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 17 2014, 10:24 PM

schrodingersdelaypedal:

#notpedalbored 2.0

JOHN SNYDER STRAIGHT KILLING SHIT!Sorry, I love my dude’s board. It’s hot fire.

schrodingersdelaypedal:

#notpedalbored 2.0

JOHN SNYDER STRAIGHT KILLING SHIT!
Sorry, I love my dude’s board. It’s hot fire.

April 17 2014, 08:01 PM

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masootchee: The transparent fuzz people should look at the Basic Audio Futureman. Has bass and treble controls if you want to colour the sound, but it's pretty transparent and fuzzy. Sounds like your guitar/amp but fuzzier. I don't think fuzz should be transparent though, I like fuzz to be nasty.

Guess it’s worth looking into. Seems kinda weird though. I’m so used to Big Muff style fuzzes or over the top shit. That’s what I like. And I suppose if someone wants something more transparent just look into fuzzes with clean blends!

April 17 2014, 07:35 PM

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Anonymous: Do you know if there's a transparent fuzz? Is that even possible?

I think someone asked me about this a few weeks ago and I didn’t really understand. There might be? People say all sorts of weird shit when describing how pedals sound. As far as I know, no? But really, I’m not trying to have a transparent fuzz. That just doesn’t sound like something I’d ever need. So I got nothing on that front. Sorry dude. 

April 17 2014, 07:31 PM

necklacing:

new beginnings. time to see if these rude-boys are still working

Dat Russian Trio though… <3

necklacing:

new beginnings. time to see if these rude-boys are still working

Dat Russian Trio though… <3

April 17 2014, 07:23 PM

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fuzzkaizer: hey! would you recommend me a pedal-board power-supply, please? Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus? t-rex chameleon? what would be your top 3?

I don’t have a top three because it completely depends on your board, brotha. Message me back with what your current set up is and if you have any major pedal purchases planned. Because you really have to consider all of your present and possible future power requirements when getting a good power supply. That’s why I still fuck with a One Spot and separate PSUs for bigger pedals because I’ve not stuck with one set up yet. I will be soon though. ;)

April 17 2014, 12:43 PM

crusherdestroyer:

EHX Bass Micro Synth modded. Stop frequency slider can be foot switch toggled to a foot controller built into an old wah enclosure. Sort of a synth wah. Or an easy way to make cool spacey noises. I included a second led to indicate when the expression pedal was active. #guitar #pedalboard #effectspedal #ehx #diy #microsynth

This is hella rad, man. 

crusherdestroyer:

EHX Bass Micro Synth modded. Stop frequency slider can be foot switch toggled to a foot controller built into an old wah enclosure. Sort of a synth wah. Or an easy way to make cool spacey noises. I included a second led to indicate when the expression pedal was active. #guitar #pedalboard #effectspedal #ehx #diy #microsynth

This is hella rad, man. 

April 17 2014, 12:48 AM

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simplicity and minimalism win out. Sunn beta footswitch in copper and old church door wood60’s Univox Superfuzz80’s DOD stereo chorus in oak and copper (true bypassed)Strymon El Capistan w/favorite switch
all on a floor mat from my car, onespot for power
Submitted by whitepawsound
Godfuck. That Superfuzz into the El Cap would be a ton of fun! That footswitch is rad too. And love those gnarly old DOD shits. 
Right on, man. 

simplicity and minimalism win out. 

Sunn beta footswitch in copper and old church door wood
60’s Univox Superfuzz
80’s DOD stereo chorus in oak and copper (true bypassed)
Strymon El Capistan w/favorite switch

all on a floor mat from my car, onespot for power

Submitted by whitepawsound

Godfuck. That Superfuzz into the El Cap would be a ton of fun! That footswitch is rad too. And love those gnarly old DOD shits. 

Right on, man. 

April 16 2014, 10:18 PM

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You guys!

Just a couple more days and I have a few pretty cool announcements!

Let’s get some cool submissions and questions for the next few days, yeah?

Hellz yeah.

April 16 2014, 04:24 PM

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420lbsound: What is your favorite sound?

This is a pretty good question. I’m not sure I’ve really though about it. I’m not really sure how to answer it. In regards to guitar tone and sounds achieved that way, I’m LOVING really big chords into my Roadster with the spring reverb pretty cranked up and my Malekko Ekko washing up the signal. I have some really nice preamp tubes in this fucker and everything just sounds so nice. 

As far as sounds in general, I fucking love the sound of zippers. I used to play with mine a lot, but I tend to break them so I don’t. Velcro too. I might just be weird. haha. 

Also, a really open but tight and woody sounding snare drum is pure bliss. 

April 16 2014, 04:05 PM

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I&#8217;d love a green small stone.

I’d love a green small stone.

April 16 2014, 01:42 PM

welcometoidontcare: Do you think a Strymon Timeline is worth investing in? I have Flashback x4 and I'm considering selling some pedals to get one.

That all depends on what you need, man. The Timeline is super nice and has a lot of options. I think it would definitely be a noticeable step up from the Flashback. I prefer the Timefactor to the Timeline still though. No particular reason other than I’m comfortable with eventide stuff. But is the Timeline right for you? Only you can answer that, dude. 

April 16 2014, 01:41 PM

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sinmara666: Hey. Are there any ways how to achieve that SVT-CL drive? I'm recently using 6550 power section (something like in older Ampegs) but with two "channelˇ Model T/Deluxe Reverb preamp. All built by me. It sounds absolutely great but I'm trying to get another distorted sounds. Majority of amps in my country are absurdly overpriced and we live without craigslist etc. here, in the ass of Europe.

Man, I don’t have enough experience with the sound myself. People are down with the tech 21 shit, I know that. The VT Bass is cool. The Sansamp Bass Driver and stuff like that. The Catalinbread SFT is supposed to be copping Ampeg tones and sounds cool on bass. So stuff like that might be worth the look. 

April 16 2014, 08:01 AM

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music-pix:

#pedals

I want a gnarly fucking footswitch like this for my Roadster.

music-pix:

#pedals

I want a gnarly fucking footswitch like this for my Roadster.

April 15 2014, 10:39 PM

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shmobbie reblogged your post taco-beard asked:Whats your favou… and added:

I love my carbon copy just saying, Even if it is hard to control sometines

Oh, the Carbon Copy is fucking great. I was just saying the reasons I prefer the Malekko. The CC is still a killer analog delay. A bit darker and if you’re into the little more crazy oscillations it’s awesome. The Malekko’s differences just work really well with my Roadster. :)

April 15 2014, 10:26 PM

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taco-beard: Whats your favourite Delay. Im sure you have answered this 1000 times, but Im just wondering. Im in the markets for something cool. I mess around with a lot of "post-metal" and also some math rocky stuff? just wondering since you were so right about the Musket Fuzz!

Yo, thanks for the kind words. I still really love the Empress Tape Delay. I like it so much because it can be dialed in very clear like a digital delay if I need it, but it also gets nice and washy in a way that doesn’t muck up my sound too much. It likes to be played with a lot of other pedals and I really love that thing.

Right now I’m also really loving my Malekko Ekko 616. Compared to the Carbon Copy it seems to be a little more tame. The oscillations are very controllable and I’ve been loving have it set to pretty high repeats with a lowish mix and a moderate time around 400ms and it just creates an awesome wash under my clean playing. 

Those are both very worth looking into.