#1
So I'm adding to my pedal board soon and have a few pedals picked out, there will be 10 total plus a switch box for the EX7

Here's the layout starting from the guitar and working towards the amp, a KX1200 keyboard/pa setup.

(Guitar)

Boss TU-2 Tuner
Digitech EX-7
Danelectro D-2 Fab Overdrive
Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
Line 6 ToneCore Dr. Distorto distortion
Yamaha magicstomp
Danelectro DJ14 Fish and Chips
Boss CE-5 Chorus
Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Boss NS-2 Noise suppressor

(Amp)

Total cost of the pedals alone all new - $543 (minus shipping)
add the cost of patch cables and chain cords for power and it will bring me up to around $571 (minus shipping once more)

Now I already have the EX7 and magicstomp so I'm ordering everything plus a digitech FS3X.

I think its a good setup and I play everything from jazz to rock...so having a little bit of everything is good for me.

now being that this is around 570 ill be spending it will be a while until i have saved up the money just for this...I'm still considering getting a few more items like a few cables, new SM47 Shure mic, sound card, mini mixer for headphone use, digital reverb unit for the main mixer, guitar strings...
add all that and its up to around a $980 order minus shipping........
yea I really know how to spend my money lol

anyways, enough rambling on...
is that a good pedal layout?
#2
change out ns-2 fo ran isp noise decimator, much better

and what amp are you going to be running this into.
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#3
I don't agree with the OD/dist. pedals you have there. You could get a crunchbox instead of the Dr. Distorto, and a better OD than the Fab.

For $900, you could get an amp that'll sound better than a keyboard amp + effects...
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#4
The only reason I like that line 6 distortion is because of the sustain feedback setup, its useful for some of the songs I play.

I'll look into the ISP Decimator.

I'm running these FX direct to the board like I'm currently doing with the magicstomp and EX7, the monitor amp is a Behringer KX1200 keyboard/PA but most of the time im playing with headpghones from the mixer.


Quote by Reincaster
I don't agree with the OD/dist. pedals you have there. You could get a crunchbox instead of the Dr. Distorto, and a better OD than the Fab.

For $900, you could get an amp that'll sound better than a keyboard amp + effects...


I may take the Danelectro OD off the list, I just figured I would have a try with it as its cheap.
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#5
so, without looking at the list for now - what types of pedals would you wanna get and why?

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#6
I play a lot of different type of music so i would need everything from distortions to cleans to FX.

ODs
heavy distortions
Chorus FX
Blues type OD
Tremolo
wah (I already have one)
Whammy (already have one)

I think that just about sums it up...

I'm always looking for more sounds and so the way I see it is I should just buy all the pedals I think I would use at this time so I wont be making orders out like 7 times a year to MF wasting money on shipping costs...
#7
A bluesboy/pro and a crunchbox from MI Audio will probably do all the gain types you need, as well as OD.
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#8
ODs - tubescreamer, boss bd-2,
heavy distortions - boss ds-2, that line 6 thing if you want to...i dunno
Chorus FX - EHX small clone
Blues type OD - tubescreamer (maxon), bd-2
Tremolo - voodoo labs makes a nice one
wah (I already have one) - ultimate wah thread if you'd want a new one
Whammy (already have one) - there is only one, so this is pointless

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Quote by hendriko
ODs - tubescreamer, boss bd-2,
heavy distortions - boss ds-2, that line 6 thing if you want to...i dunno
Chorus FX - EHX small clone
Blues type OD - tubescreamer (maxon), bd-2
Tremolo - voodoo labs makes a nice one
wah (I already have one) - ultimate wah thread if you'd want a new one
Whammy (already have one) - there is only one, so this is pointless



lol i'm just glad i saw "tubescreamer" in that list
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#10
Quote by hendriko

wah (I already have one) - ultimate wah thread if you'd want a new one
Whammy (already have one) - there is only one, so this is pointless


Actually there are two whammy pedals out there

EX7 has a limited whammy function but I don't use it much so it's great for me
wah I'm using is also the EX7 and I'm extremely happy with it as well.


Thanks for the suggestions guys.
I'll look into some other pedals to replace some of the ones I'm currently looking at.
#11
so u want all pedals... saying u want different kinds of sounds.. where's ur delay or phaser??? get amps with different tonal characters!!! don't depend on pedals! they can't do "everything" for u!!!
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#13
Right after getting some of these pedals I am planning on saving up for a new amp, I have been eyeing this B-52

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046

but also the Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp

BTW, can the EHX small clone run on the Boss PSA plug?
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Quote by forsaknazrael
Well....I think that getting a new amp is more important than a new pedal. An amp is like 80% of your tone.



i wont say it's 80%... but yea it is much more significant than pedals.
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#16
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Make that a Korg DT10

Line 6 ToneCore Dr. Distorto distortion
Scrap this. Line 6 distortion sucks.

Boss CE-5 Chorus
There are better choruses around.

Boss NS-2 Noise suppressor
As mentioned, get an ISP.

With that said, I agree with forsakn, buy effects as you need them. You have a lot of effects that you can do without there. To save money you could scrap the overdrives (save the money for a new amp). Your Magicstomp already has a bunch of effects like chorus and tremolo, so scrap them. You really don't need a 7 band EQ for guitar unless you're using it as a solo boost.
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#17
Why buy $570 of cables and pedals to cover up your tone, and then save for an amp afterwards? Put that $570 towards the JSX.
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#19
ok heres the new layout,




I might toss a tremolo in there but for now the magicstomp really does a lot.
This are all the "needs" and not the "wants" haha

oh yea forgot to swap out the noise gate in the new pic
#20
For a pedalboard that big, I'd strongly advise getting rid of a lot of the pedals, modding the ones you've chosen to be true bypass or replace the choices with true bypass ones for signal retention. Boss pedals have crap buffers and suck tone. I'm not sure of the buffers in the pedals in your revised version, but make sure they're true bypass or at least have a good bypass (like the EHX) or your tone will be sucked off.
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#21
You really dont need a Blues OD and a normal OD. Set your amp to the Blues tone you like, then just use the OD for rock/metal.

I agree with what everyone else has said. All you REALLY need is a Whammy, OD, Noise Suppressor and then just save for a new amp.
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#22
you're making a huge mistake, imo.

you're looking at a $500 amp and spending as much, if not more, on pedals.
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#23
You should buy a great amp rather than buy a bunch of individual effects. Then, if you still feel the need for some effects, buy a multi-effects board like a Boss GT-8. If you embark on your current plan, you will end up selling most of your pedals on eBay and/or Craigslist to buy a new amp. It happens quite often. In fact, that's how I get my pedals.
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#24
Quote by jj1565
you're making a huge mistake, imo.

you're looking at a $500 amp and spending as much, if not more, on pedals.

agreed.

running all those pedal(some very subpar to the others) plus through a keyboard amp will sound like crap.

even a multi fx board would be better than half of the pedals you listed on there, and couple that with a good amp, guitar not keyboard...
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