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Old 09-30-2017, 07:10 PM
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Default Effects pedal for my birthday

So my birthday is coming up and I'm 'allowed' to get an effects pedal for around $100. I already have a Zoom G3X, an acoustic pedal board with: tuner, chorus, reverb, boost, echo and my main pedal board that has:
POG nano
MXR Dyna Comp
MXR distortion
LR Baggs Para DI
ART MP tube pre
Boss TU-3
Boss Chorus
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr
TC Electronic Arena Reverb
MXR Carbon Copy
TC Electronic Ditto

Additionally I own a broken Behringer chorus pedal and a working Behringer Reverb Machine.

I would like a better delay (echo) pedal [considering an Electro Harmonix Canyon] for my little acoustic rig [currently Mooer Baby Water Chorus, which I like but it sometimes glitches], or maybe another looper.

I don't have any overdrive pedals. I have had a Vox Trike Fuzz and quickly realized I'm not a fan of fuzz pedals for my playing style. I mainly play contemporary worship music and/or some folk music and some classic rock from time to time.

Open to suggestions...
Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:56 PM
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...I mainly play contemporary worship music and/or some folk music and some classic rock from time to time.

Open to suggestions...
Long-time P&W/CCM musician and former worship leader (who has also been known to cross over to the "dark side" with some '50s/60s R&R/R&B and traditional/neo-trad/Celtic folk) weighing in here:

Collect the cash, see what you can sell/trade without sacrificing anything essential, look for a coupon sale at your friendly local big-box store, and put the proceeds toward a good analog amp (tube or solid-state - your choice). I used to play services using nothing but guitar-cable-amp (size of the latter varying according to house size) and a Cool Cat trem pedal (for those amps that didn't have built-in trem), knowing my equipment well enough that I could get just about any sound I needed with touch, technique, and built-in controls alone (having come of age in the early/mid-60's this was the sole available option at the time - over the years I never got into anything too heavy/processed, and from what you state your tastes are similar); try it at home for a while before you take it to a rehearsal - with a little practice you might be surprised at just how much outboard stuff you really don't need, and how much more of your tone comes through in the mix...
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:28 PM
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The coolest pedal I bought in a long time is the Digitech Trio +, it adds a bass and drum track to your guitar playing, also has a loop feature built in.....check out the demo's on You Tube if interested. I know it costs more that $100, but it's worth saving up for....
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:56 PM
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So my birthday is coming up and I'm 'allowed' to get an effects pedal for around $100. I already have a Zoom G3X, an acoustic pedal board with: tuner, chorus, reverb, boost, echo and my main pedal board that has:

POG nano

MXR Dyna Comp

MXR distortion

LR Baggs Para DI

ART MP tube pre

Boss TU-3

Boss Chorus

Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr

TC Electronic Arena Reverb

MXR Carbon Copy

TC Electronic Ditto



Additionally I own a broken Behringer chorus pedal and a working Behringer Reverb Machine.



I would like a better delay (echo) pedal [considering an Electro Harmonix Canyon] for my little acoustic rig [currently Mooer Baby Water Chorus, which I like but it sometimes glitches], or maybe another looper.



I don't have any overdrive pedals. I have had a Vox Trike Fuzz and quickly realized I'm not a fan of fuzz pedals for my playing style. I mainly play contemporary worship music and/or some folk music and some classic rock from time to time.



Open to suggestions...

Thanks.


Get a Zendrive! Either the 1 or 2 (ok get the 2 since it has a tube inside!), best overdrive pedal Iíve ever heard.
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:19 PM
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The coolest pedal I bought in a long time is the Digitech Trio +, it adds a bass and drum track to your guitar playing, also has a loop feature built in.....check out the demo's on You Tube if interested. I know it costs more that $100, but it's worth saving up for....
You piqued my interest. I just got the standard Trio, comes with a free foot switch, for $99 from Sweetwater.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:10 PM
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You piqued my interest. I just got the standard Trio, comes with a free foot switch, for $99 from Sweetwater.
Hope you like it....I love mine,,,, here's a quick loop I made with mine in about 5 minutes....

https://soundcloud.com/djwayne2000/trio-test
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Steve, I have the Bugera Infinium V22 and have upgraded the tubes, so I can check that box for the amp.

Martin Maniac, I actually was eye-balling the Band Creator Trio. My local GC has a used one for $79.

1neeto, as for the Zendrive, it's a little beyond my budget and my ART MP tube pre does a nice job of giving me overdrive sounds when plugged direct into a pa if I max out the gain knobs. But that does give me an idea, I have yet to change the tube in it, so maybe I'll grab a couple tubes.

I actually have two of those ART units, one for my wife's vocals and the one on my pedal board.

I'm leaning toward the Canyon Delay. I think in the main place I play I could get by with my acoustic and just that pedal. I'm trying to clean up my stage space as our group size has recently grown.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:36 PM
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Martin Maniac, I actually was eye-balling the Band Creator Trio. My local GC has a used one for $79.

Get it from Sweetwater for $99- it comes with the foot switch. GC also has the same deal, but it wasn't in stock locally.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:44 PM
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I love delay, and after drooling over demo videos, I pulled the trigger on the Canyon. I believe it's a one pedal fits most for me, especially minimizing my play area space. Thanks for all the suggestions. Maybe Santa will bring me the Trio and some new 12ax7's.
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