#1
HI!

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good amp and some FX pedals that would be best for playing in a cover band (obviously need heaps of different tones).

Probably got just over $1000 to spend overall.

Basically i want a set up that will be easy to change tones from song to song.

Cheers!
#2
well it depends if your covering just one band or different groups. You might want a phaser, wah, distortions, chorus, flanger, delay, noise gates and the like. That's my guess, my rig sucks so I couldn't give advice. But Be more specific.
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#3
spider valve would be perfect.
or a vetta, flextone
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#4
for fx i reccomend the digitech rp150 multieffect pedal. only like $150 check it out
#5
The pod xtlive would probably siut your needs. I have no experience with it myslf, but have heard good things about it and quite a few bands around here use them through a power amp for their gigging needs.
#6
what types of music?
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#7
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what types of music?

+1, it's hard to make any kind of intelligent suggestion without at least a general idea of what you'll be playing.
#8
Sorry, we cover a range from chilli peppers, greenday, foo fighters to even a bit of johnny cash and creedance. Just well known rockish songs. nothing heavy at all, probably the heaviest we play is the middle by jimmy eat world or my chemical romance.

Thanks ppl!
#9
Vetta would probably be best than for 1000$, I think, lol. Lots of different tones there, although I again haven't tried one. And again, heard lots and lots of good things about the Vetta.
#11
When / If you start gigging you will obviously be using a P.A

Therefore you could easily get away with a smaller tube combo, mic'ed into the PA.

A Peavey Classic 30 or similar would be good because you could crank it decently on stage to get the nice power tube saturation, without deafening yourself or the audience.

You could then run a variety of different overdirve or distortion pedals into it to get heavier stuff like the foo fighters.
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#12
Used Vetta w/ a Longboard. You will be able to do literally everything. It's like a God's gift to cover band players
#13
ok thanks, any more suggestions on which amp?

also i know there are positives for both, but which would be better for my situation:
a good multi fx pedal, or start to collect decent stomp boxes?

as im not really creating my own tone would the multi fx pedal be of better use?
#14
i really like my Masters 30 amp for it's versatility.

http://www.usmasters.com/TVA30Amp.htm

but you can also try out laney, peavey windsor, traynor, vetta, classic 30.
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i really like my Masters 30 amp for it's versatility.

http://www.usmasters.com/TVA30Amp.htm

but you can also try out laney, peavey windsor, traynor, vetta, classic 30.

That masters seems like a cool amp. I grabbed an H&K 20 watt Edition amp, which has enough gain on tap and is very versatile to pull off most covers.
#16
yeah it really is high quality.

i love that it sounds good low and high volume. Very versatile, gig worthy, and portable.
i can't see buying another amp for a long time.

i've never played an H&K but i see them used all the time.

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yeah it really is high quality.

i love that it sounds good low and high volume. Very versatile, gig worthy, and portable.
i can't see buying another amp for a long time.

i've never played an H&K but i see them used all the time.


Thanks Jen. Yea congrats on the Masters, I saw the link you posted to them last week and checked out the site. Interesting stuff.

Some of the H&K's have a rattle issue. I found a mod on HC that eliminates the issue, pretty simple actually. Other than that one design flaw, it's awesome. My Delta Blues is up on craigslist - no need for it anymore, but it's a great amp too. (I don't need 3 tube amps and the Da5, I live in a "cozy condo" presently). *Wants basement with wall racks like you have*.
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#19
yeah, i'm in a situation now where i need room for my drummer's stuff.

so i might have to move things a bit. thanks tho

and i read about the "rattle issue" on HC. i'm almost certain. because i looked hard at H&K last year. it seemed like it was almost perfect for my needs, but without playing one, i just couldnt pull the trigger.

delta blues are nice too. so that says a lot for ur H&K right there. good luck with it.


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#21
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spider valve would be perfect.
or a vetta, flextone

Not a bad idea, really. It's worth pointing out that hundres of modulation effects arn't always necessary. I'm the only guitarist in my cover band, and all I have is a Strat, an OD, two fuzzes, and a Fender tube amp.
#22
I've seen them run a decent multi effects pedal through a cheap tube amp as well. Theres a few different options... Cover bands dont really need to be spot on there always just a fun band and when your switching up tones every song most dont catch on to how bad the tone may be. Vs the same bad tone for 10 songs straight lol