I’m building a pedal board from scratch and my goal is to emulate elements of my tone while I had my Marshall Valvestate 8280. That had a bi-chorus and dual channel and the chorus had an almost phaser tone to it. With it and my Tone Zone equipped Jackson I would get a fairly decent Van Halen balance tone thanks to the valve preamp.
Move forward a bunch of years and now I have my little Blackstar HT-1 head and want to build a small but usable pedal board to go with it. The shortcomings of the amp’s drive channel have come out - i.e it ain’t usable if you need to change your tone at all and the ISF is more than a little blunt.
I already have a an MXR GT-OD for gain and boost. A Mooer Ensemble King Chorus is in the post.
Clearly an MXR Phase 90 is a necessity, but to save some cash I am thinking of a Mooer Ninety Orange.
Additionally, a Boss DS-1 for the distortion.
Plus I have a Thomann gift voucher to use up so was looking at a neat little power plant to get 5 or so pedals juice. If I’m ordering form Thomann then there are seme dirt cheap knock off pedals up for grabs but I am not averse to stumping up some change either. Maybe an EQ pedal after this...
In terms of sounds, everything form a classic overdriven Marshall 70’s rock through to Alter Bridge. Pulling out the odd Alice In Chains sludge would be fun.