Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Aaron Tap. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Hello! I’m a longtime big fan of Effects Bay. I’ve learned of and acquired much cool stuff through your posts and I thank you for that. Most of the year, I’m a touring side player for some pop artists, most often singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson. But I recently released an album of my own band – Frank Shirts – that features some of my more self-indulgent guitar stuff and I thought it would be a swell time to share my pedal board, if you would be so kind.
The board relies heavily on the DPC-5 to make everything easily switchable and combinable. My main signal path starts with a Yamaha SG1000 or SG1500 guitar, with the most-used pedals being the Cross Overdrive (a great, wide-ranging, natural-sounding overdrive) and Panther Delay. The POG and DD-7 are in the same loop, for ambient and reverse-delay overkills.
My main amp is a New Vintage Retribution 30. For Frank Shirts, I rely heavily on the JC-120’s Vibrato channel, so I am using Alexander Pedals’ Equilibrium to take that place. I use vib where most people would choose tremolo. I find that it’s creepier that way. Tone Reaper and Talons are for lead stuff, hateful and/or soaring, respectively. Fishman is for acoustic guitar though I am currently using it – with great results – as a D/I for my Fender Bass VI.
This track is the most effects-laden (featuring the Montreal Assembly CT5 delay at the end): https://soundcloud.com/aaron-tap/resigned
Disaster Area DPC-5 loop switcher
MI Cross Overdrive
Source Audio Programmable EQ
JHS Panther Delay
Alexander Equilibrium Tremolo/Vibrato
Earthquaker Tone Reaper
TC Electronics Arena (aka Hall of Fame)
Sonic Research Turbo Tuner
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr.
Fishman Platinum Pro EQ