Todayâ€™s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Kyle Viana. If you have a pedal line (doesnâ€™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 Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Here’s my pedalboard. The routing is pretty easy to follow.
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
7 years ago
It always makes me wonder why anyone would own an amp with such awesome distortion as the 6505 and then only use the clean channel and get dirt from pedals and the usually-dubious practice of "stacking" overdrives together. It just seems foolish or even stupid. Stacking is far noisier than using a single gain pedal for a given amount of dirt, and with the many dynamic dirt pedals out there that go from light to extreme distortion with a twist of your volume knob, it is not necessary either. But hey I guess if it works for someone, who am I to judge? Sorry. Rant over.Reply