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    fcleff69
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    An extension of The Gear Page, this is for discussion of pedalboards and pedals. And if you just throw all of your pedals in a box and mail them to Amy he will make you a custom pedalboard, mount everything, and send it back to you

    Here is a makeshift homemade board I’m mocking up for my guitar pedals.

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    I’ll have pics of my board later today!

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    I travel light. I’ve found that I don’t really need more than this.

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    fcleff69
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    That’s more in line with my bass pedalboard.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    An extension of The Gear Page, this is for discussion of pedalboards and pedals. And if you just throw all of your pedals in a box and mail them to Amy he will make you a custom pedalboard, mount everything, and send it back to you

    Here is a makeshift homemade board I’m mocking up for my guitar pedals.

    9ADB4F96-4ABC-4DF7-9A1B-5B251D4B83B8

    If it weren’t for the wood grain and lace trim, I’d never know it was homemade

    Trapped in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas. When does this happen in the movie?

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    An extension of The Gear Page, this is for discussion of pedalboards and pedals. And if you just throw all of your pedals in a box and mail them to Amy he will make you a custom pedalboard, mount everything, and send it back to you

    Here is a makeshift homemade board I’m mocking up for my guitar pedals.

    9ADB4F96-4ABC-4DF7-9A1B-5B251D4B83B8

    If it weren’t for the wood grain and lace trim, I’d never know it was homemade

    You should glue some googly eyes on it for the ultimate DIY rig.

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    Trapped in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas. When does this happen in the movie?

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    I travel light. I’ve found that I don’t really need more than this.

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    This is likely the best pedal board that I’ve ever seen either here or at TB

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    Thanks again for that coffee! Who! Your thread has been highjacked!

    Trapped in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas. When does this happen in the movie?

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    See the source image

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    Best damn Reverb there is!!!!

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    Yes

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    Here’s my pedalborad:

    Signal goes into the Modtone Mini Delay.  The pedal wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but it’s good ’nuff.  It’s got a weird sort of spacey, atmospheric reverb quality to it that works great for surf music, but sounds a little odd with country and rockabilly.  From there, the signal goes into my modded Soul Food, which as I understand, is based on the mythical Klon circuit, which is in turn, based off of a DOD 250.  Anyway, it was modded by a guy over on TDPRI, and has a couple different clipping modes and a bass/trebel rolloff.  Then, it’s onto the vortex of “this pedal is based off of” with the Joyo Sweet Baby.  Going down that rabbit hole, it’s based off of a Mad Professor Sweet Honey OD, which is in turn based off of a BJF Honey Bee, which itself is based off of the gain stage of an old Supro Amp.  It’s a pretty solid sound, and goes nicely with the delay when I’m playing surf music through my Peavey amp.  Finally, the pedal that I’m least attached to, the MXR Prime Distortion.  It’s sort of an 80’s hair metal sound, and the circuitry is supposedly based on an MXR Distortion+.  It’s great for getting LOUD, but I can’t quite create a good tone with the pedal.  Not pictured is the TS9 that’s hardwired into my Ibanez Tube Screamer Amp.  I honestly prefer that particular amp without the Tube Screamer engaged, or if the Tube Screamer is engaged, I like to have either the Soul Food or the Joyo engaged (but never both).

    Now, I’m a cheap bastard and don’t like spending money if I don’t have to, and besides, it’s cool as fuck to trade and make that personal connection.  Furthermore, I still have no bass electrics.  So, pretty much anything on my board is open for trade.

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    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being a pompous dick, it’s just that I don’t want to sound that way

    Oh? Your not huh?

    Bwaahahahaha.

    Yeah I guess I’m still bent about the tube screamer. Funny thing is I love effects, I have no musical application for them, but I love them.

    What I’m really angry at is anyone telling me how to sound. I’m sorry that I took it out on you guys.

     

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    @knuckleduster it’s interesting that you run your time based effect first before your od.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    @knuckleduster it’s interesting that you run your time based effect first before your od.

    Because it’s a cheap pedal, and it’s got that spacey weird reverb thing going on, it sounds better  right up front.

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    I’ve  always been told delays, reverbs, and stuff like that prefer a cleaner signal.

     

    I don’t use any of that stuff, but that’s  what I’ve always been told.

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    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being a pompous dick, it’s just that I don’t want to sound that way

    Oh? Your not huh?

    Bwaahahahaha.

    Yeah I guess I’m still bent about the tube screamer. Funny thing is I love effects, I have no musical application for them, but I love them.

    What I’m really angry at is anyone telling me how to sound. I’m sorry that I took it out on you guys.

    I completely understand, as you’ve posted about your personal journey on bass multiple times, and how you’ve spent years distilling what you’ve learned into the most pure tone that you can achieve.

    That said, and please, tell me to fuck off if you don’t care, but try looking at this from a different perspective. While there are a lot of pedals that really color your tone, there’s numerous bass specific pedals that have blend knobs, or separate dry/wet knobs. This allows you to maintain your core tone, while, how shall we say, “augmenting” it with a different “color”.

    I understand your frustration with your bandmates telling you how to sound. If you’ve otherwise had fun so far with these guys, would it really be worth throwing it away after you’ve been without a band for so long, just because they want you to use one pedal?

    The bass tube screamer has a mix knob for blending your dry and wet signals. Not the tube screamer here, but Billy Sheehan goes through his signature pedal, and explains a bit why the added distortion/drive in the signal can be helpful.
    (jump to about 9:30 and watch until about 11:30)

    I know you have you MXR M-80, which has distortion, and the ability to blend with your clean signal.
    It’s worth giving it a shot at your next rehearsal. If you feel it doesn’t add something to the band after trying it, then speak up and express yourself.

    That’s just this assholes opinion.

    Sitting here like uninvited company.

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    My board is a lot of pedals that don’t actually do much.

    The Ditto helps me dial in the others.

    Tuner.

    Noise gate to quiet the distortion output when I’m not playing.

    Dirt.

    Compression to tighten up the dirt.

    And 80% of the purpose of my Reverb pedal is to put a 1/4″ output at the edge of my board.  Although it is fun to use on my dirty signal when I’m playing solo.

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    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being a pompous dick, it’s just that I don’t want to sound that way

    Oh? Your not huh?

    Bwaahahahaha.

    Yeah I guess I’m still bent about the tube screamer. Funny thing is I love effects, I have no musical application for them, but I love them.

    What I’m really angry at is anyone telling me how to sound. I’m sorry that I took it out on you guys.

    You shouldn’t sound so angry!

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    I’ve always been told delays, reverbs, and stuff like that prefer a cleaner signal.

    I don’t use any of that stuff, but that’s what I’ve always been told.

    If an amp has an effects loop they often sound best placed there.  With my guitar amps I run my reverb pedal and a digital delay that thickens my single coil pickups a bit that way.

    I’ve already posted that I don’t use any pedals with my basses. Only the amp/cab emulations, a parametric EQ, and a preamp (if needed) from my Zoom B3.  The compressor and tube drive are switchable are onboard effects in my amp.

    Here’s a mini guitar board I can use for jams or when I don’t need any modulation effects and sometimes I’ll add a tremolo pedal to this if I need it for some swampy rhythm or lead stuff.

    miniboard

    The TC Booster + Distortion I used as a clean boost w/EQ, then a multi-band TC HyperGravity Compressor that has three switchable modes, and last is a Wampler Ecstasy that can do a Dumble type OD or more of a Tube Screamer with a mid-boost.

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