Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Ryan Eastwood. 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.
Love this feature on your site. Attached are some pics of my board(s). The routing is probably more interesting than the pedals themselves. Thanks for considering my set-up for the site!
I use the following set-up for my band Spines out of Atlanta, GA. We are a female fronted rock band with some post punk, noise, atmospheric type elements. Check us out at spines.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/spinesspinesspines, twitter.com/spinesspines,or www.soundcloud.com/spinesmusic! We have a new single(Hands High) and 7″ available shortly at the bandcamp site.
Telecaster Plus -> Korg Pitchblack -> EHX Freeze -> Radial Bones ABY amp swticher -> Amp line A and Amp Line B
Amp Line A -> Wobo double looper: Loop A(Lovepedal Kalamazoo -> Fulltone OCD -> Devi Ever Bit Mangler -> EHX POGII), Loop B(Boss FV-100 volume pedal -> Line 6 M9 & Mission Engineering expression pedal) -> Pedal Monster Klon
Klone -> Princeton Reverb
Amp Line B -> Boss PS-5 -> Analogman AR20DL -> Boss DD6 -> Mesa 5:25
Digitech JamMan Stereo -> P.A.
I like this routing right now, b/c it lets me do a lot of different things relatively quickly in a one guitar band.
Korg Pitchblack – It’s a tuner, not much to say. Looks sleek, is accurate and easy to read.
EHX Freeze – I use this for a long drone at the beginning of a song. and alter it using the rest of the board.
Radial Bones ABY Amp Switcher – I use this to switch between the 2 lines going to my different amps. Has a phase switch and I have found it to be less noisy than when I used a Morley ABY.
Wobo Double Looper – Indispensable for me. The middle inverse button is great as I can just hit it and go from the dirt side(a) to the delay/mod/reverb/etc side(b) in one tap. Also, if both loops are on, that button will turn both off and vice versa.
Lovepedal Kalamazoo – Versatile overdrive that I use for a more transparent, just breaking up sound. It really cuts through the mix. I stack it with the OCD to a big solo/feedback sound.
Fulltone OCD – Creamy overdrive that is a great base tone used on a lot of our songs. Substantial but not too in your face, at least in the way I use it.
Devi Ever Bit Mangler – 2 fuzzes in one. One side is a vintage fuzz master style that I use most often. The other side is the bit style fuzz. The bit fuzz is a huge sound, but doesn’t sustain. I’ve heard that it is good for video game type sounds. It also has some noise and chaos switches if you want to get glitchy as well as a central tone/filter type control.
EHX POGII – Amazing pedal that I use mainly for pitch up and organ/keyboard type sounds. The attack control really separates it from other pedals IMO
FV-100 Volume pedal – Does it’s job. Has a good sweep
Line 6 M9 – Couldn’t live without it at this point. I use a lot of delay as well as tremolo, filter, and even pitch effects off of it. Setting up scenes is critical for me as well as the tap tempo changing the tempo for all effects on the M9 being used at the same time. For all it can do, I really don’t think you can beat the value on the M9.
Mission Engineering Expression Pedal -> Love this thing. The sweep is so accurate and you can actually see it when you are setting the parameters/effects you want to alter on the M9. Another reason to love the M9 – one expression pedal changing multiple things at once.
Pedal Monster Klon Klone – I use this to just goose the Princeton Reverb so that it has a little more heft to it.
Boss PS-5 – I use this for an octave up pitch/harmonizing on a couple of our songs for the Mesa hi-gain amp.
Analogman AR20DL – Great analog delay which I mainly use for feedback/noise sweeps while sustaining a note with the Freeze pedal.
Boss DD6 – This is not used very often, unless I want some delay on the hi-gain mesa tone. I mainly use the warp feature for noise breaks or outros. It can do a lot, but the delays are so much easier to control on the M9.
Digitech JamMan Stereo – Used for stored loops for between song atmosphere at shows and the occasional intro sound.
There you have it. The Princeton line is the main sound used and I will switch to or add the Mesa if I want a high gain cutting tone. With both going at the same time I will freeze a note and then have different effects going on each amp line that I can alter in real time if I am trying to get really noisy/psychedelic with it. Thanks for checking it out!