Today’s pedal line is from Doug Wright. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
I am very happy to show my pedal board for Pedal Line Friday! From a 2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus my signal goes straight into a Peterson Stomp Classic strobe tuner which I have found to be the best stompbox tuner available due to its great display and accuracy. The sweetened tunings Peterson puts into these can’t be understated and having confidence that every chord is in perfect tune helps tremendously. Using its true bypass option the signal continues into a block logo MXR Dyna Comp compressor. Used sparingly with low sensitivity settings I am able to get some tight clean tones if needed, and touch up Plexi rhythm tones on occasion. After that its on to a BBE Boosta Grande which provides up to 20db of clean boost. A great value for a circuit as simple as a clean boost, its a great “on all the time” pedal. It goes strait to the input of my Bogner Ecstasy 101b with the ability to push its preamp for EVH tones or to coax more overdrive out of the amps Plexi Mode.
A large portion of my board is taken up by the Ecstasy footswitch which switches through its three channels with boost capabilities as well as a handy standby option to switch guitars and an effects loop switch.
The rest of the board is a part of the Ecstasy effects loop. Run in series the loops signal goes into a Mooer Ensemble King chorus which saves size in a big way and offers great tones courtesy of the MN3007 chip you can find in a much more expensive and highly sought after Boss CE-2. A several month long search for a delay pedal for the next box in line landed me a TC Electronics Transition delay. I don’t find myself taking advantage of TC’s Toneprint feature as often as I’d thought, due to its faithful reproduction of the 2290 digital delay in the stock settings. This is a fantastic delay that is relatively small but big on features such as a strum tap tempo, kill dry switch, a looper, and stereo outs. Its a perfect match in the Ecstasy’s loop keeping overdriven delays clear and articulate. The last effect in the loop is the Strymon Flint. One of the best pedals I have ever heard, the tremolo mixed with the amps Fender inspired clean channel just sounds perfect. Three different reverb settings can take me anywhere from blackface to super lush 80’s rack reverb. The Flint is a huge part of my sound and I think Strymon is the most exciting thing to happen to effects in years.
All my pedals are true bypass which is great for the short chains I have going. The overall mission was to create a clean board (cables are a little sloppy in the pic but its much cleaner now) with effects that have great value but don’t sacrifice tone. I use Monster Rock, Livewire Elite, and Dimarzio cable and power the board with a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2. The whole thing is low noise and sounds fantastic. Hope you like it too. Thanks,