Going Stomped - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-03-2005, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portugal
Posts: 80
Going Stomped

Right, here's the deal: after years of multi fx's and that kind of crap.. i decided to get rid of all that is digital in my setup.. and also decided i'm going for stompboxes, but only good ones! The only one i have is a Ibanez Soundtank CP5 Compressor, not that bad, but i dunno bout the bypass, doesn't sound that bypassed to me (much like my original crybaby - bypass my a**)

So, seeing i can't try out all the stomp boxes in the world i would really appreciate some input (to get started choosing) on:

1- A good compressor (i think mine is not that good)
2 - Delay
3- Stereo Chorus
4 - Flanger (still deciding if i'm getting one - maybe not)
5 - Some overdrive pedal just for solo boosts
6- I guess i'll need some reverb also.. don't know if it comes on stomp box style

Also, i see a lot of brands saying "passive bypass" and other "true bypass", it's the same right?

Thanks in advance!
Zeppel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-03-2005, 06:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 962
Re: Going Stomped

1. I never thought compressors were necessary.

2. Visual Sound H20- Chorus AND Echo in the same pedal! INDEPENDENT switching.

3. The H20 would fill both these needs in one tidy, high quality package. Its not like the Ibanez tonelok pedals where there's just one switch, there are 2 differnt switches and conpletely independent control knobs. Its jsut like having 2 independent stompboxes in the same container. The only thing they share is the input and output jacks, and the power supply (One 9v battery, or AC adaptor).

4. Best Flanger Ive heard is the Ibanez FL-9 Reissue. . . incredible

5. Id say, a Maxon OD-9 or OD-808. I have an OD-808, its very very nice, but I actually prefer the OD-9, its a little less muddy. Both are very high quality and low noise, and have a good bypass.

6. Reverb? hmm. . . very few reverb pedals on the market. The Electro Harmonix holy grail is supposed to be nice, but they crap out frequently (read the harmony central reviews, not really persuasive) I dont like boss generally, but they make a pretty neat reverb pedal. Id probably go with the Boss reverb.
Gex is offline  

control knobs , electro harmonix , overdrive pedal , reverb pedal , stomp box

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome