What is your favorite pedal for each type of pedal?

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  1. Screamingdaisy

    Screamingdaisy SS.org Regular

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    Band/Casual
    - Bands

    Type of Music
    - Rock/Hard Rock/Metal

    Distortion
    - Amp (Mesa)

    Overdrive
    - Mesa Grid-Slammer - Not all Tubescreamers like Mesas, this one does.
    - Maxon OD808 - It's a classic for a reason, although I prefer the Grid Slammer.

    Tuner
    - TU-2 or TU-3
    - Clip on tuners are great at home... one less thing in your signal path. But, they kind of suck on stage because they sense vibration, and if the band's playing everything in the room is vibrating so it's impossible to mute and fix your tuning mid song.

    Noise Gate
    - Never needed one

    Compressor
    - Hate

    EQ:
    - Not needed

    Flanger
    - Sucks.

    Delay
    - Strymon El Capistan - I really like tape delays... but this is way easier to carry around.

    Reverb
    - Not needed

    Fuzz
    - Fuzz Face - great for over the top leads.
    - Way Huge Swollen Pickle - Dial it in right and it sounds like a pissed off Big Muff that's trying to shred your speakers on you.
    - Boss FZ-2 - instant Electric Wizard.

    Wah
    - Dunlop Cantrell - Has a great sweep that doesn't get too bright or too muddy. Pretty much impossible to make it sound bad.

    Phaser
    - Phase 90 - Simple, gets the job done, you can spin the knob with your foot.

    Vibe
    - Fulltone Deja-Vibe - dial it in right and it's like playing on acid while underwater.
    - Dunlop Roto-Vibe - Runs on batteries.

    Chorus
    - Electro-Harmonix Small Clone - Always liked this one. It'd darker/thicker than Boss.
    - Pretty much any Boss chorus pedal is good if you want to give chorus a try on a budget.
    - Way Huge Blue Hippo - I use this more as a rotary/shimmer effect than as a standard chorus. Helps arpeggios and harmonics pop out.
     
  2. Dredg

    Dredg Insignificant Contributor

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    Casual for now, live gigged in my 20's.
    Pop punk, metal, jazz
    Distortion: HM2 used as a dirty boost on a dirty amp
    Overdrive: Philosopher's Twin
    Tuner: Polytune 2
    Noise Gate: EHX Silencer
    Compressor: Philosopher's Twin
    EQ: NA
    Flanger: MXR EVH
    Delay: EHX Canyon
    Reverb: NA
    Fuzz: BAT Black Forest
    Wah: CAE MC-404
    Phaser: NA
    Volume: my guitar knob
    Looper: NA
    Tremolo: Boss OC-3
    Chorus: NA
    Expression: NA
    Multi-fx: NA
    Misc: OBNE Dark Star for sound scaping.
     
  3. that short guy

    that short guy SS.org Regular

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    Casual player

    Type of Music: mostly metal and hard rock

    Distortion: I've always got mine from the amp so I have nothing to put here

    Overdrive: Fulltone ocd and Ibanez TS9 have been my go to's for years and have never let me down. I recently added a Horizon Devices Precision Drive and it actually lives up to the hype. Any of those 3 will get you what you need

    Tuner: TC Polytune 3. Any of the Polytune pedals work amazingly well and you can't go wrong with them

    Noise Gate: ISP Decimate.

    Compressor: don't really use them that often but I recently tried the MXR Studio Compressor and it was amazing

    EQ: MXR 10 band EQ

    Flanger: never use them

    Delay: Strymon Timeline... expensive but worth it

    Reverb: Strymon Big Sky... same as above

    Fuzz: never use

    Wah: Morley Dragon 2 Wah

    Phaser: Electro Harmonix Small Stone

    Volume: EBMM volume pedal

    Looper: never use

    Tremolo: never use

    Chorus: BOSS Chorus Ensemble or MXR Analog Chorus. Both work really well.

    Expression: Mission Engineering.

    Multi-fx: Line 6 Helix. Bought this 2 years ago and have since sold off everything except my Morley Dragon 2 and the Precision Drive. It has everything amp/fx wise that I need and subs amazing

    Misc: digitech whammy and drop.
     
  4. that short guy

    that short guy SS.org Regular

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    Double post, my bad
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I just realized I fucked up. :lol: For some reason I put MXR M117R for the phaser instead of EVH117. Hell I replaced my M117 with an EVH one.
     
  6. Spaced Out Ace

    Spaced Out Ace 0 0 1 0 0 6 5 0 3\

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    Didn't I tell you to buy one instead and save yourself the time and money? :lol:
     
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  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm impatient. :squint:
    And I did plan on getting both anyway. Use the EVH one for my dirty signal and the M117R for my clean signal, since I run split paths.
     

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