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Paul Boden


From:
Sonoma County Northern California
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 6:32 am     Reply with quote

Just curious what effects steel players use
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Greg Lambert


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 6:42 am     Reply with quote

DD3 delay thats it. Maybe a litte reverb on some songs when playing live.

In the studio I use a Presonus Studio Channel.

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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 7:12 am     Reply with quote

A lot of emotion, and a little imagination.
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Paul Boden


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Sonoma County Northern California
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 7:32 am     Reply with quote

Fred, I think that's the best answer I'll get all day, so very true
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 7:35 am     Reply with quote

Mostly just reverb and delay. Very Happy
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Dave Diehl


From:
Mechanicsville, MD, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 2:45 pm     Reply with quote

Lexicon PCM 80 and 81
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Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 2:58 pm     Reply with quote

I have a Dunlop Q-zone pedal, which gives a Dobro-like sound, hard wired into the effects loop om my Quilter Steelaire.

Sometimes I like to sit in with blues bands and use a Pro-co Rat.

When I do my classical thing, I just use reverb.
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Eric Philippsen


From:
Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 5:11 pm     Reply with quote

Electro-Harmonix B9 pedal
Zendrive dirt pedal
MXR 10-band EQ pedal
Neunaber mono Wet Reverb pedal.

Covers all the bases for me.
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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 5:52 am     Reply with quote

I have a handful of effects, but most of them I use sparingly, except for reverb which gets turned up or down but never off.
For light overdrive, I have a Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive. I don't use it much.
For full-blown hippie fuzz, I have a Mahoney Buzz Tone (new production Boss Tone).
I have, and love, a vintage Mutron Phasor.
For dobrolic effects, I have a Dunlop/MXR Resonator pedal.
When I play through a Twin or my Session 400, I'll use the Tremolo now and then. My only regret on my Milkman was not asking for a tremolo. I didn't think I'd miss it. Oops, I do.
Delay? I own one. I don't like it, you can't make me use it.
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Larry Behm


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Mt Angel, Or 97362
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 6:38 am     Reply with quote

Zoom MS50G and/or Boss VF-1, depends on the gig and amp setup.
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Tony Dingus


From:
Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 6:32 pm     Reply with quote

I use the Line 6 M9. Reverb and delay. Sometimes chorus and overdrive. Good effects unit.

Tony
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Paddy Long


From:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 7:28 pm     Reply with quote

Reverb and delay almost always,(TC Electronics G Sharp, or Lexicon MX300) I also have a Sarno Earth Drive which is outstanding for that overdriven smooth distortion type sound -- and I use a dobro simulator (Telonics Combo amp). Nothing much else other than those.

I have just bought back a Benado PF Steel Dream from Dallas too so I am currently having a bit of a play with that to see what it is capable of :-}
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 7:37 pm     Reply with quote

Just a splash of 'verb.
This one sounds mo' bettah than any of the digital units I have.
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Bill L. Wilson


From:
Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 8:24 pm     The Effect. Reply with quote

. For Steel Guitar this can't be beat.
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 8:53 pm     Re: The Effect. Reply with quote

Bill L. Wilson wrote:
For Steel Guitar this can't be beat.

Agreed. Both Leo Fender and Tim Van Tassel did Dr. Hammond proud.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 18 Apr 2017 7:48 am     Reply with quote

Bill,
I've got one of those in tweed:

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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 18 Apr 2017 8:29 am     Reply with quote

Smoke and Mirrors and lots of reverb with a little delay at times set at 300 to 450 ms. Rack mount effects systems use either TC Electronic G Major 2 or M-OneXL. If using a stomp box it's the Hall Of Fame reverb set on "CHURCH". For most recordings I use a mix of the above reverbs when recording with at times some stereo DAW reverb,usually the free Vst Ambience.

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Ed Boyd


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Illinois, USA
Post Posted 18 Apr 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

Mostly reverb.

I use a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal on a Jason Aldean tune. I hate the DS-1 on 6 string guitar but it works with my MSA.

I use a Lexicon MX-200 for verb and delay and to create a stereo split for my Nashville 400s.


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George Macdonald


From:
Vancouver Island BC Canada
Post Posted 18 Apr 2017 3:22 pm     Effects Reply with quote

Usually reverb, [Wet] and some times delay with it, [DD-3 or Flashback].

I really like the MXR 10 band graphic eq. with my MB200 into a Telonics 15.

When I use my Nashville 112 with a Double T speaker, I just use reverb and sometimes delay.
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Chris Walke


From:
St Charles, IL
Post Posted 19 Apr 2017 6:31 am     Reply with quote

Mostly just reverb. But sometimes a rotary speaker sim or a phase pedal can be lots of fun.
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Richard Sinkler


From:
Oakdale, California
Post Posted 19 Apr 2017 12:13 pm     Reply with quote

Mostly just reverb. but recently our lead guitar/keyboard player had to quit the band. I got the B9 and Mel9 to cover some of the keyboard parts. I run a Hall of Fame reverb through the effects loop of my Nashville 400. The B9 covers the organ parts. I run that path into my Tech 21 Rotochoir for the leslie effect (not in pic - on ground next to my volume pedal so I can turn it on and off / speed up and slow down), then to volume pedal. The Mel9 gives me strings, violin (for "Amarillo By Morning"), and sax sounds.

I run my guitar into the Big Shot, which is an effects loop selector. This allows me to keep the effects out of my signal path from guitar/volume pedal/amp chain.






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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 19 Apr 2017 11:43 pm     Reply with quote

Just some reverb from the amp,and when I need some distortion a Boss Blues Driver.
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Arty Passes


From:
Austin, TX
Post Posted 20 Apr 2017 4:08 am     Reply with quote

Match-Bro dobro simulator, Earthquaker Talons distortion, Strymon Lex B3 sim. Stopped used external reverb when I got my Quilter Steelaire.
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Ken Metcalf


From:
San Antonio Texas USA
Post Posted 20 Apr 2017 6:51 am     Reply with quote

Mostly reverb and delay.
Used to have an RV3 but the knobs were kind of touchy.
Now I have a Dispatch Master and Lexicon in the Rack.

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Jack Hargraves


From:
Missouri, USA
Post Posted 26 Apr 2017 11:33 am     Reply with quote

Reverb and a tiny bit of delay.
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