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    Is there one effect that you just don't turn off? For me, that would be the BBE Sonic Stomp. I just think everything sounds better with that one on.
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    My amps sound best with no FX. I use them sparingly for when they're absolutely necessary.
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    Unless I'm doing heavy riffing, I almost always have a Univibe on to some degree.
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    For a couple years I always had a graphic EQ pedal on to shape my tone and boost gain a bit. That band fell apart and ever since I have been just amp 99% of the time. It was really good for the hard & heavy stuff though.

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    For the longest time I didn't have one...

    My board is built around a loop master clean / dirty / channel switcher where I have separate loops for the clean and dirty channels of my Marshall Jubilees. I run the dirty side completely dry ~90% of the time, but my clean loop has an always-on Boss FRV-1 Fender Reverb. It isn't set super wet (mixer & dwell 9 o'clock, tone 12 o'clock) but I like having the little bit extra on a clean tone.
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    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dystrust View Post
    ...an always-on Boss FRV-1 Fender Reverb.
    That’s a great reverb — one of the splashiest, sproingiest spring reverb emulations I’ve played through.

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    What Effect Do You Leave On All The Time?
    None, really. If I can imagine my sound using a certain pedal, I can imagine my sound without it. My pedal lineup is fluid, constantly changing, infinitely possible. Nothing is permanent.

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    I have to have reverb, either from an amp or a multi-effects. But I won't buy a conventional amp without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    That’s a great reverb — one of the splashiest, sproingiest spring reverb emulations I’ve played through.
    Mine's a bit beat up, but I found it on Reverb for $70 before the market went crazy. Typical prices on the used market aren't worth it these days; why pay ~$180 for a FRV-1 when you can get a Strymon Flint for $250?
    Quote Originally Posted by crusty philtrum View Post
    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    That’s a great reverb — one of the splashiest, sproingiest spring reverb emulations I’ve played through.
    More so than Holy Grail???


    But yes - if I had two pick an always, Reverb on 3

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    Keeley compressor.

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    Dimension chorus. It just make things sound better, and fits perfectly into whatever the gain level is.

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    I just completed a solo guitar project where a looper was on and overdubbing the entire time, for a series of 15 minute pieces. The looper's feedback was at about 80% so stuff I played immediately started fading away, so as I played, the loop kept changing over time.
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    I'll almost always have reverb going. In the rare cases that there's no reverb, there's delay.

    While I like effects, there are no others that I'd leave on all the time.
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    Default Re: What Effect Do You Leave On All The Time?

    For me it's reverb. It's always on unless we're doing an AC/DC song and then my amp is completely dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Keeley compressor.

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    Usually some sort of reverb for space, especially when running direct.

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    For my cleaner tone I play in one of my bands -I use a Greer Lightspeed compressor at the very front, and XOtic EP booster and the end -both always on.

    For dirty tone for a different band -an Archer Klon into an MXR Modified OD Custom Badass always on.
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