Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Kyle Viana. 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.
My signal goes into the TC Electronic Poly Tune 2 Noir, into the EP Booster, to the EH Soul Food, Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini, EH LPB-1 Nano, and finally into an EH Holy Grail Nano. From there it goes into the clean channel of my Peavey 6505 combo. I play a range of Rock & Roll in my band, going back and forth between rhythm and leads, which is why I have mostly gain pedals on the board.
The EP Booster is an “always-on” pedal that pushes my the output of my OD pedals as well as my amp. It has a very dynamic response that lets me go from clean to break-up. It really fattens up my two OD pedals. The Soul Food is for light OD, the Mini TS for moderate drive tones, and stacking all three gives me a really nice saturation. The LPB-1 is there strictly for leads/solos. It’s actually a fantastic boost pedal, despite what it’s modest price tag might suggest. It doesn’t fatten up your tone like the EP Booster does, instead it’s a bit more open to my ears and seems to accent my high-mids and treble a touch, which is great for a solo.
Then there’s the EH Holy Grail. I keep it on the hall setting and use it for some great ambiance. Keeping it after the LPB-1 in the chain sounds MUCH better than placing it before it when I have both pedals engaged. Still waiting to pull the trigger on a delay pedal, but for now the Holy Grail substitutes for any spot we use delay on a recording.
Check out my band Hurry Home at www.hurryhome.bandcamp.com
– Kyle Viana