A lot of you already know I’m a big Foals fan. For those of you didn’t know, I’ve been a big fan of the English band – Foals for a few years now. Absolutely love what they’re all about. Yannis Philippakis is the lead singer and guitarist for the band. He’s always seen playing a variety of Travis Bean guitars (which I’m also a big fan of). But what I absolutely love is the guitar inter play between Yannis and the other guitarist – Jimmy Smith (who plays a Fender Jazzmaster, which I absolutely love playing now-a-days). The inter play and tension and build up these guys can pull off is amazing, and definitely hooks me in.
I’ve featured Yannis’ board in the past, but for their current tour (supporting their new album Holy Fire) he’s changed things up. There is one pedal on there I could really use your help IDing as well. A reader of EffectsBay let me know about this – so thank you Simon!
Here is the photo of Yannis’ pedal board:
Here is the breakdown of pedals:
Boss TU-3 Tuner
Strymon blueSky Reverberator
Boss RV-5 Reverb
Fuzzrocious Rat King
MXR Phase 100
EarthQuaker Devices Ghost Echo
Telenordia TK-23 Kompressor
EHX Micro Pog
Boss RC-30 Loop Station
True Bypass Loop Strip
As you can see, there is one unidentified pedal between the Boss RV-5 and the Klon Centaur. If you know what it is.. please let me know by commenting below. My guess its a delay of some sort. He use to run two delays in the past (Boss DD-3 and Empress SuperDelay) so this would make sense for it to be a secondary delay.
UPDATE: Unidentified pedal is a Fuzzrocious Rat King! Thanks Patrick!
So not familiar with Foals? Check this out. Coachella 2013: