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12-16-2012, 11:42 AM
Mines short – V4 Fulltone OCD and Boss TU-3 Tuner pedal. Lots of pedals come and go but those two are essential. :top:

Those are also the first two I recommend to a new player to get started.

Can’t sound good if you’re not in tune! :flute:

The OCD add a really useful “Dirt” tone to any amp I’ve used it with – 59 Bassman, Champ, Supersonic, EVH 5150III, Carvin X100B and Mesa TA-30....It’s the one OD that always “Plays well with others” for me. :five:

What’s your short list and WHY? :biggrin:

12-16-2012, 12:05 PM
Tuner pedal.
Compression pedal.
Tubescreamer pedal of some description.

They're what I consider to be the core of my sound (When i'm playing my own stuff)

And like you say... Gotta be in tune! :)

12-16-2012, 12:08 PM
TC Electronic PolyTune

12-16-2012, 12:16 PM
OCD is a great pedal..I love my crybaby, though..and my Vector Technologies MS 119.

12-16-2012, 12:50 PM
I could possibly get away without an OD pedal if the amp had an nice OD channel but I like the creamy sounds of a Tubescreamer pedal (Or in this case my GFS Greenie TS clone). I have a vol pedal that I love. Used to think that was a core pedal but i'm using it less and using the guitars vol knob more.

12-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Tuner, wah, good fuzz, univibe, delay. Need 'em all for what I do.

12-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Tuner, and my Framptone Talk Box.

12-16-2012, 06:22 PM
It depends on the band, but both my boards have a tuner, a delay, and some form of dirt. If I'm using a multi-channel amp, the dirt isn't completely necessary. For dirt, I use a Jetter Jetdrive, a Fulltone GT-500, and/or a Homebrew Electronics Power Screamer. Oth e Jetdrive and the GT-500 are dual pedals, allowing two different drives or one drive and a boost (which is how I use them).

All that said about dirt, I've been trying to just ride the volume knob and run my single channel THD BiValve.

12-16-2012, 06:24 PM
Boss TU2 tuner and the Xotic EP Booster

Hopeful Sinner
12-16-2012, 06:27 PM
TC Polytune and TC Flashback X4. Mainly because I cleaned house not long ago. Gave my son my modded Tube Screamer. Had a cool GFS delay that a friend had to have!!! He was very convincing....and I'm rambling...

12-16-2012, 08:29 PM
Tuner, modified Tremonti wah, and Digital Delay. I use those all in almost every song

12-16-2012, 08:36 PM

Why? Uhhh...

12-16-2012, 08:46 PM

Why? Uhhh...

my mouth hit the floor.

12-16-2012, 08:51 PM
They dont have this anymore suppsedly..They have a GT-6 for 600...Gee serge is it hard to program?

12-16-2012, 08:54 PM
EP-Booster + Kalamazoo + Keeley TS-9. I can always tune by ear.

12-16-2012, 09:18 PM
They dont have this anymore suppsedly..They have a GT-6 for 600...Gee serge is it hard to program?

Yeah it's discontinued. The presets and preamp section kind of suck, but this is my second one I have been able to buy for $100 off Craigslist. I use it as a tuner, phaser, chorus, auto wah (which is bangin' because it has envelope down like a Mu-tron), and all sorts of delay stuff. There is a free editor for PC and Mac that makes things easier to program, you can also use it to save your patches to a thumb drive, or I suppose even iCloud, so if it dies on tour all you have to do is comb the classifieds and you're not totally screwed.

12-17-2012, 05:43 AM
Fulltone Clyde wah
Klon Centaur
Turbo tuner
TC Flashback

John Beef
12-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Definitely tuner and delay. I've had the same TU-2 since the 90s, still works great. Since about 2005 or 2006 I've had a DD-20 for delay. There have been a lot of improvements in this as technology has continued forward and the Eventide Timefactor looks pretty cool. I just wish it was easier to run a rig in stereo.

I use amp distortion so there's no real need for one of those. Certain parts of songs would sound strange if I wasn't using the tremolo effect but it wouldn't be a song killer. Same with my octave down pedal.

12-17-2012, 08:00 PM
My small board, which I use the most has a Dunlop CAE Wah, White EP Booster, Gold Kalamazoo, Polytuna & Boss DD3. The only one's I REALLY must have would be the EP & the Kalamazoo. Well that & my red curly cable & Lollar pick!

12-17-2012, 09:26 PM
OCD, that's it. :)

12-18-2012, 02:59 AM
Rockbox Boiling Point

My favorites by a country mile

For delay, I love my Deep Blue Delay, by Mad Professor