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Re: Ethos Overdrive for sale

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Miles Ward <miles932@gmail.com> wrote:
Any thoughts on a good pedal combo for electric sousaphone?

If you're looping, my suggestion would be to get pedals that allow you to get timbral diversity and greater frequency range.  [on trombone] I get my timbral diversity by employing a couple mutes and some extended playing techniques, but you can also get a lot of mileage from delays and filters.  

Delays are quite versatile and can produce various classic effects (phasing-like, flanging) at lower delay times as well as providing you'd expect from a delay.  Look for a pedal that has delay time modulation for greater possibility. 

I use a lot of playback rate adjustments to get trumpet-register sounds into my loops, but you can get very good results with a pitch shifter like a digitech whammy (have a listen to this guy on contrabass flute: http://youtu.be/BiqPn3d_dKM )

Additionally, you may find it worthwhile to investigate harmonizers.  A brass instrument harmonized in fourths or fifths can sound quite good.