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Number of pedals/effects at home, vs playing live

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AlstottMVP2, Sep 17, 2008.


  1. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
    How many of your pedals do you take to gigs with you? All? A few? None?

    If you bring them all, how do you compete for stage space?

    If you bring some, do you rip apart your masterboard at home every week?

    If you bring none, is it weird playing live with stripped sound?
     
  2. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    All of my pedals fit neatly on a pedalboard, so it's not really a big deal for me to bring all of them with me everywhere. I only use certain pedals at certain places (I use everything on Saturdays, while I use mainly my volume, comp, chorus, and flanger at church on Sundays) but it'd be a huge hassle to disassemble and re-assemble everything every week. Stage space is never a problem for me, as there is ample room to spare in both of the places that I play at. (Saturdays it's with a 9-piece praise band playing contemporary, and Sundays it's with a 6-piece praise band playing the Sunday usual)

    For me it's usually weird when I practice, as I just run through a headphone amp (so as to reduce noise) and I don't use my effects, which sounds stripped down to me. :D
     
  3. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I used to bring 'em all.

    One of the bands I was in had a TON of gear, so half of us generally set up off the stage on smaller gigs.

    Otherwise, we just had a cramped stage.
     
  4. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    i use three pedals for my main gig (pitchblack, Attack Goat, Barber LTD SR), and a tuner (strobostomp) for the other.

    i don't think i could justify taking ALL of these to a Rock&Roll gig:



    1. 3Xfx FatMan Distortion/Oscillator
    2. Alien Hate Fuzz
    3. Ampeg Sub-Blaster Octaver
    4. Analogman Chorus (w/ “deep” switch)
    5. Anaplex Delay
    6. Aphex Bass Xciter
    7. Aramat Effects Tubular Tremolo
    8. Aria DMX10 Flanger/Chorus
    9. Barber LTD Special Recipe Overdrive
    10. BargeConcepts VFB2 Blender/Feedback Looper
    11. BargeConcepts RC2 Compressor
    12. Bent-It Synthbox/noisemaker
    13. BJFE Blueberry Bass Overdrive
    14. Boss TR2 Tremolo
    15. Boss TU2 Tuner
    16. Boss HM2 Heavy Metal
    17. Boss DD3 Digital Delay
    18. Boss DD6 Digital Delay
    19. Boss BF2 Flanger
    20. Boss PQ3B Bass Parametric EQ
    21. Boss PH1r Phaser
    22. Boss LM2B Bass Limiter
    23. Boss OD2 Turbo Overdrive
    24. Boss OS2 Overdrive/Distortion
    25. Boss BF2B Bass Flanger
    26. Boss CE2B Chorus
    27. Boss PW2 Power Driver
    28. Boulevard BFL-10 Flanger
    29. Catalinbread Hyperpak
    30. Chunk Systems Agent 00Funk (mk. I)
    31. CoPilotFX Android
    32. Danelectro Dan-Echo Delay
    33. Demeter Opto Compulator
    34. Demeter Fuzzulator
    35. DOD 250 Overdrive
    36. DOD 201 Phasor
    37. DOD FX60 Chorus
    38. DOD FX25 Envelope Filter
    39. DOD FX90 Analog Delay
    40. DOD DFX9 Digital Delay
    41. Electro-Harmonix Stereo Pulsar Tremolo
    42. Electro-Harmonix Small Stone (Russian) Phaser
    43. Electro-Harmonix Double Muff Overdrive/Distortion
    44. Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Russian) Fuzz
    45. Electro-Harmonix Bass Microsynth Synthesizer
    46. Electro-Harmonix Qtron+ Envelope Filter
    47. Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Dual Envelope Follower
    48. Electro-Harmonix Nano BassBalls Dual Envelope Follower
    49. Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phaser
    50. Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff Fuzz
    51. the SYLE Red O.D.
    52. ElectroniX Submarine
    53. Fulltone OCD Overdrive
    54. SUPERCOLLIDER
    55. George Dennis Phaser
    56. Guyatone MC-3 Micro Chorus
    57. HAO Rust Ride Overdrive
    58. H.B.E. Hematoma Bass Overdrive
    59. Ibanez PM7 Phaser
    60. KMD Flanger
    61. KMD Analog Delay
    62. Locobox AD-01 Analog Delay (80s)
    63. Locobox Mysto-Dysto Distortion
    64. LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI
    65. Malekko B:Assmaster
    66. Maxon FL-301 Flanger
    67. Maxon AD999 Analog Delay
    68. Maxon AF9 Envelope Filter
    69. Maxon CS9-Pro Chorus
    70. Maxon PT999 Phasetone Phaser
    71. Wounded Paw Attack Goat
    72. MaxxPlay Single Bypass Loop
    73. MI Audio Neo Fuzz
    74. Monotonic Labs Type U-73 Synthesizer
    75. Morley PWF Power Wah Fuzz
    76. MXR Smart Gate
    77. MXR Phase 90 (vodka-modded)
    78. MXR Dynacomp Compressor
    79. MXR Distortion + (1981)
    80. Peterson StroboStomp
    81. Radial BigShot I/O Instrument Switcher
    82. Roger Mayer Voodoo-Bass
    83. SIB Varidrive
    84. Subdecay Noise Box
    85. Tech21 CompTortion
    86. Korg Pitchblack Tuner
    87. Tech21 XXLB
    88. Tech21 Sansamp RBI Preamp
    89. Tech21 Double Drive
    90. Walco Sound-Go-Round Stutter Tremolo
    91. Whirlwind Selector A/B/Y Box
    92. Yamaha CH-10MII chorus
    93. Yamaha FL-10MII flanger
    94. Toadworks MEAT Jr.
    95. Frantone Lo-Tone
    96. Sanford & Sonny Bluebeard Fuzz
    97. Korg G5
    98. Blackbox Ultraviolet Fuzz
    99. Aramat Effects Green Machine
    100. Aramat Effects Green Machine (bass version)
    101. Wren & Cuff Pickle Pie Fuzz
    102. Guyatone Bass Gear Distortion
    103. Maxon PDS1 Programmable Distortion
    104. Zinky True Grit Overdrive
    105. Boss DM2
    106. TC Electronic Nova Delay
    107. TC Electronic Nova Reverb
    108. Electro-Harmonix Micro POG
    109. Rick Gram Woman Tone
    [​IMG]
     
  5. René_Julien

    René_Julien

    Jun 26, 2008
    Belgium
    :eek:

    There goes my hero.


    Hmm... how about a pic of your "home setup"? :)
     
  6. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    They're scattered around his living room. Sometimes you'll see one in a shoe, in the fridge, in the toilet's water tank, boxes of cereal, and under his mattress.
     
  7. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    strictly speaking, they're scattered around my bedroom, living room, and practice spaces. and i think a few are in the studios of a couple o' friends of mine....

    i'll see if i can get some pics of the whole happy family soon.
     
  8. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Ah, the upper decker for the ultimate dirty tone.
     
  9. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    a tone you remember for months!
     
  10. René_Julien

    René_Julien

    Jun 26, 2008
    Belgium
    I was going to take pictures of my pedals before and after I joined TB 4months ago. I gave in to my pedal GAS. It about tripled.

    But your collection would make mine humble. :atoz:


    And the sad part is that I only really use a EQ-pedal and a delay. :meh: :)
     
  11. I use everything live. I'm in a pop/funk band, and I've got around fifteen pedals on my board. Use 'em all, every night.
     
  12. I used to just hoarde my pedals until I realised I could afford new pedals by selling the old ones. So now I'm down to just keeping the pedals I use live/in the band, though any pedals I can't get any money for get to lie around.
     
  13. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Got about 12 pedals plus a multi, 8 of the pedals still work, and I use 3 on my gigs.
     
  14. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    7 pedals on the board
    7 used in the band
    7 brought to all the gigs
    7 to rule the land
     
  15. dang,... I have 9,... well 11 if you include my zoom B2 and my really old Korg AX1000G that I never use anymore,... but thats ok with me, cos 11 is my lucky number

    realistically, there is only ONE pedal to rule them all, and thats,... my weeping demon :bag:

    I take 3 pedals if all I need is distortion, wah and tuner and im in a hurry ,... else ill take the board with everything but the wah on it,... the B2 is just a headphones scenario :)
     
  16. I only ever bring one or two pedals, if any, to a gig. I HATE having a ton of crap at my feet during a gig. And I'm lazy and hate having to pack up the same ton of crap after the gig.

    When I do bring any effects it's usually just an envelope filter or wah. Sometimes for a classic rock gig just the Russian Big Muff Pi.

    Unless you count the Boss TU-2; that comes to every gig.
     
  17. basste

    basste

    Oct 8, 2003
    France
    Five pedals on the board, for all situations:

    Looper from kit musikding
    dunlop wha 105Q
    Ebs multicomp
    Ebs octabass
    Coxx PT tuner

    And:
    an old PS-2 from boss that i use only for deep FLoyding evenings with some dark friends

    a jamman that i use at home to work, and at rehearsals to record easily.

    an old cry baby guitar; which is close to death...
     
  18. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
    Please see Profile for Endorsement disclosures
    How many of your pedals do you take to gigs with you? All? A few? None?
    Usually my main board consisting of 8 pedals, a loop strip & tuner. If it's the 1st time I've played with an artist, I will only bring about 2 or 3 - you don't want to scare a new employer too much on the first gig! I have almost 20 pedals to choose from, but there are 8 "primary" pedals that live on my main board. I find them to be the most useful to me, so they go to almost every gig.

    If you bring them all, how do you compete for stage space?
    I'm lucky enough to play 99% large stages, but there's always room for a reasonable pedalboard - unless you dance around a lot!

    If you bring some, do you rip apart your masterboard at home every week?
    Almost, I do rip apart my board pretty often to assemble a "flight board" for when I have to check my pedals. Although, my main board travels well, airline baggage restrictions ($$$) are making me travel lighter....

    If you bring none, is it weird playing live with stripped sound?
    No, but I usually find that I could have used something here or there... but it's good to go "au naturale" sometimes!
     
  19. How many of your pedals do you take to gigs with you? All? A few? None?

    The concept is "all my pedals are in a pedalboard and I bring the pedalboard". But in the near future I'll have to decide whether or not I start a new pedalboard, because I need some more pedal for one band (and not the other), and there's no room left in the main board.
    So I'll probably end up with the current pedalboard, slightly modified and an additionnal board for weirds sounds and effects.

    If you bring them all, how do you compete for stage space?

    I play in relatively small bands (3 or 4 members and only one guitarist) so no problem here. Plus I won't let anyone bother me with stage space: I need space, I take it, period. :D

    If you bring some, do you rip apart your masterboard at home every week?

    I never ripp appart my board, except for major rearrangement, every year or two ...

    If you bring none, is it weird playing live with stripped sound?

    Sometime I jam with naked sound but I always feel like I miss something. There's always a moment where I wish I could add some overdrive, a bit of wha or a little chorus ...
     
  20. 5stringwonder

    5stringwonder

    Sep 24, 2006
    Singapore
    is that all? :D
     

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