Here are the ones I would love to take a shot at
02. Visual Sound V3 Dual Tap Delay
Here we have a tap tempo delay pedal that has two separate channels (one with modulation) that can be used independently or together to create layers and layers of warm, analog delay (up to one second). Throw in the fact that Visual Soundís footswitches will outlive you and youíll have the best road-ready delay stompbox. I canít wait to put this one on my pedalboard.
03. Wampler Pedals Brent Mason Hot Wired Overdrive Distortion
If you donít know who Brent Mason is I suggest you YouTube him to witness the devastating guitar player that he is and a studio cat who understands tone. This is a two-in-one pedal offering sweet overdrive and chunky distortion, which can be cascaded into one another for leads or texture. Itís so organic sounding and clear that it is my go-to pedal for one of my bands.
10. Dunlop JC95 Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry Baby Wah
This list wouldnít be complete without a wah. It seems a lot of guitarists are getting their very own signature wahs. Some are very good and others well, not so much. The JC95 is my favorite because it has a properly voiced mid-range sweep and a strident articulation, which is perfect for distorted guitars. It comes in a distressed copper finish, which, by the way, every wah should look like. Badass.
....maybe that wave cannon thing too.
"I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."
"I don't want to think about how I am doing it because that just makes it harder." Steve Howe
"You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour
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