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6L6
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Jun 6th, 2011 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd like to add a compact pedal to my board that would allow me to have vocal harmonies when playing out solo.

Does BOSS or anyone make a good pedal that is compact in size?

Thanks for your help!

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Maulden7
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Jun 7th, 2011 05:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have a look at the Boss VE-20.

Lots of options, but easy (intuitive) to use, & not expensive. It will easily fit on a board.

There are demos on the Boss web site & on You Tube.

I use one for bv's & & can sound like several singers in various harmonising options, or unison.

6L6
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Jun 7th, 2011 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Maulden7, I'll check one out.

Do you have to set in the key of every song you play or does the machine figure out what key you're in?

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Jun 7th, 2011 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Look into TC Helicon- I just got their vocal harmonizer and people really commented positively about my vocals-even my wife. Never had such nice comments before.

6L6
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Jun 7th, 2011 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Will do, jt!

ProToneThinline

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Jun 8th, 2011 08:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Have a look at the Boss VE-20"

The VE-20 does some cool things, but it's really designed for vocalists, not singing guitar players. It does not automatically track the key you're in. You need to set it for each key, major/minor, etc.

I think the Digitech Vocalist and TC Harmony G both do a better job in that they both will automatically produce harmonies based on what you're playing on your guitar. That's a huge consideration on stage, when you don't want to be fiddling with knobs, etc.

I've been using a VL-2 since they first came out. I like it a lot, but it's large size is rather inconvenient. If I were to replace it, I would go with the Harmony-G.

The Boss has some cool features, like pitch correction and a looper, but the lack of automatic key detection is a deal-killer for me.

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Jun 8th, 2011 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've heard good things about TC Helicon's VoiceTone Harmony-G, and VoiceTone Harmony-M,
go to their site to see some videos of the thing in action.

mwieser

SF Bay Area

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Jun 10th, 2011 09:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the harmony G which works really well - of course a little bit goes a long way and if you over do the effect it can sound cheesy - but if you dial it in, it can be very convincing and a neat tool especially in that you play your guitar thru the unit, it knows the key - Also good for just doubling your vocal for reinforcement - Mine is sitting on the shelf. Happy to loan for a test drive....

Big Norm

Montreal, Canada

Aug 28th, 2011 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I gig with a TC Helicon Harmony G and can't be more happy. Well dialed and adjusted, they are remarquable.

jbryan

US

Sep 1st, 2011 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I also got the TC Helicon and it is pretty amazing! Love to go sing in the 'band room' now with just myself!! Great 2-3 part harmonies!

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Sep 1st, 2011 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I think the Digitech Vocalist and TC Harmony G both do a better job in that they both will automatically produce harmonies based on what you're playing on your guitar. "

I wonder how well they track using, not a 6 string electric guitar, but a 12-string, like a Ric?

all those extra strings and harmonics bouncing all over the place...

sixtysixpro

USA

Sep 22nd, 2011 10:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As long as the 12 string is in tune, there shouldn't be any issue whatsoever with either of those devices. I have a Harmony G and it's pretty stellar.

ProToneThinline

Pittsburgh, PA

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Oct 21st, 2011 04:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know this is a more "mature" thread, but.....

Back to 6L6's original question concerning a COMPACT pedal - I got the TC Helicon H-1 a few weeks ago. It's just slightly larger than a standard Boss/Ibanez stomp box, and works great!!!!! At $150 street price, it's a steal.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

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Feb 21st, 2012 08:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS3RXGMLQgU
I just got this. T.C. Helicon H1 $149 from mf the above demo sold me. You look around at these harmony pedals and they sound pretty bad, maybe just no good demos? This guy sold me. but...ya do a lot of bending to switch voicings.

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