#1
Eventually, I'm getting an electric guitar. Don't ask me when, but eventually. I'm either going to get an Epiphone Les Paul (Standard or Custom) or a Strat/Pacifica. With it, I'm thinking of getting that wonderful Epiphone Valve Junior. I've heard some clips of it. What great tone.

I know that alone, it has excellent classic tone. But I want to be able to play quietly or stuff that might be out of its normal range. So what sort of pedals should I look into? An overdrive? EQ? I want to play blues (which I understand the amp will do nicely), classic rock, hard rock (big GnR fan). And let's pretend money is no obstacle (but don't tell me to get everything). I just want some ideas thrown around. Thanks guys.
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#2
I've seen the digitech rp series multi effect pedals get recommended alot here. a multi effect pedal would probably be the best for a beginner (which I'm assuming you are? you seem to know quite a bit though) because you'll be able to find what effects you like and don't like
#3
sorry, yeah. Should have mentioned that I am kind of a beginner when it comes to electric guitars, but not with guitars in general. I've been playing an acoustic for a few years. I'm unsure whether to get a multi-effects pedal because of the fact that they apparently sound like relative crap.
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#4
Yeah, you should look into a multi-fx to figure out what you want, but you'd definitely want to get an EQ for your Valve Junior if you get nothing else.
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#5
I wouldn't recommend a Digitech anything unless it was a Bad Monkey. Their pedals are horrible imo. I'd probably rather have a Danelectro FAB set than a cheap RP multi-fx.

If you're on a budget, grab a Bad Monkey for your OD, if not maybe step it up to something like a Maxon OD-808. You could also go for something like an OCD, it would get you more gain, but it's a bit more expensive.

An EQ would also be useful with a VJ as it doesn't have one. Again, if you're on a budget, I'd suggest a Danelectro Fish 'n Chips. If you're willing to spend more, an MXR 10-Band EQ is about the best you can get.

Not sure what all other effects you'll want, but I think those should keep you set for your distortion.

Stay away from Boss and Digitech pedals, they might be a brand you know, but you'll be glad in the long run that you didn't spend money on them. Their bypass is horrible stock and a lot of them in your effects chain will degrade your sound quite a bit.
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stay away from boss? really? I've heard good things about that MXR 10-band EQ, but in reality its too expensive. I'll keep the fish n' chips in mind, but are there any others that I should keep an eye open for?

And in terms of Overdrive... I don't want cheap crap for anything. If something is worth the money then I'll save for it. At the same time, I don't want to spend ridiculous amounts of money. I can't seem to find the bad monkey or the maxon. Are the Ibanez tubescreamers (TS7, TS9, TS808) any good? The Boss overdrives are a no-no?
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I've seen the digitech rp series multi effect pedals get recommended alot here. a multi effect pedal would probably be the best for a beginner (which I'm assuming you are? you seem to know quite a bit though) because you'll be able to find what effects you like and don't like


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stay away from boss? really? I've heard good things about that MXR 10-band EQ, but in reality its too expensive. I'll keep the fish n' chips in mind, but are there any others that I should keep an eye open for?

And in terms of Overdrive... I don't want cheap crap for anything. If something is worth the money then I'll save for it. At the same time, I don't want to spend ridiculous amounts of money. I can't seem to find the bad monkey or the maxon. Are the Ibanez tubescreamers (TS7, TS9, TS808) any good? The Boss overdrives are a no-no?

Boss are ok but if you're concerned with tone I'd look into other brands now before you have to spend more money later.

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The Ibanez are good, Maxon was the original maker of the Tubescreamers for Ibanez and I liked them slightly better than the Ibanez pedals. The TS-7 is generally thought of as a bad pedal, however, if you're decent with a soldering iron you can buy it for cheap and mod it to TS-9 or TS-808 specs for much cheaper than it would cost to buy it.

Some people like the Boss SD-1 as an overdrive but there wasn't really anything special about it (imo), I'd rather have the Bad Monkey for that price.
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#9
Sorry, but I'm in Australia, so musiciansfriend is ruled out.
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#10
Ah dang, how'd I miss that?

Hmm, well I know sites that have them for sale by they escape my mind atm.
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