#1
I am starting to get into solos, slow ones at first, but getting there. Anyway, which pedal would be my best bet to get a nice full sound instead of the shallow sound with just a distortion or overdrive pedal? I was looking at a chorus, reverb, or delay. Which would be my best bet?

I currently have Blackheart Little Giant amp, Hot Head Distortion pedal, Tone Driver Overdrive pedal.

Thanks.

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#2
I would go for the delay...it will add a lot of depth to your solos. However, the MXR 10-band EQ works great for boosting solos too...you can boost a certain part of the spectrum, volume, gain, etc.
#3
What you could try do is switch pickups and turn down your tone control this gets a more warmer crisp sound but as for the pedals, i suppose you would need a reverb pedal to get that full on effect

Chorus really isnt used for lead work its more of a clean effect like on GnR Paradise City Intro

But try the pick up switch and tone control first

EDIT: as stated above the delay is also a good pedal
Both Delay and reverb are sound widening effects
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#4
also, the fact you are running through one 12" speaker isnt helping create a "full" sound.

but, try a typical clean boost, anything from a EHX LPB-1 or MXR microamp to a higher end (catalinbread, MI Audio, zvex) will help add that little extra 'something' to your sound.
#8
wah pedal! duh!
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wah pedal! duh!
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Daron Malakian and Kirk Hammett would disagree.

But no, delay is going to be the one that'll go farthest toward a full lead tone. Some of these guys are suggesting a bigger amp, a lot of bigger amps have onboard delay. Look into it.
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#10
I would say delay definitely.


Or a wah, it kind of spices up solo's a little.
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#11
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Daron Malakian and Kirk Hammett would disagree.

But no, delay is going to be the one that'll go farthest toward a full lead tone. Some of these guys are suggesting a bigger amp, a lot of bigger amps have onboard delay. Look into it.



name a nice "big amp" with onboard delay, please.
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Quote by Pretty. Odd.
Daron Malakian and Kirk Hammett would disagree.

But no, delay is going to be the one that'll go farthest toward a full lead tone. Some of these guys are suggesting a bigger amp, a lot of bigger amps have onboard delay. Look into it.




I'm thinking he means reverb?

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Quote by eyebanez333
I would go for the delay...it will add a lot of depth to your solos. However, the MXR 10-band EQ works great for boosting solos too...you can boost a certain part of the spectrum, volume, gain, etc.

I would agree with that. Some reverb, delay, and some eq'ing can really make a difference in the soloing.
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#17
Roland does it a lot. Like the AC-90, it's pretty good size, two twelve inch speakers. I don't know if that particular one'd fit your style of music though. And modeling amps, I know the Peavey Vypyr 120 has delay, and it's a 120 watt tube amp, though it's a bit pricey. Why the popcorn?
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#18
A delay pedal setup right or a reverb pedal obviously, but also a flanger can be used with a subtle setting to add a bit of depth. I like this sometimes with clean passages and it sounds great just make sure you turn down the regen knob. A phaser on the slowest setting will also make it sound more full. Easiest answer is still a delay pedal or reverb.
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Quote by Pretty. Odd.
Roland does it a lot. Like the AC-90, it's pretty good size, two twelve inch speakers. I don't know if that particular one'd fit your style of music though. And modeling amps, I know the Peavey Vypyr 120 has delay, and it's a 120 watt tube amp, though it's a bit pricey. Why the popcorn?






see - "nice" amps. and the AC 90 is an acoustic/PA amp, not an electric amp.
#21
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see - "nice" amps. and the AC 90 is an acoustic/PA amp, not an electric amp.

I said it might not fit him, you just asked for examples. If he doesn't want to go with the bigger ones, he could get a Cube. I know the Cube 60 has a delay knob, and everyone here seems to love 'em.

What's wrong with the Vypyr 120?
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#22
Quote by Pretty. Odd.
I said it might not fit him, you just asked for examples. If he doesn't want to go with the bigger ones, he could get a Cube. I know the Cube 60 has a delay knob, and everyone here seems to love 'em.

What's wrong with the Vypyr 120?



i'll just leave it at 'tone is subjective'
#23
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i'll just leave it at 'tone is subjective'
Alright, that's cool. Do you have anything to say about the Cube?
It'd be cheaper to just get a delay pedal though.

Also, that's a pretty freaking nice Strat you got there. I like the gold hardware, but if I were you I'd put a black kit on it as opposed to the white/tortoise shell. That's what I have on mine. :]
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#24
Quote by eyebanez333
I would go for the delay...it will add a lot of depth to your solos. However, the MXR 10-band EQ works great for boosting solos too...you can boost a certain part of the spectrum, volume, gain, etc.


+1. I love my delay. deep reverb helps too, but not for all kinds of music
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Quote by Pretty. Odd.
Also, that's a pretty freaking nice Strat you got there. I like the gold hardware, but if I were you I'd put a black kit on it as opposed to the white/tortoise shell. That's what I have on mine. :]


why thank you . i'm keeping them white to match the fret markers, but my next strat (if i get another burst) will have a black pickguard with cream knobs/pup covers/trem tip, etc.


and to not be spam, how about a chorus, with full depth and width, but a really slow rate to add a full sound?
#27
I thought about recommending a chorus as well. Forgot to say it when i went on the amp with effects hunt.
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