#1
Just wondering if anybody plays straight into their amps without pedals?
No matter how great a amp is, it seems like alot of us put something in front of it to add to/change the sound alittle.
I haven't played a amp "pure" in eons!
#2
i used to do it angus style, until i could afford a pedal that is lol
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Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard (trans amber, 60s neck)
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Westfield acoustic
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Encore bass
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#4
Wow am I the only one? I really don't like to use effects that much. For my blues/alt rock band I use a multi-effects pedal sometimes but for my metal band its just me and the amp.
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#5
i have been the last week or two because my ds-1 sucks dick and my amp distortion is way better!
Guitar:
Dean Razorback

Amp:
Peavey Valve King 112

Effects:
Boss Ds-1

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Dime Crybaby From Hell
#6
It all depends which amp im using, if im using my own then i wont use any pedals cause ive gotten so used 2 it ive got my tone. if im using sum1 elses amp then i use my pedal board so i dont hav to waste time trying 2 get a sound i like
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Rickenbacker 650D
Jackson RR5
Taylor 12 String acoustic
Yamaha RBX 5string bass
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Hughes And Kettner Trilogy w/ 4x12 HnK cab
#7
when i played live i never used pedals or FX.

just straight up amp.

recording is a whole different ball game.
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#8
I use my amp for the clean Fender tone

but i need the Metal Muff for metal distortion.
#10
I used to play sraight into my TSL but now i got some crappy ss head i use an MT-2.

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Ibanez RGR08LTD BK
Behringer TU-100
EHX Metal Muff
Boss MT-2
GLX EQ-100
Marshall VS15


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#11
i play with pedals and straight quite often. if i just don't feel like hooking up pedals i just plug straight in, did that today actually. my little tiny terror gets good tone so i am more than happy going that way. really i would think having a boost pedal before would be best effect though, just being able to cook those tubes a little would be a good thing for running staight amp.
#12
I also don't use any pedals except a noise gate.
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TC Electronic G Major
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Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower
#13
I've never heard a pedal which will make my amp sound better than it does by itself. So, yes.
#14
I do it because I don't have the money to buy the overpriced pedals down here...
Gear!:

Epiphone G400
Marshall JCM 800 4211 Combo
Karmer Forum III
Schecter Stiletto Deluxe 5
Holden Graphic something bass amp? (eh it's 300 watts!)
Some sort of 1x15 cab.
#15
I'll use delays, pitch shifters, fuzz, and various modulation effects, but only when I need them. 99% of the time it's me, a cable, and an amp.

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#16
basically, All I have is my wireless, tuner and wah
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#17
Quote by stradivari310
I'll use delays, pitch shifters, fuzz, and various modulation effects, but only when I need them. 99% of the time it's me, a cable, and an amp.


I hope you are not using those modulation & delay effects in front of your amp, but in the loop?
Jackson KV 2, Jackson COW 7 (both in B), Jackson Demmelition V
Bogner Überschall (blue rev)
Marshall 1960B Vintage (2x V30 & 2x G12T75)
TC Electronic G Major
BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower
#18
Quote by Rokeman
I use my amp for the clean Fender tone

but i need the Metal Muff for metal distortion.

No offence but I don't think the FM is what people have in mind when the talk about 'fender cleans'
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
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#20
I use pedals almost constantly as I'm a bass player and there is no overdrive/distortion on my amp, and I always need at least a little grit.
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#21
Quote by howey
No offence but I don't the FM is what people have in mind when the talk about 'fender cleans'


+1
#22
Quote by Ventor
I hope you are not using those modulation & delay effects in front of your amp, but in the loop?

I actually put the modulation effects in front since I like the way it sounds. My delay is in the effects loop though.

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#23
99% of the time I have all my pedals connected, but it's nice once in a while to have a session with just the guitar and amp.
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#25
It depends on the application. Jazz gigs, places where I can really crank it, no pedals. Usually I use something in front of the amp though, for more tones or to keep the volume down.
#29
I do if I'm playing punk or something, but for most of my stuff I use tripped out effects (mainly chorus, phase shifting and my bass synthesizer) that you just can't do playing straight into the amp, but I don't really use anything to enhance a normal guitar sound except for my metal muff occasionally if I need a lot of extra dirt.
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#30
I do all the time. Occasionally I throw the OD in front of it for some gain, occasionally.