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    What pedal ?

    So, it's time for another European tour. I will only be able to bring a few things.

    1. my clothes
    2. my guitar (Les Paul w/ EMG's)
    3. a couple pedals (probably 2) one of wich is a tuner of course. The second being a boost/distortion for solos.

    The question... I have an Ibanez TS9, Boss DS1, Boss GE7, or a Pro Co Rat. Wich one should I take?
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    Which one is most versatile?

    I own a TS-9 and love it.

    But it you require other types of distortion for different songs, bring the one that captures everything you need.

    I had a Rat for awhile when they first came out.

    It was too raggly sounding so I traded it for something else.
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    I still have my old RAT pedal.....I can't part with it...it always comes in handy....
    Besides....JEFF BECK uses one....that's enough of an endorsement for me.....
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    Bring 250 $$ and get an OKKO Diablo.

    BTW, playing in or near Cologne, Germany?

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    Sonic Ballroom. October 17th.

    I'll put you on the list if you'd like. Other tour dates here...


    Murder Junkies on the road !!

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    Originally posted by jackassrock
    Sonic Ballroom. October 17th.

    I'll put you on the list if you'd like. Other tour dates here...


    Murder Junkies on the road !!
    That would be super cool. My real life name is Max BTW.

    Too bad you aren´t around on Oct. 12th or you could come to our show.

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    Originally posted by kentuckyklira
    That would be super cool. My real life name is Max BTW.

    Too bad you aren´t around on Oct. 12th or you could come to our show.
    I wish I had some time while in Germany to check out a show, but time is money or something to that effect.

    No rest for the wicked !!!!!

    I'll see you in Koln.

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    Buy a POD perhaps ?

    The new POD XT's give you a great variety
    of distortion and overdrive tones. (Along with
    a stack of standard effects thrown in)

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    Originally posted by Panamark
    Buy a POD perhaps ?

    The new POD XT's give you a great variety
    of distortion and overdrive tones. (Along with
    a stack of standard effects thrown in)
    I'm not really looking for a multi effects unit. Just a little something to push the solos over the top. I wouldn't ever get the use out of a unit like that to justify the price. They are very handy for digital/home recording though. I am pretty sure at this point that I'm gonna bring the Rat.

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    The thing with the POD, is that they are designed
    for both live and studio work. Fully programmeable,
    you find the exact tone you want live, program it
    in, and you can have it ready whenever you want.

    To be honest I never use the standard effects on
    the POD (delay chorus etc) just the AMP and CAB
    modelling. If you like a really good distortion I
    havent heard any pedal that comes close.

    I saw the POD's for under $200 in the US on my
    last visit.. Good investment I reckon...

    Fave distortion stomp boxes (apart from POD)

    Good old DS-1
    and the Ibanez Tube Screamer...

    The Boss HM-2 is pretty cool too...

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    So, can I use any old amp set clean and with minimal eq and get good tones ?

    I've never tried to use one live before. I used a pod to lay scratch tracks with a drummer the last time I recorded and I have to admit the sound was pretty good, not like my amp miked with the Rode K2 and a 57 good, but good. Some of those tracks even made the final mix. If I could use a pod with any amp I might just be interested.

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    Yes ! There are settings for using direct to Amp.

    I had a jam with my wife last night, she was plugged into
    our Yamaha PA (Les Paul) via a POD, JCM800 default setting,
    I was playing into a real JCM 800.. (Strat, Hotrails Pickup)

    Fucking sounded great ! you could have easily been mistaken
    that my wife was plugged directly into a Marshall....

    Good stuff, but the drawback I do see for playing live,
    is that you would need the pedal-board, which costs
    more..... Im assuming you want to be able to switch
    to clean tones etc.. With the pedal-board you can
    do amazing stuff live... Set it up with all your fave
    Amps and Cabs, mic settings on the CABs (SM57
    on axis/off axis, condenser mics) even mix and
    match cabs (ie: Marshall 4x12 with a Fender head)

    You really need to learn the POD, but the good thing
    is, once you have, you can save all your settings (easy)
    and launch em from that floorboard...

    I could easily play live using the POD and the 500 Watt
    Mixer/ PA we have... (No AMP at all) and get a pretty
    happening sound... (Depending on your monitors)

    Sounds like you want a quick solution, so maybe the
    Rat is the way to go ??

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    Yeah, thre real problem is that I don't know what kind of amp I'm gonna be faced with when I get there.

    I'm also scared that most clubs monitor systems (if they even have one) are ragged at best. It's a great thought though. I may ask you more questions when I get back.

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    There's the Digitech line also...but you'd have the same issue live. You have to pony up for the pedal boards for changing your effects on the fly.
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    I had a bunch of effects at one time but I'm down to a few peddles and a good tube amp now.

    I say use whatever peddle you like the sound of. For me I'm using a DOD 250 overdrive because it's nuetral and sounds good with all my guitars and works well with other peddles. I actually use it with a Fuzzface for some balls out of a Strat I have. It tottaly souds like a pegged amp with the speakers breaking up without actually frying the amp to get that sound.

    Hey, if I have one or two good distortion and fuzz boxes, a phase 90, and a good wah wah, I'm plenty happy.
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    Originally posted by jackassrock
    I wish I had some time while in Germany to check out a show, but time is money or something to that effect.

    No rest for the wicked !!!!!

    I'll see you in Koln.

    Scotty
    Could you put my singer Ace on the guest list as well? That would be cool!

    BTW, do you guys have a myspace account? If so let´s hook up, might get some of our regular visitors to come to your show here.

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    BTW, don´t forget that electricity runs at 220V here and our plugs are different. You´ll have to bring something that works with batteries or get a European power supply.

    Plus, kill your booker! You´re basicly zigzaging accross Germany and Austria. I hope he´s organized a comfortable bus for you guys!

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    Yeah I know. Fucking booking agents are trying to ruin my fun half the time it seems. You +1 on the list, see you there.

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    Originally posted by Panamark

    Fave distortion stomp boxes (apart from POD)

    Good old DS-1
    YES. I love my DS-1. Cheap as dirt but I had my friend tweak it and now it just SCREAMS.
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    Thumbs up

    So,

    great show yesterday. Scotty´s a great guy and a badass rock n roll guitar player. Plays a neat 3 humbucker Burny Les Paul BTW, great looking and sounding Guitar!



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