Today’s pedal line is from Jurgen aka underwood (@underwoodblog). If you have a pedal line (doesn’t have to be in a board) for your rig, please email me a photo, bio, description of pedals and routing to firstname.lastname@example.org . Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Hello, first I have to write that I’m from Germany and my English isn’t very good.
I like your page and the idea to write something about my board. I have my own blog (underwoodblog.blogspot.com) but it’s in german language and features pedals like your page does.
My pedal board is still a work in progress. When finished all pedals are powered by a well filtered power supply. At the moment only the pedals on the right and a few on the left side are powered by the first version of the power supply.
Starting from right to left I’ll write a short description of all pedals and add some links to detailed pictures if possible, that you can post too. I’ve also added some new photos.
First in line is my DIY unity-gain-high-z-buffer-and-splitter that has a very high impedance input to reduce any signal lost from guitar to amp. This buffer is followed by a customized Dunlop CryBaby. It’s totally rebuilt with low noise transistors, high quality parts like red fasel coil, hot-potz, q-pot and true-bypass. The Digitech Whammy 4 is controlled by a self built midi-controller that adds preset switching and modulation effects to the whammy. It has also a true-bypass-mod and a modified power filter to reduce noise.
The EHX Tube Zipper and Barber Tone Press are totally stock, both are powered with the board integrated supply. The MXR 10-Band EQ has new, low-noise burr-brown OPs to reduce noise with followed high gain pedals. Next is the Ernie Ball Volume Pedal that is the best passive volume pedal I know. From there the signal goes into a self build Z.Vex Super Hard On Clone and then in a Catalina Bread Hyper Pack Clone, that is my favorite self-built distortion/fuzz at the moment. Followed by a Box of Rock Clone that goes into an Ampeg Scrambler Clone. The Expandora has a modified clipping section for more headroom, brighter led and low-noise op. The Marshall Shredmaster is heavily modified with true-bypass-mod, some tone mods, selected op and brighter led.
The proel distortion has a fixed jFET post-boost to get more volume, true-bypass-mod, blue-led, modified clipping section and low-noise OP. The Muff is my first completly self built pedal. It based on some old Big Muff schematics but with lots of modifications and no tone stage.
The Cusack Tap-A-Phase is totally stock and the MXR Flanger, Eventide TimeFactor, Line 6 Verbzilla and Boss RC-2 too. Last in Line is a passive solo-switch (volume-control), The box above is a switch box for the RC-2 Looper.
You could hear our CDs made with this board and lots of other gear here:
Jurgen aka underwood