Todayâ€™s pedal line is from Andrew Droogsma. If you have a pedal line (doesnâ€™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 Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
My name is Andrew and I frequent Effects Bay and many other gear sites. Gear is my addiction, to my wife’s dismay (there are worse addictions, right??).
I am the singer and guitarist for post-punk band Cardboard Kingdoms (cardboardkingdoms.bandcamp.com and Facebook.com/cardboardkingdoms) as well as my newest forray, which is in the vein of Queens of the Stone Age and is yet to have any music released (keeping the band name under wraps until we start recording and booking). I also play solo (andrewdavidmusic.bandcamp.com) which usually just involves me plugging my jaguar directly into my amp with some reverb.
I stick my pedals to a pedaltrain JR with the voodoo labs pp+2 mounted on the underside to provide power and George L patch cables to string my boxes together. I use planet waves custom series cables. Pretty standard stuff, but definitely worth investing in.
I pick and strum my fingers on a cherry red Fender Jaguar with matching red headstock, mustang bridge and fender vintage jag pickups which I run into a Vox ac15c1-v-rd (celestion v-type speaker) that is also red to match my jaguar. Can’t get much sexier than that.
As a singer, I try to keep my toe-tapping simple so that I can concentrate on playing and singing while trying to put on a good show.
Pedal chain is as follows:
Whammy 5th gen – replaced my boss oc-3 (also a fantastic pedal) for thickness and weirdness with the expression pedal. I live on the harmonize octave up/down setting.
Tc electronic polytune mini – small, accurate, true bypass.
Hofner fuzz – weird fuzz pedal I found for cheap that is almost distortion-like, replaced my modded boss ds-1. Sounds warm and full, without being a clone or sounding “vintage.”
Mxr blue box – replaced my big muff because it’s less noisy and doesn’t sound “vintage.” almost always just on the fuzz setting, no sub-octave unless I’m getting weird. Great spastic gated fuzz that’s very full sounding, wish it had a tone knob.
Jhs prestige – replaced my exotic EP booster (also fantastic) and it’s always on. Plus it’s a buffer, which is important when running 30ft cable and some pedals.
Earthquaker devices dispatch master – creates subtle space or walls of ambience. Can do verb/delay separately or combined. It’s my love, and I’m constantly messing with the knobs.