Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Philippe Pelletier. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
The board itself is a Pedaltrain-Pro which comes with a soft case.Â It’s very practical and allows for very easy pedal re-arrangement using Velcro. The board is powered by a Pedal Pad Power Pad II that provides 1.7 amps to 8 pedals.Â Â I like it because it cycles well above 60 Hz and very quiet.Â It also has an extra AC plug on it’s side allowing me to plug-in the adapter for the Line6 delay.
The signal path is as such:
Guitar=>Boss Noise Suppressor(SEND) => Korg GT-3 Tuner => Morley Black Gold Wah Pedal => Pearl OD-05 Overdrive => Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer => Chandler Tube Driver => Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker => Boss Tremolo Pan PN-2 => Electro-Harmonix Chorus Electric Mistress => Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer => (RETURN) Boss Noise Suppressor (OUT) => Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler
Boss Noise Suppressor NS-2:Â Having played guitar for more than 20 years the most fatiguing thing a guitarist puts up with is unwanted noise and hum.Â This pedal blew me away.Â I expected it to reshape my sound but no it worked very well in lowering the unwanted noise level.
Korg GT-3 Tuner:Â A tuner in your rig is a must if you’re going to be playing live and don’t have 4 guitar techs at your beck and call.Â This one is easy to read from a 10 feet away.Â It’s also super quiet.
Morley Black Gold Wah Pedal: This pedal is ancient.Â I hate it actually, but it’s been a love hate relationship- strange voltage (18v) – tricky to use as most of the wah action is in the very beginning of the foot movement.Â Probably will be replaced with a Dunlop soon.Â But then again…
Pearl OD-05 Overdrive:Â Been with me for a very long time.Â Â Noisy pedal but with great sound and EQ.Â I have a lot of fun tweaking it. Very nice sounding with a strat.
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer:Â Fan of the Edge?Â I am and this pedal used at a medium low drive level is my “clean” sound.Â It’s the base for everything else.Â However, I don’t like to use it with other overdrives at the same time.
Chandler Tube Driver:Â This baby is sweet, this pedal an original, has great sound.Â Very warm at times and is fun to tweak as well.
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker:Â When all else fails, tap this to take over and remind everyone who is boss.Â Love the tone control with the wicker.Â You’ll spend hours experimenting.
Boss Tremolo Pan PN-2: Again lots of fun, a pedal that allows for so much feel and ambiance.Â I often use is at 40% depth for just a subtle touch.
Electro-Harmonix Chorus Electric Mistress:Â Great pedal but you have to watch it because you can easily get out of hand with this one and end up sounding like some 80s act with a Roland Jazz Chorus Amp (Echo and the Bunnymen anyone?).Â The flanger is nice as well although I hardly use it.
Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer:Â I enjoying usinge a subtle mix with this one when playing arpeggio staying away from the harsh distortion created by the filters.
Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler:Â This delay pedal is very cool.Â Usually I stay very far from pedals that promise everything but truly this one is incredibly versatile.Â I still own a Boss DD-3 but since owning this Line 6 it just sits alone on the shelf.
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