Today’s pedal line is from Nick Spadafora. 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.
First off I have to say, I am new to the site but I absolutely love it! like any other gear nerd I love reading about how people use their gear, I am constantly trying to learn new things, and try new combinations.
Here is my current setup. it has changed so much within the past year, and will probably change a lot more in the near future. I have a Line 6-M13 that I use for all of my post-effects like reverbs, delays, and a few modulations here and there. I love the M13 because of its limitless capabilities and routing options. All of the pedals you see on the board are routed “pre-all” which in terms of the M13 means that they’re before the m13 effects (it has 4 effect bays, 1>2>3>4. So my pedals would be considered to be at Zero). The signal path gets sent from my guitar, through an Ernie Ball 250K Volume Pedal, into the m13 routed through its effects loop, into the Boss-TU2 (which has served me well for so many years), and then into the Fulltone Full-Drive 2. The Full-Drive is a fantastic overdrive and boost pedal for the music I play. I love having the overdrive and boost in one pedal, it keeps your tone intact, and its just convenient. From the full drive the signal then goes into the Blackout Effectors Musket Fuzz, and the Blackout Effectors Fix’d Fuzz. Both of these pedals are fairly new and I am still playing with them. They are both monsters though! The Musket is a big muff type tone on steroids, huge sound, lots of sustain. The Fix’d can go anywhere from thick and hairy, to a sharp octave-y bite. The overdrive and fuzz pedals are then sent to an MXR Smart Gate to cut off the extra noise from their gain circuits. I had to attach this one vertically because I was running out of space on the board! The last pedal is the Electro-Harmonix Freeze. I use this to hold notes for single string leads, and chords to fill ambient space in our songs. All of this gets sent into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 4×10, being played by a various collection of guitars that include a 1970’s Univox Effie, Agile Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Fender Telecaster in a Silver Burst, or a Fender Tom Delonge Strat. Well that is about it, simple for me, but I am never satisfied! I am always searching for that perfect combination, the perfect tone.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thanks for a great web page!