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    Default Pedals for a beginner

    Been wanting to get a couple effect pedals to play with. Was doing some looking around and found the brand Danelectro
    Are these pedals decent to start out with? They are cheap and was just curious.
    Looking for a blues type sound and thinking about a overdrive and reverb.
    Can anyone of you suggest some other effects to start me out with. Would be a big help

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    The Danelectro pedals are certainly affordable. Behringer pedals are super-cheap as well.

    This is a nice pedal for $50:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MojoMojo

    One thing to think about is whether you're a "tweaker"; do you want a flexible pedal with a lot of different adjustments, or are the kind of player who prefers a simpler platform with fewer knobs.
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    Yeah, the Danelectro pedals aren't bad to start out with. We've got several long time players here that still use them to spice up their tones.
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    Before you buy anything take some time to understand the gear you've already got, such as your guitar and your amp. Whilst pedal brands are important you need to be aware that a pedal that sounds superb with one guitar / amp combination can sound awful with a different amp and guitar.

    I've recently been watching a YouTube channel called That Pedal Show:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnU...oHt0e6ItuTs10w

    The guys Mick and Dan talk a lot of sense and for a brilliant example of how an amp or guitar can affect how a pedal sounds make sure you watch this episode:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdKjhXWpjq8.

    I've learned a lot from these guys and have started to re-introduce pedals to my setup now that I've got some idea about why they may not sound good at first and what can be done about it. They are well worth a watch in my humble opinion.

    If you want to hear Dan play, check out Tin Spirits - a superb band where he partners with Dave Gregory of XTC fame.
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    I watch That Pedal Show frequently. Good stuff.
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    I haven't checked these guys out (yet), but I wholeheartedly agree with the concept. I've spent years accumulating guitars, amps, and funny little boxes. And then I've spent years rearranging those items and dinking around with them. And yes, some guitars don't like some amps while they love others. Then when you add in the effects dimension, it really gets interesting, and never seems to end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    I haven't checked these guys out (yet), but I wholeheartedly agree with the concept. I've spent years accumulating guitars, amps, and funny little boxes. And then I've spent years rearranging those items and dinking around with them. And yes, some guitars don't like some amps while they love others. Then when you add in the effects dimension, it really gets interesting, and never seems to end.

    That's why I think the OP should just dive in. He wants a pedal. He should get a pedal. Or two. Just like we did....
    There's really only one way to see what works, and that's by plugging in. Who wants to study when you could be playin' yer guitar??


    Champ, Tele Savalas' suggestion is, as already noted, a good one. And for not much more $$ than the Dano's, TC's stuff is usually very good. Their other pedals cost more, but you never get quality you haven't paid for.
    Let us know how it goes!!
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    eBay and reverb have TONS of used gear on the cheap if you want to get started in the pedal game. But like the others said....you need to dive in. Start watching YouTube vids and demos and it will help narrow down which you like and don't like.

 

 

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