Today’s pedal line is from Mhyk Monroe. 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.
Hey there. My name is Mhyk, I play guitar in an instrumental post-metal trio from Denver called Cult of the Lost Cause (cultofthelostcause.bandcamp.com).
We pull from a lot of different influences to achieve our end result, and pedals have always been something I’ve been interested in as tools to add different shades to music. I’m a fan of stompboxes all the way; nothing against people who dig digital modelers, I’ve just always preferred boxes.
My primary pedal board goes with my Mesa Dual Rectifier amp, and is arranged so that my amp controller can sit in the arrangement.
My secondary board goes with my Peavey 5150 II, and is also arranged so that the footswitch sits in the pedalboard.
The routes are as follows:
Mesa Board: guitar to Polytune mini to Ernie Ball Volume Jr to Dunlop Wah (w/ Fasel) to Fuzzrocious Man the Ramparts Overdrive to Boss MetalZone 2 to Saturnworks effects looper (effects loop in Saturnworks chain: MXR Phase 90
to Boss Tremolo to ElectroHarmonix Holy Grail Reverb to Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo to TC Electronic Flashback Delay/Looper to Akai HeadRush Looper/Delay); out of effects loop to Boss Digital Dimension Chorus to Boss Noise Suppressor to amp. This board is on a PedalTrain Pro, powered by a Voodoo PedalPower 8 mounted underneath.
The Digital Dimension is the best chorus I’ve ever heard and is always on in my chain; the Ram the Manparts is my favorite OD and I use it in conjuction with the MetalZone as gain boosts for various parts.
Peavey Board: guitar to Mooer BabyTuner to Ernie Ball Volume Jr to Dunlop Classic Wah to BlackArts Destroyer Fuzz to Keeley Bypass Looper (effects loop in Keeley chain: MXR Carbon Copy Delay to Boss SuperPhaser to Hardwire/Digitech RV7 Stereo Reverb to Boss DD-5 Digital Delay to TC Electronic Ditto Looper); out of effects loop to MXR Analog Chorus to Boss Equalizer to Boss Noise Suppressor to amp. This board is on a RoadCases USA floor board, powered by a BBE SupaCharger clean power source.
The Carbon Copy is an amazing delay pedal with an beautiful signal; and the BlackArts is a crushing fuzz pedal.
Not in the chain I also have an ElectroHarmonix Little BigMuff, an Ibanez PH-7 PhatHed Bass Overdrive, a Boss Bass OverDrive, an Ibanez CH7 Chorus/Flanger, an Ibanez SoundTank PowerLead fuzz pedal, and an Ibanez TS9 TubeScreamer. I think some of the Ibanez pedals are drastically underrated for the price and are built like tanks, so I tend to grab them when I see good deals on them.
– Mhyk Monroe/Cult of the Lost Cause