#1
Hello everyone,

Well it is finally that time where all of my hard work in school is paying off and I will be graduating from college and starting my full time job in a few weeks. I've had to sell off all of my gear while here at college, and am looking to build a nice pedal board up. I'll try to organize this as best as possible, and I apologize in advanced for the walls of text.

Budget: This is negotiable, I will be making a lot of money compared to what I make now, and will be living off of the same amount that I make. This will also be spread out over a few months or longer so its not like I'm going to buy everything right now. I don't mind going to boutique route, and have two boutique pedals already.

Genres: I know its probably cliche to say I play a bit of everything, but there is not really another way to describe it. I play a lot of blues/country/jazz music and also play some classic and modern rock. I don't get too much heavier than Metallica so its not like I need a "CRUSHING OVERDRIVE UBER BROOTZ" pedal.

New or Used: I'm open to either, but since this isn't a "I'm buying everything right now" type of thing I'll want to take the new price into consideration when I start deciding what to buy.

Home or Gig: This is one where it gets a little bit interesting. I play a lot at home, but am also starting to get heavily involved in building amps for people here in my area so I want to also have equipment that is nice enough that should I suddenly have a drastic increase in orders that I could get some good recordings done. I also jam with some guys every now and again. Since this isn't an amp thread this probably doesn't matter much though.

Closest City: Greenville SC - So Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh would also be possible places.

Current Gear -
Austin Telecaster
My own custom designed amplifier - Basically think a VoxAC30 with some extra balls
Wampler Underdog Overdrive
Wample Analog Echo
By the end of the year I plan on adding a custom guitar and a dumble clone to these, and possibly a rebuilt Fender Brown Deluxe.

So the types of pedals that I am looking to get
Tuner, Chrous, Wah, Overdrive, Delay, Fuzz, Booster, Distortion.

My ideas so far
Tuner: TC electronics Poly Tune
Chrous: Unsure about this one...
Wah: Mod a Dunlop Cry Baby?
Overdrive: ZenDrive or Tube Screamer?
Delay: I already have an "Analog" sounding digital delay so I'm also looking for a nice analog one
Fuzz: Open to suggestions
Booster: I may just build a MosFET booster, but I'm open to suggestions.
Distortion: I was thinking about getting a DS-1 and modding it but I am open to other suggestions.

I want to be able to get a huge variety of tones from these pedals so take that into account when thinking about what may help.

So basically an entire set here. I have a feeling this might be a horrible idea, but I'll give it a go. If there are any problems here, or if this shouldn't have been posted then please delete it Mods.

Sorry about the wall of text again. Have at it guys.
#2
tubes. you need more tubes.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#3
Quote by XgamerGt04

My ideas so far
Tuner: Korg Pitchblack/ Sonic Research Turbo Tuner
Chrous: Waterfall? Not too sure on Chorus pedals.
Wah: Mod a Dunlop Cry Baby! Or maybe a CAE?
Overdrive: ZenDrive or Tube Screamer. Both very nice. I built a Zen (perfect for jazz!) and it sounds awesome! (have a spare PCB if you want me to build one )
Delay: Malekko 616 maybe?
Fuzz: Really depends what you need. WIIO and the Catty stuff is great.
Booster: Either build a mosfet or make a LPB or something. or a SHO
Distortion:get a DS-1 and mod it. best option and costs like nothing.


edited to help

realistically all depends on budget.
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#4
I completely forgot that I also need a compressor. I was looking at some of the Ross/Dynacomp offshots.
#5
for your distortion look into the Rat 2 its better than a modded DS-1. Its not to rough perfect for Pink Floyd. David Gilmour actually used to use the pedal
#6
Tuner: Sonic Research Turbo Tuner $129 new
Chrous: Red Witch Empress $200 used, Boss CE-2 $60-100 used
Wah: Mod a Dunlop Cry Baby? Fo shizzle. I love my modded Cry Baby
Overdrive: Build a King of Tone clone. They sound real nice. ~$40-50
Delay: EHX Deluxe Memory Man ~$200-250 used, Malekko Ekko 616 $150 new
Fuzz: Depends on what you want. For a Muff, Catalinbread Manx Loaghtan $160 new. For a Fuzz Face, just build your own.
Booster: Build either a mini-booster or use an op amp if you want transparency
Distortion: Depending on what you want, I'd get one of the Catalinbread pedals. They're great and all $160 or less
Compressor: Diamond Comp or Mad Professor FGC
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
#7
What about the Malekko Ekko is better than the MXR Carbon Copy (which I always assumed was sort of the standard for cheap analog delays)?
#8
The repeats are brighter and less muddy, the modulation is more versatile and it oscillates better.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs