Today’s pedal line is from David Polidoro. 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.
hello. my name is David Polidoro from Drexel Hill, PA. I’m a guitarist in a hardcore punk band called: suicideloop our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/suicideloop
here’s a photo of my pedal board, but first here’s a summary of all the pedals, why I use them, and how they’re routed.
Boss TU-12H tuner: I really dig this older tuner with the moving needle instead of a digital display. it looks more old fashioned, which I really like.
Joyo JF-01 vintage overdrive: since I’m a guitarist on a budget, rather than spend $200+ on a high end tube screamer, I decided to go with this one instead, which is essentially a true-bypass clone of a TS808, for a third of the price. for the value, you can’t beat it. I use it 3 different ways – 1.) to give my clean channel a slightly gritty, defined tone, 2.) to boost the high gain channel of my amp, giving me more juicy tube saturation, or 3.) to give my metal distortion pedal more crunch & thickness.
amptweaker Tight Metal: for years, I’ve been searching for the perfect ultra high gain heavy distortion tone. I’ve read about and heard lots of people say – “the only real way to get a true high gain distortion is from a decent amp. pedals will get you nowhere.” – my stubborn-ness (and lack of money) kept me on my quest for the perfect pedal, until I finally found this one. it was designed by the man who created the Peavey 5150. if you’re searching for thick, chunky super high gain distortion, your journey will end here.
Boss NS-2: with a high gain amp, and both a distortion, and an OD pedal, some kind of a noise gate, or noise suppressor is mandatory. its a no brainer. this one may not be the greatest one out there, but it ain’t bad. for the most part, it does the job.
Boss GE-7: mainly used as a boost for leads or solos. I have the range set up to boost the mids, in an upside-down V pattern. soon I plan on getting it modded to remove the static and hiss.
BBE Sonic Boost: not a common pedal on most pedal boards, but it certainly should be. in my opinion, all guitarists & bassists should use either this, or the rack mounted version. the easiest way to explain what it does, is that it un-muffles your sound. it makes your tone clearer, and bigger sounding by evening out the all frequencies. the difference is definitely noticeable.
I go from my guitar to the tuner, to the overdrive, to the EQ pedal, then to the amp. the Tight Metal pedal is actually designed in such a way that it actually sounds best NOT being colored or affected by the tones of the pre-amp, so from that pedal, to the BBE, to the NS-2 –> in the effects loop of the amp.