Today’s pedal line is from Dominic Bartolini. 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.
Boss TU-2 -> Morley Wah -> Morley Little Alligator Volume -> Ibanez TS-808 -> Ibanez CSL Chorus -> Pro Co Rat -> PT80 Analog Modeled Delay (GGG) -> Phase 90 Clone (BYOC) -> Shin Ei Companion Fuzz Clone (GGG) -> Boss RC-20 Loop Station -> Fender Twin Reverb ’65 Reissue
Link to My PT80 Delay Build:
I’m an audio engineer with aptitude for experimenting with audio gear. I’m not currently playing out (currently writing/forming a new project in brooklyn, ny), but am a general studio rat…
These days I’m primarily interested in getting sounds that lean heavily into the post-rock and progressive categories. I want to be able to go from heavy sounds (Pelican, Russian Circles) to chimey and clean alternative (Radiohead, Sonic Youth) to more experimental, raw, and noise-like textures (Mogwai, Godspeed, Fugazi).
In general, I follow the typical Volume-OD-Distortion/Fuzz->Mods/Delays/Filters with a few exceptions. The foundation of my setup is a TS808 set lightly – on top of this my primary distortion is a 90’s Rat. Both of these pedals have a very similar tonal curve and therefore play well together.This combined with a good volume pedal I can go from near sludge metal to chimey indie rock tones with a few stomps.
My other fav pedal is my self built PT80 analog modeled delay. Having a delay where the repeats have a rolled off quality – allows you to have the space but not turn your jam into spacey mess.
I also place my wah at the top of the chain. I see many guys with it at the end. I generally find this too be too severe if you’re using a “clean amp” like a twin.