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Old 12-15-2015, 05:25 AM   #1
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Guitar pedal questions

I am curious what people here are recommending or using as pedal setups and if they use pedal boards for making droning sounds
I am assuming lots of delay but I would like to get ideas of what people are using, you know instead of diving in and making newbie errors!
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:44 AM   #2
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

same thing you might use in the box.

looper, verb, delay, overdrive (saturation), etc.

i really love the super awkward and unpredictable sampler in my kaoss pad 2, its like a "press and pray" kind of scenario. lots of happy accidents w it.


:edit: it doesnt have to be a kaoss pad, unquantized loopers are loads of fun, be them pedals or Ableton's looper set to "unsync'ed" mode.

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Old 12-15-2015, 06:57 AM   #3
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

I have these crappy "101 effects pedals" with awful sound quality, they're pretty fun to feedback thru a lot of delay and whatnot. I also used to enjoy just the mixer feedback, you could drive that thru some stuff too. Also you could get a drone device from ebay, there's a lot of circuit bent wonders if you're not handy with soldering iron yourself. Something like a monotron delay might be a nice thing too. Mics and tape recorders...

idk if I drifted somewhere... Make sure to buy a good delay pedal, like not pricy but one with a lot of functionality and charm, I have some weak ones that don't let me drown the source sound at all, so they're just quiet in the background. You could also build a spring reverb, which is quite easy to do, else you need an op amp for that.

Good delays are like el capistan, but that's way too pricy for me.

Good start up patch would be:
mixer out > distortion/overdrive > some cool pedal > delay > mixer in. Then your mixer has a second output that you use to hear the feedback. with mic feedback you have to move it like just an inch and the whole sound changes, so that's good for drones.

I hope this helped, there's a lot of ideas, but just decide on something, they're all good and you wont disappoint.

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Old 12-15-2015, 07:19 AM   #4
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

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I hope this helped, there's a lot of ideas, but just decide on something, they're all good and you wont disappoint.

this.

get some tools, and use them.

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Re: Guitar pedal questions

Drones are probably the easiest sound to achieve in the world. Just stack delays and give it some reverb

Add distortion = instant harsh noise
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:42 PM   #6
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

It's worth looking out for an affordable/used/bargain console with something like six sends, so you can feed signals to all types of delays reverbs what have you, feed all of those back in the console using strips (not the effects returns) and cross feeding the wet signals back in the effects.
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

I just borrowed my dad's Morley wah pedal to have a noodle with but I wasn't that impressed with it sound-wise tbh.
Sure, it's built like a tank and I like the separate on/off switch but the actual range of the wah seemed very limited to me. Almost like the throw of the pedal was not calibrated properly (to my taste) between the extremities.
It seemed pretty much completely dry and then very quickly completely wet.
It's been a while since I used a wah tbh, are they all like that or should I just try a Crybaby or whatever instead?
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

At one point in time I had a Morley and did not like it. Cry baby, even with the sort of annoying on/off switch sounded more "right" to me.

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Re: Guitar pedal questions

I have a crybaby classic and I like it although I do find it a little bright I think. But for the price, I didn't feel like getting some overpriced guitar superstar named pedal just for a slightly different sound!

Edit: as for cool looper pedals any recommendations? That might be all I am missing in my drone making guitar pedal setup. Nothing too complicated!

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Old 12-31-2016, 08:28 PM   #10
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Re: Guitar pedal questions

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Edit: as for cool looper pedals any recommendations? That might be all I am missing in my drone making guitar pedal setup. Nothing too complicated!
If you can find one, the fucking Montreal Assembly Count to Five.

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Re: Guitar pedal questions

I have an old RC-20 that I used back when I'd play outside of the house. It's 10 years old so it's not horribly complicated, but I can get some awesome imprecise loops and fuck about with them and it's lots of crazy fun when I run out to it from my mixer with the guitar and the synths running.

I have no idea if it's become treasured classic gear or outdated trash in the last 10-15 years, but if you can find one on the cheap it'll let you do some basic looping with your little piggies.
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I just borrowed my dad's Morley wah pedal to have a noodle with but I wasn't that impressed with it sound-wise tbh.
Sure, it's built like a tank and I like the separate on/off switch but the actual range of the wah seemed very limited to me. Almost like the throw of the pedal was not calibrated properly (to my taste) between the extremities.
It seemed pretty much completely dry and then very quickly completely wet.
It's been a while since I used a wah tbh, are they all like that or should I just try a Crybaby or whatever instead?
I have owned pretty much every popular wah pedal out there and the one that "talks" the most across the whole range of the guitar is the GeorgeDennis. The orange one.

It says "wah". Not gwu or woh or muh. Unbeatable for whacka-whacka funk comping.

Excellent build. Led flashes when battery low. Also the control is optical aka no scratchy pots.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:02 AM   #13
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Yeah ok cool, I'll check that out man, thanks. Tbh I wasn't wanting to wah that much, I was just trying to use it as a lazy way to find a nice tone and then leave it set in that position while noodling.
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IMO this pedal is only good on paper... and the internet... I was super disappointed with it. Surely someone can prove me wrong, however I think you'd be better off with the basics and make your weirdness with combinations. Then again I am a crusty old guy.

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