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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-03-11T17:50:40+00:00 2010-03-11T17:50:40+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
The only downside now is that the clarity of sound shows up errors in playing which normally seem to be hidden a bit by transistor amps. Something to think about there, if you're having a bad day, dirty the sound and hide the evidence 8)

Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:50 pm

2010-03-11T13:25:06+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
I found a Vox valvertronix at a pawn shop yesterday. The price was right, but God is that a complicated little thing. Life's too short for that, no matter how good it sounds.

Statistics: Posted by hollywoodmark — Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:25 pm

2010-03-08T00:00:18+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
Buffalo_Bill wrote:
Some basic effects are important, but if you can find them built in the amp, that's the final word in convenience.
I like reverb, overdrive and tremolo, they all came built into my Vox Pathfinder 15R. That little amp is ear blistering loud as is, but i also have a nice, simple 40 watt bass practice amp I can feed into if I needed to get really loud.

Not to hijack a thread but i think that the Vox 15R pathfinder is one of the most overlooked amps on the market..The amp cost right at $100 and is a excellent tone machine...For a low cost studio or practice amp the Vox 15R needs to be checked out..

Statistics: Posted by Invader.CC — Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:00 am

2010-03-07T23:52:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]> Here is my effects chain
Boss TU-2 tuner
Dunlop Crybaby GCB 95 wah
Damage Control Liquid Blues
Monte Allums Rectifier TRi Gain DS-1
EHX Russian Muff
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop Uni Vibe
Dunlop Tremolo
EHX Holy Grail
Smart People Factory I-5 Analog Delay
Monte Allums/Boss Digital Delay

My amps are all high quality vintage Marshall's or reissue Fender tube amps..My guitars and pickups are also high end or mid grade ..It is just my style to use pedals ...I also enjoy the more modern side of blues along with the more traditional blues ..I like to play and hear things from the newer style blues based players like Jack White and the Black Keys..I also play some Robin Trower,Hendrix,Eric Johnson that is almost impossible to play without effects....

Statistics: Posted by Invader.CC — Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:52 pm

2010-03-07T14:47:45+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
mind you I DO use 2 amps normally: a Dan Torres Tweed Deluxe clone and a Laney LC15R

three reasons:

1 - the Laney stays CLEAN while the DT starts to bark real fast, so I get this "mixed tone" which I like
2 - the Laney has reverb - I used to use a reverb pedal, but prefer the clean reverb sound after the bark of the DT
3 - I have two amps 8)

Statistics: Posted by jaybee — Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:47 pm

2010-02-28T23:05:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
For straight forward blues, I'll typically just stick with amp reverb and tremolo, or the Premier 90 and Dano trem combo. Every now and then I'll throw in some analog delay for slapback stuff, too.

Statistics: Posted by guitarslim101 — Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:05 pm

2010-02-28T15:36:56+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
leftyguitarman wrote:
I've always liked the pure tube tone, but after doing some recordings, I'd like to get a pedal board going in case I do more recordings.

Just a little bit of a heads up, if you're recording with effects, remember you can't undo them. BUT if you record guitar=>amp =>recorder, you can add FX afterwards, it's especially easy if you're recording on a computer!

I try to do this, but if it's a song that works around say the bounce of a delay, A la John Martyn, then it's definately a good idea to record with effects!

Statistics: Posted by Bournio — Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:36 pm

2010-02-27T09:57:47+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]> Or: Guitar - Kustom Tube 12A. Stompin' 12AX7 powered practice amp.

(Edit-Corrected spelling)

Statistics: Posted by The Breeze — Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:57 am

2010-02-27T00:18:32+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]> Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:18 am

2010-02-26T23:51:33+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Pedal or no pedal?]]>
I've got a Line6 recording interface that let's me use the computer as a big bag of DSP effects ("Pod Farm"), similar to one of their Pod pedals. This can be a lot of fun to play around with. I especially like their cave reverb effect. But to me if I'm going to play blues it's just an amp and a guitar.

Statistics: Posted by zhyla — Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:51 pm