Today’s pedal line is from Sam Davis. 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.
It’s a pretty simple board really. I’m a fan of using pedals subtly as and when I can, relying more on pick, guitar volume/tone dynamics. However, there are moments when a large dose of Big Muff/Wah craziness will only hit the spot!
PEDAL’S AND ROUTE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
* Digitech Hardwire HT-2 Tuner: Solid, True bypass and does the job well.
* Subdecay Liquid Sunshine (Version 2). I’ve been using this pedal for a little while now and found it to be a great low-gain overdrive, that allows you to dial in an overall gain, and blend in gain that has a more treble/top mid focus. Very flexible and sounds very amp-like. I use hardly any pre-amp gain on my amplifier, cranking the Master Volume as much as a venue will allow me to get away with. I find the Liquid Sunshine is such a versatile pedal that acts not only as a boost, driving my amp even harder, but I have the added bonus of dialling in more subtle grit, as and when I need/want to.
* Dunlop Cry Baby Wah – the pedal I’ve owned the longest. I would like to potentially upgrade to a Cry Baby Classic, but this pedal has served me well over the years. I much prefer the Crybaby over the Vox.
* Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi – the latest addition to my board, purchased very cheap off eBay. I’ve never been a huge fan of fuzz style pedals, mainly preferring the sound of a cranked valve amp, but over recent months I’ve got really into the fuzz sound. Sometimes, you just need to go to the next level, and I find the Big Muff/Wah combo is surprisingly expressive.
* MXR Carbon-Copy. Great pedal – when engaged with the Big Muff it takes you Pink Floyd country! I’ve set this to fatten up solos etc
* Moollon Signal Boost – possibly the finest boost pedal I’ve had the joy to use. I cannot express how much I love this pedal. Boosts the overall signal, really driving my amp. A high quality pedal, I just wish I could afford more of their products.
I run all these on a PedalTrain board, powered with by a Voodoo Lab power supply. I’ve been using the Pedaltrain/Voodoo lab set up for quite a while now, and although an expensive outlay, the conveinience, reduced noise and general ease of use has more than made up for the cost. I highly recommend this board/power supply setup.