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Good effects for a 777 doing straight acid

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:02 am
by Spaceheater184
I'm looking for some suggestions on good guitar effects pedals to add to my lineup. I'm trying to get some different sounds out of my 777. Primarily, i'm looking for distortion/overdrive/fuzz, whatever can get me that awesome distorted, hoover vacuum cleaner tb sound (no the raw tb sound). I'm also thinking a chorus might be nice. I dunno, suggest things to me. Keep in mind, this is Acid we are making.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:26 am
by haricots
Why not think about get a desktop Evolver? I was just messing around with my 808 running through it and it was very nasty sounding indeed.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:28 am
by 23
since you're not sure on what you want, why not just go out, buy yourself some sort of programmable multi-effect bit, and hit at it. Maybe Try a Digitech GNX.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:33 am
by ford442
i ended up getting a Boss DS-2 distortion pedal to use with my 777.. pretty crisp, clean drive.. kind of like rebirth..

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:42 am
by insky
I was going to suggest the DS-1 because it can sound pretty good on my MaxiKorg.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:53 am
by mistercooper
Proco RATs are pretty highly regarded for general distortion. metal zone seems to be popular for those that like to mangle, but I wouldn't recommend it for acid. What I'd recommend is that you go to a general music store like guitar center and ask if you can hook your 777 up to one of those big pedal displays they have and mess around until you find something you like. Either that or get a programmable multi rack.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:18 am
by Spaceheater184
I was thinking about going down to the old GC and doing just that. I dunno how they'll feel about letting me jack a synth module in like that, but eff them, they get paid either way. :)

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:38 am
by 23
Spaceheater184 wrote:I was thinking about going down to the old GC and doing just that. I dunno how they'll feel about letting me jack a synth module in like that, but eff them, they get paid either way. :)
trust me, they wouldn't mind you doing such.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:45 am
by Soundwave
I’ve discovered that simply overdriving the preamp on my mixing desk and adding a little bass and cut from the top end makes a nice distortion that’s much more subtle than the on board overdrive on my Revolution.
Its also cheaper than getting a cheap stomp box (well until I blow my mixer channel). :roll:

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:13 pm
by Spaceheater184
I think I'm just looking to do a stomp box. I'd prefer not to blow out my Mackie CR1604 that is no longer made anymore...I've heard a ton about the ds-1 and it seems like the logical choice. I'll have to go test one out when I get some spare time. Other then that, I am not too sure what else to look for in effects. Maybe chorus?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:02 pm
by JSRockit
Some $35 and $55 boutiques here:

http://www.deviever.com/main.html

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:06 pm
by altemark
The clavia nord micromodular is a nice effect box, and by learning a bit about distortion you can try to emulate different pedals and completely new stuff.... there are many good FAQ:s written by stompbox maniacs on the nature of different approaches to distortion.. with the help of logic modules and envelope followers you can use the dynamics of the incoming signal to preserve the accent/non accent characters of an acid bassline but still distort it. It's no analog effect of course, but at 160 eur it's cheaper than an evolver and can do a lot of fx duty.

Got to recommend the evolver also, but just for use as an fx box it can be a bit pricey.

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:33 am
by Spaceheater184
Since I have the luxury of living so close to novamusik, i'm just going to see what they have there are far as effects are concerned. I may just end up with a simple ds-1. seems to be the choice of most people. P.S. I get my Mackie CR1604 tomorrow. hopefully it's in as good of condition as described :)