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Two-Headed Beasts - Favorite pedal combinations?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by spoonfulofshred, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. What's your favourite combination of two or three (or more) pedals that mutate to create something new and wonderful?

    I'm not really looking for "ooh, my compressor and delay sound great together" Of course they do. I'd be upset if they didn't.

    I'm more wondering about unique combos or great matchups that maybe others hadn't thought of or just your favourite double-tap moment in a set where two great pedals work together to kick some ass.

    My current notable flavor mix is the EHX Bass Microsynth and the DOD Meatbox duo. Both lovely pedals by themselves but together create a monster of low-end evil.
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Schumann Electronics Lion and my Swell pedal create a nice wall of distortion.
  3. vbchaos


    Sep 5, 2011
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    My EHX bassballs in front of the cheap-ass behringer super-octaver. In combination with my dry bass signal, this combo kicks serious ass in higher registers/frets
  4. headmuff


    Jun 20, 2012
    I really like the way my EHX Memory Boy clips whenever I run a heavily boosted signal into it (Fuzz or Overdrive). Throw in some octave fuzz, and you almost get a leslie.
  5. nozkcb

    nozkcb Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    My EBS Multi-comp into my Aguilar Tone Hammer is quite nice
  6. Daniel L

    Daniel L

    Jun 12, 2012
    Fuzzrocious grey stache into Fuzzrocious broke d*ck peanut gallery, great fuzz tone
  7. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet? Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Hawthorne, NY
    Like it or not your going to get a lot of octave, fuzz and filter combos. I'm going with my IE Oxide into my IE Xerograph. Literally made for each other. I'm awaiting the Subterreana to arrive for the octave/synth. My EHX Micropog(octave up and dry signal) into my Pigtronix EP2 is pretty sweet too.
  8. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I have found the joy in combining different dirts.

    Empress Multidrive fuzz or fuzz+OD combo --> Darkglass B7K
    Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion --> Darkglass B7K

    And octave into any of the above, I know that's boring, but it's true.
  9. sprag


    Sep 15, 2011
    Melb Australia
    Swollen pickle > TAFM > Clusterflux is making my pants very happy at the moment
  10. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    The OCD3 in front of the B7K has been a real blast of late. I've gotten some really tight leads and gruesome carnage out of that little duo.
  11. 1)Fuzzrocious Rat Tail into my home made Green Muff.
    2)Whammy in Octave down harmony mode into Fuzz.
    3)Whammy octave up harmony into fuzz into Boss Reverb Delay while doing volume swells.
  12. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    SA Multiwave Bass Distortion into the POG2 with all of the octaves mixed in. I use an expression pedal to increase the amount of distortion on the MWBD. It really adds a ton of harmonics and pulls the octaves apart in the mix beautifully. Add a little reverb or delay and it is one of the prettiest sounds a bass can make.
  13. Boss PS-6 in s-bend mode 2 octaves up>Copilot Orbit. Bending octaves up into the Orbit's VCO causes crazy oscillations and random arpeggiations. Super fun. Filters into bitcrushers and ringmods sounds really good too.
  14. millahh

    millahh Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    EHX Micro POG into either a Phase 90 or a Vortex Flanger (ideally with a little bit of drive afterwards)...gets very close to an 8/12 string sound. Lush, but not too much so, with soem subtle movement.
  15. yaksonator

    yaksonator Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Branson, MO
    Foxrox octron into almost any distortion pedal.. huuuuge sound!
  16. seescottrock


    Apr 13, 2011
    Utica, NY
    VMT-> You're Doom... It just pushes it so nicely. Super fat sound.
  17. I didn't expect to get so much GAS after reading these.

    I just spent an hour jamming with the Boss OC3 into the DOD stereo bass flanger. Another wonderful pairing
  18. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    EH POG2 with a Boss Bass Chorus set fast so I can sound like a pipe organ with a leslie.
  19. adamsmatthewj


    May 4, 2013
    OC-2 -> Mooer Fuzz -> tc corona Chorus
    gets a sick synthy sound!

    joyo OCD clone -> tc corona Chorus -> tc Flashback Delay
    awesome lead-guitar tone in the higher registers, super useful sound for me, lots of fun!
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Tech 21 Bass Boost Chorus and Darkglass B3K sound pretty damned cool together.