Today’s pedal line is from Andrew Elmore (@AndrewElmore). 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 email@example.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
MIM Fender Stratocaster. This thing is about to get some SERIOUS modding done.
Ibanez AX-S42. This is my rhythm guitar. Looks like an SG, sounds somewhere between an LP and an ES-335.
1.) Dunlop GCB-95 Crybaby, Heavily Modded. Range improvements, vocal mods, true bypass switching, slight gain boost.
4.) Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive. Traded a Sony PSP for this one. Most unique drive box I’ve heard for a hundred bucks. Sounds great overall, but something about it just feels… digital. Ugh. (Read my Effects Bay guest review)
5.) Boss BD-2. Got a great deal from a friend. This thing is one of my favorite OD’s, and I’m sure it’ll be even better once i (someday…) get it Keeley or Wampler modded. Right now its being used as a dirty boost, but there is a LOT of gain on tap with this sucker.
6.) Digitech Hot Head. This was a throwaway buy for 20 bucks used. Bought it for pop-punky old green day stuff but it really doesn’t sound good for anything I play. Some have claimed that it’s actually analog. Maybe, but that doesn’t mean I’m ever gonna use it for anything realistically.
7.) Danelectro Hashbrowns Flanger. Another gift. I pretty much only use this when I’m jamming in my bedroom on some Pink Floyd stuff. you can get a good electric mistress sound out of it if you try hard enough, but it’s a bit hissy, and kind of a tone suck.
8.) Danelectro Tuna Melt Tremolo. This, like the Dano Fish & Chips, Chicken Salad, and French Toast, is a REALLY REALLY good pedal. I’m not kidding. Don’t believe me? Lurk around the Gear Page for awhile. People love this pedal. I got it modded from a friend (Who also modded my crybaby) to have some more reliable glue and switching system inside it. I wanna rehouse it soon.
9.) Danelectro DE-1 Dan Echo. Great little delay pedal. Another gift (from my modder friend) It’s digital, but it has a “Hi-Cut” knob that makes each consecutive repeat sound even warmer than the last. Also has a Short/Long switch for Slapback or legitimate Echo. Close your eyes, and you wouldn’t know this is a digital delay.
10.) Boss DD-7 Digital Delay. Love this thing. Only use the Modulation setting, because I seem to think I’m The Edge from time to time. haha. I want to find a way to turn a Staples Easy Button into a tap tempo for this sucker. 😉
11.) Digitech RP-50 Processor. This was my first “pedal” several years ago. NEVER KEEP IT IN THE CHAIN. It’s just my temporary tuner for now.
12.) Fender Two Channel Footswitch for Frontman 212r (My amp) or Hot Rod Deluxe (My church’s amp)
OTHER PEDALS PICTURED
I play at my local church, and we are blessed to have an amazing professional sound/light system and crew, due to a congregation of a few thousand people. The following pedals belong to the church, I use ’em from time to time.
1.) Ibanez TS9DX. Used this to warm up my sound and make the church’s Fender Hot Rod Deluxe sound a bit grittier.
2.) Ernie Ball VPJR. Love this thing. Keep it after my dirt pedals so that I don’t lower my gain impedance when doing swells, which I do ALOT.
3.) Boss DD-7 with M-Audio tap tempo. I was really just using the tap tempo. This other DD-7 was just laying on my board. Didn’t need a second delay at the time of this picture.
4.) Boss TU-2 Tuner. I pretty much just used this as a mute switch. In a perfect world, I would have a board full of True Bypass pedals and keep a buffered tuner at the end to minimalize tone loss, but oh well.
I use a Fender Frontman 212r. I wanted a big loud combo (100w) with a three band EQ. As it turns out, this amp has the cleanest, sparkeliest cleans I’ve ever heard. Fender Twins have a reputation for great cleans, this amp is even cleaner. (and has a real spring reverb tank. wham.) Drive channel is complete crap.
My church uses a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Decent cleans, a good bite, lots of presence, take strats/teles very well. Drive channel is also complete crap.
I use a Brain super heavy pick. It was the closest thing I can find in America to a Herdim pick. I bought em cause the Edge uses em, he holds ’em sideways and picks with the scratchy part. You get a ridiculous, beautiful chime out of it. I love it. Just these picks can make a Line 6 Spyder sound decent. haha. I also use Dunlop Tortex heavys and Dunlop Big Stubby 3mms. For acoustic I use Dunlop Nylon .73’s or whatever.
Everything is held together on a falling-apart-homemade-board-of-giganticness using musicians gear cables (super cheap, no noticable tone loss… yet.) and a Godlyke 11 plug Daisy Chain. Hope to soon buy a Pedaltrain PT-Pro.
COULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHERE TO GET THOSE PLASTIC KNOB GUARDS FOR DANELCTRO MINI PEDALS?! I CAN’T FIND THEM ANYWHERE!!!