I really need to find a way to control the vocal reverb from the stage. In the past, I have used a reverb pedal but I can't remember what I was using. Any suggestions? I want a pedal; I don't want to go the asshole musician route and use a rack mount anything. The cheaper the better (like Electro Harmonix cheap).
Also want some lo fi trashy vocals. I have always used an old Shure bullet mic but just can't get the volume I need without it feeding back like a beast. Really need that trashy sound but the Shure is out. I'm thinking that maybe a pedal is the way to go with this as well, so I can maintain the volume without feedback (I have a DI box to connect to so it can easily go out to a PA). Maybe an overdrive? Any experience with these?
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As a fellow garagepunk-vocalist, I'm curious what turns up here too...I'm in the middle of tryin' a couple of vintage, trashy-soundin' mics to try & snag that wild sound without the overdrive/fuzz pedal rigamarole...but I can never get the right amount of reverb from any venue in my town, tho I don't know how any of the local soundmen will take it if I try & bring my own...
The Boss VE-20 vocal pedal has reverb, delay & distortion effects (aswell as loads of other fancy features that you'd probably never use). But i don't know whether it'd sound as good as proper analogue stuff. Am i right in thinking that you need to use an impedence transformer adapter if you wanna plug a mic into guitar pedals?
Not a fan of the VE-20. It just sounds so digital and cold. You can use a DI box reversed to use pedals to correct the impedence. In the past I used a Roland space echo with a mic just plugged straight in with no issues. It's not necessary but it's not a bad idea. I actually got a great deal on one of these and am going with this:
Too expensive normally but I'm getting itfor more than half off in a trade. Today I ran vocals through a '65 Reverbrocket (mic'd through the PA) and ran the guitar through a '62 Reverbrocket. They looked cool as shit sitting together so I think that's what I'm going with. Also thought about running vocals through my Selmer Treble N Bass or a Royal Guardsmen (which is what I did when we recorded- reverb + a bit of trem + some fuzz = TRASH and AMAZING!!). I was trying to go small with pedals but nothing's going to sound as good as running through an amp so to hell with it. And speaking as a sound guy, I'd rather mic an amp anyway. It's extra gear but the sound is what's most important anyway. I'm willing to suffer!
I'd be really interested in hearing what you can do with that Mic.