Today’s pedal line is from Jason Thompson. 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.
Hey guys! Finally finished the board for the most part so it’s time to showcase it. The board itself is something I got from the local music store that was going to toss it out. It was a lid to some sort of road case or something, but was the perfect size and after a few modifications, it should work nicely.
Here is the list of pedals in order of signal chain….
1. Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah – Self explanitory, it’s a basic wah. Not used in a conventional way, more for tonal changes than rocking back and forth while soloing.
2. Joyo Voodoo Octave – This is a fuzz with a separate switch for an upper octave effect, like the older Octavia. Very Hendrix.
3. Jet City Afterburner Dual Stage Overdrive – This is the meat and potatoes of my sound. It’s a run of the mill overdrive with an extra boost that is basically a second gain stage, so it’s 2 overdrives in 1.
4. Joyo Ultimate Drive – This is a clone of the Fulltone OCD and I have compared them side by side and they’re almost identical, but this one is 1/3 the price.
5. Behringer VD-1 Vintage Distortion – This is a clone of the Electro Harmonix Big Muff. Not too impressive alone, but with an overdrive pushing the front of it, it screams.
6. Line 6 M5 Stombox Modeler – Used for all modulation and pitch effects. As my friend puts it, it’s my “Swiss Army Knife”.
7. Jet City The Flood Analog Delay – This is a pretty warm analog delay that is set to kind of longer delays, almost like an echo sound.
8. DigiTech Digital Delay – This is a digital delay with tap feature that is usually set to a shorter, sometimes almost slapback delay, but has the tap option and a looper and reverse feature for playing around.
9. Biyang Tri-Reverb – This is a reverb pedal, almost like a Electro Harmonix Holy Grail, but with an extra knob for mixing between the wet and dry signal. Can go from subtle spring to massive cathedral.
That’s about it. I also have an expression pedal for the M5 and a Yamaha stereo active volume pedal that I’m not really using now, but that could change. Being a father of 2, and only really playing around the house, I’m big on the cheaper clone versions of the big boys (if you couldn’t already tell) as long as they sound great and hold up, and if they break, they were cheap! Check them all out, I think they definitely get the job done.