Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster SFX-01
Edited by arron on 04-02-2016 02:27
New they're not in your price range but a quick look on eBay suggests you may be able to get something within your budget? Although I don't use eBay so don't know if you can use your gift certificate on there.
If you want a pedal that could be anything you want it to be in a form of a single stomp box, try the Zoom MS50g. You can set it to be a delay, reverb, chorus, drives, distortion, filters, comps ,etc! And with a right tweaking, it can sound great. And it has a friendly price!
There are lots of great pedals coming from newer companies that were knockoffs from the branded pedals. You can check something from mooer, joyo and biyang. I have a mooer pure boost (Xotic RC booster clone) and it is just perfect for what I need. And with your gift certificate's worth, you can probably get 2 or 3 pedals depending on what is it.
I paid for mine about 160 Euros about one year ago, I saw it in a shop and bought it without cheking prices first :O , so maybe you can find it cheaper on ebay or amazon.
When it comes to time based effects (modulation, delat and reverb) the choices are broader.
It is also important to consider the use of the effect. In a live situation you need to be able to change the sound quickly, this means either separate effects with footswitches or a programmable unit with means to change sounds instantly. Sadly enough the Zoom MS series cannot be controlled this way but they deliver a lot of bang or the buck if setup time is not an issue.
I find I sound too PLINKY PLINKY (thin
A couple of things you could try before going the pedal route:
Go up a string gauge or maybe try a 'heavy bottom' set. Of course, you would need to reset the intonation.
Lower the pickup height slightly on the treble side of all 3 pickups. If possible, raise the pickup height on the bass side - but be careful if you have the vintage style Alnico pole-pieces because they exert quite a strong magnetic pull on the strings. If you adjust the pickup too high, the strings can warble and it throws the intonation out.
might be other demos on this link ;)
Regards, Pico :)
Edited by incivanpico on 29-02-2016 18:11
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