#1
Ok guys, thanks for everyone's contributions on helping me pick my perfect amplifier and guitar. They were all really good. Now, the last thing ... my fx pedals.

Ok my setup... Gibson Les Paul Junior, Roland Cube 30X and my band's singer to press the distortion button when needs be in our songs ...

So I want a few fx pedals to get me the perfect punk tone ... any suggestions? Budget isn't much of a problem as I will be buying the pedals as I go ... and Christmas and my Birthday are nearing.

Thanks
#2
You have a gibson les paul Jr, but a bedroom amp, seriously, get a better amp.
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
#3
GET A NEW AMP


...PLEASE

a cube 30 does not belong with a decent guitar

something like a bugera or a JCM800 combo

or wait for someone to come along who knows good punk amps
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#4
Quote by l3p4rd
You have a gibson les paul Jr, but a bedroom amp, seriously, get a better amp.


suggestions?
#5
Tru punx use no pedals. They use amps that are just really loud. That's what tru punx do.
#6
You should check out for Marshalls and Mesas, I've seen a lot of punk bands who use Mesas, I've also heard Orange can give you great punk tones, I'm not sure but that's what I've heard.
#7
Quote by 1,57$
Tru punx use no pedals. They use amps that are just really loud. That's what tru punx do.


im not a true punk ... and punks dont solo ... but solos are a very big speciality of mine ... grown up with a led zeppelin and guns n roses dad who loves solos so i lernt how 2 do em for my dad
#8
Quote by metalgirl0
You should check out for Marshalls and Mesas, I've seen a lot of punk bands who use Mesas, I've also heard Orange can give you great punk tones, I'm not sure but that's what I've heard.


thanks
#9
i think an orange tiny terror would probably suit you, check it out
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#10
Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
i think an orange tiny terror would probably suit you, check it out


will do
#11
more specifically check the RobChappers demo on youtube
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#12
Depending on your budget, an orange tiny terror or a rocker 30.
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#13
yeah really i dont think you need to worry about fx pedals untill youve found a decent amp. Id suggest lookin at some mesa marshall or peavey combos but once you get there check out the boss metal zone. I know it says metal but that thing get you pretty much any sound you want, its great
#15
There's nothign wrong with solos in punk songs, just keep it not too flashy. That's when it stops being punk, when it gets masturbatory.

JCM800 = the go to amp for punk. Can't think of a punk band that hasn't used them. Maybe Crass? But a cube 30 is fine. Use what you got and don't let lack of gear or know-how stop you.
#16
Hey man. i have been in my punk band for going on 6 years now and before that in another band for 5 years. both my bands have and are signed/touring bands.

my best setup for my tone is:
Peavey 5150 II head and cab (does punk tones great ALOT of punk bands use them and older Marshalls and some Mesas)(
my MXR Smart Gate noise reducer pedal
my chorus pedal
my boss tuner
and one of my guitars(mostly my Fender FMT Telecaster)

sometimes i'll throw my 1992 2 channel Mesa Dual rect in there

i use my Bugera 6262 as a back up for my 5150 II


check out my bands tunes on my profile. was from our last album before we got signed. recorded with my 5150 II and my other guitar player uses a newer mesa Dual rect
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


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#18
For old punk Vox Ac30 is the amp you want.

For newer stuff you'll probs want an Orange or something with more gain than the Vox.
#19
Quote by LiamBamBam
im not a true punk ... and punks dont solo ... but solos are a very big speciality of mine ... grown up with a led zeppelin and guns n roses dad who loves solos so i lernt how 2 do em for my dad


No solos in punk? Heard of Bad Religion? NOFX?...maybe some Pennywise?
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Who.

Cares.
#20
Quote by HLrocker
No solos in punk? Heard of Bad Religion? NOFX?...maybe some Pennywise?



+50

Strung Out, No Use For A Name, the list goes on man
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


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#21
Quote by iamtompublic
For old punk Vox Ac30 is the amp you want.

For newer stuff you'll probs want an Orange or something with more gain than the Vox.



most older punk bands where playing on older Marshall Plexis. like the Ramones and stuff like that. i have heard of a couple of bands that played with some Vox amps but with a fuzz box in front
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


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#22
Yeah, punks don't solo...

Listen to Bad Brains' first album. Great punk solos abound!

For punk, I don't think there's any be-all/end-all rig and there never will be. Punk is a lot about what works for you and doing it yourself. I'm not saying it's bad to ask for suggestions but opinions are like assholes...

I used to jam punk tunes with a heavily modified '59 Gibson Melody Maker into a mid-80's Boss DS-1 into a '68 Fender Bassman amplifier. Great buzzsaw punk guitar!
Last edited by carpepax at Aug 12, 2008,
#23
Solos exist in punk rock music, just no flashy shred attacks, or no boring-ass noodly jams. Simple, straight ahead solos.

Well, you have an ok guitar, so I'd reccomend a good amp... probably an orange rocker 30 combo, or perhaps a used marshall jcm800. My classic 30 with the preamp gain not even halfway up can do punk.

the only pedal you might want is a chorus, and you'll be really good if you have a tuner.

Chorus, I reccomend an EHX Small Clone, or a Boss CE-2... The Arion stereo choruses are the secret weapon of many stuido aces and have amazing sound for the price.
#25
Quote by bartdevil_metal
Hiwatt amps are teh punx.



they are great amps for punk as well. my fav band Face To Face used them ALOT. but are kinda pricey
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


Member of the Bugera Users Militia
#26
Just get you a decent tube amp and throw and OD in front if it if the amp gain is not what you want
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


Member of the Bugera Users Militia
#27
Quote by AndyRevenge
most older punk bands where playing on older Marshall Plexis. like the Ramones and stuff like that. i have heard of a couple of bands that played with some Vox amps but with a fuzz box in front


The only punk band that mattered, The Clash, used AC30s

Plus AC30 with a boost = modern punk.
#28
Quote by iamtompublic
The only punk band that mattered, The Clash, used AC30s

Plus AC30 with a boost = modern punk.



The Clash are a great band...but if it wasn't for The Ramones starting the American Punk thing..the clash would have never been around.

but i see what you are saying.

Vox amps
Marshall Amps(old plexis and JCM 800)
old Mesas

would great for oldder styles and a OD in front to bring it to now.
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


Member of the Bugera Users Militia
#29
Joe Strummer is the **** though!

the Clash started the whole harder side of Punk
the ramones started the whole melodic punk thing.


i love them both
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


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#30
Quote by AndyRevenge
Joe Strummer is the **** though!

the Clash started the whole harder side of Punk
the ramones started the whole melodic punk thing.


i love them both


Don't you mean the other way around?
Ramones were no frills in your face rock
The clash combined formidable songwritting with great melody ...
Confusing...
#31
Quote by Highwaytohell
Don't you mean the other way around?
Ramones were no frills in your face rock
The clash combined formidable songwritting with great melody ...
Confusing...



your right.
i mixed them up...hahaha
im working at the same time man.
my first concert was a Ramones show in1984.
i went with my uncle. he took me!
i was like 6 years old man.

Joe Strummer and Johnny Ramone! A+++
'92 Mesa Dual Rectifier Blackface
Peavey 5150 II half stack
'94 Mesa Dual Rect.
Bugera 6262-212
'93 Custom Fender Strat
Schecter C1 custom
Fender FMT Telecaster
Mosrite JR Model
MXR Smart Gate


Member of the Bugera Users Militia