Today’s pedal line is from Mario Perez. 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.
What’s up Effectsbay!
My name is Mario, from Lakeland, FL. I’m 21 years old and I’ve been playing guitar for 8 years now.
My most recent music project is here: http://remaininme.bandcamp.com/
Our E.P. is up for free download so go check out the free head bangs!
If you only plan to give it a quick listen, then check out the title track “This Is What We Call Home”
I’ve recently experienced an identity crisis and am no longer playing “hardcore/heavy/whatever it’s call now.” I’m currently a contracted guitarist for HP3 Church of Lakeland, FL.
So heeeere goes…
The line starts off with a This1’sMyne mini buffer (I run a 20 foot cable from my guitar to the board, so this little guy helps bring back some lost dry signal) => Korg Pitch Black Tuner => Boss Ns-2. In the Ns-2’s send-return loop I have a MXR Super Comp ( I love using this for volume swells on individually picked notes, which I’ll get to later) => Ibanez Ts9 => My new JHS Superbolt (I’m DIGGING this pedal. It stacks stupendously well with the Ts9. I leave the SB on all the time and stack it with the Ts9 when playing more “gain-ey” songs) => Boss Ge-7 (I use this as a boost pedal for solos or swells). From the Ns-2’s output => Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr (I’ve deduced that placing it after my gain effects makes for better swells) => Vox Time Machine (I got this almost exclusively for it’s dotted 8th note delay function, but it’s quarter note delays are great as well. The Lo Fi function serves as an “Eq” of sorts for the delays, helping distinguish new notes being played from notes that are being delayed) => Line 6 DL4 (I will ALWAYS stand by this pedal. I don’t care what anyone says about it being digital, or a tone suck, or simply hating it because it’s from Line 6. This is my favorite pedal because of it’s functionality. The presets I use are Digital Delay, Dynamic Delay, and Reverse Delay. Also, I have a This1’sMyne mini expression foot switch hooked up to the DL4. Each footswitchable preset is primarily the same, but depending on how many repeats I want, I just press this foot switch to add or reduce repeats for each preset) => Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus. => 20 ft cable to amp
My all time favorite thing to do is create delayed volume swells with individual notes/triad chords. I have all my gain effects on and both delays stacked, with the time machine in quarter note delay mode, and the dl4 in reverse delay mode, with the holy grail blend nob dialed in around 4 o’clock.
All pedals are on a SKB Ps-45 pedalboard. The Holy Grail Plus, the DL4, and the Ns-2 are powered by 9v Adaptors. The rest of the pedals are powered by the SKB Board’s power conditioner.
I play a Fender Modernplayer Thinline Tele (Off-black finish) through a Fender Red Knob “Evil Twin” 2×12. I play through this amp’s blend channel which allows me to dial in separately eq’d tones from both the clean and dirt channels.