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Old 02-20-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Post-Rock Essentials

What are the pedals that would be essential for playing post-rock/Shoegaze. Ranging from trippy to explosive, think: Alien mothership elevator music and Skyscrapers being brought down by a tsunami. Yes, I visualise heavily when it comes to sounds :P

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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For post rock definitely delays and reverbs, for shoegaze those and massive fuzz. I like to use a loop as well to layer things for sweet soundscapes
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Probably some pretty extreme phasers and flangers would come in handy...maybe a good modern tremolo pedal...
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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If you would be so inclined their is actually a gear for post-rock thread on here, I don't frequent it but I imagine it would be helpful
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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I frequent it.

You'll want a good delay to start with. Then a reverb. For dirt, you can go really in any direction. I use a combination of amp dirt, fuzz, OD, an Ibanez LF7 and a Rat. Sounds like you'll want a fuzz though. Can't go wrong with a BMP or Fuzz Face variant.

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can anybody post the link to the essential gear thread?

i can't seem to find it and i've been searching for a minute now.

thanks in advanced!

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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I play post rock and all I use is a delay, a looper, and occasionially a moog filter. Honestly I could get by with just the looper. If you write good songs the effects can make them great. Good effects just leaves you with good effects.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:54 AM   #10
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a good delay. perhaps 2 delays on your board at once, like a feature packed digital and an ambient sounding analog.

or, if you really want to go all out, a modeling delay like the flashback 4x. modualtors, pitch shifters, tremolo is great, every guitarist needs a wah (every. guitarist.)
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