Guitar effects help

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  1. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

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    hey, i may not seem like it, but i play guitar too :p

    ive got some cash which im gonna spend on some pedals, but i have no idea which ones to get....


    i mean, its not that i dont know what they do or what they sound like, its just deciding between a harmonizer, a phaser, a flanger or a distortion pedal >.<


    any help will be appreciated.

    the person who brainwashes me into getting something will get a BIG cookie :drool:
     
  2. daedal

    daedal Uber Coffee Drinker

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    Mmm, distortion. I just use the Drive on my amp for that, though but I've got a Black Coffee metal distortion pedal and I really don't use it much. Depends on what you play.. what's your style?
     
  3. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

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    well... i donno.

    id like to get into music. ive been playing for 7 years, but ive only started to enjoy music.
     
  4. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

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    so what do you reckon?
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    It depends what you want to play, are you going for hard rock, then use heavy distortion [which is probably already on your amp]. Or, you can buy a pedal board and get a whole bunch of sounds. Or.... buy a Line 6 spider 2 75 watt for about 300 bucks, which has almost everything http://www.line6.com/spiderII/about_112.html
    and the best sound I have heard from an amp with that many effects.
     
  6. nitrousoxide52

    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    What guitar do you have?
     
  7. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

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    an Ibanez RG 170
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    What amp do you have?
     
  9. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

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    ummm.. im not quite sure... its not that good... its only 15 watts as well.
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    Yeah, before you go out and buy any pedals, you should think about upgrading your amp. I suggest the one I said above, they make a 30 and 15 watt edition too for alot less, it's just the 75 watt one lets you hear it's whole potential.
     
  11. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

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    hmm... kk

    i should be able to get a nice big amp for the cash, and ill look into doing a con stunt and getting my mum or dad to get me a pedal.
     
  12. Rasta Monsta

    Rasta Monsta Just an Average Joe...

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    Agreed!

    I agree not to waste money on pedals right now.

    As for amp suggestions, I just got THIS BAD ASS HOT ROD DELUXE used for $250. Unbeatable. . .just like a car, let someone else pay the depreciation.

    Good luck,

    rasta
     
  13. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    ok amp power ratings

    to increase the volume output by 3db, the minimum NOTICABLE difference, you have to double the power output

    so get something more powerful than the 30w one you where thinking of
     
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    Rasta Monsta Just an Average Joe...

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    Yeah, and don't forget too that less reputable companies will fudge that power rating.

    I played last weekend in a medium sized room and had the clean channel on 3, and it was plenty, despite being rated at only 40 watts.

    rasta
     
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    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

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    I suggested 75w :p
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    75w would be decent :)

    but make sure the rating is RMS not Peak/PMPO
     

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