Today’s pedal line is from Baird Buchanan. 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.
My name is Baird Buchanan and this is a board I’ve spent a few years putting together. I will start off with the Lehle Little Dual which is one of the more important pedals on here, specifically because I run a dual amp setup (an early 70’s Traynor YBA-1A and an Ampeg V-4) and it basically splits my signal without really effecting tone to a separate pedal configuration for each amp.
If you notice I have a double tier board setup which I actually built myself out of cabinet grade ply, the top tier I run into the V-4 and bottom goes into the Traynor. I use 2 Voodoo Labs Power 2 Plus power supplies for this board. For the bottom level out of the Lehle A channel, I go right into a Korg Pitch Black tuner then run right into the EHX Freeze, I love the Freeze because it allows me to setup some nice low note drones that I can tweak with some of the other pedals after it. We run into a Keeley modded Pro Co Rat next which handles all my distortion/fuzz needs then right into a standard Boss Trem TR-2 which I like to use a lot in conjunction with the Freeze for additional textures. Next pedal is the heart of this part of the board, my Cubist Effects modded Line-6 DL-4, it has the standard switch mods as well as the additional preset/feedback footswitch which is really great for adding some insanity. I mostly use the DL-4 for looping and let my next pedal, the Red Witch Titan, handle all my delay needs. The Red Witch is an amazingly unique delay and I would be lost without it, I also run a MXR Script Phase 90 in the effects loop of the Red Witch for some great tape like delay sounds and the output of the Red Witch goes to the Traynor.
Now my top tier board is a bit smaller but just as powerful, I run out of the Lehle once again but channel B runs into the Fuzzhugger Algal Bloom. The Algal Bloom is an amazing fuzz, another pedal I would be lost without, I run that into a standard Boss Flanger BF-3 which gives me wonderful textures with the fuzz in front. Now the next 3 pedals are all delay’s, but they each have their purpose. The Memory Toy I use a lot with the Mod on in conjunction with the with the mod on as well. I also use a MXR Carbon CopyBoss DD-20 Gigadelay on this part of the board mostly for the looping function, I like running the Memory Toy in front so I can loop some delayed signals for more textures. Last but not least, the MXR Carbon Copy after the DD-20 for additional ambiance and textures and the output goes to the Ampeg V-4. I built this pedalboard around my needs for ambient textures and looping capabilities since my solo guitar project “Claymation” is ambient/drone oriented music.
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