Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Randall Hutchinson. 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.
Randall Hutchinson, Guitarist, formerly of Since the Beatdown. I’m not good at writing my own bio. I love making music. I’ve been playing with just a drummer lately, which has caused my pedalboard to double in size. I’m not complaining though. I play a vintage Epiphone Sheraton of an unknown year or a 2003 Gibson SG special faded into either a 1953 Silvertone Model 1333 amplifier, or a Rivera Knucklehead (100watt) through an old Laney 4×12 cabinet with white-ish tolex.
Signal path as follows:
Ibanez WD7 – A great diverse wah. I love its EQ, it’s tone-lok knobs, and how you only have to push it forward to turn it on and take your foot off to turn it off. Idiot proof.
Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss – I use this fuzz mostly for my lead tones. I run it at 18volts. It will cut through anything. Its a pretty aggressive fuzz.
Wren and Cuff Tall Font Russian – This is the best sounding Muff on the market. They paid a lot of attention to details when designing this circuit. It does everything well; leads, riffing, power chords, chugging. open notes…everything. Sounds amazing.
Mojo Hand FX Bluebonnet – This is one that I’m surprised didn’t become more popular. Nobody seemed to notice this great overdrive. It is a very open sounding OD, based on something Billy Gibbons might like.
Boss OC-3 Super Octave – I use this for looping ‘basslines’ from time to time. It may not track as well as some other octave pedals, but it works well enough for my use of it. It’s a Boss, so you know it’s built like a tank. In fact, this very pedal survived a fiery motorcycle crash.
Electro-Harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress – You can definitely pull off some Hendrix-esque and RHCP-like tones from this one. I run it’s stereo outs to each of my two delays for a little bit more texture in my repeats.
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy – A good, reliable delay with tap-tempo and awesome modulation. I love that it has its own effects loop, so you can add effects to its repeats for some really interesting sounds.
Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine – A really fun modulation pedal that is a challenge to rein in. Its a lot of fun to just let it do its thing though and puke some rainbows. What a crazy pedal.
Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter – Another under-appreciated pedal. This is an extremely versatile and amazing sounding tremolo pedal that is built like a tank. Those who know them, love them.
Boss RE-20 Space Echo – I only bought this because I got it at a price I couldn’t refuse. It has since become pretty indispensable to me. I love the sounds I’m able to get out of this echo/reverb. Plus, it has that very cool modulation trick it does when you hold its right pedal down.
TC Electronic Ditto – Everyone should have one of these amazing little loopers. It’s an incredible value. It’s pretty much an essential to me without a bassist.