Sarah Lipstate of Noveller is a fantastic guitar player. One of my favs for sure. She utilizes loopers and pile of pedals to create pure mesmerizing sonic art. Like I mentioned, to create the sound-scape, she needs a variety of pedals from drives to modulation to delays to reverbs and controlling it all with her Boomerang Phrase Sampler. When these stack up, real estate on the pedalboard gets limited. Normally, when she’s on tour, it’s not a big deal, but currently she’s on tour in Europe (check out the dates).
Here is an example of her board during her 2014 dates.
For this tour, she thought she’d be creative and downsize the board – without compromising her tools too much. That is a tall order, so I was very curious what came out of it. Sarah sent over the following photo and I think she did an amazing job pulling off the shrinking pedalboard!
Henretta Engineering Mr. White boost
Henretta Engineering Bluebird fuzz
Ernie Ball Volume Jr.
Boss PS-5 Supershifter
Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master delay/reverb
Boomerang III Phrase Sampler looper
Henretta is an interesting change. Very, very small footprint. Smart. Eventide H9.. very smart.
For those of you not familiar with Noveller, she was on tour with St. Vincent this year (awesome gig). Here is a great video called “Almost Alright”
Let me know what you think by commenting below!