#1
I've been playing the guitar for a long time now and have kept holding off on buying effect pedals. I only have one effect pedal "Metal Muff" and then a multi-effect pedal (which I find to be pretty useless). I am about to join a hard rock/alternative band, so I decided it was time to go pedal shopping. The only pedal I know that I'm going to buy for sure is a Boss RC-3 loop station, which I will only really be using for practicing though. So, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on which pedals I should purchase. I'm only looking for basic pedals (unless you honestly think that I would use a more unique sounding pedal). Also, I don't want to spend anymore than $200 a pedal.
#4
i'd look at my set list and see waht fx are required to play the songs. honestly you usually don't "need " fx unless it is part of your basic sound. the rest is icing on the cake so to speak. personally i only use an overdrive, wah, delay and phaser in my live setup. even then i may only use 1 effect for a small section of a song and then none for the next 3 songs in the set. i'd say a delay or a wah but then it does depend on what exactly you are playing. if you use a lot of cleans then a nice chorus (i don't use a lot of cleans myself)
#5
I was gonna say Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive-Distortion combo, but it's $250 I think.

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#7
It would be really helpful to know what gear you have now, so we can get a good idea of what's going on in your rig.

That said, you don't really need any effects for hard rock/alternative. That stuff for the most part is just plain distortion.
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#8
I kind of live by the rule of "if you don't know what you need, you probably don't need anything.
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#9
Try a few delays out.
And an EHX MicroPOG.

Other than that... errr... was there anything on the (crappy) multi fx that piqued your interest.
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#10
Quote by 3074326
I kind of live by the rule of "if you don't know what you need, you probably don't need anything.


+1

Don't buy pedals for the sake of it. If a few months down the line you find you need something extra (solo boost, something to spice up your cleans) then that is the time to buy pedals
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#11
Quote by Bidley
+1

Don't buy pedals for the sake of it. If a few months down the line you find you need something extra (solo boost, something to spice up your cleans) then that is the time to buy pedals


Disagree, get as much as you can to figure out "your tone".
#12
The problem with recommending is that we don't know what sound speaks to you or how it will end up sounding with all of your equipment. Telling you what to buy is like throwing darts at a dartboard. What kind of multifx do you have and why is it useless?
#13
Perhaps get a boost/OD (or BOTH) for your solos or variety in tone.

A list of what you had now would be great though. :/

I believe delay should be a standard on everyone's board though.
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#14
I think a wah would be a good investment for this type of music.
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Quote by ktgmeasap
Disagree, get as much as you can to figure out "your tone".


Your tone should come from your guitar, amp and fingers.. if you're relying on pedals for tone, you shouldn't have bought the amp/guitar you're using. Just my opinion. Why buy an amp if it isn't the sound you want? Same with a guitar.
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Quote by ktgmeasap
Disagree, get as much as you can to figure out "your tone".

Stupid as ****. Don't listen to this.


PLAY as much as you can to figure out "your tone." And if you don't hear a hole in your sound, you don't need anything.


Quote by 3074326
Your tone should come from your guitar, amp and fingers.. if you're relying on pedals for tone, you shouldn't have bought the amp/guitar you're using. Just my opinion. Why buy an amp if it isn't the sound you want? Same with a guitar.

There are just so many reasons this is dumb.
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Quote by mcraddict81592
Stupid as ****. Don't listen to this.


PLAY as much as you can to figure out "your tone." And if you don't hear a hole in your sound, you don't need anything.


There are just so many reasons this is dumb.



So they should just be restricted to honky tonk...
#20
Quote by fly135
^Who says that you're only supposed to have one sound?


Well, I bought an amp that gave me all the sounds I need. I was looking at it in that way. If you need a bunch of different sounds, it doesn't make sense to me to buy something that locks you into one sound.

Quote by mcraddict81592

There are just so many reasons this is dumb.


It's clearly labeled as an opinion, not trying to pass it as fact. I like my tone to be based on a guitar and an amp. Pedals are a novelty for me. I'd never buy something that didn't give me everything I wanted from it.. Just throwing out my perspective. Although I'd like to hear why you think it's dumb.
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#21
Quote by 3074326


Although I'd like to hear why you think it's dumb.



Its obvious he is BB King...
#22
@ktgmesap: I'm not really sure what your issue with me is, I think it's a bad idea to buy a bunch of stuff just to try out different sounds. This in no way means I believe it is a bad idea to try out different sounds.

@3074326:

1) Most people can't afford a great clean amp, and a great dirty amp.
2) Which amp would you suggest for my Fuzz tone?
3) These lists flow better in threes.
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#23
You don't need much pedals.

I have delay,compressor,noise suppressor and overdrive pedal. Next will be solo boost and that will be all I need. First get decent amp,then think about pedals.
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Quote by mcraddict81592
@ktgmesap: I'm not really sure what your issue with me is, I think it's a bad idea to buy a bunch of stuff just to try out different sounds. This in no way means I believe it is a bad idea to try out different sounds.


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#26
Quote by 3074326
Well, I bought an amp that gave me all the sounds I need. I was looking at it in that way. If you need a bunch of different sounds, it doesn't make sense to me to buy something that locks you into one sound.
My amp doesn't lock me into one sound. It amplifies the sound I put into it in a pleasing way. The variety of sound/tones doesn't originate from my amp. It comes from my pedalboard.