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Offline RareMysterio

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Site to hear how pedals sound together
« on: October 12, 2020, 03:40:31 am »
So I’m planning on getting my own pedalboard, instead of a multi effects. But I want to know how these two overdrives I’m looking at right now will sound together. Is there a site where I can check that?

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 07:54:01 am »
YouTube it....that's the place to see things normally...although given the plethora of pedals out there I'm not sure you'll find exactly what you want. I'd be interested to know what and why you want to see OD pedals played together unless you're planning to use one as a boost into another.
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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 03:45:59 pm »
I'd be interested to know what and why you want to see OD pedals played together unless you're planning to use one as a boost into another.
Oh because I’ve been watching videos and some mention that they have a “1st Stage” OD and a “2nd”. They say when they play it together, it makes a whole different sound lol

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 03:50:06 pm »
Correct and thats because they boost different frequencies as I understand it. So you're looking a for a dual boost/overdrive pedal rather than two separate pedals necessarily.

This YT video might help >>




and perhaps this one >>


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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 12:30:26 am »
Correct and thats because they boost different frequencies as I understand it. So you're looking a for a dual boost/overdrive pedal rather than two separate pedals necessarily.

This YT video might help >>




and perhaps this one >>



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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 04:32:16 pm »
You have to give us more to go on. The thing about Youtube videos is that they convey what pedals have "potential" to sound like. What two or more specific pedals sound like stacked adds more variables on top of the controls on the pedals, tone from the amp, guitar, room and playing style. Which pedals do you own, which ones are you considering, which ones spark your interest?

I would suggest a Tube Screamer or TS clone to start out as a baseline overdrive pedal to begin with on its own merits and secondarily for stacking. It's a must have pedal because of the mid-bump that it brings to the table. 
 

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 10:21:36 pm »
This might help

https://youtu.be/lGvGP_ARDTw

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 07:39:42 am »
In my opinion, you can't rely on videos to give you more than a basic impression of a pedal. There are simply too many variables that affect the sound. The same pedal will sound a bit different with different guitars, amps, et cetera. Even things like the length of the cabling, the order of the pedals, and the presence or absence of buffers in the chain can affect the sound.

You can use videos to form a general impression, but there's no substitute for experimenting with actual pedals along with the guitar(s) and amp(s) (and other pedals) that you will be using. There's no substitute for "getting your hands dirty."

Just my two cents, for what it's worth...

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 09:03:36 am »
To add to other comments about the severe limitations of using videos to 'hear' how pedals sound ... Not to mention that you will be listening to a compressed audio youtube video through something other than your amp speaker.

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 09:18:15 am »
The other thing that bothers me is why are you looking at distortion fx if you’re joining a  church band?
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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 03:27:26 pm »
The other thing that bothers me is why are you looking at distortion fx if you’re joining a  church band?
You can literally check any worship pedalboard and they have an overdrive or distortion

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2020, 03:29:45 pm »
In my opinion, you can't rely on videos to give you more than a basic impression of a pedal. There are simply too many variables that affect the sound. The same pedal will sound a bit different with different guitars, amps, et cetera. Even things like the length of the cabling, the order of the pedals, and the presence or absence of buffers in the chain can affect the sound.

You can use videos to form a general impression, but there's no substitute for experimenting with actual pedals along with the guitar(s) and amp(s) (and other pedals) that you will be using. There's no substitute for "getting your hands dirty."

Just my two cents, for what it's worth...
Whattt, I didn’t know that. Some of the pedals I was looking forward to get was based on YT videos. But thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Site to hear how pedals sound together
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2020, 03:31:29 pm »
To add to other comments about the severe limitations of using videos to 'hear' how pedals sound ... Not to mention that you will be listening to a compressed audio youtube video through something other than your amp speaker.
Yea too many things to consider, now this is kinda tough :/ thanks for the help @everyone

 

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