I while ago I posted Mike Sullivan’s pedal board, and a few people suggested I break down Brian Cook‘s. Sorry for the delay, but I finally got around to it. Brian is the bass player of Russian Circles (as well as These Arms Are Snakes). Russian Circles are know for creating pretty amazing sonic atmosphere, and the bass is a large contributor to the vibe. Just like Mike, Brian also utilizes a loop pedal and distortion boxes for the RC tone.
This photo by lost_dogs of Brian Cook’s pedal board was taken in March 13,2010. This was the most recent photo I could find.
This pedal line includes the following pedals:
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Morley A/B/Y Selector
Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff
Earnie Ball Voume Pedal
Akai Headrush E2
Just like with everyone, pedal boards evolve and change (due to new pedals, broken pedals, new sound requirements, etc). Looking at a few past versions, I’ve seen the following pedals that were on board at one time, but not at the time of the most recent photo above:
Way Huge Swollen Pickle MKII
Electro-Harmonix LPB-1 Nano Linear Power Booster
Line 6 DL 4 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Nano Holy Grail
Electro-Harmonix Stereo Pulsar Tremolo
Below are some of the other older versions of this board:
This photo was by bloodyninjafist
This photo was by What’s That Dude Play
If you have any comments or corrections/modifications, please comment below.
Over at http://gearnerd.info/page/2 there was a fresh interview with Brian Cook. Here are some additional notes about his current rig:
i primarily play a Gibson Grabber II. i also have a â€˜77 Grabber thatâ€™s pretty thrashed at this point. and i have a First Act Delgada i used on the Geneva album. my amp is a Verellen Meatsmoke. i use an Ampeg 8×10 cabinet. i use Dean Markley strings. pedals are harder to pinpoint because iâ€™m always trying out new things. iâ€™ve got a Fulltone OCD in there, a Digitech Whammy, an Akai Headrush, an EHX little Big Muff, an EHX Memory Toy. and i just got a Fuzzrocious Rat Tail and a Tonebutcher Pocket Puss that iâ€™ve been having a lot of fun with.
12 years ago
“sorry for the delay”… very nice pun, line 6 is always something to be sorry for! 😀Reply
12 years ago
When I saw Brian’s pedalboard on Oct. 27th. In Seattle his ProCo was gone and he had his EH booster before his delay/looper.Reply