Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Rather go foot pedal at some point.
     


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    i prefer the knob route. One less pedal between me and the amp.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I'm going to end up with a dozen so not something I'm going to sweat.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am volume, tone noodler for sure with the LP. You need 50's wiring to make the knobs usefull, imo.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i use the volume knob all the time to adjust for tone with the amp. not sure if this will make sense to some, but would a volume pedal have an impact only on overall loudness or do will it also impact tone?
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pio, since you are new to effects and stomp boxes, consider buying used ones.

    The only problem with used volume pedals is that the pots tend to get more dust in them from being tossed around. But, if you know how to clean a pot, it is an easy fix. Then if you like using a volume pedal then invest in in a really good one.

    Good ones have a nice steady gain of volume and are supper quiet.

    I would say at least half the volume pedals go unused after a month. So just see if it really fits your style of playing before going top drawer.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depending on how your guitar is wired turning down the volume will also reduce higher frequencies making it sound muddy. Adding something to your signal chain like a volume pedal will also do this even when it is all of the way up. I find pedals cumbersome in general, and much rather have the play at my hands.
     


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    This is no doubt excellent advice. Advice I will no doubt ignore and then admit the wisdom of at a future date. :laugh:

    I probably will not buy any pedals until next year. I've been steady on putting in about an hour of practice a day, and plan to continue improving my playing, but this is where I'm headed: https://www.ableton.com/en/push/ Click that first link, "See Push In Action." It's amazing and can be had with Ableton Live 9 for about $850. Here is exactly the music I want to make and then layer my guitar playing on top:

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    Would be happy doing this will never make a youtube!

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    This is a good look at how this thing works. Ignore his musical tastes.

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    Music making at home as changed so, so much since I was in a garage band in the late 80s.
     


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    Yeah, I barely ever use mine. But every now and then I want to play along to Brothers in Arms.

    I have a Dunlop DVP-1 and it is built well but I don't particularly like the sweep.

    Ableton is a very cool tool, and lots of fun, but I think you end up being a technician more than a musician with that stuff. It takes a lot of skill to be able to make unique music that way.
     
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    Second lesson a couple days ago. He had me purchase Blues You Can Use and we started on the first lesson. Working on the first lesson, chord changes are not that hard to pick up, but the theory is interesting. I never really worked on guitar theory so many years ago but realized the scales up and down the fretboard. Think I need to drop into fundamentals and put learning songs into secondary position for quite some time.
     


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    I have a tuner app on my phone.
     


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    Boss TU pedal. The best.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I've got that TC Electronics polyphonic tuner pedal on the way from Epiphone but for $9 bucks I'm grabbing that tuner. My instructor used one last lesson and I'm convinced it's worth having.
     


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