Topic: effects pedals?

I have to ask because I know nothing about effect pedals, I'm not even sure I know enough to ask the right questions.  I want to try a reverb pedal to add something different for some songs, I have narrowed it down to two but but need to know which is better.  I don't gig and play for my own amusment and occasionally for friends. I play an accoustic guitar with a soundhole pickup, plugged into a small 15watt amp. The two effects pedals I have in mind are: #1 Behringer DR600 digital reverb, and: #2 Donner digital reverb.

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Re: effects pedals?

Behringer stuff tends to be quite good at reasonable price.  I personally don't use pedals, but use the effects built in to my Behringer amp (and mixer) with a foot controller.  No complaints from me as far as sound and convenience, and particularly like being able to page through presets for different tunes (I annotate the setting number on the music page).  On the amp there are something like 200 settings available in memory for me to tweak, which pretty much covers everything in my repertoir as many are used on more than one.

Not familiar with the Donner, but I will take a look and see how it compares.  Very similar and so it is up to you and your "ears",  ENJOY!!  smile

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Re: effects pedals?

Can I suggest a multi-effects unit, such as the Boss AD range: https://www.boss.info/us/products/ad-3/ it's a quality product that will keep it's value better than the two brands you mentioned.

Cheers

Richard

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Re: effects pedals?

Behringer makes good stuff for the price.  You could also get a chorus or echo and turn them way down...some of em model reverb nicely.

Re: effects pedals?

Hi Richard. I just checked out your link to find that the AD pedal was discontinued. Shame it looks good.

Bluejeep, Beringer stuff is pretty good, but whatever you buy, with a sound hole pick up you are likely to get feed back, so be careful on your volume and amp placement.

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Phill Williams wrote:

Hi Richard. I just checked out your link to find that the AD pedal was discontinued. Shame it looks good.

Yes, it's been replaced by the AD-10, however I've seen a  few AD-3's in the USA on eBay .... for around the $100 mark ... with a new brand like Boss, you can buy it from eBay and if you don't like it after a month or two, put it back on eBay and sell it for around the same price ... smile

Cheers

Richard

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Re: effects pedals?

Ill join BGD, the berhinger pedals are built pretty good, and you can buy 2 or 3 for the price of a boss.  you can also pick up used Digitech RP 255 and have a ton of sounds at your disposal and very good preset reverb, chorus / reverb, chorus delay ect..  https://www.ebay.com/itm/DigiTech-RP255 … SwDmRZ45fU  heck for 150 to 175 this is my board and let me tell you its a beast and i just love it! https://www.ebay.com/p/DigiTech-RP500-M … 2690520807

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Re: effects pedals?

That looks like a very cool product -wish I played well enough to actually know what it does, how to use it, or why I even would need one.

You guys are way out of my league -   I am so  envious - it looks like it must be so much fun.
smile
Jim

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Re: effects pedals?

I'm going to echo Neo's suggest about a multi-effects unit.

The Boss ME-80 I use allows me to have 8 effects available at once, and each one has it's own settings to customize to your taste. There are no digital screens to be scrolled through, and it's essentially like having 8 stompboxes in one unit, a built-in tuner, built in looper, plus a volume pedal which can also be set as a wah or pitch shifter. Once you've got the knobs set for each individual effect the way you like it ... fuggetaboutit.

Boss gear is rock solid, and a single unit is easy to drop in a bag and take to a jam / gig, with no patch cables to frig with. I run a simple circuit path as Guitar > Boss > Amp, but it can go in your effects loop also. Bought separately, all these pedals would run a person over $1,000 easily, but the combo unit sells for under $400. Had mine for a couple of years now, and never looked back.

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ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / Cort GB34 Bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Tenement Funster VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

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Yes I had sold some old stuff on ebay that I wanted to replace. They sold in just a few days. Sometimes the higher the price you set the faster they sell. I had some old unidirectional mics and sold them within four days. So if you buy something old it just might be old.

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Re: effects pedals?

Thank you all for the information, this is to be a Christmas gift from my wife and she asked me what I wanted.

Live in the "now" - a contentment of the moment - the past is gone - the future doesn't exist - all we ever really have is now and it's always "now".

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i love open ended questions like that BJ. the Boss ME80 for me, i've heard it in battlefield conditions and it's awesome.

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TIGLJK wrote:

That looks like a very cool product -wish I played well enough to actually know what it does, how to use it, or why I even would need one.

You guys are way out of my league -   I am so  envious - it looks like it must be so much fun.
smile
Jim

im not knocking the Boss, you can just buy 2 of something else for the price of one.  heck TIG you dont hnave to know anything really, just with the stock settings you can have a great time!  click up and down and setp on each button as needed to see what it does. LOL

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Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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I'm what is known as technolgicaly challenged, all I can handle  is something with an on/off switch and one control knob. Anything more than that just scrambles the two brain cells I have left and one of them is asleep most of the time.  I have to keep things simple and inexpensive.

Live in the "now" - a contentment of the moment - the past is gone - the future doesn't exist - all we ever really have is now and it's always "now".

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Re: effects pedals?

BlueJeep ...

To go back to your original question about a "reverb only" pedal, may I suggest you give a listen to a spring reverb pedal VS a digital? Most digitals (to my ears) just don't sound as natural as the spring reverbs, especially when used with an acoustic guitar. Check out the Marshall Reflector RF-1 ... you should be able to get one for about $100 USD.

http://www.soundsoffrome.co.uk/image/data/Manufacturers%20Logos/rf1featurenew.jpg

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / Cort GB34 Bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Tenement Funster VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah