Today’s pedal line is from Giacomo Cicirello. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
I have being playing since the 90s in South America, I founded Gaia (Paraguay-alternative rock) with a few friends, which is now one of the most important bands down there in the Paraguayan rock scene. I was on hold for a while and 3 years ago I started a new project with my 2 brothers, and 2 friends, “La Porca”, in Lima-Peru.
Pigtronix Philosopher King
Line 6 M13
EHX Deluxe Memory Man
Roland EV-1 (missing in the picture)
Line 6 Expression Pedal
Mesa Boogie Electra Dyne AMP footswitch (missing on the picture)
My chain starts simple, but gets a little more fun while getting into the Line 6 M13, and using the first 2 FX slots for PRE and the last 2 for POST with the FX loop setup in 4 cable method (4CM) for getting benefit of the sound on my Mesa Electra Dyne:
Guitar > WAH > Philosopher King > EHXPOG2 > Fulltone GT-500 > LINE6M13 (FX 1&2 on PRE for filters use) > AMP INPUT > Line6 M13 FX Return (FX 3&4 on POST for Mods and Delays use) > EHX Memory Man > AMP RETURN > AUDITORY SYSTEMS
Great interaction between the POG2/PHILOSOPHER KING (Which I think enhance the tone, everything sound better with it) and the DMM. The Philosopher and the DMM, gave a HIGH QUALITY sounding signal, very clean, warm and organic, while the POG2 adds nice ambient texture. I love passing the signal through the line 6 M13 Octoverb and particleverb, which I love (you can mimic violins and ambient sounds like the sounding of “Other Lives” in “For 12” song).
GT-500 is a great all drive in one BOX, Great OD, KIller Distortion and also I can boost, aside from the amp tone and 3 channels Clean, Crunch and high gain setups.
M13 combined with the other analogue pedals rocks, synth strings, with delays and Pitch Gliding expressions with an octave up, can get Depeche Mode sounding . I can also combine this with POG2 and Philosopher one shot function creating more synth possibilities.
I also use the FADE on the Philosopher King with an expression pedal, it gives you a nice foot controlled tremolo.
Also you can mix the Swell with the POG Attack to create weird swells.
As you can see, all of these pedals are big boxes, but there is a lot of possibilities with them, it is very cool to have just one pedal for Drive/ Distortion and boost, other for compressor-sustaine-tremolo- filter synth, and other for octave-organ synth ( also you use less cables, less hum!). The M13 gives me whatever else is missing!
It’s a heavy pedalboard.
I am thinking on getting a tunner pedal as the M13 tunner is just OK.
Any recommendation on how to improve my board or any extra pedal that can help or setup, would be appreciated!
Thanks again for this pedal line friday idea!
Band: La Porca (electro rock-pop)
Haven’t recorded professionally, yet!!!