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Essential Effects/Stomps for Muse Cover Band


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Hi! i just want to know the essential effects for a Muse cover band

we will cover Rage Against the Machine and Black Sabbath btw

my favorites are

Supermasssive Blackhole

C.E

Deadstar

Small Print

Neutron Star Collision. :p

 

right now, im looking into these pedals

Fuzz Pedal - Vexter Fuzz Factory? Fuzz Head? or any germanium fuzz will do?

Distortion Pedal - Wampler Pinnacle? Wampler Triple Wreck? MI Effects Super Crunchbox?

Digitech Whammy?

 

Muse is not much into delays right?

because im thinking of buying the Zoom MultiStomp for delays/reverbs and modulations

 

i think the essential stomps for Muse is a good Distortion and Fuzz pedal?

and the whammy?

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and i saw these, Matt's pedalboard in 2010 dunlop interview

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Wah-blue box

EQ

FuzzHead-Diezel - it means that he boost his diezel with the fuzzhead and fuzz factory ?

Fuzz Fact-Diezel

Marshall

Diezel

Egnater

 

thanks.

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Phaser (Either a Phase 90/100 or one that is similar to them)

Delay (Preferable digital for a cleaner sound)

Reverb (Some delays have a reverb in them)

Whammy

As Dominic said, a good amp distortion will sound better but if you want one in pedal form then it would be best to try a few out. See what sounds good to you. Matt uses amp mixing to achieve a lot of his tones so trying to get one that sounds like him is futile. If you have a distortion that sounds good to you it will always sound better to you than anything Matt supposedly uses. Hell, I even use a DS-2 for most of my Muse stuff.

A bit of useful advice on the fuzz factory. Its good for squealing, thats about it. There are other fuzzes on the market that have far more usable fuzz tones. As with distortions its a case of see what sounds good to you.

An EQ pedal is a very handy thing. It can be used to create very different tones mid song, it can be used for solo tones or simply as a boost pedal. If you can get something like a Boss GE-7 or an MXR EQ pedal for cheap then go for it.

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Is it advisable to get the Phase/Delay/Reverb/Tuner/EQ in a Multi effects?

 

have you seen the the Zoom MS50g, MS-100bt and the new MS-70cdr?

hehe.

 

i only have a SS amp at home, a roland cube.

 

as of now, my stomps are

TC Flashback and a Crunchbox

 

and im thinking of selling the flashback to give way for the Zoom Multistomp.

 

because i cant think of a Muse/RATM/Sabbath songs that are delay heavy?

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Is it advisable to get the Phase/Delay/Reverb/Tuner/EQ in a Multi effects?

 

have you seen the the Zoom MS50g, MS-100bt and the new MS-70cdr?

hehe.

 

i only have a SS amp at home, a roland cube.

 

as of now, my stomps are

TC Flashback and a Crunchbox

 

and im thinking of selling the flashback to give way for the Zoom Multistomp.

 

because i cant think of a Muse/RATM/Sabbath songs that are delay heavy?

 

Surely the flashback will do the job of the delays/reverbs or is it not the big flashback? I personally use the line 6 m13 for everything at the moment, got some fantastic delays, mods, synth stuff and the distortion stuff Is proper good once you dial everything in...plus it looks intense :awesome: but as Dom and dave said it'd be best to get a good amp with channels for the distortion :)

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i have the small flashback, not the flashbackx4

Amp is not my priority as of now. hehe

 

all i need now is the whammy and a fuzz

and also i want my board to be simple. up to 6 pedals maybe. hehe.

 

so i think a fuzz-whammy-crunchbox-flashback will get the job done for me

 

still looking for a nice fuzz though. is the big muff acceptable for muse tones?

or a fuzz face is more appropriate?

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The Fuzz Factory is one of the most versitile fuzz pedals out there. There are better for individual fuzz tones, but never a range.

I have a nice collection of fuzz pedals, generally worth more than a Zvex FF these days.

This. Considering the Fuzz Factory doesn't have a tone knob, you can get a bit out of it, for sure.

 

Anyway, guitar effects I would recommend these pedals will give you a chance to emulate Muse:

Phase 45/90/100 - I would say this or any phasers that are subtle like them (compared to say the EHX Small Stone)

Fuzz Factory - Might as well, it is the staple of quite a few songs.

Whammy - 4th Version perhaps. The new one is good though for Unsustainable and the likes.

Delay - Your flashback will be fine

Tuner - Seriously, the amount of people without them...

 

That will be enough IMO. A lot of the sound searching will have to come through amp setting and guitar. A decent distortion and/or reverb would not be a bad idea either if your amp's is not great.

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do you have any idea on what songs the keeley compressor is used? or it is always on.?

because i thought compressor are only used on clean settings?

 

and Google says compressors are essential effect for guitarists.

someone offered his keeley compressor for my flashback which is i think a good deal for me. but i dont know when to use the compressor. even john mayer uses one. hehe

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It's not an important effect for doing muse cover.

 

If you can buy something like line6 M9 or M13, it could be perfect.

 

You just need some cool delays, a good distortion, whammy, and that's it, don't forget a good amp. And that's it, all is in the settings :)

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