Post-Rock and Metal Pedal Boards?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ayliffe, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Ayliffe


    May 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    What does everyone use in either their metal or post rock stuff in terms of effects?

    My Band Plays Metal with Post-Rockish Jam Breaks and i use:

    Sansamp PBDDI
    EBS Multicomp
    Boss DD-3 Delay
    Boss SYB3 Synth Bass Pedal
    Boss CE-5 Chorus
  2. as far as post-rock, it depends on whether you are the guy holding down the melodic low-end, or if you're adding some chaos of your own.

    Fuzz, reverb and delay are your friends.

    I personally use: Boss RV-3, Line6 DL4, a Little Big Muff, and a russian green muff. Fuzz > RV-3 > DL4 is great for creating noisy/ambient walls of sound.
  3. moggieman


    Jan 25, 2009
    Bands like Russian Circles/Tera Melos/Explosions in the Sky use the Whammy IV. I'm saving up for one myself. I play a lot of experimental/psychadelic/post-rock stuff. I have a DL4/DD-3/Ibanez Bass Synth (mehh)/ODB-3 (it works)/Russian Muff/Boss Chorus. Can get some pretty cool sounds with OD/tons of overlapping delay.
  4. gab3739


    Feb 18, 2009
    In my band (post-rock with some math rock and doom elements), I use:

    Boss CS-2
    Sansamp BDDI
    EHX Memory Man w/ Hazarai
  5. Idiotpod


    Feb 11, 2009
    Got Djent?
  6. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    i play hard rock / metal with one of my bands - lpb1, mole, eq (to even out instrument levels), lomenzo drive, bad monkey, BBM ( and MXR M80 if needed for di)
  7. For awhile it has been Fulltone OCD-> Bluebeard Fuzz-> Boss RV-3, but here soon I would like to essentially do an entire pedalboard makeover. I want to use some variation of Tuner-> Original (or big box reissue) RAT-> Fulltone Fatboost v1> Delay (probably Malekko)> Reverb.

    I love my RV-3, but the volume drop in a few of the modes is starting to bother me, so I'm thinking of forking up the cash for a VanAmps model of some sort. I have a Bass Whammy on it's way to me which might see some use, but I will admit that it is more of a collector thing for me. I also might add a real fuzz to the board. I love my Bluebeard, but I've been thinking of picking up another SuperFuzz of late.
  8. isisiscool


    Jul 20, 2009
    I have one pedal a Big Muff YAY!!!!
  9. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    progressive metal here:

    Line 6 Rotomachine
    Morley Little Alligator volume pedal
    Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeller

    Leslie emulator as an alternative for chorus, less tonesuck than a chorus but very mellow for mellower parts.
    Volume pedal for volume swells.
    Delay for dimension (also mostly on mellower parts, or technical solos).
  10. Color_Cast


    Jan 17, 2009
    Ambient/Post Rock

    Boss DD-20
    Fulltone OCD
    Line 6 MM4
    Digitech Digiverb
  11. Thrash/Crust Metal-y band:

    Boss ODB-3
    EHX Holy Stain w/ Expression Pedal
    Boss CEB-3

    Messing around with my room mate doing post-rocky stuff:

    everything in my profile plus;
    Devi Ever Eye Of God
    Boss DD-20
    Ibanez Weeping Demon

    *I had a Whammy IV but hated it. I sold it (for a good hunk of change mind you). I really wish Digitech would re-release the Bass Whammy... those E-Bay bidding wars on them are out of hand...
  12. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I <3 post hardcore, doom and grunge. Oh, and genre hopping. I'm not afraid to mix funk, pop and dance with my post-hardcore :D

    Bass >> MXR Blue Box >> BYOC A-Twin >> Ibanez Weeping Demon >> Eventide PitchFactor >> Boss DD-6 >> DOD FX79 Punkifier >> Boss RC-20xl >> amp
  13. my band plays thrash / almost hard rock variations,... think of a new band trying to be progressive but still learning lol

    my pedals are:
    Ibanez Pd7 for goto distortion
    Tz-2 fuzz (rarely used as it loses out in the mix no matter what I do with it :( )
    devi ever Cherry pop (destroy all fuzz)
    valcoder tremolo
    DL8 delay (used as modulated delay, so almost a chorus+delay)
    and ibanez weeping demon,...

    for the most part I play clean or with the PD7 on but use the above for spiking it up a bit,... I'd love a bigger board so I can fit my ps-3 and expression pedal on as well as noise box and a few others,... but for the sake of holding the low end and the occasional spice I will have to make do with the above for now!
  14. I guess my band broadly might come under post rock, we play with alot of post-rock bands, we're kinda grunge/prog-ish:

    My Board+the rest of my pedals (majority up for sale):


    Tonebender is great for stoner/post metal/blah blah big riff music
  15. Man... that shape though...
  16. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    I notice you have a digitech "hardwire" stereo chorus pedal on your pedalboard. I was wondering does that pedal is work well on bass?
  17. Hardcore with post-rock/noise/industrial elements

    NS-2 (I turn it off everytime I want feedback)
    Blue Box
    CEB-3 (maybe changing it to a CE-5 for more extreme stuff)
  18. davedamage

    davedamage Hit string, go boom.

    Oct 16, 2006
    Milwaukee area
    heavy-ish stuff (check my sig) but I like dirt.

  19. We play instrumental rock, mostly call for lots of distortion for the loud parts :D trying to work in more delay effects etc. but with two guitars and a synth a lot of that is all ready covered.

    Here's my board: