Today’s pedal line is from Dean Mulone. 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.
My name is Dean Mulone and I play guitar in the Boston based garage rock band Dirty Virgins (www.dirtyvirgins.bandcamp.com) .Our songs cover a lot of ground genre wise so I’ve sculpted my board around having to switch styles frequently, especially since our other guitar player only uses a big muff and tube screamer. I play a 1999 Fender Tex Mex Strat, and a 2004 Gretsch G5120 thru a 2001 Fender Tweed Deluxe with a 2×12 extension cab for shows and record with a modded Epiphone Valve Jr. Head thru said 2×12.
Boss TU2: Boring Tuner
Earthquaker Devices Speaker Cranker: a low-mid gain OD that is always on. Super awesome one knob (“more”) pedal that gives the best natural overdrive I’ve found. Even pushed a Paul C. Timmy off the board. Really opens up dirt pedals that come after it too, especially fuzz boxes
Fridge buzz electronics Land Of The Rising Fuzzz: old school shin-ei style fuzz. Give a great low-fi, zippery effect.
BlackArts Toneworks Pharaoh: super versatile fuzz that I mainly use as a beefy OD. Set to the low gain germanium settings that gives a nice fat rumble.
Earthquaker Devices Hoof: a modernized green Russian big muff clone that is my go to “destroy” pedal. All the awesomeness of the big muff with the ability to dial out the pesky mid scoop that gets you lost in the live mix
MXR Micro Amp: used for solos to pop out and as a signal booster to make sure the processing pedals later in the chain get enough juice
Dunlop Cry-Baby: a 1981 vintage wah that belonged to my uncle. A little grainy but I love it. I prefer to have my way after the dirt pedals to get a larger signal sweep, helps get that “AM radio” sound too
Mojo Hand Fx Sugar Baby: nice if fairly basic tremolo goes from subtle to choppy and everything in between. Good for our more country twang side
Earthquaker Devices Grand Orbiter: highly customizable phaser, not used often but has its place in a few songs and is very present and powerful when used
Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy: analog delay pedal used mainly for atmospherics and noise making in outros and intros
Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo: reverb pedal and an awesome one at that, always on, sounds better than the stock reverb tank on my Deluxe