Today’s pedal line is from Eugene Van Wyk. 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.
The board is:
1. Boss TU-2 tuner
2. Vox wah
3. Boss CS-3 compressor/sustainer
4. Digitech Metal Master distortion
5. Morpheus drop tuner
6. volume pedal
7. Boss NS-2 noise suppressor
8. Boss DD-7 delay
8.Boss FS-5U 1 delay tap switch (not connected to chain)
9. Dunlop DC Brick power supply
My basic sound is just the distortion pedal. Been trying for years to find the holy grail of distortion but I’ve been struggling all the way. I am currently using a line 6 spider valve 212 which is plenty powerful and gives me kind of the sound I’m looking for. It’s always been a mix of pedals and amps and currently I have EMG pickups on my Gibson Les Paul.
The tuner, noise suppressor and volume pedal are there for obvious reasons.
At the moment I’m switching between the metal master and the MXR fullbore metal. The built in noise gate and scoop on the MXR are pretty awesome but sometimes I like to be able to control the feedback instead of eliminating it completely. The volume pedal works really well when I’m on stage trying to fade the feedback in and out.
The drop tuner is a relative new add to my collection. A lot of my favorite metal bands are all playing in drop C and drop B and I find that manually tuning my guitar is like “having an elastic band pulled over a cereal box”. But the drop tuner works great to give you that real heavy sound that dropping your tuning would give you otherwise. I find that it does affect your sound somewhat in a kind of slurry way… if that makes any sense.
Finally, the delay with tap switch and the vox wah are just for me to experiment with. It gives me some room to explore and experiment with my sound. Sometimes it just gives you something to work with if you’re stuck for ideas but it’s not really a big part of my live setup…
This is my band.., The Crow Murder.
All I have are some very old demos… but are new tracks will be out real soon