Today’s pedal line is from Jim Tyyska. 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 enjoy reading your emails and reviews and seeing other people’s pedal boards, so I thought I’d send a photo of mine.
This is a home-made board. I started by using 1/2″ PVC then wrapping the bottom & sides with gaffers tape. The top is partly covered with 2″ velcro hook – I did it opposite the typical pedal board configuration so if I decide to use pedals without the board, they’re not scuffing someone’s floor.
Now, on to the pedals. I like to keep things simple, so I don’t have a whole lot on here. I’ll start right to left (or guitar to amps).
1. Mod Tone Xcelerator volume pedal (with minimum volume control) – pretty self-explanatory.
2. TC Electronics Polytune – gotta have a stage tuner
3. Mod Tone Lemon Squeeze – compressor/sustainer
4. RPG Electronics Gas Pedal – This is a clean boost/linear amplifier. Made by a guy here in Wisconsin
5. Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble – I leave this one on all the time
6. ProCo Rat – Distortion pedal… I’ve had this one for 20+ years and it still sounds great.
7. Electro Harmonix Memory Toy – Analog delay … I don’t really use this one too much, but it’s nice to have. Typically I’ll have it set to a slapback and use it on certain solos.
8. Morley A-B-Y switch – A runs to a Roland JC120 Jazz Chorus – typically used for clean, B goes to a Line 6 DT50
9. Ibanez channel selector – For the 2 channels of the DT50
Everything is powered by a Visual Sound One-Spot.
Jim Tyyska – guitarist, Fall Hazard