Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Alex Price. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
You had asked that I submit my pedalchain for the Friday feature so here it is!
Signal chain is:
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe wah
TC Electronic Polytune 2
Xotic SP compressor
Empress tremolo 2
Dunlop High Gain volume
Electro Harmonix B9 organ machine
Electro Harmonix POG nano
TC Electronic Corona chorus
Strymon Bluesky reverb
It runs in stereo. Left channel goes to my Fender Blues Deluxe reissue and the right (for the organ and octave sounds) usually goes to a PA. It’s a crazy setup but I love using it for ambient music with my TC Electronic Flashback X4 looper. I think the B9 pedal sounds so unique in the mix. It’s also nice taking it out on jazz gigs. Between the chorus, POG, B9, and tremolo pedals, I can get a pretty authentic organ sound as long as I sit back in the mix.
Something else I do that is kind of unique is putting the volume pedal after the overdrive. This lets me get all the distortion I need and then maintain a comfortable volume without losing the sound that the song calls for. I did this because I play for musicals pretty often and the focus is not always on us. Sometimes you have to play under dialogue and I wanted to be able to keep the intensity of my tone at lower volumes.
Additionally, I use this pedalboard with my electric violin. Everything on here I have chosen because it works well with both instruments and I like to keep my options open when the bandleader calls the next chart.
There it is! I’ll send a couple pictures along for your posting!