Today I wanted to talk about Eric Johnson Pedalboard. Unfortunately, there was an opportunity to me see him perform with Mike Stern here in my hometown, but things didn’t work out. I always regret these decisions… but they sometimes don’t work out.
I remember the mid-90s when I really exploring guitar. So many players. So many styles. A young guitarist can sometimes be lost in the epic amount of influences and directions you can explore. During that time, I’ve had other guitarists introduce me to Vai, Satriani, etc… and when you usually mention those two, you have to include Eric Johnson in that mix of virtuoso guitar. When I think of Eric Johnson, I think of Strats and Fuzz faces. They guy has tone for days
Check out this video submitted by bnewman004 – Eric Johnson at Saucer Studios – 2010 Up Close out takes – Part 2. He goes into his gear a bit, etc:
There have been a lot of talk about his gear over the years, and there have been many photos of his board. He even talks about his gear on his website, but overall, the information on the web, etc is out of date. It appears that recently he’s added some changes to the board, so when he posted a photo of his board on Facebook (February 2015), I wanted to repost and talk about it.
Here is a break down of Eric Johnson’s Pedalboard. I did have trouble identifying one pedal, the pedal right of theTS808 Tube Screamer. At one point, there was a Strymon BlueSky close to that location, so it’s possible that this could be a ‘verb, but I have a feeling it’s a booster/overdrive. If you know, please comment below.
Butler Audio Tube Driver
Mr. Black Tunnleworm
Dunlop Eric Johnson Fuzz Face
Catalinbread Belle Epoch
Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer (vintage)
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah GCB-95
2 Mini True Bypass or A/B Switches
1 Reg True Bypass or A/B Switch
Electro-Harmonix Memory Man (vintage)
Boss DD-2 Delay
TC Electronic Chorus+ Flanger SCF
Please let me know what you think of Eric Johnson or his pedalboard by commenting below. Also, if you see anything incorrect, or can help identify any missing pedals, please let me know by commenting and I’ll update the post!
UPDATE 2/19 – Looks like the missing pedal is a Catalinbread Belle Epoch!