Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Bennie Kendrick. 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.
My name is Bennie Kendrick.Â I’m a worship pastor at a EastPoint Church in Midwest City, OK.Â I also play guitar (and bass) for hire a few times a month, and do an occasional recording session.Â I love collecting music gear, and have a wonderful wife who is also willing to help contribute to the collection on birthdays and other gift-giving occasions.Â I have a ton of pedals, amp modelers, rack effects, and even a guitar synth, but I am submitting a pedal line for my only “complete” board; this is my new go-to setup for most gigs.
My pedal line is as follows:Â Â TC Electronic Poly Tune —> EHX Little Big Muff Pi Fuzz —> EHX Small Stone Nano Phaser —> Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah —> MI Audio Boost N Buff —> Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet Overdrive —> Fulltone GT-500 Distortion/Booster —> Pro Co Rat2 —> Pro Co Ltd Edition Reissue ’85 Whiteface RAT —> Bixonic Expandora 2000R Reissue —> Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume —> Voodoo Lab Tremolo —> Line 6 DL4 Delay —> EHX Holy Grail Plus Reverb. All powered by a couple of Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 pluses, which are located under the hinged riser.Â As far as amps, I generally play through either a Blackheart BH5-112 or a Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb, depending on the size of the room.Â My favorite electric guitar is probably my thin body, set-neck Fender Telecaster Special with dual Dimarzio Humbuckers (completely stock).Â I have more expensive guitars, but I just love the sound of this one.
TC Electronic Poly Tune – Tuner that handles single or multiple string tuning.
EHX Little Big Muff Pi – Fuzz.Â “Violin-like sustain and creamy tone”
EHX Small Stone Nano – Analog Phase Shifter with rate knob and color switch
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah – Tri-mode Wah with 10 step variable input level control
MI Audio Boost N Buff – Ultra high input impedance buffer / volume booster
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet – Overdrive or Clean Boost.Â Boost switch adds more gain and sustain
Fulltone GT-500 Distortion/Booster – Two-stage (or two-bank) Overdrive/Boost and Distortion
Pro Co Rat2 – OD/Distortion/Fuzz box.Â What’s your preference?
Pro Co Ltd Edition Reissue ’85 Whiteface RAT – Reissue of the original RAT. Surprisingly different sounding than the Rat2.Â I like them both.
Bixonic Expandora 2000R Reissue – Also an OD/Distortion/Fuzz box.Â I played an original Expandora a few years back on another guitarist’s board and was super excited when Bixonic offered a reissue for a limited time.Â The reissue put the internal dip switches on the outside of the box for easier access.
Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume – Smaller footprint than the standard EB volume pedal
Voodoo Lab Tremolo – Tube-amp-like tremolo
Line 6 DL4 DelayX – Delay modeler with three banks and tap tempo
EHX Holy Grail Plus Reverb – Reverb with four different model options
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 plus – qty2 – Isolated power supply with toroidal transformer and switchable voltages
The board was built by a buddy of mine to fit inside a soft keyboard bag (61 key, I believe).Â In the picture you may be able to see random screw holes in the board; that’s because I’ve swapped pedals around on that board more times than I want to think about.Â That’s also the reason a few of the patch cables are too long (I soldered these myself, but most were for a totally different pedal arrangement).