#1
I play Classic Blues influenced rock (Zep, Cream, Hendrix), and i have no pedals. I have a Ibanez Strat knockoff from the 80's (i love her) and a Vox VR15. I can get a pretty good distortion tone from both of 'em together. So... I'm looking at pedals to boost my tone. Should I get either:

A. Distortion pedal (fuzz box, overdrive)

B. Wah

C. Other


What would you reccommend?
#2
tubescreamer Maybe ?? But i love a Wah :p can bring something lifeless into something worth shagging.
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#3
well you need a distortion, and not a fancy one. A DS-1 will do for $40... but if you're into all those bands then you'll eventually want a wah like you said. There are a lot crybaby fanboys around here, and I'm not one of them... my Vox does me just fine.

For straight-up blues that's all you really need unless you start experimenting.
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#4
Yeah for the wah, since you play classic rock, I suggest a Vox Clyde Mcoy Re-issue Wah. I prefer it to the crybaby's. Gives a more classic tone than the crybaby IMO
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#5
depends on the price you wanna pay, you could either buy a Jim Dunlop/Custom Audio Electronices Overdrive/Boost pedal that seems to be great but with a high price too or a Boss Overdrive, for a Wah I'd recommand you a Morley, they're garanteed lifetime I think, way better pedals than the Crybaby's, get yourself a Morley Bad Horsie and you won't regret it. If you want more effects, but I think it's useless if you don't have a little amp, save money for a better one before, but if you really want other effects you can get a Digitech or a Dunlop Chorus, a Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90 or Flanger is pretty cool too. Anyway I hope it helped you a lil' bit.
#6
get a ds-1, then a vox wah, then when u buy a tube amp, get a ts-9, and then buy whatever the hell u want
#8
Boss Blues Driver. period.
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#11
Overdrive pedals are best when you have a tube amp you can crank up and the OD just pushes it a little more.

For that, original TS 808's or keeley modded ts-808 RI's are my fav
#12
or if you want that 60s sounds a dunlop dallas arbiter fuzz face
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#15
Thanks for all your input guys. I appreciate it a lot.

In response to VR6 Stoner, I like my VR15 a lot, it has a pretty good tone, i don't gig with it, so it's my practice amp, and it suits me fine. It's inexpensive, good clean and overdriven tones, and it hasn't let me down yet.
#16
You cant go wrong with a tubescreamer, or even try using two tubescreamers, one with low drive, and one with high drive the way SRV used to. Nothing touches the tubescreamer.
#17
Since I'm a blues man, I don't use all the pedals in my sig all I need between me and my amp is my Boss Sd-1 (Analogman Modded). Thats all you need for blues, o yea and a tube amp.
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#18
Yep, Keeley BD.....

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