#1
So, I'm thinking of constructing an effect loop that I can place a few effects in, for the sole purpose of soloing (sole purpose of soloing!?!) - so I can access a solo 'setting' at the press of a single button.

At the moment, I'm thinking of placing a Q zone (it won't actually be a Q zone, I'll just be re-housing a wah I already have into a single stomp chassis), and a clean boost in the loop. I thought about an EQ - would this be pointless with the wah set to specific frequency? I've also thought about placing a compressor in there; any thoughts on that? A subtle reverb could be a good addition?

Basically I'm after a rich lead sound, so any other effect reccomendations are welcome. I'm trying to keep it to the tonal basics, with modulation and other effects outside of the solo loop, so I have the option to use them with other sounds.

EDIT: Just incase anyone doesn't quite know what I mean, here's a diagram!



So:

EQ + Q zone - Yay or nay?
Compressor?
Reverb?
Any other additions?
Last edited by Mathamology at Feb 8, 2009,
#2
depending on playing styles (and your ability to properly set it up) compressors can be a huge help, and they can suck.

EQ might help, or maybe something like a tubescreamer which would be your slight boost and tone shaping as needed. Other OD/distortion boxes could be the ticket too, mayne have mroe flexible EQs and can actually boost (a friend of mine measured a TS boost at something like 2.4dB...hardly worth writing home about).

reverb....meh, depends on style, but prolly not worth it.
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#3
I have a TS9, but I use it to tighten up my dirt channel. I've never really used a compressor before, but I would like to increase sustain on my solo tone. I also already have an EQ, but again, I use it to tighten up my dirt channel.

As for reverb, I was thinking something really subtle, so something not too expensive but something that doesnt suck tone - though tone suck when it's not on will be irrelevant, as it will be in it's own loop.

Thanks for the help
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I have a TS9, but I use it to tighten up my dirt channel. I've never really used a compressor before, but I would like to increase sustain on my solo tone. I also already have an EQ, but again, I use it to tighten up my dirt channel.

As for reverb, I was thinking something really subtle, so something not too expensive but something that doesnt suck tone - though tone suck when it's not on will be irrelevant, as it will be in it's own loop.

Thanks for the help


Reverb pedals are usually pretty expensive...I have a Holy Grail and like it.
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#5
How about a flanger/doubler? Not using det flanger effect, but the doubling effect. That will give a fatter sound. (Although a very slight delay or chorus could do the same).
Also, you can use the EQ as boost, instead of a boost pedal. This way you can filter out unwanted frequencies and at the same time boost your signal.
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