Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Munk Duane. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Hi there! Munk Duane here. I’ve been following Effects Bay and Pedal Line Friday’s for awhile now and I FINALLY got around to snapping a pic of my ever-evoloving pedal board to freeze a moment in time and share. Tonally, I’m focused on sounds from Modern Country to Classic Rock when I’m out with Munk Duane Band, playing both original and cover gigs.Â I also play solo acoustic gigs and score music for TV and film, so I need my pedal board to be a swiss army knife of tone. I play a USA Fender Tele (94) w/ stock pickups, USA Fender VG-Strat, Gretsch 5120 and a Taylor Koa 420CE-SL through a modded Fender Blues Deville and a Fender Hotrod III.
Signal Chain, starting from the right (input from guitar):
Boss V-Wah – I’ve tried the classic CryBaby (which I love) and the Buddah Wah (for True Bypass) but I keep coming back to this thing. The variety of Wah sounds and the extra hotness of a Uni-Vibe sound makes this thing super versatile and hard to quit.
Keeley 4 Knob Compressor – Speaks for itself! From clean tones to smooth leads, it just gives the tone an air of pristine.
EHX Little Big Muff – I don’t hit this thing often but it’s a color I do need from time to time (especially covering Black Keys songs).
Zvex Box of Rock – The “secret weapon” of drive tone. Not sure what I would do without this pedal. The Fender Blues Deluxe and Hot Rod III REALLY take to this thing well. The Little Big Muff before the Box of Rock with both pedals engaged is the 500lb gorilla of crushing crunch. Use sparingly.
Malekko Vibratto – True Bypass and warm for a vintage vibrato. It was also the pedal that convinced me that compact pedals don’t have to suck.
Mooer Ana Echo – More True Bypass analog hotness, primarily used as a slap back. Again, super warm. I’m always looking for warmth to compliment the stock pickups on my Tele.
MXR Carbon Copy – More analog, baby! I have this set to sit just under the solos and legato rhythms to add space.
Line 6 Verbzilla – I mostly use the reverb on my Fender amps, so I have the Octo-verb setting dialed in most of the time when I’m going for texture. I’ll be swapping this out shortly for a Strymon Blue Sky.
EHX Freeze Pedal – LOVE this thing, especially on the solo acoustic gigs. Sustain chords to add texture or solo over. It has a Organ quality.
TC Electronics Ditto Looper – Another critical tool on the solo acoustic gig. Absolutely love the compact pedal design and no frills aspect of this looper. I’ve had the Jam Man Stereo in the past but just never needed all the extended functionality and damn, that thing is big! The Ditto gets it done. The “double click to stop” is the only complaint I have about it, but that’s standard on single switch loopers (not sure how else they’d program it to stop since a single click is record in/out).
For more information, please visit me at http://www.munkduane.com or email firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ Â You can also find me on iTunes and Spotify. My latest album “Argue With Gravity” will be released in June 2013.
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