Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Jake Williams. If you have a pedal line (doesnâ€™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 Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Attached is a pic of my current pedal board for Pedal Line consideration:
First in the chain from the amp is a Visual Sound H2O Chorus/Delay that I use for a fast rotary/chorus sound in select spots on songs. On the delay side, I keep it set on the “Long” delay setting most of the type, set just to fill out solos/etc without much hassle. Occasionally I flip the switch to “Short” for some short echoey/Chickin Pickin’ stuff.
That goes into the Line 6 M9, which for live use, I really only use for multiple types of delay, tuner, and the occasional oddball or rarely used effect. I use it for the looper and more at home.
Next is a rehoused Bumbox Bust, which I keep on the board for when I just need a little more for solos or for a tad more volume.
That goes into an MI Audio Crunch Box, which I’ve had a long term love/hate relationship with. But it does respond really well and cleans up nicely with the guitar’s volume knob, & when set right, it screams. I use it to really push/distort my Vox AC15.
Last in the chain is a no longer made (sadly) Dunlop Super Crybaby, which is a volume/wah/boost all in 1 pedal. I really only use the volume and wah, but will sometimes use the boost for better tones at bedroom volume.
Lastly is just a Vox footswitch that I use to turn the reverb or trem on/off on my AC15. Sounds better than those on the M9 in my opinion.
All this is powered by a Visual Sound One Spot, and covered in lots of dog hair! 😉
I play lead guitar in Philly alt/rock band The Parsnip Revolt, and used almost all these effects on our new album “A Sunshine Report” which came out a few months ago.
Thanks for the consideration! I appreciate it.