#1
I'm sort of split on what I want to have on my board, with the main thing being OD/Boost pedals. Right now I've got a MXR Doubleshot distortion (for actual distortion) (though I'm waiting for Dunlop to send me a new powersupply for it), a Russian Big Muff (I like the in-between fuzz/distortion sound), and a Tubescreamer (boost). But I also really like my DOD YJM Preamp Overdrive pedal (used as a boost). I'm also getting a DS-1 for $15, and I may really liek that one as well . So I ask, how many is too many? And, how many OD/Distortion/Boost/Fuzz pedals do you run?

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#2
Well I only have my Rat, but thats just because I can't afford any more, more pedals will give you versatility I guess, but after a while there is a point at which you should be able to get any type of distortion you like, and getting more pedals is not only a waste of money, but also a waste of space. Surely there is something more worthwhile spending your money on?
#4
I think basically once you have something on your board that another pedal does the same exact thing, that's too many. I'm planning to have maybe 2-3 distortions/ODs at some point.
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#5
when i'll get a fulltone OCD, its gonna be the only Od i'll run. Maybe i'll later get a fuzz pedal but not more than that.
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#7
None! It makez your toanz IMPURE!!!

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Seriously, the only answer is however many you feel like.
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#8
Quote by higgins666
Well, when you have multiple pedals that you're using to do the same thing, thats when you've got too many.



incorrect. too much fuzz is a great thing.

TS - mod the DS-1, and get what you want. each pedal has a different voicing, and you can use those to your advantage.

addendum: as far as your "how much do you run" question - i'll eventually own at least one of each style of fuzz.
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#9
The problem is, I use the boosts in different ways. The YJM (Yngwie J Malmsteem) OD gives me a treble boost, while the Tubescreamer gives me a mid hump, both of which I like using for solos, depending on the style. The Doubleshot gives me a much heavier gain setting (I use a mid-gain tube amp with a massive amount of headroom, but I play blues and classic rock, so it fits). And the DS-1 is sort of an opportunity buy ($15 shipped for a DS-1 isn't bad at all), and I'm sort of a Vai fanboy.
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
#10
If you've got a use for it, then it's worth having. Personally I only have a use for 1 OD pedal, and that only gets switched on occasionally, but I could happily have 5 delays. It's all personal preference.
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#11
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If you've got a use for it, then it's worth having. Personally I only have a use for 1 OD pedal, and that only gets switched on occasionally, but I could happily have 5 delays. It's all personal preference.


+1

For example, I love fuzz pedals. I have 3 so far (Big Muff, Swollen Pickle, HM-2), not mention a few overdrive/ boosts, and I'm looking at 2 other fuzzes right now. It all depends on how you use them. If you find yourself using one pedal exclusively, ditch the others. But if you are like a lot of pedal fanatics, and you find yourself choosing pedal a over pedal be given the current music situation, then you should be fine.

There is no such thing as too many pedals
#12
Quote by theacousticpunk
And the DS-1 is sort of an opportunity buy ($15 shipped for a DS-1 isn't bad at all), and I'm sort of a Vai fanboy.

you better get that thing modded then. i have stock and modded ds-1's and their is a huge difference. modded sounds great, stock is ok
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#13
Quote by Skierinanutshel
incorrect. too much fuzz is a great thing.

TS - mod the DS-1, and get what you want. each pedal has a different voicing, and you can use those to your advantage.

addendum: as far as your "how much do you run" question - i'll eventually own at least one of each style of fuzz.


Ok, I'll admit, everyone needs more fuzz (I've only got the one fuzz )
#14
My only advice to you is however many can't fit on the pedalboard. :P:

AND the boss ds-1 is a great pedal. Kurt Cobain used it for majority of the Nevermind album.
#15
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My only advice to you is however many can't fit on the pedalboard. :P:

AND the boss ds-1 is a great pedal. Kurt Cobain used it for majority of the Nevermind album.


Poppycock! Buy a GORM and make another board
#16
Right now my board is a shelf from an old bookcase in a keyboard gig bag(keyboard is busted). I'm trying to fit everything on there, but it's getting more and more difficult! Right now I have 9 pedals squeezed onto it. Sadly, anymore and I have to buy another One-spot adapter.
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp