Today’s pedal line is from Raphael Ticle. 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.
I play lead guitar in a classic rock band Lola, from Belo Horiznte, Brazil. We play mostly Zep and Beatles tunes at local clubs and rock our own songs in the underground scene. You can check our songs at
Following the signal chain:
TC Polytune: Awesome no brainer tuner. Everybody knows it.
Marshall ED-1 Compressor: This was the very first pedal I bought and I still use it. Unfortunately I broke the compressor knob but it was set on a nice spot so I won’t even bother to get it fixed. It’s not transparent at all but it adds a nice grit to the tone.
MXR Analog Chorus: Great and warm sounding analog chorus. It adds a little bit of a mid honk to the tone, that’s why i run it before the distortions.
Hardwire CM-2: I use this as a gain boost, not as a standalone distortion box (even though it sounds great like that). It’s essentially a tubescreamer with the added Bass and Treble instead of a tone knob.
Fulltone OCD: Great Marshally/Voxy drive. I use when I can´t bring my own amp or in front of the clean channel to have a different flavor of distortion.
Suhr Riot: It took me a while to figure it out but this thing is a beast! First of all: feels like an amp. The way I set it, sound more like a vintage JCM800 or Rat kind of drive. cranking the tone and flipping the switch to the left you get into modded modern Marshall meltdown. Damn this pedal is cool!
From this point it goes to the Input of my Marshall MA50C: People do not make justice of this poor amp. It’s been absolutely bashed all over internet forums but I suppose it’s because people don’t run it loud enough. I like because it has a serial effects loop and the power section runs pretty cold, so you have enough headroom for a volume boost.
MXR 10 band. Usually to correct any frequency bumbs the room I’m playing might have.
POD HD500: I use this for fx only. I have a Tube Echo with no echo, just for the volume boost, a slap back delay, rotary speaker, tremolo and reverb. Call me crazy, but I prefer digital reverb over the spring reverb. From the FX Loop in the pod I run:
Custom made digital delay: very warm digital delay. Not the prettiest one but surely better than many other digital delays i have tried. Just wish the case wasn’t a tuna can. This guy made it: www.mroxy.com.br
MXR Carbon Copy: Do I really need to go over this one again?
BBE Boosta grande: Clean Volume boost. Wish it was smaller but it gets the job done.
It’s all mounted on a Pedal Train Pro.
Love my board ’cause it sounds great and it’s versatile. Freakin’ hate ’cause it’s heavy 🙂