Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Tiago Pedroso. 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.
This is an update to my previous entry: http://www.effectsbay.com/2014/10/pedal-line-friday-103-tiago-pedroso/.
11 months later, my board has grown (and changed) quite a bit, mainly because I’ve since started gigging with our band Urso Bardo (http://ursobardo.com/) and some changes/additions “had” to be made. I won’t get into details about the pedals that were described last year for the sake of relevance, so here is the line: I play an Epiphone Sorrento (62 Reissue) and a Guild Starfire V (newark reissue) into:
1) Dunlop cry baby mini: my first wha and the latest addition to the board. Used in vintage mode. Cuts a lot of bass from the signal but I find this really doesn’t bother me in the band mix.
2) TC Electronic Polytune mini: same as last year
3) Wampler Black 65: was here last year and is still going strong but currently I use it mostly to level and EQ the Epiphone.
4) Death By Audio Reverberation Machine: wonder box. It’s a wild beast, that mixes gain with reverb in the most decayed, weird and wonderful way. Also love how it sounds when fed into the drives.
5) Caroline Guitar Co. Wave Cannon MKII: distortion pedal. Tried fuzz before on this spot, but for our sound this just works better. Was looking for something a bit more hairy than the Gain Changer, and the Wave Cannon fits the bill. Wasn’t love at first sight: I had to tweak a lot of knobs and try different combinations until I could find a setting I was comfortable with. Bass cut is very useful, allowing the pedal to cater for different pickups/tunings.
6) Barber Gain Changer: Still here from last year. Still the best drive I’ve ever used.
7) Barber Barb EQ: another one from last year.
8) Caroline Guitar Co. Kilobyte Delay: game changer for me. I’ve never been a big delay fan before this guy. I tried different flavours: DL4, Dispatch master (on my board last year), El Capistan, Black fountain and although those pedals are great, the kilobyte is simply my thing. Havoc is a very creative tool.
10) TC Electronics Ditto X2: I was previously using a Boss RC-2 looper, great for home use but not so great for stage looping (something I do twice in a set) so I sold the Boss and moved \u2018up’ to the ditto. Miss the memories of the Boss to record ideas on the fly, but otherwise this is a great looper. Half speed and dedicated stop switch = win.
11) Barber Launch Pad. Yes, I love barber pedals. This one lets me use both channels of the DRRI in phase. Can also be used as a DI or as a boost or as a channel switcher on a dual input amp. Also use it at home to plug headphones into for silent practice and to connect my board directly to the laptop.
That’s it. Really happy with this setup and I hope I can keep everything on the Pedaltrain 2 for a long time.
You can check out our music at: