Today’s pedal line is from Bill Scherer. 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 play bass, mostly fretless, not in a band. I jam with friends and my son. Signal path is: bass > TC Electronics Polytune mini > 3Leaf Wonderlove > EHX Soul Preacher. In the effects loop of the Wonderlove is DIY fuzz pedal and a Boss PQ-3B. It is all powered by a DIY regulated nine volt supply.
It has been a slow evolution to this point, with various fuzzes and filters. The Wonderlove is near perfection; the effects loop is genius. I tried the MXR El Grande bass fuzz and the Way Huge Swollen Pickle, but the fuzz I made delivers the tone I want without the low end dropping out like so many others. The Soul Preacher does an ok job, after setting the internal trim pot properly, and keeping to lower settings. It is the next pedal to be replaced, when I discover the right compressor for me. The eq is the oldest pedal on the board, and I have no complaints about it; it is quiet and effective. The tuner is new, and works perfectly. Lastly, the board is diy. Two pieces of pine and some industrial velco. It all fits into a backpack for easy travel.
Thanks for considering my board and also for effectsbay.com!