Today’s pedal line is from Haraldur. 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.
My pedalboard is seeing sadly little use these days though, seeing as I just moved towns and therefor dropped out of all bands and projects. When playing, I was in several bands, and very versatile ones, which demanded a lot of options from the gear.
I present; my pride and joy:
The line goes from guitar to:
Vox Wah 847
Needs no explanation. The classic, always sounds good.
ModTone Minimod Booster
A tiny, non-expensive volume booster that gets the job done. Very clean, can barely be used to drive amps into overdrive except at maximum settings.
T.C. Electronic Polytune
Do I need to explain why? Excellent tuner, whether one should use it chromatic or polyphonic, and it automatically adjusts the brightness of the display. Brilliant feature.
MXR Noise Clamp
Great for the dirt pedals, quick and quiet function, set it right and you can play with the feedback as much as you want to before it cuts you off at just the right time.
Joyo Vintage Overdrive
From just a little boost to gritty blues, this thing is worth the price three times over. Also very nice when used to kick the higher gain pedals a little further. One of the best value objects money can buy.
Joyo Ultimate Drive
Seriously fat and thick, and holds a lot of gain. This thing packs a punch you wouldn’t expect for such a tiny amount of money. Also surprisingly quiet without noise reducer pedals or anything of the kind, it barely buzzes when on, even with gain maxed.
Possibly the most versatile dirt pedal this guitarist has tried. From fat and over-saturated blues tones to nasty leads, and just a tiny hint of fuzz when cranked.
This pedal is as brutal sounding as it is tiny. With possible high frequency boosts, it can create tones that give the term “mid-scoop” a new meaning. Paired with the vintage overdrive you get a lead tone worthy of heroes.
From here the signal goes back to the noise clamp, and from there:
Rockman volume pedal
Andcient thing, but solid and trustworthy. Active and very transparent.
From here the signal goes to the amp.
It’s always on. It just is, and I never worry about it. Set and forget, because it makes me sound better.
One of my favorite pieces of gear, from slight swirls to extreme spaced-out madness, and a handy foot control with it gives control similar to a rotary speaker pedal, and also lets me freeze the tone in the middle of a phase wave.
To control the speed of the phaser. Goes from frozen tone to madness with the movement of an ankle. Only flaw is plastic construction.
DeltaLabs Stereo Chorus
A steal rather than a bargain. Very smooth and full chorus, goes from overbearing to background swirls and anything in between. Also has a blue led that blinks with the set tempo.
T.C. Electronic Flashback X4
Strapped down with a cord that can be released, to raise it up and plug it in stereo, all other pedals are held down with cable ties. This pedal is the pride and joy because it turns anything into anything else, makes you play differently and try things and make sounds you never did before, and all the time you love it. A great pedal for any needs of echo.
Also seen in the picture:
-Footswitch for amplifier in top right corner.
-Empty corner beside the phaser in top left corner, holds a box with earplugs.
All the pedals are on a diamond pattern aluminium plate, that has been drilled and filed out to fit pedals and cables (took me some time). And no, I will not show the flood of cables beneath it.
This is all run on two power supplies from Pyle Pro Audio, except the Flashback X4, which comes with it’s own adapter, but a three-outlet powerstrip is also under there, so only one wall outlet is needed.
This is all fit inside the bottom of a flight case, so rigging up is a breeze.
Main inspirations for playing come from all directions. From Slash to John Petrucci to the heaviest of death metal to the softest of playing similar to the Edge’s ambient delay tones.
I would post some band info here, but as I said I just moved, so I have nothing to post 🙁
My pedalboard handles anything I want to do, so my need for buying pedal has been eliminated 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the read,