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What pedals are you hitting your Fenders with for unique tones?

ch willie

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I get a kick out of using my MXR Phase 90--very subtly. It sucks a bit of tone, but its got a variety of usable sounds.
 

Ed Driscoll

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I have a Roland-Ready Strat with their hex pickup that I plug into their VG-88 and VG-99 guitar modeling systems for a huge variety of modeled sounds, from nylon and 12-string guitars to Fender basses to a variety of electrics, all the way to models of Roland's original guitar synths from the early 1980s, ala King Crimson during that period. For recording demos, it's a tremendous amount of fun.
 

j45

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If you want to play live and have some muscle left after you gain up your OD pedal and still cut through....nothing beats a regular old FullDrive 2 (non Mosfet). OCD sounds killer by itself...not so much when the noise floor kicks up with the band (IMO of course). I've never heard a Fender sound so good when the band is playing. Then add Deluxe Memory Man ... just cause it sounds so good... with just a little warble dialed in... almost subliminal... and who gives a crap if its noisy...NOTHING else sounds like or as good as a DMM so what difference does it make? FD 2 / DMM + Fender as good as it gets IMO...an MXR (micro amp) Clean Boost is optional and unless you want a stupid killer/retro 60's fuzz ( Chicago Iron...there is nothing else....)
 

slammintone

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Pretty much all of these in the pic are for my Fender guitars b/c I never use anything in the way of stompboxes as a rule with Gibsons. The DOD 250 is the latest incarnation which has the original chip and basically all the mods some aftermarket stompbox modders like to do to the reissue DOD 250s to make them sound like the old grey box units Yngwie Malmsteen favors. I like the fact that the Strat still sounds like a Strat (similar to the tubescreamers really in that regard) yet the low end gets some added juicyness and weight. The other two are the more retro fuzzy pedals. Depending on the amp, the Yardbox with a Telecaster cops the early Led Zep tones very nicely! And there's my BSM pedal for "Machine Head" era Blackmore riffing. It's a clone of one of the Hornby Skewes Treble Boost pedals and I love it but, I need a different amp than my JCM800 2204 to use it or the Yardbox because the treble peaking circuitry in the amp makes these pedals awfully, terribly noisy with single coiled Fenders! They both worked fine into either input of a Vox AC15 I tried though.
 

Michael Minnis

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I use my Klon or Arc Effects Klone as an always on "tone enhancer" with an array of blackface amps. I typically run some degree of subtle delay, usually a Providence Delay 80s or an old DMM, but lately I've been using the Flight Time Delay by Free The Tone. For drive, I currently have a Shin's Dumbloid, Shin's Clean Drive and a Trombetta Rotobone on my board to choose from. As you can tell, I've spent too much time on TGP. :)
 

Old crow

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I recently picked up a Jan Ray clone, called a zzzzzz and it is by far the best pedal I've tried with my Fender gits..
 

DMartini

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EHX selection
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other goodies
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P.K.C

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I did the tone control mod recently which makes the bridge and middle pickups share the second tone knob. I can get a nice fat tone on the bridge pickup by rolling off some high end and going through a Timmy and or an Exotic AC boost.
 

Anje

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Cool thread :) here's my main pedalboard for the weekly band duty those days:

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Lots of great tones available on tap (the good old TS is still there though CD :salude ).
A few other effects I like in front of amps that made for some wicked Fender/strat tones into a good old pushed Plexi or a pair of Twins I still remember as if I've just been putting the guitar down...: BSM MKII (instant old Blackmore goodness), old DOD205 grey (edgy hard rock god riffs), old TC Sustain & EQ (endless juicy leads), some old DMM or EP3 (good old analogue delayed ambiance), or one of those Korg SD3000 old rack (for the unique delay tone AND the amazing boost/preamp).
 

gibsonfndr

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sometimes a very old ibanez bass compressor ... just to add gain and a bit of sustain.
 

duaneflowers

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This little bad boy has a preamp out jack on the back that (for all intents and purposes) turns it into a pretty unique and awesome sounding pedal for a Strat (or P90). I never cared as much for the sound of Humbuckers through a Piggy though... :salude

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57gold

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Liking this Zendrive Signature, made 50 of them with higher gain than normal ZD. Better for fattening up a Strat or Tele.

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veldt666

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Agreed, on the Zen Drive's, they really fatten up a Strat. I also use a, Keeley Rat, on occasion & either a Cornish P2, or, NG2, If I need a real, Raspy tone.
 

slimdave

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If you want to play live and have some muscle left after you gain up your OD pedal and still cut through....nothing beats a regular old FullDrive 2 (non Mosfet). OCD sounds killer by itself...not so much when the noise floor kicks up with the band (IMO of course). I've never heard a Fender sound so good when the band is playing. Then add Deluxe Memory Man ... just cause it sounds so good... with just a little warble dialed in... almost subliminal... and who gives a crap if its noisy...NOTHING else sounds like or as good as a DMM so what difference does it make? FD 2 / DMM + Fender as good as it gets IMO...an MXR (micro amp) Clean Boost is optional and unless you want a stupid killer/retro 60's fuzz ( Chicago Iron...there is nothing else....)

+ 1 on the full drive 2. It always gets the job done with my Tele.
 

55 Jr.

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Today I was playing an 83 JV Series through a 95 Matchless Dirt Box into a 66 Super Reverb.
Killer tones.
:)
 

S. Cane

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Like I said above, you might not believe me, but either playing in my music room at home with a solid state 30 watt Orange cube, or giggin with a stack of Marshall pure crudeness, I rely on my good old (had it since I was a guitar toddler) Danelectro Daddy-O overdrive stompbox...

Gives me a vintage tone like no other.

I've tried Boss (most of my other pedals are boss, even the tuner), Marshall, whatever, man. This little pseudo-retro thing ROCKS!

Here's a pic of the little growler in the chain...

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