#1
I've been trading around a few pedals on craigslist, and once i do all the trades, i'll hopefully have the following pedals:
big muff
ibanez weeping demon
boss ce-5
boss overdrive / distortion

am i going to be losing enough signal to need a compressor? or am i going to have enough noise to need a noise reducer? or do i not need either one for such a relatively small board?

thanks!
#3
ok thanks. do you think i'd be getting enough noise to need a suppressor though? it's not like i'd have them all on at once
#4
the big muff gets pretty noisey when it gets into really high gain, you might need a noise gate for that.

I don't know which noise gate you should get because i've got a boss one and by the looks of it it dosn't work now -_- maybe i had a dud or something.
#6
i could get a boss noise suppressor for basically free though, so i'll go with that.
and you're right, the big muff can get pretty damn loud haha.

thanks
#7
first off, if your getting the big muff for distortion, i wouldnt get the boss. im guessing its the OS2. i own it. i like it. does both things well. but i bought it because it doesnt both things. if you want 2 individual pedals, a pedal specifically for overdrive will be a better overdrive. cool thing is, you can blend sounds if thats what you want.

having a distortion + another pedal gets noisy. especially any other form of pedal that adds volume. for example my OS2 and my boss GE 7 (EQ) on together get noisy.

get them hook them up and try them out. then decide. and that many pedals will not make a considerable signal loss. its not that many. thats not what a compressor does anyways. thats more for lots of fingerpicking and stuff. making all notes pop out equally. making hard hit notes and soft plucked ones sound the same volume.
#8
You are going about this wrong. No one can predict what you will need.

Do some research, by a pedal, and see what things sound like. Then, if you have further needs/problems, I'm sure people here will be happy to help you out.

For example, if you get a ton of feedback, yes you will probably need a noise gate. But no one can tell you for sure beforehand.
#9
Quote by denied
You are going about this wrong. No one can predict what you will need.

Do some research, by a pedal, and see what things sound like. Then, if you have further needs/problems, I'm sure people here will be happy to help you out.

For example, if you get a ton of feedback, yes you will probably need a noise gate. But no one can tell you for sure beforehand.

The big muff is a very noisy pedal with the gain turned up high on it. Everyone i know with one says the same thing, a noise gate will be good for him to have and he says he can get one basically free so there's not much to lose.