Picture this. You suddenly find yourself stranded on a desert island with nothing but your guitar, amp and 5 guitar pedals. Luckily, you have electricity to run your amp and enough nine volt batteries to last years. Quite a scenario! Well, let’s think of those five pedals you happen to have with you. Which ones would you want?
Here are my choices:
1. I’m definitely going to want some kind of overdrive/distortion pedal. There are a lot of different ones out there but I think that in this scenario, I would want to go with something “trusty” and for that, there’s nothing like a Boss DS1. This isn’t a place for more finicky boutique overdrive pedals, you need something that is gong to last with every stomp!
This delivers and it’s well under $100 too! Click here to check it out.
2. The next thing that I will want is to add a bit of color to my tone and a well placed delay fits in quite well. Just because I am all alone on an island, it doesn’t mean that my guitar tone should not have a bit of a more pro vibe and three dimensional quality! My choice? The MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay.
It’s reliable, built like a tank, simple to use, has a nice slick warm tone and decently priced! Click here for more info.
If you have been reading here for awhile, you probably already know my chouce because of my review here – the Electro-Harmonix LBP-1! My favorite pedal ever and it’s less than $50 too! Click here to get it!
4. Just because you are stranded, it doesn’t mean that you cannot bring some kind of human quality to your tone (and possibly a little funk too!). Kick it up with a bit of Wah! And nothing is better than a Crybaby!
These things are solid, versatile and extremely simple to use. Click here!
5. So you are all alone and need someone to jam with? Since you don’t have anyone with you, a looper pedal may be the next best thing. My choice here is the Boss RC-3 Loop Station Pedal.
It will record up to three hours of loops in true stereo so you can jam away and keep on jamming! Lay down a track on the fly, stomp and then jam away with that track! Click here to check it out!