A
Danustar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 02:59 AM   #18
trashedlostfdup
land of white cannibals
 
trashedlostfdup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: deep south
Timmy?
__________________

Gibsons
USA Teles
Ibanez Prestiges
Wolfgangs

amps. lots.

5F1 parts on the way
finding a AVRI Strat
looking for an attenuator.
trashedlostfdup is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.