Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Kevin Frank. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Thanks for running such a great site! I love getting inspiration from what other musicians are doing out there.
I would like to submit my own board…
My name is Kevin Frank, and I’m the guitarist/singer for Acadian, an indie rock band from Chicago.
I play rhythm, lead, an ambient guitar parts, sometimes in the same song…so I need a really versatile board. The other thing that makes my board unique is the monochromatic color scheme. All of my guitars and amps are white, as are all the other instruments in my band. Many of my favorite pedals happen to be white or grey already, and over time I’ve upgraded the bright colored pedals to white versions. For example, I upgraded my red MXR Dyna Comp to the white MXR Custom Comp.
I play an Epiphone Les Paul Custom (Alpine White) with Gibson ’57 pickups and a Fender Standard Telecaster (Arctic White) with Vintage Noiseless pickups through a Vox AC15 (custom white tolex) with a Celestion Greenback 12″ speaker. Fulltone cables. Pedal Train Fly (white) board. Voodoo Labs Pedal Power.
MXR Custom Comp – always on, levels out the signal and adds sustain.
Ernie Ball Volume Jr – used mostly for ambient swells and as a kill switch.
Boss TU-2 Tuner – from the dedicated tuner out from the Volume Jr pedal.
Fulltone OCD – my go-to overdrive. Adds boost and grit.
MXR EVH Anniversary Edition Phase 90 – I use this on a few lead parts, with the speed turned almost all the way down. I have to admit, I only upgraded to this pedal from my old block Phase 90 because of the awesome white black paint job!
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay – my trusty delay of choice, for ambient and lead parts. Will probably upgrade to the stereo DD-7 soon.
Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master – this is undoubtedly the secret weapon on my board. Combination reverb and delay. Perfect for epic sounds and ambient textures.
TC Electronics Ditto Looper – great little looper that doesn’t take up too much space.
ISP Technologies Decimator II Noise Reducer – to clean up any ground hum from poorly wired venues.
My Vox footswitch is also on my board, adding decent reverb and tremolo options.
Thanks so much!