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I'm looking to get one to beef up my lead tone from my laney tfx320. Any recomendations? I've been checking out ibanez ts9's on ebay after a chap said they were rather splendid.


Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:49 pm
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I like boss, for solo boosts, but I've heard of dudes using an actual boost pedal. It boosts your signal 10 or 20 dbs. That's for solo applications I know, but Buddah makes a kick ass pedal w/12ax7's that just sounds heavenly. I forget the name. It's blue, It's not cheap (acouple hundred), but you get what you pay for w/this. Do yourself a favor & play a couple of them at the store. The Ibanez tube screamer I recall used to melt faces. Good Luck.

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mmmm effect pedals are so easy to build that i really don't like to pay so much that they cost.

and ibanez tube screamer 8, 9, 10 .... have minimum differences and you can upgrade it. i prefer sonic distortion 9 and mxr distortion +

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Mici0mach0 wrote:
mmmm effect pedals are so easy to build that i really don't like to pay so much that they cost.


fancy bulding me a delay pedal then?

the boss ds-1 is one of my personal favorites... but the ibanez tube screamers do melt faces... so much fun :)

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easy to build?............where does one find this information on building one's own effect pedals?

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http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Li ... nners.html :roll:

SOME pedals can be easy to build... I.E. Distortion...

but something modulating, like a delay pedal is getting just a bit more complex :wink:

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thanks....very cool

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it depends if you do actually want a new type of distortion or just a bit of a beef up.

An overdrive pedal would do the job, but so would an EQ pedal. Boosting your mids can really help your tone to cut through in a band situation.

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I like the BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion.

http://www.bossus.com/index.asp?pg=1&tmp=7

There are audio samples on there too.

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I like MXR.
It sounds vintage.


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Lav wrote:
I like MXR.
It sounds vintage.

she tells the truth!


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Some cool links for you guys (and ladies too :oops: )

http://www.generalguiatrgadgets.com
http://www.runoffgroove.com
http://www.tonepad.com/
http://www.geofex.com

and this one can supply any components you need:
http://smallbearelec.com

you only need to buy one iron soldering pencil (10 - 15 watt works better then 30 or 40 watt)
for more info e-mail me i'll be happy to help you 8)

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Mici0mach0 wrote:
Some cool links for you guys (and ladies too :oops: )

http://www.generalguiatrgadgets.com
http://www.runoffgroove.com
http://www.tonepad.com/
http://www.geofex.com

and this one can supply any components you need:
http://smallbearelec.com

you only need to buy one iron soldering pencil (10 - 15 watt works better then 30 or 40 watt)
for more info e-mail me i'll be happy to help you 8)

you spelt the first link wrong.

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/v2/

there ya go.


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I like to use a VooDoo Lab Sparkle Drive pedal along with the natural overdrive of my amp, for my main rhythm sound. On metal tunes, I'll turn off the Sparkle Drive and kick in a Boss Metal Zone instead.

For leads, I have a MXR 6 band EQ in the effects loop of my amp. I just set all of the sliders up to +8 or +10 dB and kick it on for instant in-yo-face-here's-my-weeedle-deeedle-lead-mo f'ers.

Placing the boost in the loop instead of in front of the preamp boosts my existing tone and doesn't add additional distortion that tends to muddy the overall sound.


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I run an Ibanez TS9 for a compression-lead boost.. Lvl on 10, Gain @ 9 o'clock, Tone on zero..

Running a pedal in front of the amp like this gets you some more compression and can 'tighten' up some amp gain.. Mainly due to to most of the over-drive pedals on the market haveing a bass cut and mid/high boost. :)


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The old "orange box", BOSS DS-1 RULES ALL!!! Nuff said...X :wink:


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You can never go wrong with any of the ibanez tube screamers. I don't notice much difference in the sound of any of them. My rig is a tri-axis and 2:90 so i don't really use and of those pedals on stage but goofing on studio stuff they are fun to play with. I just never noticed much sound difference. I use a TS-7. It was cheap and works just dandy.


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i think mxr is pretty good one?


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Lav wrote:
i think mxr is pretty good one?

its a fuckin' awesome one.

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The old classic Boss DS-1 is the king of distortion pedals

though i also have a ibanez tube screamer which is bloody awesome sounding though the construction is knowhere near as good as the boss pedals

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