We want a list of pedals (manufacturer/model), routing would be great, and, most importantly, why you use those particular pedals. Always a work in progress, here's a recent configuration.
- Korg PitchBlack. Put the tuner with the cleanest signal. Also, great for a kill switch!
Next, the dirt:
- Catalinbread Naga Viper
- Catalinbread Karma Suture (Ge)
I really like the sound of the Naga Treble Booster hitting the Karma Suture. Pleasant, dirty, but different.
- JHS Pack Rat
When natural sounding overdrive isn't enough, you want something that with teeth.
- JHS Muffaletta
And sometimes you need something wooly.
- JHS: If you can't pick which Rat or Big Muff Pi (or Tube Screamer--Bonsai, not pictured because I don't have one yet) you want or can't afford it, why not have them all? I think of them as libraries.
- Hilbish Designs Deathimizer
Like dropping your tone into a vat of boiling bacon fat--sizzles and spits. Hey, I won it from you guys!
Finally, modulation and space:
- Catalinbread EchoRec
I can never get the right echo sound with a regular delay the way I can with this pedal. On the down side, no tap tempo.
- Keeley DynoMyRoto
If you're going to chorus, chorus like you mean it, the way they did in the '80s.
- Walrus Audio Slo
Dialed back, it's a sense of space, but with something extra you can't quite place. Dialed &up and with sustain activated, it's a pad to make your noodling cosmic.
- Catalinbread Talisman
A nice, smooth, studio style plate. The reverb on my amp is virtually unnoticeable--I think the tube that drives it needs replacement.
- Catalinbread Zero Point
Flerb, for extra whooshiness. Also, the manual nature means you can inject the whoosh right where you want it for maximum impact.
All on a Gator Extra Large aluminum board (on sale!) with a lot of added fastener tape, powered by a Fender Engine Room 12 mounted underneath (with 12 outputs & each one at 500mA!). Bret D.
About a million years ago, I used to run a blog called EffectsBay. On that blog, the most popular feature I would run was Pedal Line Friday. This is where readers of the site would send pics of their pedalboard and a short (sometimes long) write-up of routing and thoughts about specific pedals and the reasoning why they liked it, etc. Readers. loved this. It was a great way to learn about new applications or techniques regarding pedals. It also brought a little inspiration and knowledge about pedals you were not familiar with. It also brought a great sense of community - people like sharing and absorbing cool things, right? It was a super popular feature, and I loved putting them together.
All you have to do is send a pic of your pedalboard (or pedal line - it doesn't have to be on a board) along with a short (or long) write-up of the board. We want a list of pedals (manufacturer/model), routing would be great, and, most importantly, why you use those particular pedals. Also, this is a great way to promote your band or musical project - include that information as well!
You can send the pic and the write-up to email@example.com.
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