Today’s pedal line is from Donna King. 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. My name is Donna King. I have been playing electric guitar since 1982. I am from beautiful East Tennessee, USA and his is my pedal board. The order of the chain that I run these in through the effects loop of my Marshall DSL is this: BBE Sonic Stomp > Joyo Noise Gate > Way Huge Havalina > MXR eVh Phase 90 > Mr. Black Eterna Gold > TC Electronic Flashback > Electro Harmonics Freeze nano > TC Electronic Ditto
*On the front of the amp I run a Boss SD-1W Waza Craft (overdrive) > wireless system > amp with a South Creek Audio brand cable. For those that don’t know this, an overdrive pedal does nothing but muddy the water (so to speak) if you ever run one in effects loop. Believe me this is not a desired sound! To push the amp and overdrive the tubes you have to run it straight to the front of the amp! 🙂
I find after some experimentation that this is the most effective and best sounding means to run these pedals for me. The reason I like my effects pedals are: The BBE sonic stop just makes everything sound better! It seems that no one can really say why this is but honestly the sonic stop just improves note clarity, and definition of whatever I play. The Joyo noise gate stops any amp hum when I use the high gain channel on my amp. The Havelina fuzz is the best sounding, creamiest fuzz I have ever heard. It’s not Buzzy like some. The MXR eVh phase 90 is just a beautiful sweeping but controllable phaser that plays nice with other pedals! Mr. Black’s Eterna Gold reverb pedal is simply amazing! The shimmer knob lets you dial in some crazy-good “choir from the Heavens” effect which is quite mesmerizing & beautiful when I play through my amp’s clean channel. The TC electronic flashback delay has every kind of delay sound that anyone could want. I prefer the tape delay or mod delay setting. The electro harmonic’s Freeze nano is perfect when I want to freeze a note or chord I’ve just played and hold it and definitely while I play lead over that held chord or note! It gets me creative really quickly! The TC electronic ditto looper is an easy to use looping pedal that does what it’s supposed to very simply. Loop!
*For powering my pedal board I use a Modtone Power Plant power supply that is mounted under by board with velcro. All of my cables are South Creek Audio brand, oxygen-free copper, shielded cables. In my experience these are of the highest quality and are very reasonably priced and ruggedly made!