Help me with my pedalboard shopping list

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
#1
After my long road between amps, modelers and multieffects.. I've ended up needing a pedalboard again.
But I can use your guys help. I'm going to try to avoid buying $200+ pedals this time. I'd rather get a behringer or TC pedal now and find I use it really often and upgrade later then overspend on something I'm never going to properly use anyway.

Thanks to @johnniegoat.. The board:
https://www.thomann.de/gb/palmer_pedalbay_40_pb_ped_board_psu.htm
For that price I'm not going to fudge about.

Currently I have:
King of tone, buffalo FX evolution, boss dd7, boss tu3
So my boost/OD/dist, delay and tuner are taken care of.
I might add a fuzz, rat, ocd or something clone later. But I've got more then enough gain tones to start with.

High on my list is the fender buffer pedal
https://shop.fender.com/en-NL/effects-pedals/utility/level-set-buffer/0234530000.html?rl=en_US
With all those options on the mark V and pedals interacting with it it's just such a pain to get it right for different guitars.. This is marketed so solve that.
Or.. I might get a behringer eq pedal?
https://www.thomann.de/nl/behringer...iLCJjdXJyZW5jeSI6IjIiLCJsYW5ndWFnZSI6Im5sIn0=
It seems like that would do the same trick? Boost volume a bit and maybe tweak some frequencies a bit?

I'd like a reverb pedal. The reverb on the amp is great to give it a bit of air but I do love all the soundscape goodness.
Ive seen things like the walrus SLO that also have a texture setting to play a melody over. But it's a $200 pedal.
I would love something like https://www.gamechangeraudio.com/pluspedal/ But that thing is crazy expensive.
So I'm on the fence here.. To start out with something affordable. Maybe tone city? So I can stack a couple? Behringer?
Or go to the fender marine layer reverb? not cheap, but lots of functionality?
Suggestions are welcome!

For a looper the ditto plus https://www.tcelectronic.com/product.html?modelCode=P0DLQ seems like the way to go.
I like that it can carry backing tracks.
The mooer grooveloop sounds fun too, but I could load the ditto with drum tracks and do the same thing.

I'm not diving into the chorus/flanger/tremelo stuff yet.



Thoughts / suggestions?
 

everfreetree

I... I like trees.
#2
On the topic of Reverb... heavy bias may (definitely) be a factor, but there's always the Oceans 11 by EHX.
Everything from about 5 and a half minutes into the video is what sold me on it. The Spring, the Dynamic with the Swell and Gate modes, etc.


For the first time in years, I haven't felt even MILDLY interested in another form of reverb, and I haven't even thought about it until now.


*edit*
Also, I AM considering a Ditto+ even though I already have the regular Ditto, because I would actually use the feature to store multiple loops, since it breaks my heart each time I overwrite a loop I like, to make a new one. :D
 
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johnniegoat

Stop, don’t, come back.
#3
@mirage2101

regarding the buffer - how long are your cables? do you really need it?

reverb - i have the Marine Layer, its bloody great. another option would be a 2nd hand HOF Mk1. its got all the sounds plus toneprint

https://reverb.com/item/35066761-tc-electronic-hall-of-fame-reverb

modulation - if you don't want a stand alone, i can recommend 2. neither break the bank if you take into consideration how much you can get out of them

EHX Mod 11 - every sound is excellent, and it even has convincing Harmonic Tremolo. you'd spend twice the Mod 11's cost to get a stand alone Harmonic Tremolo pedal

https://reverb.com/item/28247754-electro-harmonix-mod-11-modulation-pedal

Boss MD200 - more powerful and flexible than the EHX (no harmonic trem that i have found so far) but 4 programmable presets let you have a load of on-tap tones set for your songs

https://reverb.com/item/35072189-boss-md-200-modulation-multi-effect

if you need the buffer the fender one is pretty good

i'd consider these 3 first though

eq - a GE7 will do more for your tone than just about any other pedal

https://reverb.com/item/35094406-boss-ge-7-equalizer-ge7-eq-with-original-box

tuner - the other thing that makes you sound good is being in tune; the TU3 also has a buffer in it

+edit - you already have one!!!+ :)

compression - if you want a shimmery clean or bump your leads or sustain for days, this will do it. if you can, the Keeley is legendary. however this TC unit is excellent and has the toneprint software

https://reverb.com/item/34590633-tc-electronic-hypergravity-compressor

*note - i own all the pedals mentioned above except the TC Hyper Gravity
 

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
#4
@mirage2101

regarding the buffer - how long are your cables? do you really need it?
The fender buffer pedal isn't "just a buffer" it has a boost and high and eq on it so you can set it up to compensate for guitars with different output levels. That's the only reason I'm looking at it. I don't need a buffer for cable length.
 

beans & rice

Well-Known Member
#6
I quite like the Joyo R-series Atmosphere reverb and Aquarius delay/looper. They were each about $80 delivered.
You get up to 5 minutes on a loop and have multiple tracks. And you can record the loops with or without delay, but still use delay on your live playing without it be applied to the loops.
 

Tankman

Subtly not giving a F*ck
#8
For affordable Reverb that has many options, does soundscapes and is actually very good, so you don't ever need to upgrade, check out the TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2. I say 2, because the 2 has proper shimmers as well. Those are really good. I personally love the MXR Reverb's Pad setting most for shimmer and I use it a lot.

For Modulation you could check out the Wampler Terraform.

The Fender Buffer sounds like it suits your needs more than an EQ does. EQ's can be very noisy, so I would not cheap out on one if you choose to go that way. I like the MXR 10 band EQ. The Boss is good, but extremely noisy. The new ones are at least.
 

Neilybob100

Well-Known Member
#10
For affordable Reverb that has many options, does soundscapes and is actually very good, so you don't ever need to upgrade, check out the TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2. I say 2, because the 2 has proper shimmers as well. Those are really good. I personally love the MXR Reverb's Pad setting most for shimmer and I use it a lot.

For Modulation you could check out the Wampler Terraform.

The Fender Buffer sounds like it suits your needs more than an EQ does. EQ's can be very noisy, so I would not cheap out on one if you choose to go that way. I like the MXR 10 band EQ. The Boss is good, but extremely noisy. The new ones are at least.
I think I might be Reverb pedal shopping soon.

I'm considering changing my modulation effect pedals to stereo pedals. I have a mini hof at the moment. Maybe it's time to upgrade to a big hof.

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