A little while ago I asked “Any guitarists out there that you’d like to see on EffectsBay with their board broken down?“, and on that list, there was mention of Interpol’s Daniel Kessler. I thought I’d take a stab at this one. It’s amazing how much out dated information is out there on the web, especially with the ever-evolving world of one’s pedal board. When you search on Google for Daniel Kessler, you will see mentioned over and over of him using a Proco Rat Pedal, multiple Boss DD-5 delays, etc. I found the following photo posted a few months ago (GearWhore Tumblr). This was the freshest photo I could find, and there were some major changes to the board that took some work to iron out. Not to mention that the pedals were not too clear in the image.
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Boss TR-2 Tremolo – I see this mentioned many times, the color doesn’t fit, but clearly this is a 3 knob Boss pedal and fits the position compared to older shots
Boss DD-5 Delay – I’m only going with the DD-5 since it’s mentioned so many times. Could be Boss DD-7 now-a-days
MXR Carbon Copy Delay – In the past he used a secondary Boss DD-5 here. Knob position and color/size looks right
Tech 21 CompTortion – Originally I thought this was going to be a Tech 21 XXL, but again, past discussions point out that he uses the discontinued CompTortion
Vox V810 Valve Tone Overdrive
ZVex Super Duper 2 in 1
Diaz Texas Ranger Treble Boost – In the past he used a Roger-Mayer Concorde+Treble Booster in this position of the chain. Diaz is also a red 2 knob pedal (usually seen with white knobs though and sometimes seen with black enclosure).
ZVex Super Hard On (SHO)
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb (Older version)
All powered with 2 Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ power supplies
The pedals that I’m not 100% confident on are the Diaz and the TR-2 but based on past information, these *should/could* be correct. Again, if you see anything or have any comments, please comment below!