Please suggest pedal setup

nightwolf

One Stringer
Aug 7, 2020
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Hi guys, I'm looking to build a basic pedal setup that I can then add on later. I had a basic cheap multi-effect before.

I play mostly A7X but would also like to be able to achieve some more aggressive tones. I would definitely like a delay pedal in there.

Here are some that I found would work for me, please suggest up to 3 that I should pick from initially:
  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer or TS808
  • MXR MC401 Boost/Line Driver
  • Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  • MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
  • MXR Custom Comp CSP202
  • MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive
  • Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive
Thanks!
 

Calvin Phillips

Music Theory Bragger
Nov 11, 2019
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Hi guys, I'm looking to build a basic pedal setup that I can then add on later. I had a basic cheap multi-effect before.

I play mostly A7X but would also like to be able to achieve some more aggressive tones. I would definitely like a delay pedal in there.

Here are some that I found would work for me, please suggest up to 3 that I should pick from initially:
  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer or TS808
  • MXR MC401 Boost/Line Driver
  • Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  • MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
  • MXR Custom Comp CSP202
  • MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive
  • Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive
Thanks!
My suggestion is to go find demos on youtube or go try them out yourself. Youll figure out which ones you want more
 

A.C.

Free Bird Player
Legend
May 23, 2021
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Hi guys, I'm looking to build a basic pedal setup that I can then add on later. I had a basic cheap multi-effect before.

I play mostly A7X but would also like to be able to achieve some more aggressive tones. I would definitely like a delay pedal in there.

Here are some that I found would work for me, please suggest up to 3 that I should pick from initially:
  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer or TS808
  • MXR MC401 Boost/Line Driver
  • Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  • MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
  • MXR Custom Comp CSP202
  • MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive
  • Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive
Thanks!
I know you picked these pedals because Syn used these live in the past. He has a pedal coming out soon, so you might want to consider holding off for that. It would also help us recommend which pedals to get depending on what type of amp/rig you’re using.

The tube screamer, SD-1, ZW44, and MC401 all do the same thing, so I would buy one of those. The ZW44 is a modded SD-1. I’m a tube screamer guy, I would choose that personally. but OD’s have different sonic qualities. You also have 2 compressors listed, I would only choose one. He did use the CS-3 mostly as a boost for leads on the earlier albums.

Also worth mentioning he’s using a Visual Sound H20 pedal in the studio (Version 1, but any version will do) and its a sick pedal.
 
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