#1
Just curious to know what types of common pedals I would need to open my playing field up a little and make playing and improvising a little more interesting. I know there are 500 gazillion pedals out there that each have a certain job. I run a tube amp so it doesn't have any built in effects except for digital reverb.

Thanks!
#2
Tuner is always good.

What music do you play?
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Your tube amp has digital reverb?
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lol...

I like alot of clean playing, mostly rhythym type stuff. For example, the beginning of the Master of Puppets interlude where James played that Em D C progression.
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Your tube amp has digital reverb?


I believe it's digital. Bugera V5
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Reverb, delay (maybe), wah.
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lol...

I like alot of clean playing, mostly rhythym type stuff. For example, the beginning of the Master of Puppets interlude where James played that Em D C progression.


Chorus. For clean playing, chorus is an absolute MUST.

Basically, (Assuming your amp has reverb), distortion and chorus is all you really need as a beginner. Eventually delay, flange, wah, etc. Build up your collection over time.

Look into the $15 danelectro fab chorus
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I'd say chorus, I've never much LIKED clean tones with chorus, more of a fan of a light vibe myself, but most people like it.

A Wah. Nuff Said.

A Tuner.
#12
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Chorus. For clean playing, chorus is an absolute MUST.

Basically, (Assuming your amp has reverb), distortion and chorus is all you really need as a beginner. Eventually delay, flange, wah, etc. Build up your collection over time.

Look into the $15 danelectro fab chorus


Look into a wah, overdrive/distortion, and maybe a tuner. I agree with the fab chorus too. Most of the danelectro fab pedals sound pretty bad, but i have a fab chorus and then a $150 visual sound liquid chorus, and while the vs is better, and fab sounds very nice. for gain, look into a tube screamer type pedal like a boss sd-1 (which sounds good and is cheap).
#13
I would recommend a multi-effects board...

About 15 years ago I had an Digitech RP1. It had a ton of effects and was cutting edge at the time.

I picked one up again used at Guitar Center for $40. I think this is a great way to get exposure to a ton of different effects (distortion, delay, compressor, flange, phaser, reverb, eq, ect.) without spending a lot of money.

It is also a good pre-amp, so you can run right out of the board to headphones or a power amp if you'd like.
#14
I was really impressed by how my Compressor Sustainer expanded my clean tone, I'd get a Noise Suppressor to go with it, they are noisy pedals by their very nature.

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I believe it's digital. Bugera V5


Fair enough.

I'd say wah, tuner, booster, chorus/vibe.
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Thanks guys, so right now on my priority list I have tuner, distortion, and chorus. Ill try all of these out next time I go to Guitar Center.
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#18
About the wah. I wouldn't really get one unless you find more than 30% of the stuff you play uses one a LOT. Like the only reason I have one is because it was for a good price and my favorite guitarist uses one

Now whenever I don't play any of his music it just sits and collects dust.

And I agree with tuner and distortion as a must.
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If your just starting out with pedals, I would also suggest a multi-fx. My first pedal was a digitech rp70, it let me play around with tons of different individual pedals, and combos. Along with having a tuner, and even a drum machine built into it as well, which are huge pluses. I believe I paid about $70-$80 for it, which is still less than a lot of individual pedals. Now the one thing to be aware of with the multi-fx, is it takes your signal converts it to bits, processes it, then chucks it back out the otherside. This unfortunately does alter your tone a little bit. It by all means still sounds great, but you will notice a little difference with the tube amp. I fooled around with the rp70 for a while, then started slowly buying individual pedals after I knew exactly what I was looking for.

If you dont want to go the multi fx route, I would say an over drive pedal would have been my first choice. You can get an Ibanez ts7 for really cheap and they sound pretty good.
#20
assuming that amp is like the other small tube amps i've tried, i'd want an overdrive, a distortion, maybe a chorus, wah and delay. tuner would be good too, but if you don't have much money even one of those wee handheld ones would tide you over.
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If your just starting out with pedals, I would also suggest a multi-fx. My first pedal was a digitech rp70, it let me play around with tons of different individual pedals, and combos. Along with having a tuner, and even a drum machine built into it as well, which are huge pluses. I believe I paid about $70-$80 for it, which is still less than a lot of individual pedals. Now the one thing to be aware of with the multi-fx, is it takes your signal converts it to bits, processes it, then chucks it back out the otherside. This unfortunately does alter your tone a little bit. It by all means still sounds great, but you will notice a little difference with the tube amp. I fooled around with the rp70 for a while, then started slowly buying individual pedals after I knew exactly what I was looking for.

If you dont want to go the multi fx route, I would say an over drive pedal would have been my first choice. You can get an Ibanez ts7 for really cheap and they sound pretty good.
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#22
I think every guitarist should have a DS-1 lying around somewhere.

Depending on what tube amp you have, that may not be what you want though.

You'd probably enjoy an overdrive.

EQ's and Tuners are always good.
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