Today’s pedal line is from Keith Lee. 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.
Salutations guitar players and gear junkies. I’m a big fan of this site !!! Love the rigs that have been posted here, hope you’ll dig mine as well.
I’m a musician from Malaysia just starting out locally. I play mostly blues and funk, but opt for a more heavier style recently.
Majority of my tone comes from my Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue and a Ceriatone Overtone Special (Malaysia’s Pride)
My main axe is one of the 500 Fender John Mayer Black1 Strat. Very lucky to have it. I also have an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra 2 for humbuggie sounds.
My pedals all go straight in front of my amps. I will usually run them in stereo. The amps are set to be clean.
Hartman Vintage Germanium Fuzz – I run this pedal first in my chain. As a fuzz junkie, I’m very finicky about where it goes in the chain and first is always the best for me. Its an AC125 fuzz which basically covers my fuzz needs. This fuzz is surprisingly bright for a Ge fuzz, but its countered by my country’s hot climate, so the fuzz still hits the ‘sweet’ spot even though it gets a lil hot around here.
Danelectro French Toast (with a Custom Audio Japan Multiple Line Selector) – I use the french toast as an octave fuzz.There’s definitely no contest with an Octavia, but it certainly has its tone. As a ‘cheap’ pedal it still has its flaws. The output is pretty low cuz the distortion is turned down, the build quality is bad (I broke one before) and the bypass coloration is quite noticeable to my ears. Luckily the looper is a simple solution to my problems.
Lovepedal Kalamazoo Gold – This version of the Kalamazoo is exclusive to PGS. This pedal has super high headroom and I run it at 18v so it reaches some Klon headroom territory. I run the treble quite high because I set my amps at a more neutral setting. One of the best overdrive I have every heard.
T-rex Mudhoney – This pedal used to be my main drive before the Kalamazoo came along. Now I use it as a boost for solos or to color my drive and clean sound. I have to turn it on when I use my Octave to boost the signal and I can use it to take the harshness out of my fuzz at high settings.
Way Huge Aqua Puss – Just an analog delay for some light slap back. The warmth of this pedal becomes more apparent when I stack my drive pedals.
TC Electronics Hall Of Fame – Although my basic reverb comes from my Princeton, I use this pedal as a ‘reverb boost’ or to color the sound on different settings.
TC Electronics FlashbackX4 – I use this for its long delays. The tube and space mode is just magical with a fuzz which it can easily emulate a Gilmour type sound. The looper function is also vital to my live performances.
The pedalboard is a Pedal Train Jr. I power the pedals that draws low power with a DC-Brick. the TC pedals have their own power supply. I use a battery to power the Fuzz. Cables are random, but I try to keep it below 24AWG and 99% copper.
Thanks for checking my rig out !!!!