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    had it in the ear before
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    tube screamer

    my digitech multiprocessor makes lots of different tones but none of them really good and really all i want is alittle overdrive, wah and maybe a chorus. What's a good pedal for classic rock/country so I can play like Roy Nichols?

    you might as well have gone to Taco Bell and had a Zima while dropping a blotter and snorting Tabasco. OMFG. ~ttug

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    Electro-Harmonix owns your face.

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    I want the Crazy Horse pedal

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    I want an Orange rig.


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    Get a Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    I want an Orange rig.


    joe

    +1 & like that.

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    I have zero musical skills (beyond stealing it from the internet of course).

    Bums me out. I want to play the steel guitar like the old country legends. Joeh will you teach me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    I have zero musical skills (beyond stealing it from the internet of course).

    Bums me out. I want to play the steel guitar like the old country legends. Joeh will you teach me?

    I don't really play guitar all that well.

    I'll teach you some bassin though.


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    Quit the emulation.

    Get a tube amp and a gigantic stack.

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    Try a Hot Cake. They're made in New Zealand. They have a slight dirtiness that, when coupled with a Tele, can deliver a real country-style, transistor-like twangy sound.

    Personally, I like the smooth, violin-like tones of a Boss Super Overdrive or an Ibanez Tube Screamer (either vintage or properly modified, of course); but for your purposes the Hot Cake might be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei
    Try a Hot Cake. They're made in New Zealand. They have a slight dirtiness that, when coupled with a Tele, can deliver a real country-style, transistor-like twangy sound.

    Personally, I like the smooth, violin-like tones of a Boss Super Overdrive or an Ibanez Tube Screamer (either vintage or properly modified, of course); but for your purposes the Hot Cake might be better.
    And yalls call me a nerd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentChainring
    And yalls call me a nerd?
    He makes music. You make science projects.
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    you can't tweak the settings on the Digitech? i used to have a Roland GP8 effects processor and i could tweak all of the factory presets

    as far as amps go, Mesa Boogie is the way to go hands down.
    If I'm going to hell, I'm driving the bus!!

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    Palm trees & sunshine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzer2424
    Quit the emulation.


    Marshall.




    nuff said.


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    Palm trees & sunshine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    I want an Orange rig.


    joe


    How about a blue upholstered Kustom instead?




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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    He makes music. You make science projects.
    We make the loudest sound produced my man, short of a nuclear explosion.

    Rock on.

    nK
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    Boo digital. Hooray real tubes!

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    Emulation has yet to convince me.

    In the late 80s/early 1980s I was the biggest solid state guy out there, then I made
    the mistake of trying a Mesa Boogie Studio preamp and I was like OHMYGODS.

    Seriously, it's not just tone but it's touch sensitivity which is more important over
    time, when I first started playing I wondered how on earth it would matter but it's
    very important.

    So yeah, find something tubular and go for it. You'll play better when you can stand
    to hear yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmaddog17

    as far as amps go, Mesa Boogie is the way to go hands down.

    I agree 100%

    (my amp... with the lights out, getting hot)



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    They're so tired of shooting protest singers that they hardly mention us
    While fountains fill with second-hand perfume and sodden trading stamps
    They'll hang the bullies and the louts that dampen down the day" - EC

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