Pablo
Hello!
I have a question to pedals...
I am playing the Electric Guitar for almost a year now and I want to use pedals, but I dont know which is the best for the beginning. Is it wise to buy a single one or a multi effect pedal? And Can you recommend me a Pedal?
Quote 1 0
Opunaesala
It really depends on what you play and what you want your tone to be.  I'm also a beginner, but so far I've found a wah (Mark Tremonti Wah for me) to be fun to play around with.  I'm also looking at possibly getting a MXR Super Badass distortion pedal, because I like the sound of it.
Quote 0 0
Chrysippus
What amp do you have? what tone you are looking after? do you have reverb? what is your budget?
Quote 0 0
Pablo
Opunaesala wrote:
It really depends on what you play and what you want your tone to be.  I'm also a beginner, but so far I've found a wah (Mark Tremonti Wah for me) to be fun to play around with.  I'm also looking at possibly getting a MXR Super Badass distortion pedal, because I like the sound of it.
 
Im playing BLUES  and a bit Rock but I think most of the time, when Im not practising I improvise over Backing Tracks.
Chrysippus wrote:
What amp do you have? what tone you are looking after? do you have reverb? what is your budget?
 
I have a Fender Blues Junior IV amp which includes a bit reverb and much gain.
I think I´m looking for the tone like David Gilmour has or  Slash but I´m not sure about that.I think the wha is a really cool pedal but when I looked on Thomann (a gear website) I found lots of different Whas with different sounds and It is really difficult to know which pedal would fit when I don´t have the right knowledge of that.I think I would pay 120 dollars for it but it would be great if the pedal of my dreams wouldn´t cost the money I dream of...😂
Thank you!
Quote 0 0
Chrysippus
https://www.groundguitar.com/david-gilmour-gear/ Here you go and look for used one - boss / mxr even digitech 
Quote 1 0
Cmcard
I like individual pedals(suggest starting with an overdrive, then delay) but a great way to start is to get a multi effects unit(something like line6 m5)..see which effects you like, then eventually build a pedal board
Quote 1 0
Pablo
Cmcard wrote:
I like individual pedals(suggest starting with an overdrive, then delay) but a great way to start is to get a multi effects unit(something like line6 m5)..see which effects you like, then eventually build a pedal board

That´s a good idea thank you!
This forum is nice
Pablo
Quote 0 0
GeorgeBro
I have tried various pedals over the years and eventually landed on the IK Multimedia Amplitube 4.  I’m still a beginner/intermediate level and don’t (yet) play anywhere, and I run everything through my DAW (also runs through iRig with smart phone and amp/headphones and also as stand-alone software on computer).  I was quite impressed with the versatility and sound of this setup, hope this helps!
Quote 0 0
Daniel Garber iNDERU

Here's what I did (and partially recommend) - I started out with a cheap multi effects pedal. I actually got this before I got an amp, so that I could practice with headphones while saving for an amp. It gave me a taste of lots of different sounds and effects, and helped me figure out which effects I liked more and which I liked less. Even though my taste has changed considerably over the years since I got it - I still remember the different sounds it produced.

Once I had an amp with a clean channel and distortion channel that I liked - I got a wah (specifically, a Cry Baby). At the time I barely used the clean channel, listened mostly to metal and just wanted to add a wah for various solos. It was a nice upgrade to my sound.

Later I bought a distortion pedal (Rocktron - Silver Dragon). I half regret this, as I was kinda talked into it by my teacher at the time (he said it would be the perfect compliment to my 7-string I got at the time). I had a lot of trouble dialing in a tone that I liked - and always preferred the distortion channel on my amp.

Fast forward a few years (I didn't play as much for a long time, until fairly recently). After re-igniting my passion for music, I got a bad case of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I started building a pedal board, and recently purchased a new guitar.

First additions to my pedal board (besides the aforementioned wah and distortion) were a chorus/vibrato/flanger pedal (TC Electronic - The Dreamscape) and a looper (TC Electronic - Ditto). Both are lots of fun.

After buying the new guitar - I quickly realized how much my old distortion pedal doesn't do it justice. So I bought the Friedman BE-OD Deluxe, which is an amazing distortion pedal. While it sounds so much better than my previous pedal - it makes me see the limitations of my amp (a solid state/transistor amp), since the pedal sounded so much better through the clean channel of a tube/valve amp in the store.

Now my sights are set on the Line 6 HX Stomp - a miniaturized version of the Helix, with both effects and amp modeling capabilities (and it can provide a line out, headphone connection and a USB interface to the computer). This seems like the ultimate upgrade to any pedal board, and a good "toe dip" into the world of amp modelers.

Looking back at all this - it might have been better/more efficient to just start with something like the HX Stomp (or even the full blown Helix) instead of assembling a pedal board (but I am enjoying this journey).

 

Bottom line - maybe try out a cheap multi effects pedal to see what you like. If you already know for sure that you want a lot of effects and you can afford it - maybe go for a more expensive multi effect like the HX Stomp.

Quote 0 0