Today’s pedal line is from Brian Theoret. 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.
A little over a year ago I was happily surprised to make it onto Pedal Line Friday. Effects Bay is one of my favorite blogs out there and I always enjoy reading up on the latest and greatest pedals out there. I’m a gadget freak so I dig this sort of thing. I especially dig all of the pedal demonstration videos.
I’ve made a couple of adjustments in terms of routing and there have been a couple of additions to my board as well.
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– Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
I mainly use this guy to cut off my sound if I’m switching instruments mid-show. It has an effects loop that works great if you want to cut out any noise coming from your effects. The signal coming out can be split which is the way I have it set up now. I have one out going to my Fender PT-10 which is a great tuner and the way it is routed now, it doesn’t suck any of my signal.
– Morley Power Wah Volume
Great double duty pedal that I use for volume control and wah/drive as well.
– Danelectro Milkshake
Great little chorus pedal. It has simple controls and sounds great.
– MXR EVH Phase 90
I love the extra EVH edge that this pedal has. The EVH Phase 90 is an improvement on an already great phaser pedal.
– Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
This is one of my favorites as it’s the only driver/distortion pedal that I have found that works amazingly with both my electric AND my acoustic. It goes anywhere from melt your face to warm blues. I love it.
– Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Combined with the BD-2, this pedal sounds great. It’s a pretty standard tremolo. It can go from choppy to a smooth pulse. I really enjoy the various types of tremolo I can get out of this pedal. One tremolo pedal I’ve heard great things about is The Tremolessence by Dr. Scientist.
– Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
I use this guy to generally when I’m doing ambient type stuff but can get a great Edge feel. It’s a lot of fun to play around with.
– Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
I absolutely love this pedal. One feature I use a lot is Sound on Sound. That combined with loads of other Delays makes this pedal very versatile There are loads of things I can do with this pedal and it does its job beautifully.
– TC Electronic Hall of Fame
This can add either subtle “space” to your sound or you can use it to make you feel like you’re in Westminster Abbey. I haven’t experiemented with Toneprint yet but from what I’ve seen it sounds pretty amazing.
– TC Helicon Mic Mechanic
This gives you some great options for vocal reverb and delay along with automatic compression, de-essing, EQ, and even pitch correction if you need it. So far I haven’t had to rely on the pitch correction but everything else sounds great. You can get some really cool slap back, echo, and reverb from this pedal.
One thing I did to make it easier to reach the pedals in the back row without accidentally turning knobs in the front row was to build a riser in the back which allows my cables to be routed underneath and raise my pedals in the back. This freed up some space and helps me keep my board organized.
Thank you for checking out my board!