#1
Well, come November, I should have some...debts payed off and have about 150 to 200 USD to spend on gear (pedals). I've been told to just get a Digitech Whammy pedal, but I'm also keeping my options open. I play progressive rock and metal in the band I'm in, Jazz/Swing/Latin/etc. in the school's jazz band, and I play classic rock/blues and shred by myself. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!

-Bryan


EDIT: I already have a: chorus pedal, wha pedal, delay pedal, and overdrive, though I am open to suggestions for a overdrive pedal to smooth out my leads, but keep the lower end clean.
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'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
Last edited by theacousticpunk at Sep 16, 2008,
#2
Get either of these:
MXR Phase 90 or other phase
An OD but not the DS-1
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
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#3
Dunno dude, the whammy pedal is really just an expensive gimmick, good for a couple of laughs. It's not as functional/useful as a decent distortion/OD.

Try the Boss you mentioned, but even that might not have enough gain for metal. (dunno first hand though)
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#5
The whammy is fun..but it's not too practical. Unless you're Buckethead/enjoy messing around with the sounds A LOT, otherwise it's just a waste of ~$200.
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#6
Quote by jordy-77
Get either of these:
MXR Phase 90 or other phase
An OD but not the DS-1
MXR Carbon Copy Delay

dead on
get something you will use often. you may also want to consider a chorus pedal
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#7
I was thinking of getting an MXR Phase 90. I get plenty of distortion from my amp, I use distortion/overdrive pedals to smooth it out (currently using a TS-5). I play a lot of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, as well a Dream Theater, Muse, Rush, and Pink Floyd in my band.

EDIT: I've got delay covered, with an Ibanez Echomachine, and the chorus pedal I have right now I'm fine with (for now at least), a Danelectro FAB Chorus (best of the series in my opinion).
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
Last edited by theacousticpunk at Sep 16, 2008,
#8
Quote by I Be Andyy
The whammy is fun..but it's not too practical. Unless you're Buckethead/enjoy messing around with the sounds A LOT, otherwise it's just a waste of ~$200.


Actually, I find the whammy is useful for down/uptuning in a jam. It allows you to quickly access Eb tuning or D or even C - it's also great for harmonies and becoming your own bass guitarist. The shallow detune function also provides a chorus-like tone...

Although I do agree there are better things to spend your money on, the whammy is more useful than people say.
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#9
everyone who has spoken so far has told you lies, the whammy pedal is countless hours of fun, and if your good at it, it adds a whole new dimension to your playing. besides the siren like effects and dive bombs, its a chorus pedal, and it has 9 harmony settings where you can bend up and down between two different harmonies. its also really efficient if you switch tunings a lot.
but its not for everybody. as far as distortion goes ive always wanted to try a jekyll and hyde distortion pedal, they look nice as hell. boss makes solid delay pedals, there not the best out there but they're really good
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Boss CS-3 Compression
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#10
Quote by jordy-77
Get either of these:
MXR Phase 90 or other phase
An OD but not the DS-1
MXR Carbon Copy Delay


I LOVE my DS-1. It works great as a TRANSPARENT OD with your tube gain. Very silky, smooth and tightens up your low end.

Vai and Satriani, admittadly would be LOST with out it.