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Old 11-18-2012, 03:16 AM   #21
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Wah is the greatest pedal ever made.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:18 AM   #22
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Wah pedals are really fun
Whammy and Talkboxes are really cool to play around with, and you can get some really crazy sounds with modulation effects:
eg. With a phaser you can get some cool underwater type sounds and space- type sounds
Chorus pedals are cool because you can get some out of tune sounds with them, which can be really good for some metal solos
Tremolo pedals are also fun
Flangers can make cool space sounds and jet engine noises
Octavers can make some weird sounds too
And finally delay, if you set delay on long feedback then play something then immediately turn the knob backwards so the delay is back to zero, it sounds really cool

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:20 AM   #23
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All of these "buy a multi-fx to see which effects you like" posts can easily be replaced with watching a bunch of pedal demos on YouTube, especially Johnny DeMarco's stuff because he's hilarious, informative, and can shred. OP, what's your budget? If you're rich, then I actually do recommend a multi-fx. An AxeFX. Then give it to me.

My favorite toys under $200 (reasonable enough, I think) are my Earthquaker Devices Hoof and BOSS Harmonist. Though I recommend doing what I plan on doing, which is buying a cheap, decent bass because bass is awesome.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:25 AM   #24
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1. Buy a cheap used multieffect pedal (cheap Zoom or Digitech would be good, even a behringer FX600 would do the job)
2. Try all the effects, mess with the parameters, decide which effects you like and which ones you don't.
3. Sell the multi for the same price you paid for it
4. Go buy decent ones of the effects you liked (or a good multi if you like multieffects)


^this. what kind of music do you play? someone who plays rock music would most likely look into delay, wah, etc where as someone who plays pop music may be more inclined to by a chorus or flanger. I've found MANY uses for my whammy pedal thats for sure. I also second the POG comment up there.

Overall my personal list would be delay, whammy, wah, chorus, and some sort of ring modulator just to make some crazy noises haha
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #25
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All of these "buy a multi-fx to see which effects you like" posts can easily be replaced with watching a bunch of pedal demos on YouTube, especially Johnny DeMarco's stuff because he's hilarious, informative, and can shred.


You missed out gearmanndude. His videos are always a good laugh.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:52 AM   #26
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The more I think about it the more the answer has gotta be Wah. I think they are the easiest to use right out of the box, mine required very little tweaking, one of the most useable pedals, and one of the funnest to play. Phaser, tremolo, flanger are fun for a bit but get old fast (to me anyways) but I always like ripping a good Wah solo or two.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:03 AM   #27
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All of these "buy a multi-fx to see which effects you like" posts can easily be replaced with watching a bunch of pedal demos on YouTube, especially Johnny DeMarco's stuff because he's hilarious, informative, and can shred.

That's like saying sex can be replaced by watching porn, it's just not the same as doing it yourself.

And the Behringer FX-600 goes for like $20 - $30 average on eBay, you'll easily get your money back on one.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 AM   #28
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Everyone likes a delay but I think we can all agree the most fun is the whammy?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:03 AM   #29
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If you don't know what effects you want, then a multifx unit is definitely the best place to start. You'll be able to play around with all the different effects & decide which you like, which you don't, which you need for different songs etc. They'll also often have some extra special effects that don't really fit into any specific category.

After you've been playing with it for a while, you'll start to realise which effects you're using & when you're using them, then you can start thinking about getting specific pedals to really hit the sound you're looking for.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:19 AM   #30
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Line 6 M9+Expression pedal. Have fun.

Best advice here IMHO. The M9 is solid.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #31
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #32
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #33
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Best advice here IMHO. The M9 is solid.

Looks great but it's a little out of my price range atm. If there was something similar for around 100-150 USD I'd be all over it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #34
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This looks awesome actually. How are the effects on it?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #35
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Well I see your amp already has reverb so I'd suggest a multi FX unit of some sort that has at least one expression pedal like something from Line 6, Digitech or the like.

That should get you some of almost everything to at least try Phaser, Flanger, Wah, Fuzz, Leslie, Chorus, Delay etc. and typically more that one flavor of each. There should be something in there that you'll like.

That way you can have a lot of different FX to play with while that route also tends to make it a little tidier to deal with underfoot and without having all those extra cables and interconnects that can go bad that you get from hooking up a blazillion little separate boxes. In the long haul, it's also cheaper than all those individual boxes.

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Any suggestions on what types of things or effect pedals I should pick up? Best value for buck?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #36
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Maybe look for a used multi FX. You should be able to find something in that price range out there. I think I've seen them at my local GC priced like that.

There is tons of stuff out there that starving musicians have had to sell in order to eat.

Don't forget Boss and Roland, I'm sure there are others in addtion to Line6 and Digitech.

With all that stuff out there you should find something.

If you find something that looks interesting ask back here for folks who've had one.

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #37
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:56 PM   #39
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #40
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