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*

September 17 2014, 12:36 AM

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The Turnip Greens is a compact multi-effect pedal combining the award-winningSoul Food Overdrive and Holy Grail Max Reverb. The Soul Food delivers transparent sounds starting with clean boost and progressing all the way to intense overdrive. It’s equally adept at adding punch to a player’s tone, pushing an amp into saturation or in front of other dirt pedals driving them into new worlds of distortion.


Yoooooooo!!!!
http://www.ehx.com/products/turnip-greens

The Turnip Greens is a compact multi-effect pedal combining the award-winningSoul Food Overdrive and Holy Grail Max Reverb. The Soul Food delivers transparent sounds starting with clean boost and progressing all the way to intense overdrive. It’s equally adept at adding punch to a player’s tone, pushing an amp into saturation or in front of other dirt pedals driving them into new worlds of distortion.

Yoooooooo!!!!

http://www.ehx.com/products/turnip-greens

September 17 2014, 12:16 AM

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Check out this heavily modded Small Stone.

Remember this?

Forever the one pedal I wish I had.

September 16 2014, 07:07 PM

2 notes  Filed Under:  ryanbarclay  
ryanbarclay: Hey man! Got a problem that's been bugging me and figured you would know a solution since you seem to know everything. I live Arizona so when I play shows I pack up my board in a flight case and lug it to the venue, but when I get there all my pedals on my board slide around even though I have pedalboard tape on it that seems to do fine at home. Is there any type of industrial strength Velcro you would recommend that can withstand the heat we have here? It's a wood board. thanks!

Man, I live in the Midwest. I don’t think I ever have trouble with velcro. Though if it’s the actual adhesive on the back of the velcro I would just use epoxy in addition to the adhesive on the back of the velcro. I know a lot of touring dudes who do that. Usually does the trick.

September 16 2014, 07:05 PM

3 notes  Filed Under:  Anonymous  
Anonymous: Not sure if this has been asked but do you know of any cheaper effect pedal brands like joyo or behringer? I've been trying to try out different kinds of pedals without dropping a ton of money

A lot of them are honestly pretty solid for the price. Definitely a great way to try out some effects before you’re really sure what you want/need. Then when you find the types you like you can upgrade over time but still have something that will get the job done okay until you can afford the upgrade. 

Very solid idea. 

September 16 2014, 06:00 PM

Anonymous: Enough with the doom fanboys already... Does this blog ever have any good knowledge about amps on it, or is it all "d00mz br0"?

fuckyeahampworship:

As long as I am the one running it, this blog will never have good knowledge about anything

Anyway, fuck you

Hahahahahahaha, wow, kid’s mad.

September 16 2014, 04:02 PM

Filed Under:  andrewxsethlord  
andrewxsethlord: The ibanez Paul Gilbert jet flanger seems like a lot of fun, what are your thoughts

I like it. I think it’s pretty sweet. Generally I’m not quite one for flange though. haha

September 15 2014, 03:33 PM

7 notes  Filed Under:  abnertoribio  
abnertoribio: hey bro, first off want to say your page is pretty awesome, anyway I was wondering if you have messed around with jazzmasters and jaguars, if so what's the difference in the sound?

Yeah, generally speaking I feel like Jaguars are janglier or more twangy. Especially when talking about the classic players. I’m pretty sure the CP Jazzmaster is just P90 pickups? Which is cool and probably why I prefer them. 

Mostly though, I prefer the larger scale of the Jazzmaster to the 24” scale of the Jaguar. Though I will eventually own a Jaguar with lipstick pickups in a white finish ala Oliver Ackermann.

Hope this helps somewhat. 

Oh! And thanks for the kind words. :D

September 15 2014, 12:00 AM

3 notes  Filed Under:  jamesmikelly  
jamesmikelly: To the dude asking about running things into a Hyperion, I have had very mixed results. Your mileage my vary but mine gets pretty hissy and loses a lot of definition. With some of my more high output guitars I don't even like using it without rolling the volume down. Definitely a stack into pedal (RATS) rather than a pedal to be stacked into.

Oh. Well this is helpful. Thanks!

September 14 2014, 09:42 PM

I’ve been pretty busy and stuff.

So I’m getting back to asks. Sorry for the huge delay. 

Also, make sure you check out the Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals Compilation if you haven’t yet!!!

I’m gonna talk about this black pedal that I showed you all the other day, very soon. What I have to say might surprise you. 

September 14 2014, 09:40 PM

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pdgillam: Is the fuzz portion of the walrus audio Janus just a Jupiter fuzz with a different control scheme?

Pretty sure it’s not. But I’m not 100%.

September 14 2014, 09:40 PM

Filed Under:  errrolgoeswest  
errrolgoeswest: Thinking of grabbing a ehx soulfood this weekend. i know youre a big fan of that into a musket, if you had to venture a guess, how do you think it would sound going into a hyperion? i like the hyperion a lot, but it sounds pretty dark, and although its great on its own, its really easy for it to just get lost/washed out in band settings. normally id just use the tone knob, but i dont really like the way it boost the highs

I mean, I have no experience running the hyperion with one, but that’s exactly what I use the soul food for with my musket. 

September 14 2014, 09:40 PM

Filed Under:  fuckhealth  
fuckhealth: I've got a chance to score a TC Nova Mod for $100. Ever use one? Thoughts?

They are pretty okay. I’m generally not fond of multi-modulation boxes. But it does the job. 

September 14 2014, 09:39 PM

10 notes  Filed Under:  Anonymous  
Anonymous: Do you run your pedals through the effects loop on your amp or directly in front of your amp? Is there a difference?

Depends. 

I’m currently using a 1966 Fender Bassman. So everything goes in front. 

However, when I have an amp with two channels and I’m getting preamp gain I always use the fx loop. The preamp dirt of an amp sounds WAY better when hitting a time based effect than when a time based effect is ran into the preamp gain. 

If you aren’t familiar with how this works… Here is the best text doodle I can do at the moment. 

When you run pedals up front with preamp gain:

Chorus > Delay > Reverb > Looper > Front of amp (before preamp gain) > Speakers

This sounds like poop a lot of the time and your looper will be playing into a clean or a dirty channel so if you loop and then switch channels, it will also change.

When you use an FX loop:

Guitar > Amp (then you have your preamp gain) > Fx Send > Chorus > Delay > Reverb > Looper > Fx Return > Power Amp > Speakers

This is beneficial because the delays and reverb sound much nicer and the looper will record the channel it is on. So if you are looping clean and then switch to the dirt channel, your loop will be clean and you can play over it with distortion. 

Hope this helps! All depends on your amp situation. 

September 14 2014, 09:34 PM

2 notes  Filed Under:  oakum-oakum-oakum  
oakum-oakum-oakum: I was looking up Bill Kelliher's board because I love his sound... Noticed he uses a DigiTech Hardwire SC-2 valve distortion. Do you have any experience with it? They look like they can be had pretty cheaply on eBay... Any experience with them?

Hey there!

Bill is so heavy metal. hahahaha. 

They never sounded that cool to me, but that dude runs it into some pretty gnarly amplifiers. So that’s something to be considered. It’s not gonna sound like Bill unless you’re using an amp that’s nasty like his, keep that in mind. 

It’s at least a usable pedal to me, but I’m a picky asshole about dirt pedals. 

Hope that helps some. 

September 14 2014, 07:42 PM

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baritones:

Fairchilds Meet Maude is finally on my board and I can’t stop playing with her. 
When I picked it up I also tried the moog minifooger delay, dba ghost echo, and dba echo dream 2. This was the clear winner although that moog delay is a near perfect “normal” analog delay.
Here’s a breakdown of what makes this analog delay so unique and special…

1 - there’s a compressor in the delay path. 
This means that runaway self oscillation does not get obnoxiously loud and make you worry about blowing speakers. You can also play right through self oscillation without having your clean signal completely drowned out. You can play one chord and let it feedback for a bit, play a new chord, and then actually hear the old one fade away as the new chord fades in. This, as far as I know, is completely unique in the analog delay game. It’s almost sort of like a “ducking” delay. If you’ve got a delay with an effects loop it might be worth trying a compressor in there?

2 - the modulation rate and depth are both completely random.
The modulation toggle selects between off, light, and heavy. On both the light and heavy settings the modulation is gorgeous, somewhat subtle, and very natural. Sometimes you’ll hear very quick and intense jumps in pitch followed by slow and mellow wobble. It completely reminds me of dudes that use subtle/random trem bar or neck bends with their delay.

3 - cv/effects loop
There’s a jack next to the output jack that can be configured as a cv expression jack for delay time, feedback, both delay and feedback together, or used as a trs effects loop. I’m running a little external switch I built to toggle between short and long delay times.

Literally my only complaint is the stupid side mounted jacks. I’ve told you I hate side mounted jacks right?

So why do I need another analog delay next to my incredible deluxe memory man?
Because I’ve got the 1100 and while it is amazing, the additional delay time means that shorter delays are much more clear and defined than other memory men. It doesn’t do that sort of atmospheric, wash of delay thing that the deluxe memory man is known for unless it’s set for much longer delays. I actually thought about trading it for the shorter delay time of the 550 model but I love those super warm yet very defined delays the 1100 does. The Fairchild delay does the atmospheric wash of delay thing so good and complements the memory man remarkably well. Both of them at the same time is unbelievable.

Pedal game strong.

baritones:

Fairchilds Meet Maude is finally on my board and I can’t stop playing with her.
When I picked it up I also tried the moog minifooger delay, dba ghost echo, and dba echo dream 2. This was the clear winner although that moog delay is a near perfect “normal” analog delay.
Here’s a breakdown of what makes this analog delay so unique and special…

1 - there’s a compressor in the delay path.
This means that runaway self oscillation does not get obnoxiously loud and make you worry about blowing speakers. You can also play right through self oscillation without having your clean signal completely drowned out. You can play one chord and let it feedback for a bit, play a new chord, and then actually hear the old one fade away as the new chord fades in. This, as far as I know, is completely unique in the analog delay game. It’s almost sort of like a “ducking” delay. If you’ve got a delay with an effects loop it might be worth trying a compressor in there?

2 - the modulation rate and depth are both completely random.
The modulation toggle selects between off, light, and heavy. On both the light and heavy settings the modulation is gorgeous, somewhat subtle, and very natural. Sometimes you’ll hear very quick and intense jumps in pitch followed by slow and mellow wobble. It completely reminds me of dudes that use subtle/random trem bar or neck bends with their delay.

3 - cv/effects loop
There’s a jack next to the output jack that can be configured as a cv expression jack for delay time, feedback, both delay and feedback together, or used as a trs effects loop. I’m running a little external switch I built to toggle between short and long delay times.

Literally my only complaint is the stupid side mounted jacks. I’ve told you I hate side mounted jacks right?

So why do I need another analog delay next to my incredible deluxe memory man?
Because I’ve got the 1100 and while it is amazing, the additional delay time means that shorter delays are much more clear and defined than other memory men. It doesn’t do that sort of atmospheric, wash of delay thing that the deluxe memory man is known for unless it’s set for much longer delays. I actually thought about trading it for the shorter delay time of the 550 model but I love those super warm yet very defined delays the 1100 does. The Fairchild delay does the atmospheric wash of delay thing so good and complements the memory man remarkably well. Both of them at the same time is unbelievable.

Pedal game strong.