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The Omega Concern 06-27-2017 10:25 PM

Indeed. Sweet Prince like set up btw, corker. nice and simple.

I can't make out all the pedals. Big Muff for sure. What looks like a PS-5, a tuner(?) and 2 of the same pedals? Those white boss's..the one on top almost looks like it say Attenuator, but nahhh...I would think delay, but I dunno. And what's the Digitech looking thing just below the power supply? It looks evil.

cork_soaker 06-28-2017 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyler (Post 4368087)
Nice skirt

it's a gaultier

Elphenor 06-28-2017 02:05 PM

bit of reverse delay + a lot of chorus is my jam right now

1 million bells ringing in your ears at once sparkle sparkle jangle jangle

The Omega Concern 06-28-2017 02:16 PM





This thing is awesome. Lots of sweet spots and it goes from crisp 70's/80's distortion to the modern Djent style with ease. Super active pedal, loud as fuck but its a Keeley, so it holds its articulation the way a distortion pedal should, but most don't.

That all said -- and it most definitely is a vastly superior pedal to the MXR Fullbore in tone and versatility -- it doesn't come close to that Randall-amp like chug I was hoping for. That appears to belong to the Fullbore and the Fullbore alone. For me anyway, it's an unparalleled one-trick pony, but the one trick it does nothing else comes anywhere near it. I only need that super-chug palm-muting effect for a couple of spots in a couple different songs and that's it, but the MXR is a keeper because of this unique quality I found in it (with a lot of help from a PS-6).

cork_soaker 06-29-2017 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by The Omega Concern (Post 4368130)
and 2 of the same pedals? Those white boss's..the one on top almost looks like it say Attenuator, but nahhh...

noise suppressor. another view:

The Omega Concern 06-29-2017 08:09 PM

ohhh, gear porn! *drools* is that a Moogerfooger?...dayummm, nice...and the Big Muff has the proper amount of scratches for authenticity -- plus-2 for that. I would guess that Vox pedal is an overdrive...and nice set-list; hope the drummer is on point for ya.

myosis 06-29-2017 09:31 PM

i heard he's got a jazz vibe going

teh b0lly!!1 06-29-2017 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4368403)
noise suppressor. another view:

no offense man but if those are your song title there they sound a little emo lol

cork_soaker 06-30-2017 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Omega Concern (Post 4368445)
hope the drummer is on point for ya.

oh he is, he is

cork_soaker 06-30-2017 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by teh b0lly!!1 (Post 4368468)
no offense man but if those are your song title there they sound a little emo lol

in that case may i advise you to steer clear of my third album

slunken 06-30-2017 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by The Omega Concern (Post 4368445)
the Big Muff has the proper amount of scratches for authenticity

I'm having a hard time seeing the default scratches. Is it 11:45, 12:30, 5 (full) ?

cork_soaker 06-30-2017 05:01 PM

that's what it looks like to me as well

cork_soaker 06-30-2017 05:22 PM

i've always been curious about the board itself. it appears to be just a piece of some material with a gooseneck lamp screwed on, rather than a bonafide "pedalboard."

like he just found it leaning against his shed and thought "this'll do"

The Omega Concern 06-30-2017 07:41 PM

Those are the best ones.

The Omega Concern 06-30-2017 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by slunken (Post 4368642)
I'm having a hard time seeing the default scratches. Is it 11:45, 12:30, 5 (full) ?



que? you mean the levels? I was talking bout the scuffs everywhere that make it look like an original...and maybe it is.

The Omega Concern 06-30-2017 08:09 PM

forgive the self-indulgence here: so I started this rig from scratch about 9 months ago (except for guitar and amp, but the cab is new). I emphasized fidelity and didn't worry about the size of a pedal. Uniqueness and versatility were main factors as well, so i went with the FBx4 w/ a 40 sec. looper as well as midi. I stayed away from clones or rehashes of older sounds or pedals. EQD is the pedal maker for such concerns.

Currently, I'm singing through the Boss DD-20 for thick vox echoes and the Echo Pro rackmount as something of a clean tone boost that adds a nice clarity. Side board runs in front of the ES-8; compressor, EQ and buffer after it.

After the gear porn, i fiddle around with the Filaments for a minute.



slunken 07-01-2017 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by The Omega Concern (Post 4368716)
que? you mean the levels? I was talking bout the scuffs everywhere that make it look like an original...and maybe it is.



I've seen photos elsewhere where he physically scratched out default settings on his Muffs. Meaning he scratched on the metal where the preferred default setting should be. So when he deviates from that setting for specific songs (as evidenced by the taped settings) he has a reference for where the knobs originally go.

I recall it being similar to 11, 1, full.

The Omega Concern 07-13-2017 08:27 PM

ahhh, i getcha now. you can kinda end up with your own hieroglyph type of language on the thing if you get carried away.

that is the drawback to the TC electronic FBx4 delay, having to use knob controls without a numbered meter, like the DD-20; but I don't like the tones as much as the FBx4 so that's for guitar while the 20 is for vox.

I even have a couple delay settings on the neunaber exp., just to mix up guitar delay sounds from the TC now and again, but I've kind of learned the hard way that digital delay is an effect that should be with a bpm like meter. It's kind of an issue with recordings where it's necessary to be exact at times.

slunken 07-13-2017 09:48 PM

I'm jonesing for a picture of his B.Muff with the scratched-in settings now. I know it exists.

re: digital delay - the reason why i like the boss giga-delay is that it lets you dial in exact BPM

The Omega Concern 07-13-2017 11:45 PM

yesh...its a great delay, but I fell for the tones of the TC and used both on the board for a while and it was great...Giga in front, TC in the fx loop. FBx4 has a crystally quality and i think the DD-20 is the most analogue sounding digital delay on the market. it's a darker sound than the TC, for sure, even with the tone knob.

The Omega Concern 08-22-2017 01:16 PM

Prince's pedalboard:





Nice and simple, emphasis on function. Effects were just a utility for him, no point in getting too tweaky with things. He could afford anything for a rig but barely has a $1000 worth of pedals and basically stuck with the same set-up his entire career.

Ram27 08-22-2017 01:30 PM

I love how clean that looks.

It's weird to think about someone like Prince setting up a pedalboard. Usually big pompous pop stars like that just kinda sing and dance around

The Omega Concern 08-22-2017 08:41 PM

yeah...I don't think I once ever thought of Prince, "I wonder what amp he uses?".

he did do all of that and glammed it up as much as any horny star of the 80's, but he could play the guitar like Hendrix and be as surreal as he wanted to be in that way. Its what set him apart from anyone and everyone, from girly pop to hard rock.

soniclovenoize 08-23-2017 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Ram27 (Post 4379371)
Usually big pompous pop stars like that just kinda sing and dance around

You don't know much about Prince do you?

The Omega Concern 08-24-2017 10:34 PM

I love how Prince, towards the end of his career when the tide of music was completely away from straight forward rock, just went right for it in his funk fashion with the 3rd Eye girl's, each of whom had unreal chops. He grew out the fro and Jimi'd it up the rest of the way out. He and those girls were untouchable.

wounded 08-27-2017 12:48 PM

yeah those shows about a year before he passed away were great. Also this video never gets old.


The Omega Concern 08-28-2017 10:46 PM

Still waiting for that guitar to come down. It's like he pressed the zero gravity button on it and...poof. It just disappears.

Ram27 08-30-2017 04:34 PM

I don't know why but Mazzy Star just has the best acoustic guitar sound I've ever heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1MCO-ag-hw&t=5m8s

The Omega Concern 11-06-2017 12:14 AM

Just got these two and they work like a charm. I put the ISP in the fx loop and it completely gets rid of the crackle and hiss in the DSL 2000. Put the Sentry in the ES-8 behind the gain pedals. I'm running 21 pedals overall (11 in the ES-8, fuzzes and PS-5 in front, compressor/eq behind it and a buffer in front and behind) and with all the requisite power supplies and cabling, the two on together has quieted down all the unwanted noise like a charm and tightened up the tone in a good way.

Still need to tweak the Sentry a bit to max out its capabilities, but so far so good.




slunken 11-12-2017 10:25 AM

Shedding old unwanted pedals on ebay. Getting back down to basics. Still on the fence about getting a Mel9 but kind of want to focus on real guitar sounds at the moment. Afraid that adding such a device will make me lie about the guitar again.

The Omega Concern 11-12-2017 11:27 PM

heh, well said. i've been kinda on the fence about the Mel9 for the same reason.

buzzard 12-13-2017 02:54 AM

Thoughts, anybody?


Shadaloo 12-13-2017 12:51 PM

I just fucking bought a Nano Pi, goddammit

MarquisInSpades 12-13-2017 12:54 PM

:O

MarquisInSpades 12-13-2017 01:55 PM

I'll probably create my own multi-effects pedal after I get better at playing the guitar using a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino.

soniclovenoize 12-13-2017 10:30 PM

idk I've never liked the EHX Nano series. I'll pass.

soniclovenoize 12-13-2017 10:54 PM

Also I think I got enough fuzz pedals already.


soniclovenoize 03-24-2021 10:38 AM

Anyone else blowing their stimmy on gear? I really haven't invested in new pedals since, well, last posting in this thread! So I thought I deserved to splurge a bit. Some shit I got...


The new EHX Russian Green Big Muff. It rocks. Allegedly reproduction of the original Sovtek Green Big Muff (which I had in the 2000s but was stolen ;_; ). A/Bing, they sound really close, but it sounds way better than the Bass Big Muff I have been using for eternity.


TC Vibraclone. I just wanted a cheap, no frills, quick n easy rotary sound. That's it. Was using a Small Clone explicitly for that purpose, so this is replacing that.


Mattoverse Airtrash Fuzz. woo golly! Nasty, skanky fuzz that devolves into oscillations and rando noise. I got the wooden one.


Caroline Somesault. A fucked up chorus pedal. Getting some crazy ass modulations, bleeps and bends. It also has this "explosion footswitch" that when hit, it jumps the modulation speed to the max, making it seem like it's suddenly "exploding".


Death By Audio Echo Dream 2. A great analog delay pedal that made by my favorites Death By Audio. This is essentially upgrading my decade-old EHX Memory Boy, as this thing can do that plus an insane amount of crazy delay antics smoothly.


Catalinbread Csidman. It's a really pristine digital delay pedal, but with a turn of a few knobs, it becomes a glitch pedal, as the delays can be random and chaotic.

I also have a Gojira Noise Ensemble on order. Can't wait for it!

Alice 03-24-2021 05:29 PM

Do you have/have you used a Fuzz War? I've been thinking about getting one

Alice 03-24-2021 05:34 PM

And how am I supposed to buy a pedal from a man who combs his hair like that anyway


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