#1
Besides things like Power Conditioners, can rack gear be replaced with Effects Pedals?

I've been building a layout through experience of pedals I'd really like to see in the chain for my tone, all together I will have in the end...

A Boss NS-2
A EHX Knockout
A Line6 DL4
A BBE Mind Bender
An Xotic FX BB Preamp
A Keeley Compressor
An Ibanez WD Wah
And finally a BBE Sonic Stomp

This would lead into a Marshall TSL for now, then just the clean channel of the marshall (its true bliss) as a future Bogner Ecstasy will hopefully replace for Leads

Would the tone through this rival that of Rack Gear? I think it would, but then again I'm not a professional musician yet, so, I turn to the experience in UG.

My main goal is to get a very very thick almost 3D lead thats very smooth, I guess you could compare it to a tone like Steve Vai's in some ways. And I wanted to have a very smooth crunch that can be altered for a great blues tone, and a clean that could run from Jazz with a SH Body to a nice breaking tone for clean Hendrix or Mayer.

thank you much in advance =D
#2
Remove the Boss NS-2 and replace it with something better, something like an ISP decimator does the job much better and has much simpler controls.
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#3
i was thinking about using the NS2 as a power unit for much of the other pedals but i guess with that amount id need to upgrade to a power brick later
#4
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Remove the Boss NS-2 and replace it with something better, something like an ISP decimator does the job much better and has much simpler controls.


+1
#5
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Remove the Boss NS-2 and replace it with something better, something like an ISP decimator does the job much better and has much simpler controls.


so if I change that, is there anything else really wrong?

and will this tone be able to pull off a rack gear quality?
#6
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so if I change that, is there anything else really wrong?

and will this tone be able to pull off a rack gear quality?


If you change that you should have a pedal board worthy of just about any application I care to think of. It won't be quite rack gear quality but a vast amount of rack gear is overkill unless you're John Petrucci or have a similar range of tones you use regularly.
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#7
yeah, My tone is remarkably repetetive tho, I usual just take my root tone and add on the spice with chorus, delay, comp, etc
#8
Ditch the Ibanez Weeping Demon and get a different wah. There's better out there - RMC, Morley, Dunlop, Vox, etc.
#9
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Remove the Boss NS-2 and replace it with something better, something like an ISP decimator does the job much better and has much simpler controls.


What's with the bias against the NS-2 and towards the Decimator? *waits for everyone to say "blah blah tone coloration blah blah blah transparency blah blah blah simplicity* Have you guys actually tried both pedals? I have the Decimator, and I haven't tried the NS-2 but the Decimator can't be much better.

And why is simpler automatically better? Consider also that the NS-2 would give you more control. I really think UG needs to stop jumping on bandwagons and start forming their own opinions.
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