I need buy a gift to my brother, and he likes these effects. I don't know about that, so I ask what pedals you recommend me for that effects (pedals, no racks). (money isn't problem but if is cheap, better haha)
1. what kind of music does he play?
2. what other gear is he using?
without knowing either of these, i'm going to go ahead and suggest the verbzilla reverb and the small stone phaser.
i no longer play guitar.
Here's a crappy clip of my Red Witch Moon Phaser. It's about the best but you have to tweak it to get a "musical" sound with distortion; it sounds amazing with it, just not very transparent.
Nothing wrong with a Small Stone, but you won't get those kind of epic textures with it. Since it's a present go with the Small Stone.
i like my Holy Grail and PH-3
Some safe bets would be:
Reverb:Electro-Harmonix Holy Grailhttp://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Holy-Grail-Reverb-Pedal?sku=153319
Phaser:Electro-Harmonix Small Stonehttp://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-USA-Small-Stone-Phase-Shifter-Pedal?sku=153315
MXR Phase 90http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXR-M101-Phase-90-Pedal?sku=151100
Strat w/ Tex-Mex pups / Agile P-90 LP / Tele w/ Lace Sensors --> various effects--> Fender Blues Deluxe
He likes noise, shoegaze, post-rock, space rock and ambient.He always said he likes the reverse reverb
I'd definitely recomend a Small Stone phaser. I know that the Digitech Digital Reverb has a reverse reverb mode, but I haven't actually played with one before. A friend really likes his though. I've been looking at the Verbzilla. It doesn't have a reverse mode, but there's definitely some good sounds to be had.
Current rig: Les Paul Classic (Texas BBQ set and fine tuning tailpiece) or Les Paul Studio > SD Pickup Booster > PT-100 > Original Cry Baby > MXR Dynacomp > TS9DX > MT-2 > CH-1 > Stereo Pulsar > NYC Small Stone > Deluxe Memory Man > PDS-1002 > Verbzilla > Ampeg Reverberocket (R12R)
I believe the only reasonally priced pedal that can do reverse reverb is the digitech digiverb, which I've heard is quite good by the way.
For phase I'd go with either the MXR phase 90. I use it and love it.
You can't go wrong with either a phase 90 or a small stone. Reverb I'm not so sure....there are alot more options.
Yes, Small Stone is awesome.
MXR 90 is very good, too.
I have a question... how is the MXR 100?
Originally posted by Glenn Branca I have a question... how is the MXR 100?
In my opinion, it's better sounding and more versatile than a non-script phase 90.