#1
Majority of y'all regulars on here know what I play and etc.

My question is, how can I improve my sound?


I am currently running the following:

Epiphone Casino
Boss pedal tuner
Boss CS-3
Digitech chorus (the newer HardWire series)
Digitech Bad Monkey
Marshall JackHammer (the JCM800-esque pedal)
Boss Space Echo
Fender Blues Jr. (its on order, but I have tried it. awesome tone!!!)

what could help improve my sound?

I was thinking a noisegate or buffer maybe, seeing as thats quite a few pedals.

Other than that, what else would y'all suggest?
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#2
you havent gotten your amp yet and you wanna improve your sound already?....wait for the amp
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#3
Quote by Otsugua713
you havent gotten your amp yet and you wanna improve your sound already?....wait for the amp



Granted. But my main concern is the pedals sucking some of my tone. How would I best prevent this? A buffer or noisegate maybe?
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#4
Quote by neptune1988
Granted. But my main concern is the pedals sucking some of my tone. How would I best prevent this? A buffer or noisegate maybe?


Use less pedals. Only use the ones you really need.

If you absolutely need all of them, you'll just have to accept the fact that they will suck your tone.
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#5
well with all those pedals...especially the boss ones youre gonna get some major tone sucking...my only idea is one of those multi true bypass boxes
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#6
super chili picoso buffer is nice to add some tone that your pedals will take away

a straight buffer doesn't NORMALLY help your tone so much as it boosts the signal that gets weakend by a long list of pedals
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#7
yeah the bypass thing is a nice option, do you use all those pedals when you play, or is it more of a I want this, so I put in on and find a way to use it on 1 song
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#8
Quote by Otsugua713
well with all those pedals...especially the boss ones youre gonna get some major tone sucking...my only idea is one of those multi true bypass boxes


Like a true bypass switching system?

Would one of the Voodoo Labs work?
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#9
Quote by Sam_Prillaman
yeah the bypass thing is a nice option, do you use all those pedals when you play, or is it more of a I want this, so I put in on and find a way to use it on 1 song



Well the pedal breakdown in relation to time:

tuner, as needed, 3 times out of the whole gig

compressor/sustainer, all the time

chorus (actually about 65% of the time, but still on most of the gig)

the od/distortion about half the time. I use bad monkey for 60s and 70s, and marshall pedal for 80s.

Space Echo, I'm rythm but I sometimes have to double on lead, so I use every other gig, and then only about 1/4 the time.
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#10
seriously, you keep the cs-3 on ALL the time? If I were keeping a compressor on all the time, I would not have that one.
As it happens i do own that pedal . . . which is how I can say with authority that keeping it on all the time will both raise the floor noise of your rig (especially with other effects engaged) and make you sound pretty bland!