Sweet, well it's Christmas! And I'm at home, in my cave making backing tracks using Ableton Live and a wide array of plugins. I'm having a great time to say the least. Anyway, about 2 hours into the day my mind starts to stray off track and I end up thinking/dreaming about my dream pedals. What do I need, and what do I want??
In all honesty, I don't think I need anything. The POD XT Live I play through at Church has every thing I really need. It has a distortion pedal, a wah, modulation, delay and 32 banks, with 4 sounds on each bank. I basically have every sound I could ever need from a John Mayer lead tone to a Mesa Boogie heavy distortion preset, which has the ability to go even more distorted for those ultimate Dime squeals and pinch harmonic. But the one thing it doesn't have, and the one thing I really want is a flanger. More specifically the Paul Gilbert signature AF2 Airplane Flanger. If you don't know what that does, or what it can be used for, youtube Paul Gilbert Flanger and you'll find out. It's pretty mint. Anyway, one of these would be pretty mint, because there are some songs where there are perfect times for that awesome divebomb you can do on a guitar with a tremelo like a Floyd Rose. Sadly, I have a stop tail guitar, and I can't do that sorta cool stuff. Having that Flanger would be mint. Only problem is; I live in New Zealand, I don't know where to buy one, and I don't think I have enough money to buy it, at least not after I've bought this Ibanez Acoustic thats been staring at me for the last 3 months. Do I need that pedal? No. Do I want it? Yes, very badly.
But the thing is, less is more. I find that in a church environment, the less crap you have on stage the less can go wrong. The POD is extremely and can take a hit or two. Plus it's black so it disguises itself well, and does all I really need it to do, and a bit more. It's basically the cake and the cherry on top of the ice cream. The Flanger, well it would be something optional, the chocolate sauce to go with the ice cream I guess you could say. Considering I'm starting to use food analogies, I'll assume that I'm hungry and need food. Haven't eaten in just over a day, so some food would be very good indeed.