#1
I thought we could get a good discussion on a list of good blues pedals. I'm just now getting into effects as I'm preparing for my first gig, and I'm really starting to get addicted to honing my sound.

So far I've got:

Ibanez TS9
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
MXR Phase 90
EH English Muff'n
Boss Chorus

Any other additions? I'm not that well developed yet due to finances more than anything. Looking to get a Fuzz Face for sure. Any other recommendations? Anything listed, I'll hugely consider!
#2
Hmm... I was wondering this too and am looking at a Boss Blues Driver BD-2? I'm currently using multi effects mind.
#3
Pedal junkie here: I have a few dozen right now, some of which overlap in purpose. IMHO, there is no such thing as a must-have pedal, only pedals that work better or worse for your intended purposes. For instance, while it is considered essential by many, I have no Wah pedal. Someday, I may change that, but for now? Eh.

And the are pros who use only cheap pedals, some who use boutique pedals exclusively, some who use MFX pedals, and some who mix & match across all categories.

So, what is it you want to play?
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Pedal junkie here: I have a few dozen right now, some of which overlap in purpose. IMHO, there is no such thing as a must-have pedal, only pedals that work better or worse for your intended purposes. For instance, while it is considered essential by many, I have no Wah pedal. Someday, I may change that, but for now? Eh.

And the are pros who use only cheap pedals, some who use boutique pedals exclusively, some who use MFX pedals, and some who mix & match across all categories.

So, what is it you want to play?


Anything similar to a Hendrix or Gilmour sound. So I think almost a psychedelic-blues sort of sound if that makes sense. I think a delay and a flanger would do well to help with that. Correct me if I'm wrong?
#5
I would definitely add a delay (or five or six or nine). Delay pedals get addicting though, so careful.

For that psychedelic sound look into a nice analog delay. Like the MXR Carbon Copy or Deluxe Memory Man or Malekko Ekko 616.
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Anything similar to a Hendrix or Gilmour sound. So I think almost a psychedelic-blues sort of sound if that makes sense. I think a delay and a flanger would do well to help with that. Correct me if I'm wrong?

Well, I own a Boss RT-20 Space Echo, and this guy's video shows you why it is so good for those wanting to mimic David Gilmour's tone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QrXsrPAFIc
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#8
Honestly, you're pretty set for blues already. Maybe a Uni-Vibe and a delay?


I'd personally go for an OD, Fuzz, Delay/Reverb, Univibe, Wah for a 'standard' blues setup.
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What about a EHX Big Muff?
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Tuner???
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For blues? Maybe an overdrive or two, reverb and perhaps delay. But really, guitar and amp is all that's actually essential for blues.
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#12
Some awesome pedal mentions in here. I particularly enjoyed the RT-20, Carbon Copy, Big Muff. And my pedal has a stomp box for reverb and delay, but I think I'll just use it for the reverb and get a different delay pedal with stomp setting...perhaps a DD-7?
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For blues? Maybe an overdrive or two, reverb and perhaps delay. But really, guitar and amp is all that's actually essential for blues.


the best blues tones i have gotten were from amps that had a nice 'edge of breakup' and hit it with a little OD for leads.

also the way you play blues is different than other genres with everything from feel and how hard you press, etc.

AMP>PEDAL(S).

if you want to include another pedal go ahead, but you don't really NEED anything. wah and univibe (i cheaped out and got a voodoo lab microvibe for $60 used). works great but doesn't get much use. type things for some blues.
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I think the confusion is that the topic was posted in regards to blues pedals, but the poster is after a Hendrix or Gilmour sound.

They're not really the same sound.
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I think the confusion is that the topic was posted in regards to blues pedals, but the poster is after a Hendrix or Gilmour sound.

They're not really the same sound.


yea there is that. it wasn't in the OP though. but yea different tones. really different rigs and several grand each.
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#16
Agree with the rigs^^

David gilmours tone is pretty gainy and relative to the average blues player has less dynamic range.

Almost a full on mid honk.

Blues rock is a better term I think in this case, but more traditional blues, is quite an airy dynamic tube sound.

Hendrix as well, while he has a nice clean blues tones a lot of the times, he also has a far more edgier sound.

Difference in playing blues, and having the actual sound of blues. That being said, blues is a very broad genre term, and has had a lot of room for personal interpretation as the former mentioned artists

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