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King85King85 Frets: 107
I got a new guitar and my first ever pedal for Christmas and I've now got £110 to spend at Anderton's and I'm  not sure what else to go for.

I've always had modelling amps so  oddly I've never ventured into the pedal world but received a cheeky pint compressor as a gift and whilst reading up on them they're not highly regarded I've enjoyed having a play with it and would like to get a few more pedals.

These have taken my fancy as cheaper foray into getting a board together:




I definitely would like an overdrive but an really open to suggestions with regards to which to go for an any other pedals that are worth a look for my budget.


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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 314
    I think a lush reverb would add a good dimension to your playing. 
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  • revsorgrevsorg Frets: 430
    What amp will you be plugging into? 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7489
    Playing what kind of stuff? 

    A tc Flashback 2 can now be had for under £100 and learning different uses of delay is probably the biggest learning curve for a single pedal and the tc has a bunch of different voices and crazy noises as a bonus. Hours of fun. 

    If you have a modelling amp unless it's a posh one then effects like overdrive, fuzz and boosts won't work the same as they do into valve amps. You can push a valve amp but with digital ( unless it has a good valve model) or solid state amps these kind of pedals don't interact in the same way. Not necessarily in a bad way but worth bearing in mind when watching YouTube demos. 
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  • King85King85 Frets: 107
    I think a lush reverb would add a good dimension to your playing. 
    revsorg said:
    What amp will you be plugging into? 

    I have an Epiphone Valve Junior and a Mustang GT40.

    I really like the sound of the Oceans 11 Reverb so might save for that unless you have a cheaper recommendation?
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  • King85King85 Frets: 107
    Playing what kind of stuff? 

    A tc Flashback 2 can now be had for under £100 and learning different uses of delay is probably the biggest learning curve for a single pedal and the tc has a bunch of different voices and crazy noises as a bonus. Hours of fun. 

    If you have a modelling amp unless it's a posh one then effects like overdrive, fuzz and boosts won't work the same as they do into valve amps. You can push a valve amp but with digital ( unless it has a good valve model) or solid state amps these kind of pedals don't interact in the same way. Not necessarily in a bad way but worth bearing in mind when watching YouTube demos. 
    I like a mix but mostly your standard rockish stuff, pop punk, modern prog rock like Coheed.

    Am I limiting myself with just one pedal though or do you think it will mix well with my GT40 or EVJ?

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7489
    King85 said:
    Playing what kind of stuff? 

    A tc Flashback 2 can now be had for under £100 and learning different uses of delay is probably the biggest learning curve for a single pedal and the tc has a bunch of different voices and crazy noises as a bonus. Hours of fun. 

    If you have a modelling amp unless it's a posh one then effects like overdrive, fuzz and boosts won't work the same as they do into valve amps. You can push a valve amp but with digital ( unless it has a good valve model) or solid state amps these kind of pedals don't interact in the same way. Not necessarily in a bad way but worth bearing in mind when watching YouTube demos. 
    I like a mix but mostly your standard rockish stuff, pop punk, modern prog rock like Coheed.

    Am I limiting myself with just one pedal though or do you think it will mix well with my GT40 or EVJ?

    I'm not sure how much you will get from the Mustang with overdrive pedals, it will be another flavour of distortion but I suspect won't achieve much you couldn't do with the amp itself. The EVJ is a different beast so you will probably get more out of overdrive/ fuzz at low levels ( it's a low powered valve amp so anything that boosts the signal will quickly hit a ceiling if the amp is toward it's loudest). 

    For me modulation effects ( chorus, flange, phaser,etc) would work with any amp but you might find the ones in the Mustang are good enough for purpose. Time based effects ( delay and reverb) will also work with any amp and multi purpose ones like Oceans 11 or the Flashback 2 will give you a bit more than you can get from the Mustang and will give a bit of life to the EVJ for home use. They are both good enough that you will keep them even if you upgrade amps, bit less likely to do that if you have a trio of budget pedals. I'd probably also look at the tc Hall of Fame 2 in comparison to the EHX. Partly because as tc prices have come down it's now a cheaper option and with the MASH function it's better for crazy noises. 

    But watch YouTube demos ( although bear in mind they are all trying to sell you stuff) and try stuff if you can, see what sounds good to you. 

    Oh, and think what you need in terms of power supply. Most mini pedals won't accept batteries and digital pedals ( like the ones I've mentioned) will eat them so a suitable Power Supply Unit might be required. 
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  • TheMarlinTheMarlin Frets: 1603
    Another vote for the Ocean 11 reverb. Kicked my Topanga off my board, which was a huge achievement!
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  • tone1tone1 Frets: 1862
    I’d buy Chappers a decent haircut B)
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  • Th4fonzTh4fonz Frets: 7
    Have you got an acoustic?  If not save it up and get a Sigma
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  • mattdavismattdavis Frets: 255
    tone1 said:
    I’d buy Chappers a decent haircut B)
    Brilliant!
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 10183
    Personally, it'd be a Rat and some sort of delay pedal. 
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  • TheMarlinTheMarlin Frets: 1603
    Th4fonz said:
    Have you got an acoustic?  If not save it up and get a Sigma
    I had one. Sounded very meh!
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1233
    Personally, it'd be a Rat and some sort of delay pedal. 
    For £110? C’mon.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 10183
    fandango said:
    Personally, it'd be a Rat and some sort of delay pedal. 
    For £110? C’mon.
    Absolutely - a Rat is 62. That gives you 48 left for either a cheapie TC or Mooer thing, or add a bit and get a TC Flashback or whatever
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  • RMJRMJ Frets: 1247
    Strings. Lots of strings.
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  • King85King85 Frets: 107
    Personally, it'd be a Rat and some sort of delay pedal. 
    I have watched a few videos on the Rat and have liked it so this may be a good shout.

    ionian said:
    I'll check out some videos, thanks.Th4fonz said:
    Have you got an acoustic?  If not save it up and get a Sigma
    I do...
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  • Personally, it'd be a Rat and some sort of delay pedal. 
    This^^ Rat 2 and a tube screamer mini or Boss SD-1 or failing that grab an extra £6 and put that towards the boss DD-7 £116 at Andertons 
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  • Personally, it'd be a Rat and some sort of delay pedal. 
    This^^ Rat 2 and a tube screamer mini or Boss SD-1 or failing that grab an extra £6 and put that towards the boss DD-7 £116 at Andertons 
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  • The Oceans 11 looks like great value.  And if TheMarlin reckons it does spring better than his Topanga it must be really good.  That's what I'd buy, or maybe a Flashback 2 delay. For overdrive I've been through a few cheapies but ended up with a Wampler Pantheon - its more money than you would want to spend right now, but may be worth waiting/saving for as its very versatile and very good.  Not sure how well it would play with a modelling amp though, as others have said. 
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  • soma1975soma1975 Frets: 411
    Echosex Baby is £99 and if you don't like it they are new and rare enough you'll get your money back (or more) selling used. 

    That and £10 worth or Tortex TIII picks. 
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 12765
    A tc Flashback 2 can now be had for under £100
    No it can't. Check the stock levels pretty much everywhere - TC are out of stock wherever you look, presumably because the buyout involved a change of distribution which has left the channel completely empty.
    "Mains is ouchy if you get it up you" - Sporky
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7489
    A tc Flashback 2 can now be had for under £100
    No it can't. Check the stock levels pretty much everywhere - TC are out of stock wherever you look, presumably because the buyout involved a change of distribution which has left the channel completely empty.
    I looked at Gear4Music and it says in stock there. GuitarGuitar says in stock. Both £9 more than the Andertons price so maybe that will go up when they get stock in ( promised 28/1/19). 
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  • Don’t rush would be my advice... there will no doubt be some tempting new release this year;
    you’ll be glad if that £110 goes towards something you’re certain about. 
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  • King85King85 Frets: 107
    Don’t rush would be my advice... there will no doubt be some tempting new release this year;
    you’ll be glad if that £110 goes towards something you’re certain about. 
    Solid advice but my feeling is that i'm not really sure what i'd be waiting for as i've not experienced any of the pedals mentioned and won't really have any exposure unless I buy one to try it out.
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  • shrinkwrapshrinkwrap Frets: 148
    EHX Canyon delay at £122 blows away the Mustang delays. I have the older Mustang III but I don't think the GT series improve on the delays. If you want tape or modded effects where they decay into distortion the Canyon is ace. It's got a nice reverb and shimmer, and with a pair of delays you can get some great effects.
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  • professorbenprofessorben Frets: 4206
    EHX Canyon delay at £122 blows away the Mustang delays. I have the older Mustang III but I don't think the GT series improve on the delays. If you want tape or modded effects where they decay into distortion the Canyon is ace. It's got a nice reverb and shimmer, and with a pair of delays you can get some great effects.
    Canyon is one of best delays available currently, without going into silly money. 
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