Today we’re going to talk about Ed O’Brien Pedalboard! Ed O’Brien is the guitarist for the great band, Radiohead. He is well known for his use of guitar pedals, and the Radiohead recordings throughout the years illustrates the very beautiful use of effects in their sound.
On a personal level, I began to appreciate Radiohead much later. For some reason I couldn’t “get it”, and I’m even talking about their classic 2000 album – Kid A. All of my friends were totally into Radiohead, but for whatever reason, it just wasn’t clicking with them. About 5 years ago, I finally understood Radiohead and began to play catch up! Strange how that can happen with a few bands. I’m glad that I didn’t completely give up on them. Now, I greatly appreciate the band!
If you’re not familiar with Ed in particular, watch this great interview video where Ed talks about his Strats, Vibro King amps and effects:
I was super excited to see the guys at GigRig posting a couple of photos of O’Brien’s live pedalboard. The guys at GigRig were kind enough to let me re-post those photos. If you haven’t checked out GigRig, I would highly recommend giving them a look. I see their QuarterMaster true bypass strip on a few ‘star’ boards (see Foals)
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah
GigRig Generator Modular Power Supply
GigRig Cinco Cinco Patch Bay
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (vintage)
Pigtronix Infinity Looper
Pigtronix Infinity Remote Switch
TC Electronic Polytune
Korg SDD-3000 Delay
Moer Eleclady Flanger
J Rocket Archer
Dean Markley Overlord
Please let me know if you see anything incorrect. Also, let me know what you think of Radiohead, Ed O’Brien or this board by commenting below! Let’s get a discussion going!