ESSENTIAL GUITAR EFFECTS FOR PEDAL BOADS
Dave with Trachouse Pedals here:
These post about guitar effects pedals will be a basic explanation of guitar effects pedals to start but as I progress we will be getting into much more.
The essentials: Boss is a great place for the new comer. Great pedals for the lowest price. I have links where you can read about the pedals and listen to some videos on the Boss website.
Basic pedals you will need: (These pedals will cover just about all of the genres you can imagine)
A. Chorus pedal (Boss Ch-1) (info and demo)
B. Flanger pedal (Boss BF-3) (info and demo)
C. Phaser pedal (Boss PH-3) (info and demo)
D. Tremelo pedal (Boss TR-2) (info and demo)
F. Delay pedal (Boss DD-3) (info and demo)
G. Reverb pedal (Boss RV-3) ( Depending on the amp you get you may not have to get a reverb pedal but it is a good idea to have one on your pedal board. (info and demo)
THE NEXT PEDALS ARE THE BIGGIES. GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS PLAY A MAJOR PART IN CREATING YOUR SIGNATURE SOUND.
THIS IS WHERE PERSONAL TASTE ENTERS. (QUITE NATURALLY I WILL SUGGEST MY RED 70’S FUZZ FOR EVERY BOARD.
H. Overdrive pedal (Boss OD-1X) (info and demo)
I. Distortion pedal (Boss DS-1) (info and demo)
J. Fuzz pedal (Boss FZ-5) (info and demo)
Fuzz pedal (Trachouse Red 70’s Fuzz) (info and demo)
BASIC STARTING POINT FOR PEDAL ORDER AND USING 2 AMPS.
THIS IS SOMEWHAT THE WAY I HAVE ALWAYS SET MY GUITAR PEDAL BOARDS UP FOR MANY YEARS.
(THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT SO THIS IS NOT WRITTEN IN STONE)
(THIS IS THE ONLY SWITCHER FOR 2 AMPS I HAVE FOUND THAT WORKS AND HAS ABSOLUTELY NO LINE NOISE. I HAVE TRIED THEM ALL AND THE RADIAL JX-2 IS BY FAR THE BEST SWITCHER FOR 2 AMPS EVER MADE.
OUTPUT 1 TO MY A BOTTOM AMP. YOU CAN KEEP IT CLEAN AND MAYBE USE A PEDAL OR TWO. HAVING A CLEAN AMP WHILE YOUR MAIN AMP HAS THE SOUND YOU WANT IS A VERY POWERFUL WAY TO MAINTAIN A STRONG TONE. AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT I HAVE FOUND.
OUTPUT 2 INTO MY DOUBLE LOOPER TO MY MAIN RIG. (TRY USING TWO AMPS. IF YOU DO I THINK YOU WILL BE SURPRISED.
(INTO DOUBLE LOOPER)
DISTORTIONS / FUZZ PEDALS
MODULATION PEDALS (EX: CHORUS,FLANGER,PHASER)
SAME AS LOOP A / BUT THIS LOOP SHOULD BE YOUR SIGNATURE LEAD SOUND.
IN CONCLUSION AND AS I SAID THIS IS A BASIC OVERVIEW OF MY OPINIONS OF HOW TO WORK WITH AMPS AND GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL BOARDS.
CHECK BACK EVERY NOW AND AGAIN AS I AM MAKING AN EFFORT TO PUT AS MUCH INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT I CAN .
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David W. Aucoin