#1
im getting into performing live. i want to expand my pedals. play mostly alt rock and metal. i got the plain old boss distortion pedal. might get the megadistortion pedal later. i got the cry baby and boss acoustic simulator.

im thinking of getting the harmonist and equalizer both by boss. advice?
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#2
My best advice I can give to you is: listen to demos of various types of pedals (phaser, flanger, delay, reverb, etc.). Listen to your favorite artists to see if they have any interesting tones. From there, you can determine what pedals you want or need to establish a given sound. I could tell you to buy a flanger, for example, but if you don't like the tone of the intro riff to Cowboys from Hell, you have no use for one. Your shopping list should stem from what YOU want to create, not from what other people think you need.

That said, for a typical rock/metal player, good pedals to include in your arsenal would be a compressor, an EQ, and a wah.
Last edited by Helicopters! at Nov 9, 2011,
#3
Proguitarshop on youtube does a great demo of the Boss PS6.
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#4
Quote by voltafan485
Proguitarshop on youtube does a great demo of the Boss PS6.


yeah thats what made me fall in love with it lol
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Dunlop Cry Baby
Boss DS-1 Pedal
Boss AC-3 Pedal
Boss BF-2 Pedal

Dime D100C
#5
Quote by Helicopters!
My best advice I can give to you is: listen to demos of various types of pedals (phaser, flanger, delay, reverb, etc.). Listen to your favorite artists to see if they have any interesting tones. From there, you can determine what pedals you want or need to establish a given sound. I could tell you to buy a flanger, for example, but if you don't like the tone of the intro riff to Cowboys from Hell, you have no use for one. Your shopping list should stem from what YOU want to create, not from what other people think you need.

That said, for a typical rock/metal player, good pedals to include in your arsenal would be a compressor, an EQ, and a wah.



i see the compression pedal by boss holds the sounds longer. which is pretty bad ass thanks man
Dean Floyd Rose Signature

Dunlop Cry Baby
Boss DS-1 Pedal
Boss AC-3 Pedal
Boss BF-2 Pedal

Dime D100C
#6
Phaser or chorus wouldn't be a bad idea on cleans for alt rock imho.
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#7
I would be sure to try the Boss CS3 before you buy if you want a compressor, it really isn't that great compared to some of the competitors. For (a fair bit more cash) you can get the Diamond Compressor, which blows pretty much everything out the water. If sustain is what you really want check out the Pigtronix Philosophers Tone, it may add a bit of dirt but it sustains forever!
#9
Boss isn't the only company that makes pedals. IMO in most cases you can get a better pedal for a similar price.

Also if you are looking at overdrive/distortion pedals then we really have to know what amp you have
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#10
Quote by Helicopters!
My best advice I can give to you is: listen to demos of various types of pedals (phaser, flanger, delay, reverb, etc.). Listen to your favorite artists to see if they have any interesting tones. From there, you can determine what pedals you want or need to establish a given sound. I could tell you to buy a flanger, for example, but if you don't like the tone of the intro riff to Cowboys from Hell, you have no use for one. Your shopping list should stem from what YOU want to create, not from what other people think you need..


best advice given for sure. i'll also mentione that you don't need to feel obligated to get a pedal board full of fx. start with what you need for your basic sound. for instance if you use a distortion pedal for your dirt then getting one that give you what you want tone wise is a good idea. a good basic tone is needed before you throw on some icing.

i'd also suggest looking into a wah as well as delay and perhaps a phaser.
#12
Sell your pedals, take all your money, buy a few actually good pedals.

I'd spend that money on hookers and blow before buying boss pedlulz
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#13
i know there are more pedals? i like boss. i hate digitech, not a fan of e-h. im sticking with boss because i like what they have. its all about preference
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Boss DS-1 Pedal
Boss AC-3 Pedal
Boss BF-2 Pedal

Dime D100C
#14
ive been playing for 8 years, when i did perform it was solely acoustic. so im not a rookie haha
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Dunlop Cry Baby
Boss DS-1 Pedal
Boss AC-3 Pedal
Boss BF-2 Pedal

Dime D100C
#15
I'm neither a proponent nor opponent of Boss really. That said, if you are looking at the MD-2 for distortion, also consider an Ibanez JD-9. Same kinda sound as the MD-2, but smoother and with greater range. And I'd strongly 2nd a tuner and noise gate before you get many more.... The PS-6 is cool, but I see it as more of a trick pedal. Get the more important ones first. Compression and chorus would come before the PS-6 in my book. For that matter, so would most other pedals.... Good luck with w/e u get.
#16
yeah im regretting the ac3. but it was 70 bucks so it was a steal
Dean Floyd Rose Signature

Dunlop Cry Baby
Boss DS-1 Pedal
Boss AC-3 Pedal
Boss BF-2 Pedal

Dime D100C
#17
I kinda like the AC-3 myself, but it was a low priority when I was picking pedals, I may still get one. It wont be because it makes the moozak sound anything like an acoustic, but I do like the sounds it makes. Add that to the Blues Driver and it sounds real cool.