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Looking for pedal for slap funk

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johndde, Mar 17, 2014.


  1. johndde

    johndde

    Sep 9, 2013
    Hi guys first thread here. Been playing off and on for 16 years. As thread states I'm looking for a disco type sound. Would you recommend any other pedal to run before the funk pedal? Thanks John
     
  2. NinetyFive

    NinetyFive

    Jun 22, 2013
    New York City
    The disco sound is usually clean with compression. What do you mean by funk pedal? Envelope filter?
     
  3. johndde

    johndde

    Sep 9, 2013
    Yeah the envelope filter
     
  4. A very low gain overdrive, set with just a tiny bit of drive, will give you more harmics so the filter's motion stands out more, but won't sound distorted or too synthy like it might if you used fuzz. Run the OD before the EF.
     
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  6. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet? Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Yonkers, NY
    +1 add a compressor after to tame spikes and fatten the slap tone. Adding it before would dull the attack of the od and filter.
     
  7. johndde

    johndde

    Sep 9, 2013
    That's what I'm leaning toward either a overdrive or compressor before the envelope filter. Which one would bring my mids out more?
     
  8. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    MXR M-82. Love mine. I've tried a ton of them, but this one is crazy bang for the buck.
    I just picked up a Aguilar Agro pedal - and together it's Bootzilla magic.
     
  9. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet? Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Yonkers, NY
    Either one may do the trick but putting the compressor before the envelope filter would lessen the effect of it. So do both! Od before and/or put the compressor after.
     
  10. Eadger

    Eadger Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Colorado
    Might I suggest the Creation Audio Funkulator? They make great products (although I have no experience with this particular pedal). I think just having one on your board may instantly make you more funky.