Yesterday while refreshing my Facebook news feed, I came across an awesome update from Bob Mould talking about the performance on the Late Show w/David Letterman. I was bummed that I missed the performance on TV (I had no idea) but was stoked to catch video on YouTube.
I’ve done a pedalboard break down for Bob Mould in the past, but it looks like his board changed quite a bit over the last couple of years, and thought it would be cool to piece some of the pedals together. Unfortunately, I was only able to piece a few of the pedals, there are a couple of unidentified pedals, so if you could ID them (or Bob.. if you’re reading – can you help), I would be happy to update this post! I know there are a few of you Husker Du / Sugar / Bob Mould fans out there! Bob’s guitar tone is pretty signature!
Here is the performance:
Wow.. great performance! High energy.. that’s how you get it done on TV!
Here is the break down of pedals. Some were easily identifiable, others are harder to determine. The first question, but I think I’m write is the blue pedal on top row-left. I believe this is a Wampler Ego Compressor based on the color and position of the knobs. In the past Mould used a Boss CS-3 Compressor, and I’m not seeing that on this board version. Secondly, it appears to have a purple Boss pedal to the left of the tuner. My guess.. Boss BF-3 Flanger. The pedal on the top right of the board, is hard to see. It has a ‘Strymon’ type of enclosure with input/ouput at the top of the pedal, but not enough information to determine what it is.
Again, if you can identify any of the questions, please let me know. If you see something incorrect, please let me know. Or if you have something to say about this performance or Bob Mould, please feel free to comment below!
UPDATE: 2/8 I was just informed that the pedal on the top right of the board is a Mould Signature Tym Beauty and Ruin pedal. Here is a post talking about this pedal.