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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I wouldn't sweat the "true bypass" deal. I have 5 boss pedals in a row and I can't hear any difference when I cut the loop.

It is more annnoying if I put my MXR dist+ (true bypass) in the loop and listen to the speakers go "CLICK!" everytime I use the switch.


I bet some guys have such a good ear that they can tell the brand name of battery being used in the pedal. My ears aren't able to notice small things so maybe I won't even notice like you.

I tell ya, that big "CLICK" would really tick me off though.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 01:57 PM
 
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If you like what you've gotten then that's all that really matters. Like you said, there's so much stuff out there it's hard to know what to do...go with what sounds good to you and you can't go wrong. Enjoy all your new stuff!!
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 02:56 PM
 
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I tell ya, that big "CLICK" would really tick me off though.
Actually, that big click is why Boss made the FET switch circuit in the first place. According to "the Boss book", it was common in the 70s to listen for the click to know when the guitarist was about to pull of his solo so they came up with an idea to get rid of it.

Switches have of course become better over the years and my MXR is very old so that might not be a problem with newer pedals.
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 03:23 PM
 
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Some people can get away with the big ole pile of boss pedals and that's great for them. I've found that most can't

I don't claim to hear a difference between batteries, but I like to think I have a decent ear. At least *I* like to think that . Make sure you use some really good cables with the boss pedals and you'll probably be fine.
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Tubarão
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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 11:43 PM
 
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You can see "high here" that i'm BRAZILIAN, dude!

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 07:42 AM
 
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Although I prefer that the amplifier do most of the work, pedals are a great way to alter/boost/mangle your tone. My amp (a Rivera 55-12) doesn't really do that high gain thing too well, so I use a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone. True, it doesn't have a bypass mode, but when it is switched on - as it usually is - this pedal rocks. It had a decent mid sweep, and a low boost that'll rattle your pancreas. And, hey it cost me $39. I also use a Boss CS-3 compression/sustainer.

I run my Digitech Rp-12 infront of the amp, not through the effects loop with my JEM, but I run it throught the effects loop with the Strat...

Excellent suggestion mentioned above - use good cables! Cheap cables noticably suck tone.
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 08:19 AM
 
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You can see "high here" that i'm BRAZILIAN, dude!

Tubarão
Whoops, sorry, was sleeping I guess. Tass bom? :P

I use a Behringer V-Amp2.2 in combination with it's MIDI Footcontroller - the FCB1010 - myself. The V-Amp, it's a great tube amp moduler and a great multi-effect too once used with the FCB. It has a bypass mode which makes it both suitable in the studio via a PA and onstage through any amps good FX-loop. Has both live and studio setups. Neat thingy!

Get more information here! http://www.v-amp.com
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK, now I've got more questions. Before I ask, lemme just say you guys are really great about helping me out with this.

My signal goes from the wirless, to the pedal board, to the front of the amp. Would I be better off going through the effects loop on my Marshall JCM 900 head? I mean it sounds good right now, but you can always sound better right?

Another question is...I have an opportunity to get in on some cable making my friends are doing and getting a couple of 30-40 instrument cables made up so I can run a nice long cord from my amp to my pedal board. Should I worry about signal loss if I use a 30 foot cord like that?


One more thing, no so important. I wanna bid on this "bad Horsie" pedal but the guy says the "bad horsie" logo has been taken off. Now is that logo a sticker that you could pull off easily? Or is it painted on and would take some scraping to get rid of? Don't know why someone would do that but you know how weird some people can be. If it's just a regular Morley pedal, what advantages does the "bad horsie" have over just a regular Morley?


Any answers you guys have would be helpful. Thanks again guys.
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 01:56 PM
 
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The longer the cable, the more signal loss you'll experience. Some of the better cables will have a little less signal loss, but you'll probably still suffer some regardless of the brand. Factor that in with a bunch of pedals, and you're going to have a good ammount of signal loss. That was part of the reason that I added the Fulltone FatBoost in my FX chain-it really helped to make up for some of that loss.

As for the Bad Horsie...the (2) that I've had both had decals that were painted on (or rubbed on...not sure). To my knowledge, they've always been that way, so it sounds like it's been rubbed or scraped off.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 03:28 PM
 
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This is what I use, or at least what I used, it is a little different now.

http://home.earthlink.net/~dlhelfand...edalboard2.jpg
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