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#1
Hey all.

Just a question: why are people so obsessed with gear?
I mean if you give me a dist delay chorus and wah I'm ****ing happy.
But other guitarist need phasrs flangers chorusses dists overdrive compressors both analog and digital delays etc.
Why is this?
Really everyone should have their own set like (gain pedal) (delay) (modulation) (optional filter) ( optional reverb). My opinion...
#2
Because some bands use a lot of effects, and some dont.
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#4
So I take it you also eat the same exact set of breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day?
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#5
Because it's something new and interesting, it's also a bit of fun making weird sounds. The the guitar in Wish - Nine Inch Nails. You can't get that with your distortion/delay/wah/chorus and I think it sounds ****ing awesome.

It's kinda like saying: why do people eat such a variety of food when all they need is their basic carbs. etc...
#6
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So I take it you also eat the same exact set of breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day?

And expect everybody else to have the same too.
#7
I have 93 pedals...
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#8
Yeah, its just to get a certain sound, of course you may be fine with a certain set of pedals but for what others want to do it may not be near enough
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#9
****'s sake, why do people insist on doing what they want with their own money and stuff? Everyone should do what I do instead of what they want.
#10
Because adding things together and experimenting with a large array of different sounds and effects helps you and encourages you to develop your own unique sound. Thats why.

And becuase, they sound "hella cool" .

Period.
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#12
If you want to get into it, even a distortion, delay chorus and wah is too much. Why even have more than 2 channels when your guitar has a volume knob?
#14
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****'s sake, why do people insist on doing what they want with their own money and stuff? Everyone should do what I do instead of what they want.


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#16
For a certain sound. I always have either 19 or 20 pedals (depending on if you count external tap tempo) and I only turn on and off two sometimes three in the course of one show. The rest are always on.
If it's creative, true to your musical goal, and it sounds good, put it in the song.

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#17
variety.

i used to run a board of about 15 pedals. now i only use 4-5, because i'm in a different band that needs something a bit more basic and "to the point", and well.. it's just that much easier to transport a small pedalboard than a large one.

it just depends on what you need really. it's always to do with variety, or getting a particular tone you can't get without pedals.
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#18
700 isn't alot, I use about 1200 to 1500 just because. But when things get serious, the number count becomes pretty insane....

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#19
with out reading

TS is jealous he is poor and hates on people who have money who like to experiment.
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#20
So you can be creative and have fun with great sounds? Whats the point in getting an electric guitar if you just stick to one sound and have it ALL THE TIME.
#21
I used to run just an RP500, but its so fun collecting pedals. I still only run 4-5 pedals.
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#22
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So I take it you also eat the same exact set of breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day?



How is that related to the topic. Food is necessary for survival. Pedals aren't (for most people).
Give me some reverb and OD and I will be fine.
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How is that related to the topic. Food is necessary for survival. Pedals aren't (for most people).
Give me some reverb and OD and I will be fine.


a·nal·o·gy/əˈnaləjē/Noun
1. A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.

The point is you can survive on eating the same basic food every day. Lots of people aren't happy with that and eat a variety of foods.
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#26
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a·nal·o·gy/əˈnaləjē/Noun
1. A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.

The point is you can survive on eating the same basic food every day. Lots of people aren't happy with that and eat a variety of foods.



Not trying to start an argument but some people settle for similar foods every day. My cousins are allergic to almost everything (including wheat, milk, any meat, soy, whey etc)

+ its not a very good analogy.
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She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#27
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Not trying to start an argument but some people settle for similar foods every day. My cousins are allergic to almost everything (including wheat, milk, any meat, soy, whey etc)

+ its not a very good analogy.

I'm sorry about your cousins. That must be terrible.
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Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#29
It's more or less a sense of finding your own "sound" and what sounds you can make with your guitar. I do see that the more advanced and remarkable players eventually settle to just a few pedals if not two or three. Its like any other sort of category where its possible to be individual like fashion or cars. And there are a lot of times in our playing career where we seem to come to a standstill in how we are progressing, and experimenting in other sounds helps you to get out of it and play differently. I don't know, my opinion I suppose. But it honestly doesn't matter, what works for you works for you.
#31
You're completely right.
I'm now going to go sell all the pedals you think I don't need.
This short, grammatically-terrible post has totally changed how I view guitar playing, and I only have you to thank.
#32
I love pedals.
But i dont have money enough to keep the collection going, or what i used to have.
Now i just have a Goatkeeper and boss chorus ensemble.
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#33
dude G.A.S gear acquisition syndrome . its a serious condtiion seriously .

seem like we live in a world were we can never be happy with what we have .. almost creating new desire .. stuff we dont need at all .

many people have already very decent rig .. but spending is fun its rewarding ourself .

seriously i spend a lot of time looking at guitar on kijiji ebay etc.. when i have the perfect dream guitar for me .

i dont know its like that . its over consumption consumerism at his best .

be happy with what you have instead of always wanting more .

im trying to spend less and behappy with what i have

im a bit compulsive shopper
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#34
1. They're essential to create sounds in certain genres (e.g. post-rock, shoegaze, surf music)
2. No pedal sounds identical to each other, different pedals produce different overdrive tones, for example.
3. Some guitarist like to expand the tonal palette of their instrument.
4. They're fun to collect.
5. They add interesting twists to music.
6. They give more control over your tone, as in equalizers, compressors, etc.

Should I go on?
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#35
Wow, someones whiny. And that was a good analogy jkhc, you just dont know good analogies, tag knows good tone..i mean analogies
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#36
id rather have my basic pedals (OD, noise gate, tuner) then an MFX unit i can constantly tweak the hell out of to achiuceve any sound id want

and i agree with Skysc completly.

right now im gassing for:
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new speakers
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#37
'need'... what a weighted word

i own 700+ pedals, i use them incredibly effectively, but i usually play directly out my amp for most occasions.

but i guess if you don't understand then you'll just have to settle for bad explanations from UG.
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#38
Some people use pedals to enhance the overall sound of the style of music that they play and to achieve the sound that they are hearing in their head, some will minimize their effects as they can achieve the sound they are searching for, and some users will layer effects to hide the fact that they can't really play that well (it would be interesting to hear what they sound like without them) but each to their own, i on the other hand have a multi effects unit using just digital delay, chorus and reverb that's what works for me...!
#40
Right mate, i'll take you through my board. I start off with a tuner, because you gotta be in tune. I run that into a compressor, which I have on all the time to balance out the volume of all my strings, and to also act as a signal buffer through the rest of my pretty much true bypass setup. That goes into a wah, because wah is teh coolz, and gives me them porno groove bow-wow-chika-chika toanz. That goes into a Digitech Whammy, which I use as I play Muse, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, White Stripes and Rage Against the Machine a lot. Connected to the Digitech Whammy is a Molten Voltage Molten Midi 2, which acts as a sequencer for the Whammy, which is hella cool and lets me get that Map of the Problematique effect. After the Whammy is a phaser, because I like playing some Clash, and plus switching it on when I'm playing with distortion gives me a really thick chewy sound. After my phaser I run a tubescreamer-with-LEDs-based overdrive, which gives me an open, woody, gainy sound. After that I run a Timmy, a transparent overdrive with a killer EQ that gives me a little more edge when I kick it on. Also, when I'm using single coils, the Timmy is great for getting that clean, edgy guitar tone that Matt Bellamy has on Origin of Symmetry. After that I run a Lovepedal Eternity, which is a smooth, compressed overdrive which I use for sweet Mayer and blues leads. After that comes a volume pedal, because swells are fun, and on some guitars it's not as easy to do volume tricks with your pinky, so it's handy to have one on the ground as well. It also mutes your lead when you're changing guitars (no pops or BLUDURRRRGHs). That runs into my amp. In the effects loop, I have a delay, because I love messing around with delay, and that runs into a flanger, because sometimes I like adding modulation with a few artifacts to my clean tone. So that's my pedalboard.

But yeah I don't really need all that, well hey, why bother with guitar at all. We should just quit and start collecting stamps. But then you'd pop up on the stamp forum and say 'duuuurgh why do you guys collect all these different types of stamps, you only need ones to put on letters'.

In short, go away.
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