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Old 05-23-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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Which pedal to fill in that little gap?

Hi,
So I have space for one Boss sized pedal on my pedalboard, just don't know which to get.
I already have tuner, Wah,Whammy,3 OD/Dis, phaser ,2 reverbs and DL4 delay.
I get my chorus effect from the whammy also don't like flangers.
I play classic rock,blues,country and some metal.
I was thinking maybe a tremolo? Any other thoughts?
Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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The way I play, a compressor would be first in the chain, a Boss LMB-3 being my favourite. I would also chuck one of the ODs and try a tremolo for the styles you play.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
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If it were me, I'd find another flavour of overdrive or fuzz (if your classic rock includes Hendrix, something in the Octavia vein could be fun) and stick that in there.

A tremolo would definitely be a good pick, too. I've always found it a slightly awkward effect because you can sometimes get your pick attack lost during a dip in volume when you don't mean to, but used a bit more subtly it can give you some very pleasant extra depth without the effect being very obviously present, which is great for blues where even a Leslie cabinet can be pushing it, effects-wise.
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:56 PM   #4
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just because you have an empty space doesn't mean you have to fill it . if you don't have a specific need for a sound from a pedal then you don't really need it.

I play similar stuff (no country) and do just fine with 4 pedals.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:11 PM   #6
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just because you have an empty space doesn't mean you have to fill it



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Old 05-23-2016, 09:15 PM   #7
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Fuzz would really be a good idea. Fuzz face type would be fun.
But what's your budget?
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:27 PM   #8
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buying a pedal just to buy a pedal has great potential to be a waste of money. different story if the op had any idea of what he might need but really didn't seem to have much of an idea. now I know that this advice goes against the grain but it should at least get him to think about a little more. I've bought tons of pedals over the last 38 years of playing and believe me a good number of them were just impulse buys that I really didn't need.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:31 PM   #9
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Maybe a clean boost?

Or really, the huge 8 button footswitch for a Mesa Roadster is exactly what you need!
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i figured i would just throw a few out there:

zvex mastertron
voodoo lab tremolo (the four knob one)
malekko 616 lo-fi
malekko unity fuzz
timmy

those are all pedals i got that i currently own (i have 25+ at the moment) that i bought on an impulse for fun and enjoyed them. and i use them quite regularly.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:47 PM   #12
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buying a pedal just to buy a pedal has great potential to be a waste of money. different story if the op had any idea of what he might need but really didn't seem to have much of an idea. now I know that this advice goes against the grain but it should at least get him to think about a little more. I've bought tons of pedals over the last 38 years of playing and believe me a good number of them were just impulse buys that I really didn't need.









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As a pedalholic, I actually agree with you about the potential to waste money. OTOH, sometimes, even when I have a plan, I waste money.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:59 PM   #14
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I'm on a bit of a cheap fuzz kick lately, and I'm not really a pedal guy. Pedals mostly sit in the closet. One of the fuzz pedals I've grown a bit fond of is a cheap Ibanez FZ7 Fuzz, really nasty sounding (bad in a neat way)... but, that's what I like about it. Moen Fuzz Moo is a neat sounding pedal on the cheap as well that I've been playing around with, but a bit bigger in size than you can accommodate though.

I think a fuzz is a good pedal to have just because it can force you to play a bit different and get you outside of the box.

If you're more of a boutique/high end pedal guy, I've heard good things about the Iron Bell and the Sludgehammer fuzz pedals.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:02 AM   #16
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buying a pedal just to buy a pedal has great potential to be a waste of money. different story if the op had any idea of what he might need but really didn't seem to have much of an idea. now I know that this advice goes against the grain but it should at least get him to think about a little more. I've bought tons of pedals over the last 38 years of playing and believe me a good number of them were just impulse buys that I really didn't need.

Yeah, all joking aside that's a perfectly valid point.

Unless you're in a shoegaze band
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:46 AM   #17
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I think your right monwobobbo.
I was getting a Micro amp anyway but with the spare cash, I might upgrade and get the Micro amp plus.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:48 AM   #18
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How bout a Line 6 M5? That'd give you a sorta utility pedal for seldom used fx.

Also, if you wanted tremolo, there's one on the M series called "opto trem" that I love, it sounds intense, best tremolo effect I've ever owned (not that I've ever broken the bank for a tremolo pedal).
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I think your right monwobobbo.
I was getting a Micro amp anyway but with the spare cash, I might upgrade and get the Micro amp plus.



well I had to be right sooner or later . I'm all for recommending pedals and lord knows I've gone though a bunch but sometimes the answer is I really don't need to spend money just cuz I can.

give your current setup a good going over and really think about how it can be truly better. if what you have does the job then you are good to go. if not why and can another pedal (or replacing an exiting one) honestly make that big of a difference. I haven't bought a new pedal in over 2 years by doing this. sure I've been tempted but in the end couldn't honestly justify it. I definitely have found that doing my homework and really giving things a good thinking over (no impulse buys) has kept me on the right track. there is always something "better" especially with pedals but having that mindset will make you nuts if you let it get away from you.
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+1 for adding a fuzzbox, though you may find yourself plunging down a whole new gear-related rabbit hole if you've never tried fuzz before. A decent option for the musical genres and space dimensions referenced would be a Fuzzhugger Algal Bloom V2 mini.
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