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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2012, 07:23:40 AM »
With all of those special effects pedals, do you even need to know how to play to make great sound. ;)

Seriously, very nice setup. In just a few words, can you explain what each one does. Obviously, there's a WahWah peddle on the left (I think), but what do the others do?
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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2012, 08:56:27 AM »
With all of those special effects pedals, do you even need to know how to play to make great sound. ;)

Seriously, very nice setup. In just a few words, can you explain what each one does. Obviously, there's a WahWah peddle on the left (I think), but what do the others do?

Honestly, I'm just as happy plugging straight into a great amp, but the pedals are a necessity for most of the situations I play in (smaller rooms, diverse genres, etc.)

I'll just go through my signal path beginning at the bottom right: Sonic Research Analog Tuner (digital strobe, but analog functionality) > Barber Tone Press Compressor (smooths out the signal going into the pedals; can blend compressed signal with original signal for a more natural sounding compression) > Fulltone Fat Boost (pushes the front end of the amp a little harder and adds a slight amount of gain; fattens up the tone and makes the harmonic content sound a little more three dimensional > Boss Noise Suppressor (dirt pedals can get a bit noisy, so I have them in a send/return loop in the noise suppressor, which makes the whole board pretty much dead quiet) > Fulltone Catalyst (higher gain, slightly fuzzy overdrive) > Mad Professor Little Green Wonder (a very harmonically rich tube screamer-like low-to-mid-gain overdrive > Mad Professor Ruby Red Booster (I use this either to boost the gain of the Little Green Wonder for solos or on its own to add just a little "hair" to a clean signal -- it's awesome as a clean boost for playing blues) > Fulltone Supa-Trem (a classic tremolo circuit for a little texture, especially on americana tunes) > Analogman ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay (a completely analog delay pedal where you can switch between two delay speeds/settings -- I also have the add-on tap tempo box so I can just tap in the tempo with my foot on the fly) > Ernie Ball volume pedal (not a wah-wah ;).

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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2012, 09:50:42 AM »
With all of those special effects pedals, do you even need to know how to play to make great sound. ;)

Seriously, very nice setup. In just a few words, can you explain what each one does. Obviously, there's a WahWah peddle on the left (I think), but what do the others do?

Honestly, I'm just as happy plugging straight into a great amp, but the pedals are a necessity for most of the situations I play in (smaller rooms, diverse genres, etc.)

I'll just go through my signal path beginning at the bottom right: Sonic Research Analog Tuner (digital strobe, but analog functionality) > Barber Tone Press Compressor (smooths out the signal going into the pedals; can blend compressed signal with original signal for a more natural sounding compression) > Fulltone Fat Boost (pushes the front end of the amp a little harder and adds a slight amount of gain; fattens up the tone and makes the harmonic content sound a little more three dimensional > Boss Noise Suppressor (dirt pedals can get a bit noisy, so I have them in a send/return loop in the noise suppressor, which makes the whole board pretty much dead quiet) > Fulltone Catalyst (higher gain, slightly fuzzy overdrive) > Mad Professor Little Green Wonder (a very harmonically rich tube screamer-like low-to-mid-gain overdrive > Mad Professor Ruby Red Booster (I use this either to boost the gain of the Little Green Wonder for solos or on its own to add just a little "hair" to a clean signal -- it's awesome as a clean boost for playing blues) > Fulltone Supa-Trem (a classic tremolo circuit for a little texture, especially on americana tunes) > Analogman ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay (a completely analog delay pedal where you can switch between two delay speeds/settings -- I also have the add-on tap tempo box so I can just tap in the tempo with my foot on the fly) > Ernie Ball volume pedal (not a wah-wah ;).

Interesting, thank you for the explanation.

Is the delay like an attack delay that people like Hendrix used years ago?

I had a feeling that might not be a wahwah. Don't hear them being used much these days.

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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2012, 10:00:13 AM »
I'm not sure what an attack delay is. ???  Do you mean the effect that Jimi used on songs like Are You Experienced?  Like the reverse guitar thing?

Here's a youtube clip of the delay I have, which can be used for echo effects (like in the video), or for longer David Gilmour-esque ambient delays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMqvdDLXaPM&feature=player_embedded#!
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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2012, 10:31:04 AM »
I'm not sure what an attack delay is. ???  Do you mean the effect that Jimi used on songs like Are You Experienced?  Like the reverse guitar thing?

Here's a youtube clip of the delay I have, which can be used for echo effects (like in the video), or for longer David Gilmour-esque ambient delays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMqvdDLXaPM&feature=player_embedded#!

Yes, that was exactly the type of delay I referring to.

The video sounds a little like old school reverb.

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« Reply #140 on: April 22, 2012, 11:49:45 AM »
That wasn't an attack delay, whatever that is.  They flipped the tape over so it played backwards.


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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #141 on: April 22, 2012, 01:27:13 PM »
It was attack decay, not delay. My bad.

Some used tape, but later ones were done electronically.
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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #142 on: April 24, 2012, 09:54:00 PM »
Lefty kinda collecting dust at the present.  My hands aren't so good now a days....

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Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #143 on: April 27, 2012, 05:18:32 AM »
Hey, for any gearheads/pedalgeeks out there, this site is awesome: www.pedalboardplanner.com.  It's only really a good resource for those with Pedaltrain pedalboards, but it sure it fun to mess around with.

Incidentally, I just ordered a Pedaltrain Nano along with the bare essentials of pedals (tuner, fuzz, OD, and delay).  Should be a fun setup for quick jams!
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