#1
im looking for a good wah pedal, distortion pedal, and phaser

i like playing hendrix and the chilli's so if the pedals were suited to them it would be awesome ( a little gun's n roeses too)

i was thinking

distortion : a boss ds-1 or a big muff pi
wah : crybaby
phaser : no idea

so help would be awesome, and what are you guys thoughts on the behringer tu 300 tuner pedal ? thanks
GEAR

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MIJ 68'reissue strat from 1996

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#2
Here are my Recommendations:

Wah: Jimi Hendrix Wah Wah Pedal. My friend just bought one a week ago and it's tone is sick, especially if your a Jimi Hendrix fan.

Distortion Pedal: If you want REAL distortion I recommend a DigiTech Death Metal pedal, I have it, and it's got killer distortion, but if you want a less intense distortion I recommend a DigiTech Bad Monkey.

Phaser: idk, no clue. Have never used one.

Hopes this helps!
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#3
a crybaby is always a solid choice for a wah pedal. ive had one for 5 years, and it kicks ass. for distortion, get the big muff. the ds-1 is terrible. i bought it thinking it will sound great, and all i got was a thin sounding pedal with too much high end. for a phaser, the electro harmonix small stone is pretty good from what ive gathered.
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#4
yeah but they're still good pedals imo, if not the bad monkey what about, the screamin' blues that one's pretty kick ass. but imo the death metal pedal has a high end distortion, for more kind of classic, rock, hard rock. the name really doesn't fit the pedal's sound.
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yeah but they're still good pedals imo, if not the bad monkey what about, the screamin' blues that one's pretty kick ass. but imo the death metal pedal has a high end distortion, for more kind of classic, rock, hard rock. the name really doesn't fit the pedal's sound.

the death metal is not a classic rock distortion by any means at all and would totally suck for a hendrix or RHCP-ish tone.
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#6
I have a Vox Wah I like it has a cool growl (Their based on the ones produced in the late 60's)
Make sure you get true bypass on any wah you buy.

Distortion: If your mainly practicing then a moddling peadal like the DigiTech DF-7 Distortion Factory might be good for what you want, or a fuzz like a fuzzface
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#7
for a wah, the hendrix crybaby or one of the vox wahs would be good since youre not going too high-gain. though frusciante uses an ibanez wh-10, if you can find one for ebay and want fru's wah tone, go for it
you should maybe be looking into a fuzz pedal if hendrix-type stuff is what youre playing. chili peppers use a lot of cleans really though

and for sure, upgrade your amp first if youre using a "crappy starter amp" like your sig says
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#8
Try out a MXR Distortion.
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^ the vox v847 (which i think you're referring to) is an excellent pedal, i love mine, but they're much more suited for clean tones and the funkaliciousness. not so much the distortionesque stuff threadstarter's into.
+1 on getting a fuzz face though. don't get caught into getting one of the cheap reissues, they're abysmal. you could look into making your own or buying a DIY fuzz face from ebay. they're the easiest pedals to build.



+1 for the DIY fuzz face

I like the Vox wah for Hendrix and stuff, not sure how much gain the Chili Peppers use, what I like by them dosn't sound to high gain though, and rather funkalicious.
#10
for distortion it depends what amp you use - if you want to run into the clean channel because you have a solid state amp, or want to switch between clean and distortion, get the big muff. If you have a tube amp and normally use overdrive and want to rough up the sound a bit get the boss DS-1 because it's amazing for that but absolutely abysmal into a clean channel.

phaser would definitely be the EHX small stone - maybe the nano version.
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#11
Build a silicon fuzz face, get a Vox V847, and get a Nano Small Stone.


But before all that, get a new amp. And NOT a Vox AD50.

You live in Scotland, look into Laney VC15s and VC30s. If you've got a crap amp, the effects will sound like crap too.

Don't get the Digitech Death Metal, or the Jimi Hendrix wah. Maybe get a Bad Monkey to boost the drive channel on a new tube amp.
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#12
strangely i just noticed that frusciante of the chili peppers uses the big muff pi
it'd probably be capable of a good hendrix fuzz tone and some classic rock sounds too.
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#13
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strangely i just noticed that frusciante of the chili peppers uses the big muff pi
it'd probably be capable of a good hendrix fuzz tone and some classic rock sounds too.

It wouldn't do Hendrix all that well, or Classic Rock.

He's best off getting a new amp and building a Silicon Fuzz Face, having his guitar volume at 7 for Hendrix, then rolling it upto 10 for Chilis.
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It wouldn't do Hendrix all that well, or Classic Rock.

He's best off getting a new amp and building a Silicon Fuzz Face, having his guitar volume at 7 for Hendrix, then rolling it upto 10 for Chilis.

yeah youre probably right. just suggesting the thing thatd be closest to doing "all-in-one".
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#15
you suggested a laney amp ? i need an amp that can do bedroom practise and gigs, other wise il have to use my crappy starter amp as a bedroom amp
GEAR

customised westfield strat soon to be HH
MIJ 68'reissue strat from 1996

bunch of boss pedals
#16
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you suggested a laney amp ? i need an amp that can do bedroom practise and gigs, other wise il have to use my crappy starter amp as a bedroom amp

the laney VC30 can do gigs and sounds pretty good at bedroom volumes too.

I can assure you that it's loud enough for gigs because it's much louder than my rocktronic tube 30 which was used for a small theatre gig on thursday night, which i thought was far too loud on the night.
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