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    The MXR Carbon Copy is a simple analog delay that sounds very good.
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    I love the Electro Harmonix Q-Tron so much I have two of them (one regular, one Q-Tron Plus.) I won't play an electric gig without one, they sound that good, and they're that versatile. Q-Tron into the Moog MuRF sounds like a million bucks.

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    From Guitar World magazine (July 2011) - "Mass Effect: Top 50 stompbox pedals of all time."
    1. Ibanez TS9
    2. Dunlop CryBaby Wah
    3. Digitech Whammy
    4. MXR Phase 90
    5. EHX Big Muff
    6. Vox 847Wah
    7. MXR Dyna Comp Compressor
    8. EHX Deluxe MemoryMan
    9. A/DA flanger
    10. Boss CE1 Chorus
    11. Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion
    12. EHX Small Stone Phaser
    13. Gig-FX Chopper multi-effect
    14. Mu-tron III envelope filter
    15. MXR 6 Band EQ
    16. Fulltone OCD overdrive
    17. Dallas Rangemaster treble booster
    18. Echoplex delay
    19. ZVex FuzzFactory fuzz
    20. Boss DD-3 delay
    21. Mu-tron BiPhase phase shifter
    22. Boss DS1 distortion
    23. ZVex SeekWah tremolo/wah
    24. MXR M169 'Carbon Copy' analog delay
    25. Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer compressor
    26. Boss OC-2 Octaver
    27. MXR Flanger
    28. Dunlop Fuzz Face fuzz
    29. Dunlop Univibe chorus & vibrato
    30. Kelsey-Morris Octavia fuzz/octave
    31. Eventide PitchFactor harmonizer
    32. Klon Centaur overdrive
    33. Boss DM-2 delay
    34. Pro Co Rat distortion
    35. E-Bow string activator
    36. Roger Linn Adrenalinn multi-effect/synth
    37. Butler Audio TubeDriver overdrive/tube simulator
    38. EHX Frequency Analyzer ring modulator
    39. DeArmond 601 Tremolo
    40. Tech 21 SansAmp bass driver
    41. Digitech Jamman looper/phrase sampler
    42. TC Electronics Stereo Chorus flanger
    43. Line 6 DL4 Delay delay/stompbox modeler
    44. Fulltone Supa-Trem tremolo
    45. Morley Bad Horsie wah-wah pedal
    46. Heil TalkBox groovetube
    47. EHX MicroSynth analog guitar synthesizer
    48. Lovetone Meatball envelope follower/triggered filter
    49. fOXX Tone Machine fuzz/octave/sustain
    50. Ibanez FP777 Flying Pan phaser
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    I really like the Fulltone Fulldrive and you gotta have a Boss chromatic tuner pedal.

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    I'm a big fan of the sound guys like Steve Kimock, Bill Frisell, Robben Ford get. Mostly ambient clean tones but with tube amp break-up that is usually touch sensitive. Right now I really just run a Maxon AD-9 analog delay on a minimal setting and a Fulltone Fatboost 2 into a Carr Rambler.

    I used to stomp on pedals on a board now I just keep them on my amp and adjust per song.

    The Maxon delay is very warm. The Fatboost 2 takes the Carr into a different stratosphere. Superb clean tones but the drive knob on the Fatboost 2 gets the tubes juiced up a little more for some great sustain and 3D tube tones at decent volumes. The Fatboost's treble and bass controls come in handy for additional EQ.

    Also I finally figured out how to get a decent sound out of of my Maxon Auto Filter to simulate Garcia quack tones. But I'll take that pedal out of line when not needed which is most of the time.

    The guitar cord straight into an amp is a wonderful thing but I'll sacrifice with the Fulltone FatBoost 2...it's always "on".

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    How't the venerable Tube Screamer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    I'm a big fan of the sound guys like Steve Kimock, Bill Frisell, Robben Ford get. Mostly ambient clean tones but with tube amp break-up that is usually touch sensitive.
    Yeah, me too. I'm trying to find a way to blend the electric mando (in my case a Mann Octave Baritone) with acoustic instruments. I want to be able to take some advantage of electonics and tubes, but mostly like the tone part of the instrument itself. So far I have gotten as far as the amp, but still not made a firm decision on what to use. Waaay too many choices out there (and not enough $$$).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santiago View Post
    How't the venerable Tube Screamer?
    1. Ibanez TS9 = the venerable Tube Screamer
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    Ah the TS9. So popular and has been improved upon so many times by so many others. You can do essentially the same thing and do it so much better with other gear.

    I want to dive into this thread at a later date, I am busy super right this moment, but I am pedal guy. I have 4 working pedal boards, have owned hundreds of them over the years, and design and build my own pedals from scratch. I'll be back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    From Guitar World magazine (July 2011) - "Mass Effect: Top 50 stompbox pedals of all time."
    4. MXR Phase 90 - I think everybody had one of these back in the 70's. My other two fav's were the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi fuzz and Electric Mistress flanger (great names too). I built my first (shoddy) pedal board in 1977 and I'll have to see if I can dig up a photo of it.
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    slightly off topic, I know, but.....
    I'm not an electric player but last night I did watch the film It Might Get Loud, where Jimmy Page, the Edge,and Jack White are brought together to discuss their creative history/process and play guitars. Their approach to sound "sculpting" ranged from the raw and primitive (not a bad thing) Jack White to the ultra complex in the case of Edge. In fact they said that in a U2 concert, Edge has a different guitar all set up for each and every song, and a patch of effects programmed for that particular song. His foot controller array of buttons is only matched by the loaded racks of gear behind him. It sounded beautiful. White's blues-punk approach to sound almost requires low-tech borderline-functional gear. However, when Page gets up and starts playing the opening riff to Whole Lotta Love, the other two are frozen in their tracks with an unforgettable look on their faces. At that moment you realize who is top dog in that room.
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    I bought three pedals in the early 70s. An MXR dynacomp, a Boss DS-1 distortion and EHX Small Stone Phase Shifter. I used them for one recording session and then stuck them back in their boxes until a few weeks ago. After rehabbing my Polytone amp, I thought it might be nice to hear it with some reverb so I bought a EHX Holy Grail in the newer cast case.

    Now I have all of them stuck to a new pedalboard with a spiffy power supply. The reverb is great and the Small Stone might still be one of the best shifters around. The dynacomp works OK, but the inner goodies which were surrounded by small and thin foam sheets were covered with degraded foam throughout the inner box. I spent an hour cleaning it ago up and then installed a 9 volt connector for the power supply. Works quite well except for a bit of scratchy pot sounds. Time for contact cleaner spray.

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    This is one that I want right now:



    Devi Ever Truly Beautiful Disaster:
    The TBD is simply an oscillating fuzz and a feed back loop with photo sensitive eye in one pedal. The oscillating fuzz is capable of hundreds of different fuzz tones with itís blend, fuzz, oscillation, and gate controls, while the feed back loop can mutate any of your other effects into a new noise generating machine of doom.
    Dunno if it would fit with something I'd play so I might never get one, but I can watch the demo videos all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    Thought this would be a fun and informative thread.

    I'll start.
    Oh my! Check this one out...
    This pedal has two Electro-Harmonix 12AY7 tubes in it...Yes, in the pedal!
    The only pedal I ever built hat two 12AX7 (ok, ECC83) tubes in it, I was trying to build a more "mandoliny" overdrive, but I eventually gave up on it because I found the Pearl OD5 did a better job (it's basically a Tubescreamer with a parametric eq before the distortion circuit, and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who can find one, in my opinion, it's an improvement on the original Ibanez design).
    The other pedals that I love:

    The original Danelectro Cool Cat (18V power supply, it eats batteries, but it's the best chorus I've ever tried)

    And for sheer wierdness, The Ibanez PDM1, in conjunction with a volume pedal it gives a passable imitation of a swelling organ, and with the Cool Cat you can get true Leslie seasickness effects.

    What I'd love to have:

    The TC Electronics Sustainer and parametric EQ, but like a lot of so-called "vintage" gear, it's become collectible and is not in my price range - I like things I can use without being afraid to stamp on them.
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    I really should put in a good word for the AnalogMan Maxon SD-9 Super Distortion (AMMSD9) pedal with mid-range mod.

    Though pricy, this pedal is very well made, and with AnalogMan's mods and the extra mid-range knob, it offers remarkable versatility. Once one cracks 'the code of the four knobs' (great name for a martial arts flick!), having the AMMSD9 is like having 4 great pedals in one. Depending upon how one positions the settings, this pedal can perform like:

    * a classic Fuzz (tone & mid rolled back, distortion cranked, level set as desired)
    * a Tube Boost (tone @ 12, mid @ ~2, distortion rolled back, level cranked)
    * a straight Distortion (tone at 9, mid at 2, distortion & level at 12. For a bluesier distortion dial back the level, then the distortion one notch at a time until you're there)
    * a High-Gain pedal (tone and mid each at about 3 or higher, distortion rolled back, level set as desired)

    This is a good pedal. In full disclosure though, I should say that I have not yet had the opportunity to play an e-mando through this bad boy...Can't wait for that!
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    Here's a couple of examples of emando through the Maxon with modest overdrive setting. Direct recording, no tubes or speakers.

    If they won't play use ctrl-click for PC and option-click for Mac.

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    Nice! That pedal really adds that "touch" of distortion.

    Nice playing too!
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    I've been demoing and searching for the right phase pedal for e-mando, and I came across this video demo of the Malekko Omicron Phaser and it really impressed me. Great vintage and modern sounding phase tones in my opinion. Plus, I bet it's internal frequency pot would allow one to set the pedal's frequency response just right for e-mando (seems like this could be a big plus for e-mando users).

    Does anyone have this pedal or any other pedals in the Malekko Omicron line?

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    Though it is a pedal you don't see as often in the press, I really like the original Jangle Box, especially with my Rickenbacker 5002v58s and my Jon Mann mandolins. It is a compression/sustain pedal and it is a bit pricey, but it gives an electric mandolin a really nice sparkle without being overbearing.

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    Ed - Thanks for starting this thread just in time for Christmas!

    Those Malekko pedals are da bom!
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    I just got the Ravish Sitar pedal. It's a lot of fun. One of my favorite things, so far, is the custom scale tuning. I play a 2 octave scale while in the key mode and the sympathetic string sounds are those notes. Very cool. I still have a lot to learn. There are several good demo videos on youtube. Just search for Ravish Sitar.

    I also wanted to comment about the Gear Page and pedals for emandos. The gear page is a very good resource, but as was mentioned you won't always get the sounds described with your emando. It's nice if you can try them out before buying, but there are so many pedals on the market it's not likely you'll find too many places that stock them all, or even 80 to 90%. So, sometimes you have to take a chance.

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    Thats cool the EHX Sitar pedal works well for you with an emando. It looks like a ton of fun.

    I really like the Deluxe Memory Boy analog delay from EHX. The modulation effects that can be controlled with an expression pedal allow for some interesting textures to my sound.

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    Ah yes, the expression pedal! I need to get one! I didn't know that about the memory boy. I will be keeping an eye out for an expression pedal and a Memory Boy. Thanks for the info.

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    I have been playing acoustic and electric music for more than 30 yrs and tend not to sell stuff.
    I have collected a bunch of things over the years and this lets me assemble an effects chain for whatever gig I am playing.

    Tis picture is a bit chaotic but within it are (in order of the effects chain):

    1. Fulltone FullDrive 2 (Mosfet Overdrive with Boost)
    2. Ibanez TS-9
    3. SubDecay Quazar Phaser (5 Stage)
    4. TC ELectronics Chorus/Ring Mod/Flanger
    5. Early 80's Ibanez AF-9
    6. Vintage Mutron III (2nd Gen)
    7. Boss OC-3 Octave Divider
    8. Carl Thompson Compressor
    9. Electro-Harmonics Cathedral Reverb


    I also own and occasionally use:
    Proco Rat II
    Digitech Whammy II
    Morley Wah
    Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
    MXR Compressor
    Danelectro Pepperoni Phaser
    Ibanez Chorus
    Alesis Nanoverb
    Zoom Digital Reverb

    Most of the time I play through an '86 Boogie Mark III.
    Depending on room size I also use a '65 Vibro Champ (small), Polytune Megabrute (Medium) '72 Twin Reverb (Large).


    Pedals I'd like to own:
    Vintage Roland Jet Phase
    Moog Moogerfooger or Murph
    Lovetone Meatball
    Zendrive
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    Ted; very cool pedal board and selection of effects!
    You mention having some very nice and premium pedals, and you also mention owning and occasionally using the the Danelectro Pepperoni Phaser. Since the Danelectro phaser is a budget priced pedal, I'm wondering how you would stack it up against more expensive phasers you've used? Thanks.
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