#1
I've been playing guitar for about 6 months, now. I just got a boss DS-1 (w00t) and am looking to buy some more effect pedals, with one catch:

I don't know what hardly any of them do! I've never looked into this before!

Okay, so if anybody could reccomend some cool and cheap pedals, it would be much appreciated... And if not...

Well, the ones that I specifically want to know what they do are:
1. Overdrive??
2. Chorus??
3. Sustain??
4. Flanger??
5. Shifter??
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#2
overdrive- think distortion with less gain.
chorus- i actually dont know what chorus does and ive been playing for 5 1/2 years.
sustain- makes notes last longer
flanger- think of a jet plane(ish) sound
shifter- idk.
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#3
I think overdrive is only really useful with a tube amp. Not positive, though.
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#4
Chorus makes kinda a reverb thingy...that's not quiet reverb...i dont know how to explain it.
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#5
Overdrive= mimics the sounds produced when you turn the volume up all the way on a clean amp. If you run it through an amp with the gain turned up you get distortion.

Chorus=mimics a 12 string guitar. Gives a real hair-metal sound to your distortion.

Sustain=MAkes your notes ring out for a longer period and help maintain clarity, so they don't fizzle out so quik.

Flanger= makes a gust of wind type sound.

Phase Shifter= uh, it's complicated. It "shifts" the tone of the note around. SOunds really spacy soundin'.

Go to www.musiciansfriend.com and look up pedals. You can listen to audio clips of what they sounds like.
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#6
chorus, gives a wavy mellow sound
-good for un distorted sounds but with distortions sounds good enough to play with a solo
if youve ever ehard COME AS YOU ARE-NIRVANA then you should know what chorus is
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#7
since the defs have been given, id say get a boss me-50 its got all those affects in the one unit plus more. Best thing it its the easiest multi effects pedal to use (or that I know of atleast) and its a boss so the quality is hand in hand.
#8
chorus, gives a wavy mellow sound
-good for un distorted sounds but with distortions sounds good enough to play with a solo
if youve ever ehard COME AS YOU ARE-NIRVANA then you should know what chorus is


Dude it's not strait chorus on that song. its that and something else. Straight chorus dos not make your sound tremolo a little. It mimics 2 guitars playing the same thing, or a 12 string.
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Dude it's not strait chorus on that song. its that and something else. Straight chorus dos not make your sound tremolo a little. It mimics 2 guitars playing the same thing, or a 12 string.


yea in the beginig w./out dist. its deffinitly a flanger. The cohrus is only used w./ dist. on that song!!
#10
Well, the ones that I specifically want to know what they do are:
1. Overdrive??
2. Chorus??
3. Sustain??
4. Flanger??
5. Shifter??
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1. Increases volume and supposedly boosts tone.
2. Simulates multiple guitars playing the same thing. Does not repeat multiple times.
3. Keeps the note longer.
4. Gives it a sweeping sound.
5. It shifts the pitch.
#11
a chorus... hmm... have you ever listened to nirvana? their song, "Come As You Are" is like nothing but Chorus effect.

you also asked for recomended pedals... for a chorus, an electro-harmonix small clone analog chorus is a good one, I just played one today.
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a chorus... hmm... have you ever listened to nirvana? their song, "Come As You Are" is like nothing but Chorus effect.



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