Howdy gents As some of you know I'm doing the odd gig here & there with King & Queen Of Sorry these days. Now we're a five piece, I have more opportunities to fiddle with my sound a bit more. As such, I've put together a little pedal board specifically for acoustic work. I owned most of these pedals before, but time for a rig rundown!
From left to right: Boss Digital Reverb RV-5; Marshall Echohead Delay; Carl Martin Chorus; Fret-King Clean Boost; Boss Tuner TU-2 The Pedal board is a Stagg cheapo one (£15 from Andertons). Wouldn't stand up to the rigours of the road, but seems happy enough in the boot of my Ford
Had the RV-5 for a few years now. Bought it as my Vox AC-4 (and now the Hughes & Kettner) didn't have any built in reverb. My parents got me the Echohead for Christmas. I tried a few out and this one seemed to give the best bang for buck ratio. Bought the Chorus off eBay a few years ago for £14. Clean boost was a birthday present last year - works really well for the odd solo. Obligatory tuner which is again a few years old and second hand, but does the trick. I think I'm set now, although those Fishman boxes look mighty fine. Don't think the funds will stretch to that though, now or indeed in the future!
What pedals would you put on an acoustic board?
Scaling the heights of average guitar playing in King & Queen Of Sorry, DeadBeat Boulevard & Black Snake Halo
I don't know where to start with individual pedals let along pedal boards! I have a few FX through my Blackstar Core ID10 that I tinker with on occasion but don't currently use any external pedals.
I have looked at a few and was amazed by the cost of many of them!
I'm in much the same boat. I always just played at home, so didn't really need effects. My Roland Cube amp had some that I played with a little until I got my Zoom G3X. That has loads of different effects. I have played around with some of those. For the band stuff I was doing recently I found I needed an overdrive/distortion, wah and sometimes a phaser. I've since bought an Electroharmonix Soul Food overdrive and their wah pedal to go with my existing Boss DS1 distortion. I'm looking at using those with the Zoom handling delays and other time-based effects. I may try building a board to keep it all neat. I'm still not gigging, so it's not essential.
There is an amazing choice in pedal these days, at all prices. You can can get really cheap stuff, e.g. Joyo, or pay hundreds for a single pedal. There's loads of Youtube videos where people demonstrate pedals, but it would be good to find some where they are used in context with a band and songs.
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tricky: Just passing by so thought I would drop in and say a big Hiya to the hard core keeping the board going. Hope you are all well, have a great 2016 and keep it real(ish)!!
Jan 19, 2016 18:21:19 GMT -5
rhod34: Richard, none of us are real. I'm my own imaginary friend
Jan 21, 2016 11:44:24 GMT -5
Steve Clark: I've never met Rhod. I assume he's just some Welsh computer 'bot'
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rhod34: you leave my bottom out of this, ya perv!
Jan 22, 2016 15:25:24 GMT -5
Steve Clark: In Wales bot-net has a very different meaning
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Steve Clark: My guitar is in the UK! Awaiting news from customs
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