Re: your effects setup?

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Re: your effects setup?

Post by ziess » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:00 pm

i love sharin foo wrote:
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ziess wrote:
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It’s the strap that really ties it all together!
I am really particular about my straps. At least on my old Fenders. It always takes a long while to find just the right one for each guitar. Maybe I'm crazy, but I don't care. At this point, I favor old Bobby Lee as my #1 choice. I think a lot of ACE straps from the same era are overpriced, though I do have one or two.
Well that one is from the Swarthmore Music Centre, though God knows who made it and when. Looks very like a Bobby Lee though. I've some other cool old straps and I do agree old ones are the best and are worth the effort.

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Re: your effects setup?

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:50 pm

I had an empty Metro 24, a couple of power supplies, a bunch of cool pedals I hadn't checked out for a minute, and a free afternoon so I slapped this one together today:
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guitar > PolyTune Noir 2 > 1 Loop Box (R) [ Vintage Rat > Box of Rock ] > 1 Loop Box (L) [ AD80 > Meet Maude { FX loop: Supermoon } > Super Spring Theory > Supa-Trem ] > Little Black Buffer > amps

The Rat is dialed as a hairy mild boost w/ the drive side of the BoR pushing things to heavy dirt and the boost set to minor volume gain that works really well accentuating parts while providing a nice saturation. The AD80 is nicely quirky and a bit glitchy set for 8th note delay w/ 4 repeats. I've absolutely loved the Meet Maude w/ the Supermoon in its loop for lush, slightly unsettling washes or oscillating pads and tonight I found I was equally into the combo for slapback. The Super Spring Theory and Supa-Trem do a nice job providing ampy sounds that I like as well.

I'm thinking this setup will probably hang around for a while at least.

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Re: your effects setup?

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:33 am

Some of the regular forum trawlers might know that my new year's resolution is to not get any more gear. Part of the reasoning behind this is that I went a bit nuts at the end of 2018 and bought a bunch of pedals I don't particularly 'need,' and a second pedalboard for nearly all of my 'spare' pedals to live on.

First board is my 'main' board that I would theoretically take to play shows and practice with my band that has been on hiatus for WAY too long. :'( Plain pedal is a Chicago Stompworks DOD 250 clone.
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Second board has all the extra pedals that were lurking in the basement. It is more versatile than my main board; perfect for noodling. Lots of custom hobby built pedals. Green one is a Harmonic Percolater/Systech OD (RAT pedal precursor) combo. Also have a Flanger/Phaser combo pedal. The plain metal delay is a Maxon AD 900.
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I can also, theoretically, plug an ENTIRE board into the feedback/output loop of either the Moog Delay, EAR AD 4096 MKII, or the Rubberneck. :ph34r: :wacko:

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Re: your effects setup?

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm

Jaguar018 wrote:
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First board is my 'main' board that I would theoretically take to play shows and practice with my band that has been on hiatus for WAY too long. :'( Plain pedal is a Chicago Stompworks DOD 250 clone.
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That looks great! (I think) I'm jealous of your EAR AD 4096 MkII (and the Moog TBH but that's another story). How are you finding it? I was super close to pre-ordering a few times last year but lost track of it.

I reworked the black Metro 24 board a bit to get the recently acquired Keeley Dark Side on there this afternoon, wired in between the Rat and the BoR on the drive loop:
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The fuzz is quickly establishing itself as a favorite, it seems to work really well for me across the full range of the fuzz pot and pairs up w/ the excellent filter pot and the scoop/full/flat switch to give pretty intuitive access to just about any kind of sound I'm looking for out of a fuzz short of glitch/octave/zipper sounds while affording a whole lot of flexibility when compensating for different guitars and amps. Even dialed for sludgey, doomy chug it's got amazing chord clarity and delivers great lead tones whether I'm going for searing, bitey sounds or rounder, mellower fuzz-driver ones w/ a nice dynamic bloom.

Hooking up the expression pedal has revealed whole other layers of awesome fun w/ the left side of the pedal. Playing the flanger/rotary as a wah is extremely satisfying and swells of the chorus/univibe speed and Binson feedback are almost equally as cool, although the taper w/ my Dunlop pedal seems seem to have a bit of an abrupt ramp about half way through the range (right where I would want the most control). Still pretty darn cool and useful as is and if I could make space for my Expressionator on there would probably be a complete no issue.

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Re: your effects setup?

Post by Jaguar018 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:21 am

Sid Nitzerglobin wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm
That looks great! (I think) I'm jealous of your EAR AD 4096 MkII (and the Moog TBH but that's another story). How are you finding it? I was super close to pre-ordering a few times last year but lost track of it.
The EAR is a really cool pedal. It has a nice murky delay sound with some unique character. It really seems to be designed to go off in strange directions. It's a little glitchy though. It takes a half-second to engage (and whenever I 'turn on' the pedalboard it's automatically engaged). If I was playing shows where I needed to turn it on and off during the same song for different parts it could be an issue. It might be a little better as a 'studio/basement' pedal. I was sort of hoping it could displace my Moog so I could cash in, but I think the Moog is still the champ.
Sid Nitzerglobin wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Hooking up the expression pedal has revealed whole other layers of awesome fun w/ the left side of the pedal. Playing the flanger/rotary as a wah is extremely satisfying and swells of the chorus/univibe speed and Binson feedback are almost equally as cool, although the taper w/ my Dunlop pedal seems seem to have a bit of an abrupt ramp about half way through the range (right where I would want the most control). Still pretty darn cool and useful as is and if I could make space for my Expressionator on there would probably be a complete no issue.
I have found that issue with a few Dunlop pedals as well. Really annoying. :-/

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Re: your effects setup?

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:03 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:21 am
Sid Nitzerglobin wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm
That looks great! (I think) I'm jealous of your EAR AD 4096 MkII (and the Moog TBH but that's another story). How are you finding it? I was super close to pre-ordering a few times last year but lost track of it.
The EAR is a really cool pedal. It has a nice murky delay sound with some unique character. It really seems to be designed to go off in strange directions. It's a little glitchy though. It takes a half-second to engage (and whenever I 'turn on' the pedalboard it's automatically engaged). If I was playing shows where I needed to turn it on and off during the same song for different parts it could be an issue. It might be a little better as a 'studio/basement' pedal. I was sort of hoping it could displace my Moog so I could cash in, but I think the Moog is still the champ.
Cool, thanks for the feedback!

Sounds like it might be a little too funky to be my go to delay as well (to be honest I usually don't need anything more than a great sounding slapback for playing music live w/ other humans) but I think I'd still love to have one for noisemaking/dinking around someday. The Meet Maude seems to have me covered pretty well on both fronts though so it would probably be a while...

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Re: your effects setup?

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