Helpful ReplyStomp boxes anyone?

Author
gswitz
Max Output Level: -18.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 5674
  • Joined: 2007/06/16 07:17:14
  • Location: Richmond Virginia USA
  • Status: offline
2018/11/15 00:41:57 (permalink)

Stomp boxes anyone?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yawc9fBrCygTbNlNTJoBcFruGiFLV5sqdDLOpsWVTKU/edit?usp=sharing
 
I started this doc b/c I'm curious which guitar fx are popular with owners. 
 
I want to grow my collection and hope to learn from what others use.
 
Feel free to add to the spreadsheet in the link above or just reply to the post.

StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
#1
smallstonefan
Max Output Level: -48 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 2724
  • Joined: 2003/11/20 11:41:35
  • Location: Papillion, Nebraska
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/15 17:46:18 (permalink)
I've had a billion of them and sold most when I got a Fractal Axe FX II.
 
The ones I kept include (but not limited to):
 
Skreddy Top Fuel
TC Electronics Stereo Chorus/Flanger
1st Edition Small Stone Phaser
Old Memory Man (replaced the chips to reduce noise)
Echoplex EP 3 (not a pedal, but AWESOME)
 
The one pedal I sold that I might get again:
 
4 knob Tube Driver
 
It's a fun rabbit hole to go down! :) My new rabbit hole is rack gear...
#2
Leadfoot
Max Output Level: -47.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 2764
  • Joined: 2011/04/26 11:08:38
  • Location: Indiana
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/15 17:53:03 (permalink)
My favorite pedals that are long gone were:
Westbury "The Tube" overdrive. Had a 12AX7 in it. Killer sound...
Ross Flanger from the late 70s. I've never been able to replicate the sweet sound of that flanger.
I was young and dumb when I got rid of those two stomps. Wish I had them back.
One thing I DO still have is my Roger Mayer Rocket FX Octavia. Just like the one Jimi used. Nothing else sounds quite like it.
#3
mettelus
Max Output Level: -22.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 5293
  • Joined: 2005/08/05 03:19:25
  • Location: Maryland, USA
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/15 18:04:48 (permalink)
I saw this last night and made me think a bit. Since multi-FX boards came out, I haven't thought of stomp boxes per se, so the only two that came to mind were:
 
Wah Pedal - no Multi-FX boards I have ever owned can do this simple feature properly - Dunlop Cry Baby
Talkbox - Another feature Multi-FX boards don't often have - I actually made one based on this "Dual duty Talkbox" video. I happened to walk past crappy megaphones on clearance last Christmas, snagged one on impulse for the horn driver, but didn't built the amp up till 4 months later.
 
Neither of the above are "regular use" items, but I can see folks who gig regularly having a real pedal board setup. I am much more ITB these days just for simplicity sake.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC), i7-8700k, 16GB RAM, GTX-1070Ti, Win 10 Pro, Saffire PRO 24 DSP, A-300 PRO, plus numerous gadgets and gizmos that make or manipulate sound in some way.
#4
gswitz
Max Output Level: -18.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 5674
  • Joined: 2007/06/16 07:17:14
  • Location: Richmond Virginia USA
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/15 23:59:27 (permalink)
Thanks! Interesting food for thought.

StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
#5
Leadfoot
Max Output Level: -47.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 2764
  • Joined: 2011/04/26 11:08:38
  • Location: Indiana
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 00:46:28 (permalink)
Oh that reminds me. I forgot about my good ol' Vox 847 chrome top wah. Also a favorite of Jimi's. :)
#6
gswitz
Max Output Level: -18.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 5674
  • Joined: 2007/06/16 07:17:14
  • Location: Richmond Virginia USA
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 02:24:48 (permalink)
You've got some awesome gear, lead foot.

StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
#7
Mosvalve
Max Output Level: -67 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 1194
  • Joined: 2009/11/20 20:49:33
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 02:25:02 (permalink)
Favorite's so far are
 
RYRA Clone
Belle Epoch Delay with preamp
Obscura Altered Delay
Love sqeeze Compressor
Earthquake Hoof Fuzz

As far as distortion and overdrive pedals I have around seven of them but none are a favorite. I haven't found that one great distortion/overdrive yet so last night I bought the original Tube Driver 911 with the bias upgrade made by BK Butler hoping that this one will do it for me.

BobV 
 
 
 
ASUS Prime Z370-P - Intel Core i7+ 8700K 3.7GHZ 16GB Memory, Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU,  Windows 10 Pro 64bit,  , Sonar Platinum 64bit, Motu 828MK3 Hybrid, Warm Audio TB12 Pre, Warm Audio WA273 Pre, AEA RPQ 500 Pre, Warm Audio WA76 Compressor, Presonus D8 Pre, Tonelux EQ5P 500 Eq, Kush Electra 500 Eq, Lindell PEX 500 Eq, Yamaha 80M monitors with HS10W Sub,  and a bunch of other good stuff. I have a Roland Juno-106 that's looking for a new home. PM me.
#8
fireberd
Max Output Level: -38.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 3695
  • Joined: 2008/02/25 14:14:28
  • Location: Inverness, FL
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 11:13:10 (permalink)
I quit using "stomp boxes" when I got a Line 6 POD X3.  I use the POD X3 for effects only, no amp modeling. I have my main "digital delay" and "Spring Reverb".  I have others for Chorus, Leslie Sim, Phase Shifter, Tremolo and Fuzz.
 

"GCSG Productions"
Franklin D-10 Pedal Steel Guitar (primary instrument). Nashville Telecaster, Bass, etc. 
ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero M/B, i7 6700K CPU, 16GB Ram, SSD and conventional hard drives, Win 10 Pro and Win 10 Pro Insider Pre-Release
Sonar Platinum/CbB. MOTU 896MK3 Hybrid, Tranzport, X-Touch, JBL LSR308 Monitors,  
Ozone 5,  Studio One 4.1
ISRC Registered
Member of Nashville based R.O.P.E. Assn.
#9
msmcleod
Max Output Level: -73 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 892
  • Joined: 2004/01/27 07:15:30
  • Location: Scotland
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 11:43:50 (permalink)
fireberd
I quit using "stomp boxes" when I got a Line 6 POD X3.  I use the POD X3 for effects only, no amp modeling. I have my main "digital delay" and "Spring Reverb".  I have others for Chorus, Leslie Sim, Phase Shifter, Tremolo and Fuzz.



Similar thing here. Got really sick of patch cables, batteries, the time & hassle taken to switch between sounds etc.
 
I first moved on to an Alesis Quadraverb GT with a midimate pedal board, then a Roland GP16 / FC100 II, then finally a Roland VG88 which is what I use now for the most part.
 
When recording, I record 3 tracks: the stereo effected output from the VG88, plus the mono dry guitar output.
 
This gives me the options of going with my original guitar sound, starting again from scratch using by putting the dry signal through plugins and/or external inserts, or a combination of both.
 

Mark McLeod
Cakewalk by BL | ASUS P8B75-V, Intel I5 3570 16GB RAM Win 10 64 + Win 7 64/32 SSD HD's, Scarlett 18i20 / 6i6 | ASUS ROG GL552VW 16GB RAM Win 10 64 SSD HD's, Scarlett 2i2 | Behringer Truth B2030A / Edirol MA-5A | Mackie MCU + C4 + XT | 2 x BCF2000, Korg NanoKontrol Studio
#10
tlw
Max Output Level: -49.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 2567
  • Joined: 2008/10/11 22:06:32
  • Location: West Midlands, UK
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 14:06:21 (permalink)
The ones I seem to keep going back to:

Ibanez Tube Screamer (now in mini form)
Late 70s Jen CryBaby Super
Late 70s EHX Small Stone
EHX Small Clone
Fuzz Faces (silicon and germanium)
Octave fuzzes - currently the EHX Octavix
EHX HOG
T Rex Tremster
EHX Memory Man
Univibe

And too big to really call a pedal though it does have a footswitch, a Fender ‘63 reissue valve reverb.

Sonar Platinum 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit, I7 3770K Ivybridge, 16GB Ram, Gigabyte Z77-D3H m/board,
ATI 7750 graphics+ 1GB RAM, 2xIntel 520 series 220GB SSDs, 1 TB Samsung F3 + 1 TB WD HDDs, Seasonic fanless 460W psu, RME Fireface UFX, Focusrite Octopre.
Assorted real synths, guitars, mandolins, diatonic accordions, percussion, fx and other stuff.
#11
xiwix
Max Output Level: -85 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 284
  • Joined: 2003/11/09 16:19:11
  • Location: sf, ca usa
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/11/16 16:39:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Cactus Music 2018/12/03 20:29:10
Rat pedal.
 
That's been the consistent one for me over the years.  Had several different flavors of them and I'm on a deucetone now.
 
Works on my moog phatty or guitar like nothing else.
#12
michaelhanson
Max Output Level: -40 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 3524
  • Joined: 2008/10/31 15:19:56
  • Location: Mesquite, Texas
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/02 23:06:03 (permalink)
On my pedal board:
 
Wampler Ego Compressor
Wampler Tumnus
Joyo Ultimate Drive (OCD Clone)
JHS Andy Timmons
Mooer Orange 90 Flanger
Boss CH-1 Chorus
MXR Carbon Copy
Boss RV-6 Reverb
 
Still need to add a tuner.    Maybe a Univibe one of these days.  

Mike

https://soundcloud.com/michaeljhanson
https://www.facebook.com/michaeljhanson.music
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/scandalous-grace/id1180730765
 
Platinum Lifetime, Focusrite 8i6 & 2i4, Gibson LP, ES335, Fender Strat, 4003 Rickenbacker
BMI
#13
Wayfarer
Max Output Level: -75 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 763
  • Joined: 2017/07/15 02:32:25
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/02 23:30:14 (permalink)
I'm mostly acoustic these days, but even when I play electric I don't use effects much. I have a beefed up old Laney VC-30 from the late 90's when they still made them right. I've got a great tech out in Staunton, IL who gave the overdrive channel a Twin Reverb tone stack and changed some coupling caps among other things to get a Fendery sound and gave the master volume more overdrive by changing some resister(s). Sounds like a 30-watt Twin now with great overdrive that cleans up real good by backing of the volume on the guitar like it should. It has decent spring reverb. I put linear pots in my guitar so I can do quick staccato volume swells and a good wah-wah sound with the tone control. I also take the dampening grease out of my pots so the knobs turn easier and flip the control plate around for easy access to the knobs. Aside from reverb and overdrive, I don't like effects with a Tele. I still have an eBow but don't really use it much anymore. I also have a Boomerang looper but mainly use that with my acoustic rig.
 
I have a video on setting your guitar up for volume swells / tone wahs if anyone is interested:
 

#14
jamesg1213
Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 21401
  • Joined: 2006/04/18 14:42:48
  • Location: SW Scotland
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 08:16:52 (permalink)
The one I really miss from 'back in the day' is this Carlsboro echo pedal. Such a warm sound, loved it.
 


 
Jyemz
 
 
 



Thrombold's Patented Brisk Weather Pantaloonettes with Inclementometer
#15
rcklln
Max Output Level: -82 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 409
  • Joined: 2004/07/02 13:59:32
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 12:18:20 (permalink)
I like using stomp boxes with my tube amps
 
Boss TU-3 Tuner
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor
DOD Phasor 201
MXR M152 Micro Flanger
T-Rex Engineering Tremster Tremolo
Dunlop MXR M169 Carbon Copy
#16
gswitz
Max Output Level: -18.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 5674
  • Joined: 2007/06/16 07:17:14
  • Location: Richmond Virginia USA
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 12:43:42 (permalink)
After I built a diyre reamp box, i started adding th3 stomp boxes to my chain to my real amplifier. I have an fcb1010 pedal board. This means I can try pretty much any pedal I want. Because I only have 1 reamp box, I only have 1 insert point in my pedal chain, but it doesn't have to go first. Honestly, I do tend to put it first. This means i can put the fx from the computer before one thing and after another if I want.

I like using the smallest hint of expander with a little parallel compression too, when playing clean. I use my hardware compressor and my rme expander.

I could probably figure out how to turn the compression on and off with the fcb1010, but I haven't done that yet.

It is interesting to hear the difference between my real screamer and the th3 equivalent. Lots of learning without spending any money.

Now here is where there is a leak in the financial boat. Earthquaker. I've picked up three this year. Hummingbird, sea machine and transmisser. I mess with them for hours.

StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
#17
eve_ripper
Max Output Level: -89 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 56
  • Joined: 2015/10/22 15:33:15
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 13:34:22 (permalink)
I am a bass player, but really like stompboxes.
My never go off is Tech21 SANSAMP Bass Driver (Deluxe) and Bass Clone (chorus) which is based on Small clone stompbox. I often use my Bass Big Muff with guitar, it works.
 
Stompbox world is so big, so I can't tell what do you really need)
#18
gswitz
Max Output Level: -18.5 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 5674
  • Joined: 2007/06/16 07:17:14
  • Location: Richmond Virginia USA
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 14:53:36 (permalink)
Of the FX in TH3, the Vanilla soft drive and the Mercury box are my favorites by a lot.
 
Other than those and a gate, I basically don't need anything in TH3.

StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
#19
batsbrew
Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 9981
  • Joined: 2007/06/07 16:02:32
  • Location: SL,UT
  • Status: online
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 18:13:58 (permalink)
MY CURRENT PEDALBOARD:
 


Bats Brew music Streaming
Bats Brew albums:
"Trouble"
"Stay"
"The Time is Magic"
--
Sonar 6 PE>Bandlab Cakewalk>Studio One 3.5>RME BFP>i7-7700 3.6GHz>MSI B250M>G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB>Samsung 960 EVO m.2ssd>W 10 Pro
 
#20
michaelhanson
Max Output Level: -40 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 3524
  • Joined: 2008/10/31 15:19:56
  • Location: Mesquite, Texas
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 19:12:56 (permalink)
batsbrew
MY CURRENT PEDALBOARD:
 





That Deja Vibe is on my wish list.  

Mike

https://soundcloud.com/michaeljhanson
https://www.facebook.com/michaeljhanson.music
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/scandalous-grace/id1180730765
 
Platinum Lifetime, Focusrite 8i6 & 2i4, Gibson LP, ES335, Fender Strat, 4003 Rickenbacker
BMI
#21
Cactus Music
Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 8362
  • Joined: 2004/02/09 21:34:04
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/03 20:36:00 (permalink)
I now have a Blackstar Amp and I bought the foot controller but I keep returning to my stomp boxes because ,,,?? Well first they are dead simple to set on the fly between songs and even while playing. I KNOW what will happen when I turn any of the few knobs down there...
Second I think I like the tone overall.
 
Boss Tuner
Mooer Trellicoptor Tremilo
Mooer Overdrive
Mooer Delay  
 
I have many others including my coveted Mutron Auto wha. But above is my best tone for live.

Johnny V  
Cakelab  
Focusrite 6i61st - Tascam us1641. 
3 Desktops and 3 Laptops W7 and W10
 http://www.cactusmusic.ca/
My Sonar Tutorial on using MIDI
http://www.cactusmusic.ca/Sonarmidi.htm
 
 
#22
kennywtelejazz
Max Output Level: -4 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 7135
  • Joined: 2005/10/22 06:27:02
  • Location: The Planet Tele..X..
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/04 17:55:37 (permalink)
The current stomp box's on my pedal board .
 
MXR Dyna Comp , Vox Wah , Boss SD-1 , MXR 78 Baddass Distortion, Electro Harmonix Nano Muff,TC Flashback Delay , Electro Harmonix Nano Memory Toy , Boss Phase Shifter ,  Sabine tuner and a undisclosed bootique boost pedal that I got used ...
 

 
Then I have a few loose pedals and a couple of older multi effects units collecting dust ...
 
in my case , the truth is most of the time I play clean or use some mild amp distortion ...
 
I love amps ..those are what I would collect if I had the money and the space ..right now I have 7
 
Kenny
 
 
 

                   
Oh Yeah , Life is Good .
The internet is nothing more than a glorified real time cartoon we all star in.
I play a "Gibson " R 8 Les Paul Cherry Sunburst .
The Love of my Life is an American Bulldog Named Duke . I'm currently running Cakewalk By BandLab as my DAW .
 
https://soundcloud.com/guitarist-kenny-wilson
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/Kennywtelejazz/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1
 
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=427899



#23
rsinger
Max Output Level: -83 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 386
  • Joined: 2007/08/25 14:34:57
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/06 17:17:51 (permalink)
I usually play in the box these days, but I do have my pedals out. Keeley "4 knob" compressor, Morley volume, Fulltone Fulldrive 2, Fulltone '69, Fulltone Ultimate Octave, Way Huge Fat Sandwich, Fulltone Deluxe Clyde wah, Fulltone Deja Vibe, Fulltone Supra Trem, Analog Man analog delay, Roland RE-20 Space Echo, TC Electronic Hall of Fame. I have a few other pedals, but I don't use them regularly.

Sonar Platinum, 64 bit, win 7 pro - 64 bit 
Core i7 3770k 3.5 Ghz, 16 Gb Ram, 480Gb + 256Gb SSDs, 1 Tb Velociraptor, Echo AudioFire4

#24
BassDaddy
Max Output Level: -33 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 4227
  • Joined: 2012/12/31 13:55:58
  • Location: I'm an American. From America!
  • Status: offline
Re: Stomp boxes anyone? 2018/12/07 02:56:11 (permalink)
Tube Sceamer Mini
Tone City Sweet Cream, bluesy drive
TC Forcefield comp
TC Flashback delay
TC Hall of Fame reverb
Boss Super Chorus
Danelectro Big Spender Leslie SIM
Eventide H9
(Tuner in the H9)
I like every one of them but really like the Sweet Cream, the Danelectro and the H9. Great to have a Tremolo,  Flanger, Phaser, and others in one pedal with the H9

It's Bass, not Bass.
i7 2700K, 16GB DDR3, 2 SSD sample drives and OS drive, HDD SATAIII for projects, 2 24" monitors
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24, Focusrite VRM Box, LAVA Lamp, SONAR Platinum 64 bit, Mackie MCU and 1 MCU XT, Akai Advance 49, Windows 10,
Komplete 9 Ultimate, Cakewalk, Toontrack, IK, AAS, XLN, UVI, Air Music Tech, Waves Factory, Sample Tek and Sonivox VSTi's. Overloud, T-Racks, Audio Damage, D16, Nomad Factory, Waves Gold FX 
#25
Jump to:
© 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1