#1
alright so heres the deal. when im playing with a clean tone, i like to have a little chorus, delay, and reverb on to enhance the sound. not exactly clean, i know, but i like the way it sounds. the problem is, when i want to switch to distortion, i have to hit 4 different pedals to get to just a straight distortion sound. this is probably a stupid question, but is there any way i could somehow do something where i could hit one button/pedal to turn off/on more than one pedal simultaneously?
#2
keep the pedals close, and you can double-foot them 2 each, its hard but with practice you wont even have to look at them....the key is placement

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#3
ive seen chanel pedals or something where you can have two lines of effects and switch between them

someone will probly tell you specificly what it is because i dont know the details
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#4
if you have shoes like all stars there is no problem in turning all of the 4 pedals off/on.
you just have to have huge feet
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#5
ha yeah thats what ive been doing up to now. i was just hoping there was some kind of channeling something to make the process a little easier.
#6
Some people use modulation and time based effects in the guitar loop, which helps in this kind of situation. They can just hit the footswitch for the effects loop to disengage all of them....

I run all of my pedals direct though, and in this kind of situation you kind of have to be quick and resourceful in switching off your effects..

In situations like this, you can sometimes switch them off just a tad before the end of the phrase without being noticeable in a mix. Delay, probably the last in the sequence right before you hit the footswitch for your distortion..
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#7
Just tape a wooden ruler across all of the modulation effects. That way, when you step on the ruler, all three can be engaged or disengaged with one stomp.

Ya gotta learn to be more resourceful, man!
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Just tape a wooden ruler across all of the modulation effects. That way, when you step on the ruler, all three can be engaged or disengaged with one stomp.

Ya gotta learn to be more resourceful, man!

Dude... thats like brilliant. Not the most attractive but as you said... resourceful.
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Dude... thats like brilliant. Not the most attractive but as you said... resourceful.


It helps to be dirt poor like me.

I can't afford a lot of fancy switchboxes and stuff like that, so I gotta improvise.

I've got a million tricks, so if you've ever got something in your rig that needs fixing, I've probably got a solution for it.
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Just tape a wooden ruler across all of the modulation effects. That way, when you step on the ruler, all three can be engaged or disengaged with one stomp.

Ya gotta learn to be more resourceful, man!


That works until you want to use them individually..
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#11
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That works until you want to use them individually..


You could still press down on the end of each pedals footpad.
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Nano-Switchblade-Channel-Switcher-?sku=150091
then if you have two channels on your amp, you can plug the distortion into the high gain and the others into the low gain, otherwise, you could try and find some other sort of pedal or cable that would combite it back together.
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#13
Maybe.... if the pedals have a footpad versus the switch.

Just seems like it would create more problems than good, especially when jamming or playing live. Just doesn't seem like a great idea to rely on a ruler and some tape or the tip of your toe to engage a pedal.

But if it works for you, then more power to ya
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then if you have two channels on your amp, you can plug the distortion into the high gain and the others into the low gain, otherwise, you could try and find some other sort of pedal or cable that would combite it back together.


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#17
get an A/B pedal, click it and it changes from one lead to another, put ur modulation from one jack and ur distortion from another jack
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