Today’s pedal line is from Jeff Bailey. 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.
Hey my name is Jeff Bailey. I usually play bass in my bands The Greenleafs and Southern Harmony. My bass rig is just a chord, bass, and 2 tens. I love to create new music though so I have a guitar rig too. This is what I use when I just go jam with my buddies just for the hell of it. I have tried to make it my own and get a sound that is unique. This is my current setup and like many it is always changing.
Foundation: Gator board with gator power supply.
It is just big enough and super easy to move and doesn’t slip and all that kind of stuff.
This is the order
Crybaby classic GCB-95F
Sounds like a wah should. At least that’s what I think.
BBE FREQ Boost
If you have never used one of these you should. It takes the signal and gives it this awesome boosted mid treble shine that pushes a tube amp into the sky.
Homebrew Electronics UFO
This is my newest and I say the rawest sounding pedal I have. It has a wall of fuzz that is super tunable and then the octave up takes it to another level literally. It is the true ultimate fuzz octave.
Visual sound route 66
Gigantic. I don’t mind though because it is a compressor and an overdrive. The drive side is modeled after a ts808 but adds a bass boost. I don’t use the bass boost all the time but sometimes you just need it. The compressor sounds just like a compressor. Compressed.
This is my core distortion sound. Its an old one like 78 I believe. You have to have a dirty amp to work it to the full effect. It nails 70s distortion because it is.
An analog chorus pedal for the 80s. It is the first pedal that I ever bought. (I am not that old I bout it at a pawn shop.) I would recommend it to anyone that was looking for chorus. It is simple and silky.
Electro-Harmonix Stereo Pulsar
So tremolo is kind of my weakness. It is a vibe that a lot of people overlook. Vibrato you can get from a string shake but tremolo is another story. This one is variable shape you can have a notchy square wave or a smooth triangle. You can also change the emphasis of the sound to the back or front of the wave. Very choice. This is where is spilt my signal into my Univox u45. I have a little tuner (not pictured) that I use to shut of the Univox. If you have never heard stereo tremolo from mismatched amps you haven’t lived.
MXR Carbon Copy
Lastly some echo. I like analog delay and this is the analog delay. It is super warm and when I want to do a delay solo it can do some self-oscillation.
My primary Amp is a Blues Jr. Tweed and I play a Gibson Les Paul Mahogany most of the time. Thanks for letting me share. It is one of those things that makes me feel alive when I am playing.
Jeff contacted me and let me know that he has a updated board since his submission. Here is a pic:
I removed the chorus and added a small stone phaser Russian made. I uploaded a pic of the rearranged board.
Ehx sovtek small stone
Its a super cool 4 stager with a color switch that runs a fifth stage that makes it kinda invert and real thick like. Really simple and adds a ton of cool sounds.