Today’s pedal line is from Kevin Anderson. 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 EffectsBay,I have a submission for Pedal Board Friday. I may have a two-for in our band we have two lead guitars and I could give you the lead singers’ guitar setup next week – if you wish. I’m an Architect so I intially drew this board up in cadd and included a snap of the cad dwg. Also is the band contact info at the end of this email. The body of the below text is also attached in doc format.Thx
Hi Kevin A.,I play with No. IL. band called 5Rounds ( www.reverbnation.com/5roundsband)
My Pedal board: Designed and built by myself, modified over the years to suit. The main idea has been to keep it relatively small, quick, flexible and portable. I purchased a mid-sized aluminum tool “briefcase” that was both perfect size, padded inside, had some storage, locking & looked good. A modification I made was to add an aluminum cased Loop-Master 5 loop w/Master By-Pass& Tuner-out pedal switch that is not “smart”, but greatly cuts down on the tap dancing. There are 2 (in/out for ea.) so I use GeogeL’s or cheap short patch cables – some 90 & some straight because of the tight area to plug into on the back of the LoopMaster. Everything is powered by a Gator Gbus-8 w/ (8) 9-volt & (3)18-volt separate supplies & mounted underneath. I used to use a single VisualSound 1-spot PS. I still kick in/out the main distortion/OD, and make small adjustments to pedals during a show, but mostly it’s a set & forget and just a tap, lower& closer by foot to activate. It’s all into 4×12 straight Celestion speaker cab and modded 22 watt tube Head with 2 channels & FX loop. A two channel setup allows use of amp’s tube overdrive on the 2nd lead channel and a cleaner setting on the 1st channel. To use Fx loop complicates my setup somewhat as only a portion of the effects are going thru the amp fx loop.
So the chain is; the guitar into a PitchBlack Tuner (I like more than the Boss Tu3, & others) it also acts as a mute and is not in the LoopMaster Tuner specific input. That is then routed underneath (for clean above board look) to the main Overdrive pedal FullTone GT-500 (I love this) Two Ch OD pedal, with sep controls for vol/Distort & Bass/M/Treble on each ch. This then route back out and goes to a DigiTech Jammman solo XT Looper and to the front end input of the amp. Sometimes lately I’ve also been using a BBE SonicMax at the front input too. The board effects are the modulations that are all input to the LoopMaster and out to the amp Fx loop. They are a FullTone Ultimate Octave w/ both Octave up & a most nasty dirty distortion sep/both, a BBE MindBender dual Vibrato/Phaser, a cheap Fab Flanger (sounds good), a TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Looper pedal (great!) I have other pedals that sometimes switch in, lend out & or are in the process of modding. I’ve tried the two separate distortion pedals and none are as good for me as the flexibility & great sound of a two-in one like the FullTone GT500. All of this on (mostly) a 16″x12″ platform. Tube amp mods were tube swaps (pre & power), a few resistor/cap mods and original transformer swaps for Mercury Mag’s. Who knew that just 22 watts could sound so flippin’ good and powerful when needed.
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