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*

August 26 2014, 10:11 AM

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Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals Compilation Vol. 1 update.

So a couple of bands either expressed interest and never got back to me, or they backed out. 

I need just a couple more bands to make it at least a decently put together comp. A lot of the guys worked really hard on it so far. So if you’re interested send me a message with a link to your band so I can take a listen. I’d love to have a few more interesting bands on here to spread some good music to the masses! 

August 26 2014, 09:32 AM

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aero-mancy: Hey, I'm struggling to decide on a delay pedal to buy. I'm trying to achieve a shoegaze-wall of noise sort of sound. Fuzz I'm using is a Prescription Electronic Experience Fuzz.

You can pull it off with many, many delay pedals. I will say you probably want something with decently long delay times. There are a lot of things that will come down to preference though. Needing tap tempo or not, stereo inputs, the ability to have warmer sounds (analog or tape modulation, maybe a gain knob or something)
So the ball is in your court. It’s all about how you utilize the delay, really.

August 26 2014, 09:29 AM

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Anonymous: Hi, I have a band and we use bass and drums only, so then i split the bass into a bass rig and guitar rig, the chain is bass>pharaoh fuzz>samsamp bass driver>hof reverb>bass amp, and from the parallel output of samsamp>boss odb-3>boss geb-7>dba echodream 2>hof reverb>guitar amp with guitar cabinet. the question is, how bad is it for the guitar cabs, what i'm trying to do to minimize the risk of damaging the cabs is to cut the bass frequencies on the geb-7, odb-3 and amp, is it alright?

It could be fine, this really depends on the speakers though. I’ve ran bass into guitar 4x12s for extended periods of time with no issues. I’ve also blown them up pretty fast. So exercise caution.

August 26 2014, 02:34 AM

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azaambie: Hey dude, congrats on the RA post! Question! I have a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor which has an effects loop type setup, and I keep my noisier fuzz pedals and stuff on it's loop. Planning on adding a compressor to my setup (either a dynacomp or Super comp) and was wondering if it should go INSIDE the NS-2's loop or right after? Thanks in advance!

Thanks. 

And depending on how much noise you are getting from the Comp it can be good inside. My buddy runs a Boss CS-3 in the loop of an NS-2. But the Super Comp shouldn’t be too noisy. Just gotta try it out for yourself.

I’d try it before and after. Then if it’s too noisy, throw it inside. 

August 26 2014, 01:44 AM

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ledodesign: Hey, I have a phaser question. I've been through a few. Mxr phase 90, sibling, and sub decay. They all sound to transparent. The one I've been the happiest with is my t-Rex tone bug. It has a nice rich swoop. The only thing is that it sucks volume. Is there a phaser with that same tone, but that has a level knob?

The same tone as the Tone Bug? Same? I have no idea. Perhaps you can mod it though?

August 26 2014, 12:32 AM

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I’m so sorry for being so scattered lately.

I’ve become a Resident Assistant at school and I’ve been so massively busy this week. 

Please, if you are interested in a T Shirt, message me for one. $10+ $3 shipping. I’m looking to sell the rest of them off. Just have to paypal me and I will get them out. 

Also, I’m looking to sell my Blackout Effectors Sibling Phaser for $150 shipped and paypal’d. It’s got a red finish instead of the white finish. 

Let me know if you’re interested. 

Also, I still need some submissions for the compilation. It’s going to be wrapped up VERY soon. So get a hold of me if you want on!!!

August 26 2014, 12:07 AM

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Anonymous: Help me built a bass board out of these pedals (don't have to use them all) - Super overdrive, rat 2, little big muff, whammy, #1 echo and a hall of fame.

Whammy > Super Overdrive> LBM > Rat > #1 Echo > HoF

August 25 2014, 10:15 AM

hehasnofeelingsanymore: Hey hey opinions on Russian small stone? I want a Russian ehx pedal so badly. Haha

I loved mine! It was just really big. I much prefer my Sibling phaser for size and control. I also recommend having the small stones modded to fix the output and what not. Though, there are plenty of other useful mods as well.

August 24 2014, 10:53 PM

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Sorry for the shitty picture. Heres the chain
Guitar>AMT Wah>SP Comp>SL Drive(I have others but this what I was using today)>JHS Warble Tron>Dr.Scientist Tremolessence>Seymour Duncan Vapor Trails>Dr.Scientist Reverberator>Amp
Now I need a board…
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Very cool, man! Love seeing AMT wahs and volumes in the wild. How do you like it? Love the SP and SL. Dr. Scientist is always rad. Very solid setup. Just build yourself a board!

Sorry for the shitty picture. Heres the chain

Guitar>AMT Wah>SP Comp>SL Drive(I have others but this what I was using today)>JHS Warble Tron>Dr.Scientist Tremolessence>Seymour Duncan Vapor Trails>Dr.Scientist Reverberator>Amp

Now I need a board…

Submitted by 53shadesoffuzz

Very cool, man! Love seeing AMT wahs and volumes in the wild. How do you like it? Love the SP and SL. Dr. Scientist is always rad. Very solid setup. Just build yourself a board!

August 24 2014, 10:52 PM

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the-lovely-dumb: Hey! i just purchased a Blunderbuss and am waiting for via mail. SO EXCITED. Im into writing heavy melodic stuff, (Seahaven, balance and composure, funeral diner) and im looking for a good delay and reverb for under 100$. top for both?

Niceeeeee. Hope you love it. Should be sweet for that stuff. Do you need tap tempo? If not and you want to spend ONLY $100 the RV-3 could take you places. If you want to spend $100 on each pedal you could consider getting an EQD Dispatch Master to cover both. Or I might get an RV-5/Carbon Copy duo if you are spending $100 each. 

You could potentially have a lot of options. But I also don’t know your preferences for delay and reverb. So that’s what I would do. 

August 24 2014, 10:48 PM

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Anonymous: Silverface Bassman question cont'd: "Why a bass cab?" ... good question. I guess I just figured that the original cabs that were matched with the bassmans (and thus, that the guitarists using them would have been using) were bass cabs (a 2 by 15", I believe), so I thought that may be the ideal matchup - though I don't know. As I mentioned, I am using an Egnater tourmaster guitar cab. I realize there are some guitar cabs (such as a some Marshalls) that can be set to 4 ohms, or be special ordered.

My peavey is 4 ohms and I run a Bassman. It’s a blackface, but the same applies. I liked my Bassman at 8 ohms fine, but when I switched to the Peavey 2x12 I was blown away. 

I think I would personally stick to a 2x12 config, because it works best for me. I prefer the older and much smaller bassman cabs that were with the blonde and blackface models than the bigger silverface models. But there were a ton of different cabs. Most of those huge ones were with the 70, 100, and 135 bassman amps, I think. 

I prefer clean headroom to breaking up, so I would say rewire your cab, get new speakers, OR just find a good 2x12 cab that can be wired at 4 ohms. You have a ton of options and I think the decision would come down to your uses and what you want from your amp. 

August 24 2014, 06:10 PM

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Anonymous: Hi there - I play a American Special Telecaster through a '73 (?) Silverface Bassman 50. The Bassman 50 ideally connects with a 4 ohm impedance cab; however, I have been running it through an 8 ohm Egnater Tourmaster cab with 2 12" celestion vintage 30 speakers. This combination is plenty loud and sounds great, but I am wondering whether it would be worthwhile to get a 4 ohm bass cab to plug through - would I get enough extra out of the amp to make this worthwhile?

Wait. Why a bass cab?

August 23 2014, 09:29 AM

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redslim:

NOS 1967 Vox Clyde Mccoy Picture Wah. Loaded with Halo inductor, tropical fish caps, Trash can trannys, iCar Pot and original switch! Also my best sounding vintage wah. fuckyeaheffectspedals

Holy cow, that’s gnar.

redslim:

NOS 1967 Vox Clyde Mccoy Picture Wah. Loaded with Halo inductor, tropical fish caps, Trash can trannys, iCar Pot and original switch! Also my best sounding vintage wah. fuckyeaheffectspedals

Holy cow, that’s gnar.

August 23 2014, 09:25 AM

talk-amongst-the-trees: Are there any decent sounding fender tube amps that take well to dirt pedals and cost 500 or under?

Depends on where you are looking. A few years ago I bought a Twin Reverb Reissue for $500.
My favorites that often sell under that used are the Blues Deluxe and the Fender Bassman. If you can find a Silverface twin around that price so would say jump on that.
Also you might want to look into various vintage traynor amps too. The YBA-1/YBA-1A, YSR-1, YRM-1, and the likes come to mind.
Most of the traynor stuff are amp heads, so you’ll need a cab. But they can USUALLY be found cheap. The Bassman is an amazing head but there are so many for sale that they go pretty cheap. I have a blackface Bassman that I love. Got it for $450 and I’m running it through a $100 peavey 2x12 that sounds absolutely amazing.

August 22 2014, 05:15 PM

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Anonymous: Blunderbuss or musket? is there really that big a difference?

There is, but it’s hard for me to voice. I’m not good at discussing the subtleties behind sound, nor do I think many guitarists are. (The great war between what bright and dark means comes to mind)

Anyways, it’s always about how the pedal feels to me. I like the Blunderbuss a fair bit more than the V2 Musket I think because it can maintain a better distortion tone over a fuzzy tone. But it doesn’t lack the fuzz. 

The way I see it, the Blunderbuss has more tonal range. In short. But it’s just characteristically different. I think I’ll be getting one again to pair with my V2, honestly. I almost always throw the Soul Food in front of my V2 Musket now when playing riffage. Just like how it sounds and feels. But I never felt I needed to add boost to my Blunderbuss. 

:shrug: gonna be a different experience to other people. But that’s how I feel about it. Both rule hard as fuck.