Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals!
This blog was made with the intention to answer people's pedal questions and spread what knowledge I've gained from my many years of buying, selling, and trading guitar gear. I am here to help you find your tone and also here to try and tear down the wall of hype the internet generates. At least a little bit. *Listen to your ears, not the forums*

April 22 2014, 08:54 PM

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HOW THE ACTUAL FUCK?!!

April 22 2014, 06:11 PM

Anonymous: does the number reblogs effect our chances of winning?

Nope. Not really, but I suppose it might have some effect. 

April 22 2014, 06:10 PM

fuckyeaheffectspedals:

Alright guys, it’s here!
Greyscale Devices and I are giving away a Slaughterhouse Fuzz and a T Shirt. All you have to do is be following this blog and Greyscale Devices and then like and reblog this picture. I’ll be choosing a winner the beginning of May. 
The winner will have their choice of Small, Medium, Large or XL for the T Shirt and they’ll receive the Slaughterhouse Fuzz in the picture (same one I demo’d)
In the mean time check out my demos here. 
Follow me on instagram - fyeaheffectspedals
Check out Greyscale Devices’ Facebook, Tumblr, Blogspot or check out the Greyscale Devices instagram at greyscaledevices
Lastly, I’m sorry but I’ll only be shipping to a winner in the US (very sorry guys, international shipping is a pain and very costly). Also be sure to have a way I can contact you on your blog whether it be an Ask box or an email address or something. I’ll announce the winner publicly and try and contact them, if I can’t contact them I’ll give them 48 hours to contact me for a shipping address and things. 

Reblogging for reasons! You guys got til May 1st!

fuckyeaheffectspedals:

Alright guys, it’s here!

Greyscale Devices and I are giving away a Slaughterhouse Fuzz and a T Shirt. All you have to do is be following this blog and Greyscale Devices and then like and reblog this picture. I’ll be choosing a winner the beginning of May. 

The winner will have their choice of Small, Medium, Large or XL for the T Shirt and they’ll receive the Slaughterhouse Fuzz in the picture (same one I demo’d)

In the mean time check out my demos here

Follow me on instagram - fyeaheffectspedals

Check out Greyscale Devices’ Facebook, Tumblr, Blogspot or check out the Greyscale Devices instagram at greyscaledevices

Lastly, I’m sorry but I’ll only be shipping to a winner in the US (very sorry guys, international shipping is a pain and very costly). Also be sure to have a way I can contact you on your blog whether it be an Ask box or an email address or something. I’ll announce the winner publicly and try and contact them, if I can’t contact them I’ll give them 48 hours to contact me for a shipping address and things. 

Reblogging for reasons! You guys got til May 1st!

April 22 2014, 05:26 PM

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move-shake-hide: Dude, Boss Super Chorus or EHX Small Clone?

Both have their merits. I don’t really care that much for either though honestly. Given only those options I’d fuck with the Boss though. 

April 22 2014, 05:26 PM

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Anonymous: Hey, I need your help. So, I've bought some pedals, but I have no idea what the hell I'm doing, I just put them together at gigs and hope for the best, is there any way to put them? I have a RAT Distortion, Cry-Baby, Boss Tuner (TU-2?) and a weird chorus pedal that I found under my bed. Also, why are there two outputs, output and bypass, whats the difference? Many thanks!

Hey, I can help you anon. 

I think it is generally accepted that it would go tuner > Wah > Dirt > Time Based Effects (modulation, delay, reverb, looper, etc)

So I would set it up TU-2 > Wah > Rat > Chorus > amp

That’s how I like things. But there honestly isn’t a “right” or “correct” way. Whatever sounds best to you. Experiment! Some people like modulation closer to the beginning of their signal. 

The last question I assume is about the TU-2. The “Bypass” output allows you to have the tuner on but your signal still goes through. The normal “Output” mutes your signal when you tune. 

Hope that helps! Best of luck!

April 22 2014, 05:18 PM

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Anonymous: hey pod hd500 guy, don't get a pod. they don't have very good true bypass because they're mostly used as amp simulation in studios and stuff like that. i'd go with the m13 which has no amp simulation and is strictly your guitar signal into a bunch of very organic sounding effects. and the looper is pretty prime, i don't think pods have those.

I guess. Also, you misspoke when you said “they don’t have very good true bypass”. 

But that’s fair. I don’t care for the m13. And maybe the dude doesn’t have that nice of an amp? So the HD500 isn’t necessarily out. Different stroke for different folks. 

April 22 2014, 05:09 PM

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dudeitsshane: I'm not really into having a lot of different pedals. Been looking at the line 6 pod HD500 as an all in one alternative. Anything similar you'd recommend? Or is this blasphemy to even consider? Haha

It’s not really blasphemy or whatever. I just really haven’t played with a multi fx unit that I actually like. They just don’t do it for me. The HD500 is pretty cool though. Could serve you well. 

April 22 2014, 04:57 PM

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deathofthewriter: I currently have a DL4 and I'm thinking about using it just for delay and getting a separate looper. I'm not looking to spend too much, I was considering the Ditto x2 for simplicity/effects. Any other recommendations or do you think the Ditto is a safe bet? Thanks!

I think the Ditto X2 is what I’m gonna be getting soonish. :shrug:

April 22 2014, 04:02 PM

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rendma:

Senzu///Rend Pedalboard. Probably trying to get a power brick next.

Hell yeah. And Mesa love.

rendma:

Senzu///Rend Pedalboard. Probably trying to get a power brick next.

Hell yeah. And Mesa love.

April 22 2014, 02:34 PM

Anonymous: How does one send a submission?

go to the page. there is a submit link 

April 22 2014, 01:32 PM

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parisianartthieves: I'm using a boss metal zone through a fender m80 1x15 w/ built in chorus to get some really doomy bass. Digging my tone so far, but can you recommend anything else to give me some more color and zazz? I know you dig the doom, great blog!

So much of the doom. You can go a lot of routes, man. I’d recommend a big fat sounding muff type fuzz. I love the Musket for guitar and bass. Not sure how the pharaoh reacts too much with bass, sure it’s pretty gnar though. So many muff options really. Also, a lot of people still really dig Rats. They are mean as shit on bass. You could do a lot. Alternately, adding a little reverb is always fun. I also think you could probably get a lot out of a compressor/limiter type deal. 

Also, all of the loud all of the time. ;)

April 22 2014, 12:45 PM

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BOSS TU-3 > Tech 21 Bass XXL > BOSS ODB-3 > Verellen Big Spider (best fuzz ever) > Electro-Harmonix Freeze > BOSS DD-7
Random thoughts: Thinking about getting rid of the XXL. I think it’s the “weakest” of the distortion pedals. I’d like to replace the DD-7 with a combo reverb/delay, ideally the EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR because it has two delay channels, which is great. Alternatively the EQD Dispatch Master because it’s smaller and cheaper. I’d really like to get a Dwarfcraft Great Destroyer because that pedal is insane. A Dwarfcraft Pitchgrinder would be fun too but $350 for something I don’t “need” is a lot.
I also don’t know why that pick is there. I bought a dozen picks once and haven’t used any of them but they pop up around my house now like they’re migratory or something.
Submitted by thebrassthief
Pretty solid, I definitely back the changes. So do it up, man. Also, $350 for something you don’t need is a lot. But $350 for something as cool as the pitch grinder ain’t shit. Do it up, because I know I wish I could. hahahaha

BOSS TU-3 > Tech 21 Bass XXL > BOSS ODB-3 > Verellen Big Spider (best fuzz ever) > Electro-Harmonix Freeze > BOSS DD-7

Random thoughts: Thinking about getting rid of the XXL. I think it’s the “weakest” of the distortion pedals. I’d like to replace the DD-7 with a combo reverb/delay, ideally the EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR because it has two delay channels, which is great. Alternatively the EQD Dispatch Master because it’s smaller and cheaper. I’d really like to get a Dwarfcraft Great Destroyer because that pedal is insane. A Dwarfcraft Pitchgrinder would be fun too but $350 for something I don’t “need” is a lot.

I also don’t know why that pick is there. I bought a dozen picks once and haven’t used any of them but they pop up around my house now like they’re migratory or something.

Submitted by thebrassthief

Pretty solid, I definitely back the changes. So do it up, man. Also, $350 for something you don’t need is a lot. But $350 for something as cool as the pitch grinder ain’t shit. Do it up, because I know I wish I could. hahahaha

April 22 2014, 12:34 PM

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Board: Ernie Ball Volume Jr -> Boss TU-2 -> Boss NS-2 -> Boss HM-2 (MIJ) -> Fulltone OCD v3 -> Russian Big Muff -> MXR Carbon Copy -> MXR Phase 90 (early 80s block logo) -> TC Hall of Fame.
Running the three OD/distortion units in the FX loop of the NS-2. Also not pictured: EHX Small Clone, Russian Bassballs, Radial BigShot ABY.
Guitars: Agile Harm 1 w/ GFS Alnico NYIII Humbuckers (toaster size), Agile AL-2000
Amps: Carvin MTS 3200 -> Seismic 2x12 w/ Celestion Lead 80s, Peavey 6505+ -> Carvin Legacy 4x12 w/ V30s
Submitted by bridgesworthburning
Shit yeah. Works for me. I’d be pretty well off if this were my setup. Nice board, man. 

Board: Ernie Ball Volume Jr -> Boss TU-2 -> Boss NS-2 -> Boss HM-2 (MIJ) -> Fulltone OCD v3 -> Russian Big Muff -> MXR Carbon Copy -> MXR Phase 90 (early 80s block logo) -> TC Hall of Fame.

Running the three OD/distortion units in the FX loop of the NS-2. Also not pictured: EHX Small Clone, Russian Bassballs, Radial BigShot ABY.

Guitars: Agile Harm 1 w/ GFS Alnico NYIII Humbuckers (toaster size), Agile AL-2000

Amps: Carvin MTS 3200 -> Seismic 2x12 w/ Celestion Lead 80s, Peavey 6505+ -> Carvin Legacy 4x12 w/ V30s

Submitted by bridgesworthburning

Shit yeah. Works for me. I’d be pretty well off if this were my setup. Nice board, man. 

April 22 2014, 08:01 AM

dawesaudio:

Awesome Marshall style distortion going on here. Love how it sounds!!! #distortion #overdrive #grind #rock #guitar #guitars #guitarpedal #guitarpedals#guitareffect #guitareffects #gfx #gear #geartalk #gearaholics #knowyourtone #pedal #pedals #pedalgram #pedalboard #analog #music #musician #custom #handmade #guitarfx #gearwire #toneheaven #gottone #tonejunky #gearshots


I’m not sure what this is other than a marshall style distortion, but it’s gorgeous.

dawesaudio:

Awesome Marshall style distortion going on here. Love how it sounds!!! #distortion #overdrive #grind #rock #guitar #guitars #guitarpedal #guitarpedals#guitareffect #guitareffects #gfx #gear #geartalk #gearaholics #knowyourtone #pedal #pedals #pedalgram #pedalboard #analog #music #musician #custom #handmade #guitarfx #gearwire #toneheaven #gottone #tonejunky #gearshots

I’m not sure what this is other than a marshall style distortion, but it’s gorgeous.

April 21 2014, 11:52 PM

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Messing around with a volume pedal again. I feel like I submit boards too often. >_<
Dirge Slapdweller > Walrus Audio Mayflower > Caroline Haymaker > Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler > Dirge Tone Machine > VPJr (tuner out to the Polytune) > EQD Sea Machine > Copilot Polypus > El Cap > RV-2
Submitted by foomanfat
Nonsense. Your board rules. Also, that is my preferred spot for a volume pedal on my boards. For what it’s worth. hahaha.
Still digging that Haymaker? I’d love to try it out if ya wanna let me borrow it. ;) 
hahahahaha

Messing around with a volume pedal again. I feel like I submit boards too often. >_<

Dirge Slapdweller > Walrus Audio Mayflower > Caroline Haymaker > Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler > Dirge Tone Machine > VPJr (tuner out to the Polytune) > EQD Sea Machine > Copilot Polypus > El Cap > RV-2

Submitted by foomanfat

Nonsense. Your board rules. Also, that is my preferred spot for a volume pedal on my boards. For what it’s worth. hahaha.

Still digging that Haymaker? I’d love to try it out if ya wanna let me borrow it. ;) 

hahahahaha