It was probably the Fall or Winter of 1991 when I was introduced to the band Ride. The album was Nowhere and the song that locked it in for me – Vapour Trail. At that time I was pretty into the post-punk / goth stuff, and was looking for something heavier, yet with strong melody. Was I was looking for was shoegaze… but that term wasn’t invented yet. Ride was one of the first bands that took me into that direction.
I was extremely excited to see on one of the gear/music related Facebook groups that I was following that someone was able to capture some pedalboard photos of Mark Gardener and Andy Bell of Ride! Because of that, i would like to do a quick write up of their boards.
First, check out this video of their recent reunion tour. This is a live in-the-studio performance at KCRW.
The following photos were provided by Michael Curran. Thanks Michael!
Andy Bell’s Pedalboards
Here is the break down of pedals:
Buddy Guy BG-95 Wah
?? Unknown Boss Pedal (Please help identify)
Origin Effects Cali76 Limiting Amplifier
MXR M-133 Micro Amp
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Reverb
Ibanez CP-9 Compressor
Mark Gardener’s Pedalboards
Let me know what you think about Ride, their pedals, or if you have any clue on the unidentified Boss on Andy’s board by commenting below!