3 new pedals in 2 weeks

Discussion in 'The Pedalboard' started by Tig, Aug 17, 2012.

    Aug 17, 2012
  1. Tig position 2 & 4 apologist

    I'm done with multi-effects systems and have been taking my time to choose some quality effects that will stay in my signal chain for a long time.

    Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker

    Take the original Big Muff and add a few extra tone shaping switches for a wide variety of distorted, fuzzy sustain. The Wicker switch opens up several high frequency filters, adding top end bite. The Tone switch bypasses the tone control circuit, releasing a full blast Big Muff blitz.
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    Wampler Ego Compressor

    After much research, this pedal stayed atop the list, mostly due to the Blend knob that mixes your untouched dry signal with the compressed signal. This prevents the noisy, fake sound that so many compressors suffer from. I hardly know it is on unless I switch it off, which is exactly what it should do. From chickin' pickin' to long sustain, this pedal sounds fantastic.



    Hardwire Supernatural Ambient Verb
    I've been looking at reverb pedals for some time now, and considered the TC Electronics Hall of Fame, the EHX Cathedral, and the Strymon Blue Sky, but the new Supernatural Ambient Verb was too good to pass up. It too has a wet/dry blend control. It really nails the classic plate and spring reverb, and the extra Shimmer, Supernova, Shine, and Pherb settings bring on some rich, deep new tones that blow me away. The "Pherb" blends a phaser effect into the wet signal.

    These videos from Andy only scratch the surface:




     
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  2. Aug 17, 2012
  3. Mark Wein :mad:

    :rawk:


    My next big pedal purchase is going to be the Wampler compressor.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2012
  5. Tig position 2 & 4 apologist

    Mine is a Voodoo Giggity! :D

    If that doesn't turn out, the Catalinbread Naga Viper.
    (Dallas Rangemaster "Treble-Booster" clone plus enhancements)
     
  6. Aug 17, 2012
  7. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    i considered the Tone Wicker when i bought my Mojo Hand Colossus. nice pedal. but i liked the midrange control instead of the switches.

    looking forward to your thoughts on the verb pedal.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2012
  9. parrotheada1a Resident Pitmaster

    BTW, that Supernatural 'verb is a PGS exclusive.... 179.95 +/- shipping and taxes.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2012
  11. Muppet Lick regurgitator

    That 'verb is really nice. Gotta be one of the best looking pedals to come out in a long time, too.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2012
  13. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Nice pedals!

    I still need a lower gain OD pedal......that will be my next pedal.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2012
  15. aliensporebomb Fretted instrument fan

    I'd like to try that 'verb with my current rig. The demos I've heard sound impressive and some of the sounds rival dedicated rack gear. $180? Fair chunka change in these hard times but if it's quiet it would possibly be worth it.
     
  16. Aug 18, 2012
  17. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    The Wicker is a nice pedal.....I have one but that's not stopping me from seriously lusting after some other fuzzies.

    I swear, Andy makes everything sound damn good.
     
  18. Aug 18, 2012
  19. Tig position 2 & 4 apologist

    Which brings up my only complaint so far, the gold labeling on black becomes invisible unless you have some decent lighting.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2012
  21. Tig position 2 & 4 apologist

    I can see this pedal working well for your music. It expertly covers the classic reverbs, but the extra fun shows up with the more atmospheric settings that run from mild to wild, yet very useful.
     
  22. Aug 22, 2012
  23. bcryant burnt toast

    Great pedal chain! I have that Big Muff and absolutely love it! I had the Boss RV-5 which seems very similar to the Supernatural. It was a fantastic pedal but I lost it in a trade deal.
    Welcome to the land of great tone! :D
    Enjoy!
     
  24. Aug 22, 2012
  25. Cool Doug! Fun stuff! I have liked my Big Muff Pi, but haven't been using it much lately. I bet that wicker switch and tone switch add some versatility to a fun sound!
     
  26. Aug 22, 2012
  27. BoomBoomBigelow Genius of Love

    Ow! Ow! Ow! Now I have pedal GAS.
    :weebz:
     

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