#1
so i want to start getting some pedals.
ive got a roland cube 30x, and i play children of bodom, metallica, green day, whatever really.

so are these pedals good choices? on the ones with two, please state which you think would be better

Distortion:
replacing my metal master will be either a BOSS DS-2 or PROCO RAT2 (this may be one i buy at a later stage as the r'fier on my cube will do for now)

Wah:
Morley Power Wah

Delay:
Electro Harmonix #1 Echo
Marshall Echohead EH-1

Flange:
Line 6 Tonecore Liqua-Flange

Other:
(Chorus) - BOSS CH-1 or Marshall SV-1 Chorus

opinions, help, whatever, is appreciated

edit: also, what order would these go in on a board, to get the best sound?
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#2
just use the distortion on the amp .
the cube does quite a lot for it's size.
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#3
thats why i added the note on the end of distortion.

thoughts on other pedals?
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#4
Personally I'd stay away from the Marshall pedals if they're going to get gigged, I know a few people who had some that broke because they weren't strong enough to take a stomping. I don't know about all the other pedals, but generally you can't go wrong with Boss pedals (apart from the Metal Zone :s).
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#5
Sell the cube, save up instead of buying pedals, and go for a tube amp with the tone you're after, no pedal will get you that. The morley wah would seem to be a very good investment still. But I'd still advise getting a good amp first, forget the pedals.
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#6
the morley wahs are good but i like to us a wah to alter my tone and you cant do that with the morleys because they won't stay in one position.
#7
A delay would be nice. As an alternative to those, I suggest a Line 6 ToneCore dealy, idr the name of it. Its got a very wide variety of sounds, tap tempo, and a whole lot of time on it as well. And I would also get a Boss chorus or an EHX Small Clone maybe.
#8
Marshall pedals not strong enough to be gigged but then recommend Boss? Marshall pedals are far more sturdy than Boss.
#9
ive only just got this amp, and its the best one i can get in my price range. so im not selling it. the pedals probably won't be gigged any time soon.

as for boss, some of them are horrendously overpriced..
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Last edited by Hoodoo Child at Jan 20, 2009,
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ive only just got this amp, and its the best one i can get in my price range. so im not selling it. the pedals probably won't be gigged any time soon.

as for boss, some of them are horrendously overpriced..


Then I say go for the delay. I'm not sure about Marshall's reliability, though...

I'd go for the EHX anyways.
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Then I say go for the delay. I'm not sure about Marshall's reliability, though...

I'd go for the EHX anyways.




i'd prefer the EHX, it's just the marshall is cheaper

anyone got any ideas of what order the pedals would go in the chain?
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i'd prefer the EHX, it's just the marshall is cheaper

anyone got any ideas of what order the pedals would go in the chain?



Hahaha, yeah, that is true. Which pedals would it wind up being exactly?
#13
the power wah, tonecore liqua flange, probably the echohead, CH-1 and zoom g2.1u for noise gate.
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#14
Instead of the flanger & chorus pedals, get the stereo electric mistress, it has flange & chorus in it together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP7jj6MZXb8
There's a video of it. And as stated before, instead of getting a distortion pedal, use your amp's distortion for now and save for an amp upgrade. Your amp isn't bad, but it's still considered just a good beginner's amp. If later on, the range of music you play is more then what your amp + od + eq can't cover all of, get a good distortion pedal.
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Instead of the flanger & chorus pedals, get the stereo electric mistress, it has flange & chorus in it together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP7jj6MZXb8
There's a video of it. And as stated before, instead of getting a distortion pedal, use your amp's distortion for now and save for an amp upgrade. Your amp isn't bad, but it's still considered just a good beginner's amp. If later on, the range of music you play is more then what your amp + od + eq can't cover all of, get a good distortion pedal.


wow, that looks awesome. thanks sanitarium

and do you think i should go for an OD instead of the distortion then?

TS9 maybe?
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#16
Buy one of analogman's modded TS-9s....the TS-808 circuitry is a little sweeter, more midrange hump, and true bypass.

Or just buy a Maxon OD-9, uses TS-808 circuitry with some nice little features.
#18
i got the marshall supervibe, it does well, sturdy, had it a couple of years now
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Personally I'd stay away from the Marshall pedals if they're going to get gigged, I know a few people who had some that broke because they weren't strong enough to take a stomping. I don't know about all the other pedals, but generally you can't go wrong with Boss pedals (apart from the Metal Zone :s).

those were the older versions. from what i've heard about it the problem was that the footswitches had a tendency to come loose through lots of use, and then people would tighten the nut from the outside, breaking the wiring. The problem has been solved now, though, and they are no less sturdy and reliable than anything else.
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