#1
Hey, guys,
So, I'm looking at beginning to build a pedalboard, and I have some questions.

1) Here's the lineup. Green Rhino - Green Screamer - Dano Fish&Chips - Dano FAB Chorus - Nova Delay - ISP Decimator. I know the Dano stuff isn't fantastic, but the two that I chose I've used and like. Is there anything that would be better than what I have? (Working with maybe $500--including power source, below)

2) What is the best thing to use to power them: Daisy Chain or Isolated Power Brick? I've looked at the One Spot and the Fuel Tank Jr. For the One Spot, I know that they aren't friendly with digital delay units, but the Nova comes with it's own power supply, so that won't be an issue. For the Fuel Tank Jr, I would still need an external power adapter for the Green Screamer, but that's the only drawback--besides the price difference. So, then, the question: Will a daisy chain work, or should I go for the Fuel Tank?

I think that's it. I'll post here again if there's anything else.
Thanks so much!
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#3
May I ask why you need two tubescreamers? If its your thing great, but personally I'd move the Green Screamer and buy a different flavor OD for your second OD. Also the Fish n' Chips is a great cheap EQ pedal, but you can def do better than the FAB Chorus for very cheap still. Even a Boss chorus pedal would be an upgrade, not only in sound, but also build quality. I'd be very afraid of that pedal breaking.

Since you have only a handful of pedals a 1spot wouldn't be terrible, but isolated is definitely the way to go if you can. You with your current lineup you can get by with a Fuel Tank Jr and using a separate power supply for the Nova Delay
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#4
but you can def do better than the FAB Chorus for very cheap still.

If he likes the sound of it that's all that matters.
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May I ask why you need two tubescreamers? If its your thing great, but personally I'd move the Green Screamer and buy a different flavor OD for your second OD. Also the Fish n' Chips is a great cheap EQ pedal, but you can def do better than the FAB Chorus for very cheap still. Even a Boss chorus pedal would be an upgrade, not only in sound, but also build quality. I'd be very afraid of that pedal breaking.

Since you have only a handful of pedals a 1spot wouldn't be terrible, but isolated is definitely the way to go if you can. You with your current lineup you can get by with a Fuel Tank Jr and using a separate power supply for the Nova Delay


I bought the Green Rhino, and a friend picked up the Green Screamer for me on a Guitar Center trip because he heard me mention it, and he found it used for $25 there. I'd ultimately like to pick up something for more variety, but I'm only working on the basics right now.
As for the chorus, any suggestions? The same friend had it and let me borrow it, I enjoyed the sound, but if there's something else, I'd consider it. I don't use chorus as much as I use, say, delay, so I couldn't justify dropping $100+ on a chorus pedal. Thus, why I was looking at the FAB. Are there any that you would recommend on the cheaper side?
And I will probably end up the Fuel Tank.

Thanks, guys!
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Quote by bAngiel01
I bought the Green Rhino, and a friend picked up the Green Screamer for me on a Guitar Center trip because he heard me mention it, and he found it used for $25 there. I'd ultimately like to pick up something for more variety, but I'm only working on the basics right now.
As for the chorus, any suggestions? The same friend had it and let me borrow it, I enjoyed the sound, but if there's something else, I'd consider it. I don't use chorus as much as I use, say, delay, so I couldn't justify dropping $100+ on a chorus pedal. Thus, why I was looking at the FAB. Are there any that you would recommend on the cheaper side?
And I will probably end up the Fuel Tank.

Thanks, guys!

Take a look at the Starcaster Chorus pedal. It's under $40 on Amazon.
It sounds pretty good too.
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#7
Quote by lbj273
May I ask why you need two tubescreamers? If its your thing great, but personally I'd move the Green Screamer and buy a different flavor OD for your second OD.


+1, that's what I was wondering too. Fair enough if you want to do the srv thing, but personally i'd use one ts-style od and another more transparent-type one (or if you don't need both in the one song even one single od which can do both... if such a thing exists, lol)

also the power brick isn't isolated.
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#8
Look on your local craigslist for any Boss Chorus pedals. I'm not saying that it sounds bad, I'm saying anything that your are going to be stepping on that is made out of plastic would make me wary. You can get a Boss chorus for sub $50
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Take a look at the Starcaster Chorus pedal. It's under $40 on Amazon.

that wouldn't be any better than the FAB Chorus...
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#10
Quote by Dave_Mc
also the power brick isn't isolated.


Yes, but I was not referring to the Dunlop Power Brick. I was referring to the Fuel Tank Jr.
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#11
oh ok, just when you said power brick in your post i thought you meant the dunlop one. carry on
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
Yeah, you should just get a used Boss chorus pedal on EBay.
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#13
I picked up a FAB Chorus, new for $9.50. For that price it's good. I might even give it a better casing if I'm bored one day. It's not on my pedal board though as I rarely use chorus these days.
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#14
i would go with the fuel tank, i used a one spot and it damaged two of my pedals that worked fine on 9's perfectly and then got the one spot and screwed up the digi chips in them. go figure visual sound had me send them in and wouldn't claim responsibility on the damages. so $10 down the drain for sending them to VS and telling me their product didn't do the damage. and not even refund me for sending them to them.

id just stay away from visual sound gear but that's my own opinion.