Today’s pedal line is from Louis DiFlorio. 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.
My name is Louis DiFlorio. I’ve been playing guitar for 20 years in various bands. These days, I play in a band called the Sherbourne Canons. We play classic rock influenced original music. I play a 52 USRI telecaster (1986) and an American standard strat (1986) as my main guitars. I also have an Epiphone 335 and Les Paul gold top (both 90’s models Made in Korea). My main amp is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Limited Edition White Lightning, and at home I use a Fender Champ 600.
My pedals currently are:
1. Into the front of the amp:
Boss TU-2: pretty standard. I find it to be reliable, and the tone suck doesn’t seem to bother me especially in a two guitar band such as the Canons.
VS Comp-66: I’ve been through a few compressors, and I find this to be very quiet and with a great buffer. I use it for clean tones mainly, and the odd bit off chicken pickin.
Xotic AC Plus: I quite like this pedal. Great low/med drive options. I wouldn’t mind checking out the BB plus, but this pedal seems to work well with my set-up.
MXR Micro Amp: mainly used for lead boosts.
2. Into the effects loop of the HRDLX:
Lovepedal Babyface tremolo: great little trem pedal. It sounds terrific and I like the three settings that range from Fender amp vibrato to intense chop city. The internal pots are a pain to access, but I find I set those and leave them.
MXR Carbon Copy: Use this as my main delay. I have a big box Deluxe Memory Man and I must say it sounds fantastic, but this guy is great as well. The modulation is pretty nice and it fits on the board!
Boss DD-20: Great delay box. This thing can do just about everything. I use the reverse mode, the loop function, and I use it for longer digital delay sounds when I need them.
I usually start my chain with a Zoom UF-1 Ultra Fuzz. This thing is a really versatile analog fuzz box. It’s no longer made, and some say it’s closely related to the Zvex Fuzz Factory. It has a gate, and res dials that allow to get some pretty wild sounds.
Voodoo Labs Proctavia: Just got this guy used for a good deal. Not sure if it will be a main stay or not.
That’s it. Cheers and Thanks. I really enjoy effects bay. I find it to be a great source of information and entertainment.