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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jun 28th, 2019 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've had a tremolo pedal on my board for years. Even though I love the tones and effect that it adds, I very rarely use it and forget it's there. Maybe I would use it more if it had tap tempo. I dunno! I've been thinking lately about replacing it.

Here's a pic of my board. The tremolo is the Blue Bird. I have three gains (a lil hair, rhythm crunch, moderate lead gain) and two delays (slapback and tap for longer delays). I play rhythm/lead in our church band and the styles are everything from clean ballads to funky choir chops to chunky to distortion.

I should add that I recently removed a Barber Tonepress because I rarely used it. My amp (VHT) seems to have enough compression.

What else would be a good addition? Tap tremolo? POG? EQ? Boost?

The Board

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 12:21 AM, Jun 29th, 2019)

littleuch
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Jun 28th, 2019 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Strymon Flint. Verb and Trem, both outstanding.

Leftee
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The Escalator
Jun 28th, 2019 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Report in to Walshb’s EH thread. Githcha summa dat.

Mick Reid
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Jun 28th, 2019 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

You've pretty much got all the bases covered there LM. The only thing I can think of adding is some type of modulation. (EHX B9 or Lester G?)

I'm similar to you in that I have a tremolo pedal on my board that has been there for years and only gets kick in about 1% of the time. However, I'm very reluctant to remove it because it's there for that 1% that I need it.

My tremolo is a Moen UL-TR which is not a very expensive pedal, but it does has two great features that I can't go without. A volume control and a flashing LED that shows tempo.

If I was to replace it, those two features would be "must haves".

Sorry, not much help to you in the end :^(

edit: in the time it took me to type this, littleuch snd Leftee both piped it!

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:20 PM, Jun 28th, 2019)

Leftee
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The Escalator
Jun 28th, 2019 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

^ I have one of their faucets.








But you knew that.

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jun 28th, 2019 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

You's on fire, Leftee!

Leftee
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The Escalator
Jun 28th, 2019 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’m proud of my plumbing.

walshb
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Jun 28th, 2019 04:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't know much about the Wampler Tape Echo, but I think, for church, you could really use a dotted 8th delay.
The Rubberneck has some complicated features, but I've still found it easy to use at church. Get the right tempo tapped in, set on dotted 8th, select your number of delays. I don't use some of the other features, so far anyway.
Used, on Reverb, you can get a decent deal.

Of course, the EH Lester G might be a good option, as well. I haven't ordered one (yet) but it does a lot of great sounds! Especially if they play Black Hole Sun at your church!
Ok, possibly they don't do that one.....but you would still have that sound! ;)

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 28th, 2019 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

If that were my board, I'd add a chorus.

It's a super-simple effect to set up and use, and even set to a really mild effect, it really thickens things up for strumming clean chords (think 12-string), and when dirt is added for single-note stuff.

The Boss CH-1 Super Chorus will do everything you need a chorus to do. About a Ben Franklin new. A lot cheaper used.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jun 28th, 2019 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, all! Comments...

Strymon Flint: I love the idea but I don't think I could bring myself to pay nearly $300 for a used pedal.

Lester G: Cool sound but probably too trippy for my needs.

Bill, the Tape Echo does dotted 8th very well.

Chorus: I haven't had a chorus since the 80s. Hmmm! I'll give it some thought.

I'm really mulling a tap trem. I think I would use it more because bending down and tweaking my current trem on the fly with is impractical. A chorus also has some merit.

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 08:23 PM, Jun 28th, 2019)

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 28th, 2019 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Either effect is Biblical:

Psalms 149:3 -- "Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre!"

Psalms 2:11 commands, "Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with tremolo."


You get the idea.


LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jun 28th, 2019 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lyre...that's what I need. A lyre effect!!! Thanks! I'm on it!

reverendrob
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Jun 28th, 2019 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm partial to the 49th Call:

"Bring the apocalypse with sonic destroyers, for the TIME IS now."


Dolemite

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Jun 28th, 2019 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Unsolicited Weirdo suggestion: Vibrato pedal.

Dolemite

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Jun 28th, 2019 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

PS - NUX Mod Core multi modulation pedal. It has vibrato, chorus, phase, Leslie, flange, univibe, and a couple others. Lotsa wiggle, little real estate. NOT good for adjusting on the fly, but great sounding and a heckuva bargain.

(This message was last edited by Dolemite at 03:39 PM, Jun 29th, 2019)

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Jun 28th, 2019 08:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

I find playing at our church a delay with presets is invaluable. Currently I use a DD-500. I get the BPM for each song preset with the appropriate mode, repeat, level, etc then I can cruise. I used a Boss DD-20 before and liked it's tones a bit more. But the primary feature I have grown to like is the presets. The DD-500 has a modulation feature too.

Habakkah 3:19: The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments, .....with appropriate amounts of overdrive and delay.

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larryguitar
Jun 28th, 2019 08:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think you got it covered.

The only thing I would consider is adding an outlet for a USB to power an iPad attached to the mic stand.

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Jun 29th, 2019 03:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Chorus for me, used in small doses. For something a little different, I`ve been tempted by the Mosaic 12 string simulator. By Digitech I think. You could also cover some chorus territory with it.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 29th, 2019 05:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

"The only thing I would consider is adding an outlet for a USB to power an iPad attached to the mic stand."

That is a *great* suggestion. It would take up no space on the pedalboard. No more worrying about forgetting to charge up your iPad.

littleuch
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Jun 29th, 2019 06:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nothing on your board is reverb, right? Do your delays cover your "space" requirements?

I only ask because I am a reverb whore.

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