I had a chance to check out Kylesa about a year ago. I actually went to the show to see Red Fang, who I’m very partial to, but Kylesa was the headliner… and they were great. Those that know me, know I’m into aluminum necks, and I was psyched to see Laura Pleasants playing a EGC (Electrical Guitar Company) guitar on stage.
I thought it would be cool to break down her pedalboard this morning. Doing some quick looking I saw a ToneFactor blog post with a great interview.
There, they did break down the board, but thought it was interesting it didn’t quite match up with the photo there. First, here is the photo:
TF: Please tell us a little bit about your live rig.
LP: Hmmm. it seems to be changing all the time!!! For our upcoming European tour, I will be playing my Les Paul Gold Top through an Orange Thunderverb and Rockerverb head. I am taking the following pedals: Tech 21 Boost DLA Delay, Line 6 DL4, Retro Vibe Chorus, Boss Flanger (an older one), MXR Phase 90, Fulltone OCD, Musket Fuzz, Buddha Wah, Volume pedal, Boss Tuner.
I don’t see the Tech 21 Boost DLA, and teh wah appears to be a Teese Picture Wah.. also no Blackout Effectors Musket Fuzz. I also think that is a Retro-Sonic Chorus vs. Retro Vibe.. could be wrong. She mentions older Boss Flanger, which I’ll assume is the Boss BF-2.
I went over to their myspace page to see if I could get a few more shots, and I did..
Here is a shot that looks like a MXR Carbon Copy Delay where the Line 6 normally is. I’m not sure what wah is here (might be a MXR MC404 CAE Crybaby Dual Inductor Wah), and possibly a Boss Chorus of some type. I’m assuming that is the MXR Phase 90, but could be MXR Micro Amp by the color (stage lighting might be making the orange look that way).
Here is a great shot of her working the Budda.
Everyone knows that board is ever-evolving, changing. Due to improvements. Due to repairs. Due to experimentation.