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jdenicholls

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Pedals for noobs
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:09:17 pm »
Hey I bought a new guitar and amp recently (Fender Telecaster and Orange Tiny Terror Combo) and although I'm really happy with my purchases I know I'm going to want to get into pedals sooner or later. Are there any you would recommend to try? I don't have any sounds particularly in mind, but a flexible one would be good as I'm not going to have enough money to buy several different ones for awhile.

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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:38:55 pm »
Depends what you feel you are missing at the moment. An obvious option would be an overdrive or distortion pedal if you feel the amp's drive channel doesn't get dirty enough. Or you might want a over the top fuzz box. Alternatively reverb or delay is a very useful effect to have.

You don't have to spend a fortune on pedals. I like Danelectro and Electro-Harmonix as offering pretty cheap and good sounding pedals.
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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 02:48:49 am »
For a beginner I'd suggest getting a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal. It's an alright pedal that has a decent variety of distortion. A step higher would be the DS-2 which is great for imitating John Frusciante of the Chili Peppers if you like him. Other than that, you probably wont want the DS-2. As for a wah, I'd suggest a GCB-95 Jim Dunlop Wah for someone who has been playing for a year or two. But you should go try them out at a guitar store to see what u really will like

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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 03:24:40 am »
Most amps have some sort of distortion built in, so for a first pedal I would recommend looking at a delay, adding a touch of delay can really beef up your sound, adding a bit more can add depth to solos.

I have aDS-2, I found it rather uninspiring tbh, it does not get  much use.
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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 10:53:45 am »
Delay, chorus and wah without any doubt will be the most useful pedals for a noob to play around with.
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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 04:21:08 pm »
agj and chicken hit it.  with most orange amp, i think the major selling point is the overdrive, so if searching for a pedal, a delay, chorus or wah would be fun to muck about with.  I'm not to familiar with the tt, if it lacks a reverb you may consider a pedal there as well.

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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 08:41:37 pm »
hi all.
Maybe a bit of a late reply to the original post.

I have found the Boss DD7 delay pedal does most of everything i need (want?).
Apart from themultiude of delay settings it also has a"chorus" setting as well as a anolog delay setting.
Plus a "tap tempo" .
I also have the Boss Looper pedal.
For what i play these two cover most things.
I am not any kind of expert on these things, this is just what I have and have used, and my opinion on these pedals through using them.

Hope this is helpful.
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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 09:56:42 pm »
hi all.
Maybe a bit of a late reply to the original post.



You are replying to a 10 year 7 month old thread that was started by someone no longer even a forum member.
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Your very first post from January this year was a reply to a 7-year old thread.
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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 01:30:24 am »
Here is the original poster with his latest pedal board:

I think he found a very flexible rig!

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Re: Pedals for noobs
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 07:02:11 am »
@ CT  ;D ;D ;D

 

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