#1
I have a big muff, tubescreamer, blues driver and an mxr micro amp (boost pedal). I'm in a covers band so I need a variety of sounds, clean, light dirt, heavy fuzz and I like a heavy lead sound with a boost.

The problem is I sing as well and haven't got time to fluff around stomping on multiple pedals and adjusting my guitar volume just to solo or get a different sound.

I generally use my big muff for heavy fuzz and my blues driver for light-medium dirt, controlled by the guitar volume knob, but the blues driver is not heavy enough to solo with so when I come to solo I have to switch it off, switch on my big muff, switch on my boost pedal and turn my guitar volume up to full.... That's 4 things, which is very annoying, especially the other way around when I have to do it going straight into a verse after the solo.

How do you guys do it?
#3
Why not just use the Big Muff and the Blues Driver?
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#5
I just set the pedals so I can stomp across a few at a time, just easier & cheaper.
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#6
Quote by SimplyBen
I just set the pedals so I can stomp across a few at a time, just easier & cheaper.


True, when you sing and play at the same time, you don't want to think about how to switch your pedal, you just want to hit one button, wich is why I recommended the looper.
#7
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True, when you sing and play at the same time, you don't want to think about how to switch your pedal, you just want to hit one button, wich is why I recommended the looper.


Fair point. Yeah thinking about it a looper is probably the solution he needs since I never really have to stomp and sing at the same time makes life easier for me.
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#8
Sounds like you could use a Multi effects rig. Like the new Line6 M9 or M13.

Or if you had the money the TC Electronics G System in which can also use your favorite pedals.. Just a suggestion..
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#9
I managed to get myself a 1976 Fender Bassman 50 for £150, which I can play at gig volumes fully clean. So I plan to simply use a fuzz pedal which has a lot of variety from the guitar volume knob, I hear the fuzz faces are good with this, and my MXR micro amp boost pedal for solo's. Thanks for all the help dudes!
#10
MFX.

I have an RP500. I program in my settings, and one button (5 available buttons for stomp preset) is all it takes. The volume/expression pedal is also configurable to control fx levels (distortion is one of those fx, as well as reverb, delay, etc.).

I couldn't imagine not using it. I'm not a very good tap dancer, so multiple pedals for me are a bad idea...

It especially helps for multiple tone requirements, and setup is SIMPLE.