Todayâ€™s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Michael SchloÃŸnagel. 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.
Pedal Line Friday – 10/4 – Michael SchloÃŸnagel
My name is Michael SchloÃŸnagel and I’m from Germany. I am the bassplayer of the band Soulution. I am also into recording. My previous projects can be found be found on facebook as well: DeadCatz Productions.
I built my pedalboard/case myself. It is entirely made of aluminum and can be changed from a suitcase to a board.
I am playing a Music Man Stingray HS going into the board, which is going directly into the input of my Hartke HA3500 head.
All my pedals, except the Korg Pitchblack Mini, are going into separate loops of the Carl Martin Octa-Switch MKIII. The Pitchblack Mini is right before the input of the Octa-Switch and can therefore be used to mute the whole rig. The output of the Octa-Switch goes into a Palmer PLI-01 line isolation box before the signal leaves the board. All pedals are powered by a CIOKS DC-10 power supply.
Clean: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack. This is my basic sound, which is actually far from clean. Those pedals are used in all my effect combinations to preserve tonal consistency. The VXL Bass Attack is set for a nice overdrive with a lot of high frequencies. The level of the pedal is set to saturate the tube preamp of the head.
Drive: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Darkglass Electronics B7K -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack. Wait…. preamp into preamp into preamp? Correct! Why? Because it kicks ass!
Flanger: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack -> TC Electronics Vortex.
Reverb: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack -> AMT Electronics Reverberry. The reverb slightly boosts the low end of the signal and adds a bit of shimmer to the highs.
Chaos: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Darkglass Electronics Duality -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack -> TC Electronics Vortex. The combination of the fuzz and the flanger results in an almost synth-like effect. Although unexpected things can happen, because of the self oscillation of the fuzz and the flanger depending on the notes or chords. Discordances are especially interesting.
Fuzz: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Darkglass Electronics Duality -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack.
Delay: Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor -> Hartke VXL Bass Attack -> BOSS CEB-3 -> TC Electronics Flashback. The Flashback is set to a nice tape delay with around 3 audible repeats. The CEB-3 is only used to get rid of certain low frequencies, which, in my opinion, do not work well with delays.
The 8th loop is currently unassigned.
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