Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Dave Jones. If you have a pedal line (doesnâ€™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 Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
What do we have here ? Well, going through the chain.
(1) Budda Wah
Which may or not be present, depending on how funky I’m feeling 😉 Beautiful rich expressive Wah this, and its kinda purple 🙂
(2) BOSS CS-2 Compression Sustainer
UsedÂ to tighten up drive mostly with single coil style guitars, also to fill things out with my 12 string electric. Lovely effect with cleanish Tele 🙂
I like the subtle crisp touch sensitive edge this can give to a sound, like an additional presence responding to pick attack (that sort of Strat-shimmer you can hear on Dire Strait’s first album). It’s theoretically supposed to be at the end of the chain to restore clarity, but I like the dynamic effects it gives close to the guitar, it’s actually often plugged in first in the chain.
This pedal position often gets swapped out for something different e.g. a TR-2 Tremolo, BD-2 Blues Driver, HM-2 Heavy Metal, V810 Vox Valvetone or BBE Freq Boost.
(4) Dunlop Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibe
I run this in the chorus mode to give a nice ‘subtle wobble’ to my sound (think Richard Thompson). It’s in front of the Overdrive because I kind of like the way it sounds there!
(5) Carl Martin AC-Tone
Two identical Drive channels plus a clean Boost channel. I use this as a nice transparent overdrive, retaining dynamics clearly into my Fender amp. One channel about half, the second high up (wish I could cascade them) Adds a Voxy chime to the sound, sometimes I just use the clean boost which itself has a pleasant effect.
A lovely lush 80’s ‘in-yer-face’ spacey chorus 🙂 This is the reissue.
I also have a few other Boss modulation pedals I might use here; CE-5 Chorus, DC-3 Dimension C, PH-1r Phaser and BF-2 Flanger but I don’t swap them in very often
(7) BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay
Pretty standard stuff, has a cool ‘reverse’ mode too. I mainly keep it on a very short delay for double tracking and opening up the sound.
It’s all powered by the little Boss 1A switch mode power supply that came with the BCB-60 pedal case, flimsy perhaps but it seems to work well enough, no noise issues.
Output from this rig is to (usually) my Fender Tweed Special Edition Blues Junior with Jensen speaker
What’s plugged into it ? Oh many things; often my 1989 G&L ASAT or Buddy Guy Stratocaster with mid-boost just lately, but that’s another story 🙂
Bio :Â been playing a few years, just moved to Totnes in Devon, doing a few things with friends, including the occasional gig online in Second Life, keen on finding new projects to jam and write with 🙂
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