Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Randall Brown. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Here’s a picture I took of my current pedal line. I have enough pedals now that I can actually call it a line! For years, the picture I sent would have just been the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe footswitch on the far left. All I wanted was “clean” or “overdrive.” After crossing paths with Effects Bay on Twitter, I wandered over to the Electro-Harmonix website. Now I’m all pedal-curious.
From left to right, I have:
* Hot Rod Deluxe footswitch -* I like to shift tones and this offers three levels of clean-to-crunch with the “Drive” and “More Drive” button. A drummer friend dubbed the “More Drive” function as the “Billy Gibbons Button” for the tone it kicks in.
* Electro-Harmonix Freeze (newest one of the bunch) -* I saw the demo video for this and immediately knew I could use it. Then I debated over it for a while. Then I bought it and I love it. It’s a singular effect, and I wondered if I’d find enough applications for it. I have. It’s like having a minimalist keyboardist who only jumps in for a few minutes every few songs. It really fills in some space in a jam.
* Electro-Harmonix Voice Box -* When I started exploring the EH site, this one struck me as unique in that it manipulates your voice instead of the guitar. I use the harmonies to call up the fake backup singers and the vocoder to add more keyboard sounds.
* Boss Chromatic Tuner -* Best little pal for tuning on the fly.
* Band info:* We’re currently in rehearsals for upcoming studio time and we’re opening for Robin Trower Feb. 1, 2011 at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre.
We’re also on iTunes & CD Baby and a bunch of other places.