Pedal advice please

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  1. Wallygator

    Wallygator

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    Hey there,

    Ok so I have a 3 pedal BOSS board. So far I have two of the spots filled with a tuner pedal and the OD-3 Overdrive pedal. For Christmas I received some gift certificates for my local music store to complete the pedal board. I have been listening to pedal demos all day and would like to hear your suggestions and why. Has to be a BOSS pedal and if it helps I mostly play classic rock to heavy metal and some punk stuff.

    Cheers.
     
  2. BFunk

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    Does it HAVE to be BOSS, or just BOSS sized? There are plenty of options if it's the latter. I'd also recommend a compressor, but have no BOSS experience personally.
     
  4. Wallygator

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    Well, the pedalboard is the BOSS BC30 and I was under the assumption that only BOSS pedals will snap in properly to the case
     
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  6. BFunk

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    yeah, i would recommend a Maxon CP9-Pro+ if you want something that is boss size. I assume you have a one of those boss plastic pedal cases that will only work with boss pedals. I don't know if it will work with Maxon 9 series or not.
     
  7. Snakeman1066

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    If it has to be BOSS I would go with..

    This

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    or THIS!!! IMHO

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    actually i think the Behringer line of pedals

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    as well as the Digitech line

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    are all the same shape and size of the Boss Pedals
     
  8. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    Do yourself a favor and dump that crap. A piece of scrap plywood is way cooler than that piece of wanna-be kit.

    :bag:
     
  9. ilovenofrets

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    +1 on the CEB-3 bass chorus, or perhaps the OC-2 octave.
     
  10. Snakeman1066

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    let the guy play what he likes...some people actually like digital pedals....

    He asked for advice on BOSS so give him advice on BOSS
     
  11. Snakeman1066

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    Very cool pedal...used to have one many moons ago
     
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    I was referring to the case.

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  13. Wallygator

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    To be honest, other than the tuner I am not big into pedals. Like the ODB pedal once in a while, it dirties up my Sabbath tone for a couple of songs. Just figured I would fill the case :)
     
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    I found the case useful for protecting them and a quick easy set up for practice and gigs
     
  15. Snakeman1066

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    I still say the Chorus (i think all bass players should own one)

    or equalizer if your amp doesn't already have one
     
  16. icecycle66

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    For A different distortion sound you could through the ODB-1 on your board. I get some hate for this, but it is one of by favorite distortion pedals.

    Other than that, I concur with Snakeman:
    I have all those pedals and I like them all.
    In order of what I use most to least:
    Bass EQ
    Flanger
    Bass Chorus (That Effect Volume and the Cut control really help get just what you want out of this pedal.)
     
  17. icecycle66

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    What ever you end up with, I'd love to see the final picture.
     
  18. Bassmike62

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    No real problem using the BCB-30, IMO. The only issue I have with it is that it limits the player to 3 pedals. :). I have a BCB-60 that I now use for my acoustic guitar set-up and it does just fine. It was my first bass pedalboard and after mercilessly gutting it, I could put up 10 pedals in there.

    Going back to OP, my first recommendation would be the LMB-3, it works much better for bass than the CS-3, as previously posted. If you don't need compression or your amp has a decent comp/limiting option, than the CEB-3 would be a great addition, as well as the BF-2 or the BF-3, flangers that can be set up for chorus effect.

    I just compared sizes between a Digitech BassDriver and a TU-2: as suspected, the Digitech is slightly bigger than the Boss, so I'm not sure they would fit in the BCB-30.

    If you're OK with padding the compartment a bit, you can use smaller pedals such as MXRs or EHX's nano series. Opens up options a bit, but I would still stay within above recommendations.

    Have a great Holiday Season and 'till the next Habs/Leafs pow-wow:)
     
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    Well, only having room for JUST one more limits your choices. :D

    But, for BOSS pedals, I'd say the CEB-3 is hard to go wrong with, a very nice wallet friendly chorus.

    The bass EQ is nice, but only if your amps EQ functions are limited AND you don't mind loosing pedalboard real estate for a "utility" pedal....can be used as a decent boost pedal as well.

    The OC-2 is a very nice octave choice if you're into that.

    The LMB-3 is decent for the price, but not the best comp/limiter out there by a long shot.

    The BF-3 is a fun pedal too :D
     
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    Any of these arrangements would work

    Tuner-BF2 or BF3-ODB3
    Tuner-CS2-ODB3
    Tuner-OC2 or OC3-ODB3
     
  21. Bassnoise

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    If I were trying to fill that slot I'd probably go with the chorus maybe flanger
     

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