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    What pedal can you absolutely not do without?

    For me it's my old Marshall chorus pedal...I just can't do without it, especially for clean sounds (blame Rush and the Police). It also has a setting with no modulation that I've grown to really like for distorted leads, as it really thickens and warms up the sound without adding any warble.

    I'd say delay and reverb as well, but for the ambience I tend to use the POD's internal sounds rather than stompboxes, just for convenience's sake. My DD3's mainly for U2-style effects.

    Everyone else?
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    Teese wizard wah. I use it in 75% of my solos. Usually not as a wah, but as a fixed filter a la Michael Schenker.

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    my TSovChaos - the only pedal i currently own.

    - brightens my clean channel
    - provides me with light breakup on the clean channel
    - provides crunchy OD for classic-esque stuff
    - boosts my distortion channels into metal tones
    - puts a smile on my face
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    Majik Box - Custom Pedals and Electronics

    The most badass boost/shift I've ever seen. The OD is monsterous as well, but I never use it. This pedal allows me to use much more moderate output pickups with more "wood flavor", making the actual guitar in question much more distinctive through the Uberschall.

    (Sparkles dont really come out of the pedal so dont get too excited.)

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    Nothing, actually - I dig having my Chaos mod TS9 and myLine6 DL-4 around, but in a pinch I could get through a gig even without my amp's foot switch and just rock the volume knob for cleans.
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    Nomad rig: as a standard, i have my G-Major in the fx loop, without any pedals. considering the G-Major as a super pedal, i pretty much LOVE it there. i can go without, but i wouldn't think of it.

    Sovtek rig: this is my pedal rig. i have my DS-1 BehemothOvChaos, DS-1 MarshallOvChaos, Blues DriverOvChaos, Maxon OD808... OvChaos, Boss SuperChorus, Boss Acoustic Simulator, and a DOD Envelope Filter. if needed, i can go without them all, except the Behemoth DS-1.

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    When i got my F-30, i played for a couple of months without any effects at all, so i can honestly say that i can play completely "naked"... just guitar into amp. But if there was one pedal i would really like to have, it would be my Decimator.

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    a good boost. Generally a tubescreamer of some sort. I love stock TS9s. I could go without anything, but first up is a boost
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