#1
This is a long one so be prepared.


Hey guys finally got a sweet cab (Mesa 4x12 rectifier cab for $400) and now I'm working on building my pedalboard. I've been borrowing pedals from people but I want to build up my own board now. This is a list of pedals that I actually own:

1. TC Polytune
2. Fulltone OCD
3. Ernie Ball VP JR

So here's the deal; I basically want to build a board to play shows with that will have the necessities. Only stuff that I will use live. Here's what I plan to buy/use.

1. A pedaltrain pedal board
2. Some sort of power supply (probably the Voodoo Lab PP2+)
3. George L Cables or similar
4. a good delay (Boss DD20 or TC Nova Delay. IT MUST HAVE DOTTED 1/8)
5. A pog (or micropog) or something similar
6. A Boss harmonist or Digitech Whammy (for the harmony feature not so much the dive bomb feature)
7. Noise Gate (ISP decimator?)
8. A wireless (line 6 relay)

The first step will be acquiring all of these things (over time) but I can't decide between things. Can you guys help me out deciding what pedals to get? I'm not a super huge tone purist so I won't freak out if a pedal isn't true bypass.

Second thing is will I have enough power? I want to everything above including the wireless to be on the board and be powered. I'm not good with the whole technical specs of power. All I know is to match the voltage. If you guys could help me find a power source to power the pedals and the wireless that would be great. NOTE: I want all cables to be routed underneath and I want everything to be neat. And I'm not a fan of wall warts or adapters.

Also to go with the subject of power, will I be able to power certain pedals? I know that the Nova Delay is 12v but the DD20 is 9v so would it be better to go with the DD20 if I'm using the PP2+? Again I don't want to use any adapters or wall warts as I will be mounting the power supply underneath the board.

Another thing is will I really have to use the effects loop on my amp? The only things I can see being used in the loop are the delay and noise gate (would you use the noise gate in the loop?). If I could avoid using the loop that would be great as I really don't want a whole bunch of cables running from my board to the amp. Would a true bypass looper help or be worth using? I use a pretty high gain head so would this screw up the delay at all?

If you've made it this far down I congratulate you for putting up with my stupid questions. But I also have some info that might help.

1. I play a tele into a Marshall DSL50 and a Mesa Rectifier Cab
2. I play lead guitar in a pop punk/powerpop/pop rock band.
3. My band gigs regularly

Thanks guys. I hope you can help!
#2
Honestly bro, you got everything you mostly need for a pop/punk band.
I had a dsl50, and ran it through with a piece of wood pedalboard w/ velcro & a 1 spot.
( But I suggest if you want to keep things neat, pedaltrain pt-1 or 2, ( you can wire everything underneath )

Simplicity is better, that way there is less things to happen.
(Just check out Josh Farro's rig Paramore's guitarist )

On the delays, I'm sure the pp2 would power both nova, and dd20.
You can use the fx loop for timed-based stuff like delays/flangers/reverbs.

I liked having just the clean setup from input into my board, and out to my guitar.
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#3
I'm actually doing what you did right now. Again I'm trying to keep it to only the necessities. I really am trying to be as simple as possible.
#4
honestly i would go with a TC G maj 2 or something. with that, you have patches that you can switch with a floor controller, its got an awesome intelegent harmonizer in it, tracks better than any harmonizer i have ever heard (haven't heard much AxwFx's yet, so maybe second best???). the effects are all pretty good, you get awesome delay.

that is what i would do, but again i use stomp boxes atm.

so just thought i would thrwo that out there.
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#5
Gmajor 2 would require a midi cotrolleer, and is only practical if he can do all his amp switching off the gmaor2/midi board
#6
I really don't want to mess with MIDI or anything like that. Just wanna have my guitar, the board, and the amp.
#7
go pedalboard then, otherwise youd need to make effects presets and program them and amp channels to the controller
#9
Ok so I've made up my mind on the pedals. I'm shooting for the DD-20, MicroPog, the Boss PS-6, ISP Decimator, and the Line 6 Relay 50. Now for the unanswered questions. Will I have enough power with the PP2? And will I need to really use the effects loop? I head Boss pedals sound really bad in the loop.