#1
Alright GG&A, I need your advice. I currently have a st. blues bluesmaster IV (http://www.saintblues.com/Bluesmaster-IV-p-3.html) and a Vox AC4TV (http://www.voxamps.com/us/modernclassic/ac4tv/), both of which I think are definitely adequate for my purposes. (I've only been playing for about a year) My question now is: What pedal do you think should be my first priority? I mess around with a bit of everything. Metal I play the least. I've played some jazz (Miles Davis). I've played quite a bit of classic rock (Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin). I've played some grunge (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana).

Respond as soon as possible.

EDIT: A list of types of pedals in order of buying would be much appreciated, as well.
Gear:

St. Blues Bluesmaster IV
Vox AC4- ah-mazing lil amp
Roland Micro Cube- 1st amp... pretty crappy
a whole lotta picks

Am I the only one who has WON
THE GAME?

Last edited by happa95 at Jul 12, 2009,
#2
A wah

then a delay

and maybe a phaser
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#3
Quote by Bertallica
A wah

then a delay

and maybe a phaser


more than overdrive or reverb?
Gear:

St. Blues Bluesmaster IV
Vox AC4- ah-mazing lil amp
Roland Micro Cube- 1st amp... pretty crappy
a whole lotta picks

Am I the only one who has WON
THE GAME?

#4
Overdrive might be 1st if you don't think your getting a hot enough sound.

I'd only get a reverb pedal if I was trying to get the feel of playing in a big room. Other than that, they are not any fun.

What is it that you're after? New tones or just for stuff to play around with.

I might also suggest a small multi effects pedal so you can have a large amount of effects to play with, then from there you could see which full versions you'd like to get.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein -
#5
Quote by Bertallica
Overdrive might be 1st if you don't think your getting a hot enough sound.

I'd only get a reverb pedal if I was trying to get the feel of playing in a big room. Other than that, they are not any fun.

What is it that you're after? New tones or just for stuff to play around with.

I might also suggest a small multi effects pedal so you can have a large amount of effects to play with, then from there you could see which full versions you'd like to get.


I'm trying to get something to mess with in order to kinda spice up my cleans (if that makes sense). I wanna really refine my clean tone and be able to get some new sounds.
EDIT: I'm sorry for being so abstract.
Gear:

St. Blues Bluesmaster IV
Vox AC4- ah-mazing lil amp
Roland Micro Cube- 1st amp... pretty crappy
a whole lotta picks

Am I the only one who has WON
THE GAME?

#6
Quote by happa95
I'm trying to get something to mess with in order to kinda spice up my cleans (if that makes sense). I wanna really refine my clean tone and be able to get some new sounds.
EDIT: I'm sorry for being so abstract.

Can you give me an example of a clean sound your after?
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein -
#7
Can I actually rephrase what I'm asking you? What do you think would be most important out of these: Chorus, wah, delay, or reverb? I'm guessing your answer is wah, but I honestly can never see how wahs are that important.
Gear:

St. Blues Bluesmaster IV
Vox AC4- ah-mazing lil amp
Roland Micro Cube- 1st amp... pretty crappy
a whole lotta picks

Am I the only one who has WON
THE GAME?

#8
For a clean tone? I would say chorus and delay, but I'm a huge EJ fan so take that into account. Wah isn't really important unless you feel like you would use it and reverb is only really useful if you play in places where the acoustics are dead or you can't get your amp to a decent volume and even then I prefer delay.
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#9
Now I'd only say a wah if you had said "I like the funk!!" and how do I get that 70's porno sound?

Since you said you'd like to spice up your cleans and mentioned a chorus, then I'd suggest you go to musicianfriend.com and listen to some sound clips of chorus & phasers pedals with cleans sounds.

Again, an example of what kinda sound your after would help too.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein -
#11
Quote by Forkman
For clean tones - chorus, delay, phaser, flange or a compressor.

Those too. +1
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein -
#12
I think I'm gonna go with a chorus or a delay. Or both.
EDIT: and maybe a bad monkey
Gear:

St. Blues Bluesmaster IV
Vox AC4- ah-mazing lil amp
Roland Micro Cube- 1st amp... pretty crappy
a whole lotta picks

Am I the only one who has WON
THE GAME?

Last edited by happa95 at Jul 12, 2009,
#13
Bad monkey is a good OD pedal, if you use it to boost your allready overdriven sound.
Just for distortion (on your clean channel) it doesn't sound very good.
#14
Quote by henis
Bad monkey is a good OD pedal, if you use it to boost your allready overdriven sound.
Just for distortion (on your clean channel) it doesn't sound very good.


hmm... i need a good boost for my clean, really.
Gear:

St. Blues Bluesmaster IV
Vox AC4- ah-mazing lil amp
Roland Micro Cube- 1st amp... pretty crappy
a whole lotta picks

Am I the only one who has WON
THE GAME?

#15
Quote by happa95
hmm... i need a good boost for my clean, really.


Well, maybe it will do, just test it out.
I've played it a few times and as an OD is sounds great.
But just as a distortion pedal it sounds bad.
But try it for yourself, maybe it does the trick for you.