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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #15 on: Sep 7th, 2004, 10:50pm »

on the slaved side of the slo I use lexicon mpx for a little pitch shift (big chorusy feel) and an old roland gp 16 for delay.
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 11th, 2004, 01:21am »

On the front end of the amp, I use nothing, because I don't like pedals at all (i'm more of a hi-fi guy). Anything other than a $80 guitar cable straight into the amp, is killing the tone, imo... lol...

Anyway, I use an Eventide in the loop, with the unit set to 100% wet, and the loop set to parallel with just enough wet signal coming in. This way there is no tone loss, and the only thing that comes back IN are the actual effects, so no "digitized" dry signal gets blended back in.

Must... preserve... tone!

My ideal situation, though, if playing live, is to not use the loop either, and mike the cab up (stereo) off stage, and run the eventide on the amp's channel insert on the mixer, and control it that way, so all effects are totally post guitar/amp/cab/mic. Rock on. I'm a dweeb.
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 23rd, 2004, 2:49pm »

Very happy I jumped over to this other side of the forum and found this thread. Heres my effects listing:

Rack:
TC G-Major running through the SLO FX loop
Furman PL-8 Plus

Floor:
DMC Ground Control Pro to change patches and SLO channels
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Digitech Whammy II
Budda Bud Wah
Fulltone FullDrive 2

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« Reply #18 on: May 8th, 2005, 10:43pm »

MPX-1 in the loop.
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« Reply #19 on: Jul 14th, 2005, 5:09pm »

I recently started using the new TC Electronic G-System with my Decatone. So far I am impressed and it has met or exceeded my expectations. My configuration uses the Decatone preamp in the insert loop designed for just that. Even though there are relay switches, I decided to stick with the Axess CFX-4 for switching channels (MIDI out of the G-System.
Although I use a Black Cat OD-1 from time to time, I don't really need it with the three channels in the Decatone covering the overdrive just fine.
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #20 on: Jul 14th, 2005, 5:16pm »

on Jul 14th, 2005, 5:09pm, decatone77 wrote:
I recently started using the new TC Electronic G-System with my Decatone. So far I am impressed and it has met or exceeded my expectations. My configuration uses the Decatone preamp in the insert loop designed for just that. Even though there are relay switches, I decided to stick with the Axess CFX-4 for switching channels (MIDI out of the G-System.
Although I use a Black Cat OD-1 from time to time, I don't really need it with the three channels in the Decatone covering the overdrive just fine.


Hey bro,

good to hear. I too have a decatone and my G-system is going be be here within a week. I'm very much looking forward to the new system; I'd always wanted a good rack unit and a GCX switcher, and this is pretty much both. The pedal is almost what sold me too, everything at my feet.

Are you using the relays to change your decatone channels? I had soldano build me a custom conversion box which takes relays and converts them to the midi socket, so I can have the g-system switch my preamp channels for me with each preset. wooot!

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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 7th, 2006, 5:14pm »

I had a Lexicon mx200, traded that for a hotplate now all I got left is a T-rex Moller but with Avenger I get all the gain I need.
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 3rd, 2007, 7:31pm »

Now that I own a Soldano head I have pretty much no use for effects... why do anything to degrade an already perfect tone? Having said that, the odd tune that needs an effect here or there I put downstream... usually in post when recording, or you could put them on the mic... bearing in mind that that will print them permanently to the track if you are recording. When using a distorted tone, certain effects such as time based ones are going to sound "proper" placed there... those same effects that sound better downstream (after your gain, overdrive etc.) are going to suffer somewhat even when placed in your amp's loop if you are driving your amp into power amp distortion... effectively making them upstream again. Something such as a wah is going to sound more "proper" upstream in front of your amp (before your gain stage). I might pick up a wah at some point but don't really have a use for that yet either... am currently just really enjoying the unadulterated crunchy harmonically saturated bliss that comes from my Avenger by itself smiley

There are some time based effects such as chorus, flanger and phaser that do have their uses upsream though, depends what you are after. The difference is the fact that in the one situation your processing a distorted tone and the processing will dominate, in the other you are distorting a processed tone... big difference, and the distortion which is the last in the chain will be the dominant factor... pretty much a no-no with a delay (unless complete grossness is what you're after wink ). Again, all this is with reference to using gain/overdrive/distortion, whatever you want to call it. If you are playing completely clean it doesn't really matter where you put your toys.
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:08pm »

I use a Boss GX-700 in the EFX loop for REV,DEL,CHO
occasionally. I keep the EFX pretty light.
I have noticed that although the general overdrive
is usually sufficient and satisfying I need a different
attack/sound at times. I have a Snarling dogs wah
that actually increases the sustain and takes leads over
the top. It's actually a bit too much but I'm too lazy
to add a a fuzz. I also run a DOD chorus before the
input of the amp to give me TROWER-type sounds
and fast rotating speaker tones. So my setup on the floor is a Midi-controller to switch amp/EFX channels,
a Wah and a Chorus on the input. GX-700 is in the loop and midi controlled. This combination is fairly lethal
tone-wise. wink
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #24 on: Jun 1st, 2007, 10:17am »

I use:

Electro-Harmonix Micro Synth (only occasionally in my signal chain as it is a real tone sucker when the effect is off)

Maxon OD-820 (anybody who thinks their soldano can't benefit from an OD pedal should try this out - very transparent and excellent sounding drive with no tone sucking http://www.maxonfx.com/news/lt_od820klon_2004.php for a comparison with the reknowned Klon Centaur - it killed the Klon, and ttp://www.maxonfx.com/vintage/od820/ for general info)

Crybaby Wah

Dunlop Envelope Filter

Line 6 Modulation Modeler

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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #25 on: Dec 23rd, 2007, 09:04am »

I run an effects company so I have a TON of boxes but the rig I use (all modded by myself) is as follows:
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #26 on: Dec 30th, 2007, 02:04am »

I've dumped my rack effects (Line 6 Echo Pro and Mod Pro). I discovered I would get a big boost in volume/signal from the Echo Pro when I switched from Overdrive to Clean with the SLO. Combine the signal degradation with complexity and I finally decided a midi controlled guitar rig isn't for me.

Right now for live performance I'm considering the following pedals in front of the amp:

- Boss DD-2 Delay (mostly for a messy/spacey distorted/clean lead effect, not ambiance)
- Boss RV-2 Reverb (for ambiance for cleans)
- CryBaby 535 Wah

Thinking about the SLO Effects Loop Bypass mod. I can add post-distortion reverb or delay via software in the "studio". I noticed when playing live I really barely used much reverb and only miss it for cleans. I also like some distorted lead sounds you can only get running a delay in front. Bends respond differently for example: they scream!
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #27 on: Jan 2nd, 2008, 08:05am »

on Mar 24th, 2004, 10:13am, TorbjornIsaksen2B wrote:
IMHO, the SLO do not need any OD in front. I've tried out some just for fun, always the same result: The tone suffer.
My only fx with the SLO is a Budda Wah. I use this occasionaly for some tone-tweaking for leads. Just to cut through "even better" in the mix with the band.
The Budda sounds real nice!

I've also tried out some reverb in the loop (like an old Fender, or Matchless tube reverbs), but I just don't like anything to "mess" with this amps tone.
For my taste, I better let the PA handle that thing....
But, for clean tones, a nice reverb "is" cool.

Btw, the "best" OD I've tried out yet is the Soldano Supercharger GTO. It sounds GREAT on my old non-master Marshalls and Matchy amps. This OD is killer, and the first one that I feel sounds "real".
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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #28 on: Jan 14th, 2008, 5:01pm »

Iíve always been a fan of using effects but only when they can add to the song. I hate to hear over-use of effects. I see a lot of players using wah on ever solo or chorus all the time. I love the sound of my Soldano, but since we play cover tunes, itís important to have the sound of the song down, and if the song has phase or chorus or what-ever, then we would add it.

Iíve got my pedal board loaded with a bunch of stuff:
Dunlap 535Q wah
in-line 4 loop pedal which runs:
MXR Phase 90
Boss CE-5 chorus
Boss PS-5 Super shifter (used for octave effect)
DigiTech XMC Multi-Chorus (used for leslie effect)
Tri-Boost from Build Your Own Clone
Morning Dew EQ
ISP Decimator

Then in my HRís loop Iíve got the Boss DD-20 Giga delay.

Itís a long line of effects but with the loop and the buffer in the Morning Dew EQ, and can keep the tone loss to a minimum. I use the ISP only when I am doing high gain stuff or if we are in a noisy room.

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xx Re: Do you use any effects?
« Reply #29 on: May 26th, 2008, 7:55pm »

I have a pedal board now that I use with my Mesa, but when my SLO arrives I'm sure it will all change.
Currently I have a MI Audio Boost N Buff for the buffer, to a RMC-1 wah to a looper pedal with a tuner out that goes to a Korg tuner and the loop goes to a Phase 90, a Voodoo Lab Chorus and a Boss DD-5, then out to the amp. I think that when I get the SLO I will get a Lee Jackson Mr. Springgy for reverb and get a Budda Wah. That will probably be it, except for maybe the phaser and delay - I'll just experiment.
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