Today’s pedal line is from Cooper. 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.
Here’s my submission for Pedal Line Friday! It’s a bass board! I’m just a regular bass playing, gear junkie who started a small bass blog this year to talk gear and help train the other bass players at church.
It’s a bradycases.com true bypass board with 12 bypass loops. It has 2 bass inputs, 1 ouput, and a power outlet on the top right. It’s wired with Lava cables solderless cable (about 60 feet of it!).
Here’s the chain: starting with a Radial ToneBone Bassbone: a preamp that I always keep on and it has 2 inputs that I can EQ differently. It’s perfect for playing a regular bass and my electric upright on the same night. Then into the MarkBass Compressore: a great, tube compressor that I also always keep on. The tonebone plus the compressor gives me a really warm, big bass tone. Then into the JHS Bass Bomb Boost – great boost pedal that runs at 18v – tons of headroom. Then into the T1M Blend pedal that blends the wet/dry signal with the Zvex Fuzz Factory and/or Pro Co Rat Distortion. That blend helps you get a great fuzz and distortion sound without losing the low end of the signal. I usually blend in about 30% of the dry sound with those pedals. Then into Xotic X-Blender with the “Groucho” distortion (a modded Boss odb-3 that has no internal Boss parts anymore). Same as the other blend, but this one’s on steroids. It has a boost and an EQ to use while blending the wet/dry signal. Then into Crowther Prunes & Custard – nothing to say, but a great and weird pedal!. Then into the Line6 M5 – I bought this as the last pedal I’ll “need” to buy. It has a ton of reverbs, delay, distortions, etc. Then into the Boss Loop Station RC-3 – with this pedal I will trigger pre-recorded loops. You can build loops in garageband, etc and save it from your computer to the pedal and trigger it live. I can play a bassline over the loop – it’s awesome! Then into Mid-Fi Clari(not) Envelope Vibrato Fuzz – the craziest, fuzz, tape delay envelope filter on the planet – just crazy sounds from this pedal. Into a Ernie Ball Volume Pedal w/T1M buffer mod – I highly suggest getting the buffer mod (9v) installed if you use this pedal. It made a huge difference on the signal strength and tone. Into the TC Electronic PolyTune – I love this new tuner, you just strum the strings together and it tells you which strings are out of tune. Into the Electro-Harmonix Micro POG – gives you an octave up and down – I use it to get an awesome organ sounding tone. Into the Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man – a very versatile delay with tap tempo into another delay – Guyatone MD3 delay, I love this pedal for the “feedback” feature. into the final pedal, the Plutoneium Chi-Wah-Wah. This is the smallest wah-wah on the market, and it’s made just for bass. It’s also “clickless”, so the wah is activated when you put pressure on the pedal.
Here’s a video link to the chain of the board:
Here’s a quick demo of some of the sounds: