Jan 13 2012

Pedal Line Friday – 1/13 – Adam Parker

Today’s pedal line is from Adam Parker. 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 1/13 - Adam ParkerHey there, I love your site and keep up with you guys daily through Facebook.

I wanted to submit my pedal line to you before the year ended, because it’s a collection that started just under 12 months ago in January. Everything shown in the picture attached has been acquired since then. I sold some unused gear of mine, and the simple want for a nice tremolo pedal quickly turned into a mild obsession of the ever growing world of boutique guitar effects and their builders.

My current group, Honest Engine, is a recording only project- so I keep my pedals un-mounted and unwired which I feel encourages me to constantly experiment with various combinations and order.  Also, while recording I typically only run my signal just through the pedals that I am using for that particular part.  I feel that this practice helps keep down excess noise.

Please visit my Facebook or ReverbNation page to hear some of the Honest Engine material, or to just say hello:

Pedals listed by builder/brand:

VFE Effects:
Alpha Dog – Vintage distortion, capable of achieving some really dirty old combo amp sounds (and more). [info]

Blueprint Delay – Great all around analog voiced delay.  Extremely versatile for subtle effect to intense modulation. [info]

Enterprise – Great phaser, very thick and warm. [info]

Manx Loaghtan Fuzz - A Ram’s head Big Muff Clone.  This pedal is a beast. [info]

Montavillian Echo – Digitally voiced delay to mimic old echo tube effects.  Great for long, long delays. The self-oscillation is unreal, this is very unique sounding delay in my opinion. [info]

Dr. Scientist:
The Tremolessence – Simply put, one of (if not the) best sounding most revered tremolo pedals available today.


EarthQuaker Devices:
Sea Machine – An extremely non-traditional sounding and operating chorus pedal.  It’s an analog/digital hybrid (so they say), and it very easily and quickly turns from a slight chorus to extreme modulation of tone. Basically using anything more than the Depth and Rate knobs on this pedal will take your tone into territory outside of a traditional chorus effect. That being said, it’s probably not a great substitute for a simple analog chorus, it’s definitely best when used for effects that other chorus pedals cannot achieve. [info]

Das Boost – A great sounding transparent, signal boost pedal. [info]

Sonic Research:
Turbo Tuner Model ST-200 – Extremely accurate, solid as a brick, easy to tune up with and the strobe is a great visual.  True bypass. [info]


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One Response to “Pedal Line Friday – 1/13 – Adam Parker”

  • Brian Theoret Says:

    Pedal Line Friday is one of my favorites out here on the interweb.

    Adam, I’m diggin the setup and would love to hear some of your stuff. I’m always on the lookout for interesting sounds to make my acoustic guitar pop. Right now I run my guitar through MXR EVH-90 which gives me some cool sounds. I’m going to check out The Tremolessence and The Sea Machine and the Enterprise as those are all sounds that I’m a big fan of. Thanks for the post!

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