Seriously though - I'll need to give them a good try out before I decide to keep or ditch so they need to live there through a few rehearsals. The wah is purely for my entertainment at the mo - not used in any songs so it won't be missed in the short term.
When I first started playing in the current covers band I thought I was going to need a million different tones. In reality I only use a few. Clean, dirt and more dirt. There's a volume pedal and a tremolo I can punch in/out on the cleans.
Personally I think that the number of pedals you have is complete overkill and if you use 30% of them in a set I'll be impressed.
The more gear you have is more things that can go wrong and (in the case of pedals) more things that screw with your core tone, which considering the guitar and amp that you use, will be awesome.
The active tone controls on this one give it a huge range of sounds (if indeed very obviously metal sounds can be considered to have a huge range, but you get the idea) - need to get it up to volume to set it up right but it positively encourages muted riffing and drop tunings. Spot-on for what it's intended for.
Originally Posted by imported_timmyo
The 'Rectifier Tri-Gain' modded DS-1
3-way toggle - no idea which setting is which, but one is very much to my taste : centre position - big, loud, lots of gain, and devoid of the bass-suck problem that makes me hate the stock DS-1. Also as you whack the gain up it doesn't get nasty or change character lots - it stays in the same tonal balance as you set with the tone control.