Today’s pedal line is from Adrian Furby. 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.
Hi there – having finally gotten my pedalboard into the kind of order I’ve wanted for a while now, I thought I’d share it with you. I play in a surf rock band (not that 60’s twangy stuff – modern guitar music) and we use texture a lot to get different feels and sounds, so there’s a bit of variation on my board.
I thought hard about placement as well, as I frequently change from one pedal to the other during a song, so I need the right amount of space on the board. Pedals that are ‘always on’ go on the top row, pedals that get a bit of action during a song are on the bottom row.
I’ve used a Pedaltrain 2 as the board, with a T-Rex Classic power supply mounted underneath.
1. Xotic Effects SP Compressor – this is a ‘usually on’ pedal and really adds a nice dimension to my overall sound. The Blend knob in particular is a nice touch on this pedal.
2. AMT Japanese Girl Wah – small form factor, rugged, three different sweep ranges, a light that goes on when the pedal is on. I love this wah – it’s the best wah I’ve ever used, and plays really nicely with my dirt pedals.
3. Lastgasp Art Labs Angelring Boost – I tend to leave this on all the time, as it adds a nice amount of dirt into my sound, but cleans up nicely as well.
4. Lastgasp Art Labs Type 88 Super-oscillo Fuzz – this is my standard dirt pedal. I prefer fuzz to distortion as it’s a little more unruly and interesting. In the past I’ve added an expression pedal to this, for crazy sounds.
5. Guyatone VT-2 Vintage Tremolo – I’ve had this for years, it just works, and I can’t see any reason to change it. I use it a lot in this band.
6. Strymon El Capistan – you need a great delay, and this is the best delay I have ever used. Such a great range of sounds, the tap tempo is great, and paired with a Roland EV5 expression pedal it is fantastic.
7. SolidgoldFX Surfrider Reverb – another ‘always on’ pedal – this reverb is really versatile. You have to try one out.
8. TC Electronic Polytune Mini – Being able to strum and see the state of every string and then just tune the ones that are actually out is a great time saver during gigs. Drop-D option is good too.
And yes that’s my Gretsch DuoJet and Fender DuoSonic II behind the board.