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    I've got a customer who is classic rock oriented, playing with a Fender Strat thru a Fender Twin. He is currently using a Digitech RP 200 and is unhappy with the multi effects world. His question to me was what pedals should I start out with?

    My suggestions were a Keeley/Analog Man TS-909 Tubescreamer, a Modded Boss CE-5 chorus or the Dunlop/MXR Chorus pedal and a delay of some sort.

    Knowing the above musical style and gear combination, what would your suggestions be? He's not interested in multi effects.

    Has anyone used/tried the Tonebone stuff?

    Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
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    A few years back, tribb turned me onto the Aramat Green Machine overdrive...best pedal I have ever used.

    My pedal board is very basic...Green Machine, delay, Boss Chorus, Cry Baby...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    I love the MXR (Dunlop) pedals; they're the "classic" sounds and very durable. I use the chorus, flanger, and EVH phaser (w/ script button). I count on my 5150 for overdrive, but when going for something softer or bluesier I'll use a Fulltone Full-Drive II or Tech 21 CompTortion. For digital delay the Boss stuff has always been great.

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    I'm currently running a MXR Chorus, the EVH Flanger and Phaser, an ISP Decimator, EB Volume Pedal, Wah, and a Zakk Wylde overdrive for the Peavey Windsor. Occasionally I use the whammy pedal. I usually use my amp for my overdrive sounds.
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    I also forgot to mention the Electro-Harmonix stuff. At the present time I'm only using the Holy Grail reverb, but I'm also a big fan of the Memory Man for chorus and analog delay. EH stuff is, unfortunately, not known for value or longevity; you may very well spend $200 on something that starts acting up in a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&Z Guitar Repair View Post
    I'm currently running a MXR Chorus, the EVH Flanger and Phaser, an ISP Decimator, EB Volume Pedal, Wah, and a Zakk Wylde overdrive for the Peavey Windsor. Occasionally I use the whammy pedal. I usually use my amp for my overdrive sounds.
    How do you like your Windsor? I hear that they're pretty smoking for the price.
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    For the price, they're hard to beat. I stated in another post that Peavey is starting to get in the "throw away" amp territory. At this cost, if the amp breaks in 2-3 years you can just buy another.

    As for the sound, I was impressed. It works well for classic and eighties rock/metal. It won't do the Metallica, Slayer stuff, but then again, it's not designed for it. I put the Zakk Wylde pedal in front of it when I want to cross over into the heavy metal stuff.

    I like having one amp that you don't have to change channels to use. I just roll the volume back and lighten up my pick attack and the amp cleans up nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A&Z Guitar Repair View Post
    I just roll the volume back and lighten up my pick attack and the amp cleans up nicely.

    You mean technique actually matters?

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    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but .... Been debating getting a Valveking or Windsor. Did you try both before you got the Windsor ? What are the differences in them?

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    Technique? Technique? I don't need no stinking technique!!


    I did try the Valveking before the Windsor. I'm currently running a XXX head so the ValveKing's features were allready covered. I chose the Windsor due to sound's or lack of sounds available. I don't need the extra gain due to the XXX. I wanted a more classic sounding amp that would complement the XXX and not break the bank. I personally think it's a great amp for the price.
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    Default Back to effects for a second...

    Has anyone tried the Build Your Own Clone pedals? I have seen them on some forums and was wondering if anyone here has tried them.

 

 

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