#1
Hey everyone

I'm working on building up a pedalboard, and I'm wanting opinions on what I should get next. I play mostly blues and blues influenced rock, and also funk stuff. I don't go really heavy distortion wise. I currently the equipment in my signature.

So, right now I am looking for a fuzz pedal, but I'm not really sure where to go from there. I think that a compresser might be nice for funk, but I'm not positive.

Who wants to give their opinion on which to get next?

Thanks
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#2
I don't personally like compressors. They are kind of a give and take soundwise. Fuzz are awesome.

If it may help, generally speaking there are three big fuzz families. Muffs, Benders and Fuzz faces. Maybe you can go from there and see which type you like best and then narrow it to a pedal in particular.
#3
Funk stuff?

Yes get a compressor.
Something with controls.

3630 if you don't care for the pedal form, else I'd say a suhr koji for both ease of use and sound, though some have had pretty good experiences with the diamond compressor.
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#5
I'd suggest some sorta Fuzz Face type pedal for fuzzy blues. What about a delay pedal? You can use a delay pedal as a reverb or chorus in a pinch, delay is plenty versatile.
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I'd suggest some sorta Fuzz Face type pedal for fuzzy blues. What about a delay pedal? You can use a delay pedal as a reverb or chorus in a pinch, delay is plenty versatile.


There's a hardwire dl-8 delay thats for sale used near me. Do you know anything about it?

Also a mfz-1 clone for the fuzz, it sounds nice.
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Yeah I have the DL-8. It's a really solid delay. It can give you loads of time on it, and it's got a lot of other modes - the analog setting is solid, I also love the tape lo-fi. Plus it's got a looper on it which is always good to have. I would so go for it.
#8
Okay, I contacted him. Just waiting to hear back
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#9
Check out the Double Muff. It's like an overdrive/fuzz hybrid. Pretty flexible pedal for having only two knobs.

If I didn't have that, I'd probably have a Big Muff Pi w/Tone Wicker.
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#10
For Fuzz my 4 favorites are Univox Super Fuzz, Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz, Analogman Sunface, and DBA Fuzz War, but that MFZ-1 sounds pretty dope. Might have to see if I can build a clone of it or something.

The Super Fuzz usually has a lot of clones floating around (just saw one for $95 on Reverb). I think I saw some Axis Fuzz clones on there too.

All of them except the DBA are classic fuzz tones ala 60s-70s. That's the era I think I like the most when it comes to fuzz. Fuzz is one of those things (Univibe also) that you really can't go half-assed with or you're going to end up hating them...
#11
Guy replied back about the delay and said he sold it. damn
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Here is something with controls
Something with comprehensive controls labeled with the name of the parameter they control.
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#13
Wampler Velvet Fuzz!! Check out the demos on YouTube, if you play a lot of blues rock you'll want to buy one asap.
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... I don't go really heavy distortion wise...

So, right now I am looking for a fuzz pedal, but I'm not really sure where to go from there.


Lol what? The only distortion you'll need for blues-rock and funk is a moderate overdrive. Look into the Soul Food by EHX or the Klon V2 by Arc Effects. You might want to get a Tubescreamer to boost your tone as well.

As for the comp, look into the Wampler Ego Compressor. It has a few parameters like blend and attack that you might not find on other comps. The Walrus Audio Deep Six has blend and attack as well.

Delay and reverb are always a standard. Maybe you could find a small combo pedal for both. The Nebula by Noisemaker seems pretty solid.
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#15
Blues, blues rock & funk?

A tuner, wah, phaser, od & digital delay with subdivisions would be the first ones I'd get.
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Something with comprehensive controls labeled with the name of the parameter they control.

He tells you the relation between the controls' names and what they control in the video. Probsbly also in the manual.

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Quote by Will Lane
Lol what? The only distortion you'll need for blues-rock and funk is a moderate overdrive. Look into the Soul Food by EHX or the Klon V2 by Arc Effects. You might want to get a Tubescreamer to boost your tone as well.


a soul food's a good call, but fuzz is very useful as well for classic rock I think. Certain types of classic rock, anyway.

(unless that's not what you were saying, I took it that you were saying he didn't need a fuzz, i might have misinterpreted what you meant )
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