Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Justin Wright. If you have a pedal line (doesnâ€™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 Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
I’m not in a band right now, but I work for and play at a large church in Atlanta (www.evangelcc.org). My own personal style is blues rooted. We play a variety of music styles so I keep up a pretty large board to keep my options open. Here’s my line in the order I route the signal:
* Pedal Train PT-Pro Pedal BoardPedal Train PT-Pro Pedal Board *
* Crybaby Wah * – My first pedal ever, using it since high school
* DOD EQ * – I use this at the front end, mainly to scoop some mids and give me some line boost because of the long chain.
* Ernie Ball VP Jr. * – Great for swells and just muting the chain.
* TC Electronic PolyTune * (Fed from the “tuner” out on the VP Jr.)-Great tuner, lets you tune one note at a time or strum all six and see anything flat or sharp.
* Digitech Harmony Man Intelligent Pitch Shifter * – This pedal is just fun, makes tons of usable sounds from harmonies to normal octave up and down. Has to be near the front as it requires a clean signal.
* Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive (PCB Version) * – This is a great natural sounding over drive. The great feature of this one is that it has a “focus” know that responds to your guitars attack. I have it dialed in so that playing soft/medium is pretty clean and digging in breaks up. Very versatile. (This pedal is fed from the Dist. Send/Return from the Harmony Man so that I can have dirty octave sounds if I want.)
* Visual Sound Route66 * – Another one of my original pedals. Combination Compressor (based on the Ross and the MXR Dyna Comp) and a Overdrive that’s a TS-808 clone with a bass boost, which I keep on. One of these effects is usually on at all times.
* ZVex Vexter Series Fuzz Factory * – I honestly don’t use this much, but it’s great to bring the noise if you need that.
* Carl Martin Classic Chorus * – This pedal has a great chorus and a switchable vibrato sound. I use both sounds some. The great part about this one is that it has a great gain circuit that gives lets me dial in that “tubes are just about to break up sound” with ease.
* Lovepedal Les Lius * – This one is supposed to sound like a Fender Tweed amp set to explode. Not so sure about that. To me this is the Keith Richards box. It just sounds like the Stones to me.
* Line6 DL4 Delay Modeler * – This is not the best sounding, most nuanced delay out there, but for ease of live use, versatility and cost it’s a winner for me. Also, it’s built like a tank.
* Visual Sound H20 Liquid Chorus * – Love this one, much less subtle of a chorus that the Carl Martin one plus it also has a great analog sounding delay that I’m currently using as an echo.
* Godlyke Power Supply + Visual Sound 1Spot Supply * – I’m using bits and pieces of both of these systems, but I find Visual Sound to be superior in all cases.
My current amp is a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reiss