Today’s pedal line is from Matt Chapman. 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.
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EHX Little Big Muff (POW)
It’s only recently I got this and then decided it needed a custom paint job. I saw (and missed out on) a LBM that had the Big Red logo on it, and fell in love. I like the idea of customising pedals, making it your own. Same with an instrument I guess.
Use this to make drones and low level layers in ambient pieces.
EHX Micro Pog
Never gonna be able to afford the full POG or have the space, but I love the big sounds I can get out of this, just expands everything.
Boss Digital Pitch Shift/Delay PS-2
I picked this pedal up for not much at all,from an awesome shop as a teenager and had no idea the bargain I lucked onto. This pedal served as my pitch shift before the Micro Pog, but it’s the delay I really use it for. Despite being digital it is lovely and lo-fi, and glitchy when you switch between modes. The oscillations at high feedback are amazing too.
EHX Stereo Pulsar
The best tremolo I’ve ever come across, other that all the rates I seem to want are between 9 o’clock and 9 thirty.
Supposedly a clone of the Phase 90, don’t know how accurate that is, but I love the really subtle wash this adds, and it works well after the PS-2 as well.
Behringer Vintage Delay VD400
This one is in theory a clone of the early Boss analog delay. It oscillates in mad ways, and I use it for a long trail underneath longer delays from the PS-2 and to expand the drones from the Freeze.
Bright Onion Kill Switch
Bright Onion make great loopers and bypass sort of switches, definitely worth checking out. I use this to put a hard end on drones and feedbacks.
Behringer Reverb Machine RV600
This is placed after the kill switch so I get the decays after the cut off from the kill switch. This is an amazing reverb pedal. It’s a clone of the Line 6 Verbzilla but for almost a third of the price. It sounds amazing and has enough models to keep anybody happy. I use the plate setting the most, but Cave is really quite fun.
Off Board I have a Digitech JamMan to loop the ambient-y stuff and and triggering some pre recorded things. There’s also as TU-2 lying around. Input wise I use a MicroKorg, a MacBook running Ableton Live, with a Novation Launchpad. I play ambient loop-y electronica live but at home I plug in in my Tanglewood SG copy as well.