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A good effects pedal for...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Earthday, Feb 5, 2006.


  1. Earthday

    Earthday

    Sep 22, 2005
    New Hampshire
    Are there any pedals out there that will make my tapping sound "better" but without changing the tone much? I'm not sure exactly how to describe what I mean. I like my tone, and my tapping sounds fine with the drums, but when I'm playing without the drums it just sounds like it needs some rounding out.
     
  2. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Compressor.
     
  3. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    +1

    The Aphex Punch Factory is pretty transparent (even when running full throttle)
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yup. Next on my shopping list for the very same reason.
     
  5. thejoey57

    thejoey57

    Jan 18, 2006
    What do you guys mean by "transparent" when you are dicussing compressors?
     
  6. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Enough to make a difference, but not enough where you sound like Tony Levin. :smug:
     
  7. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Trasparent means it reduces gain (which is what compressors do) without coloring the tone. The tone you put in is the tone that comes out.