This morning I came across another great post by Otis Bartholomew (@otisserie). I always assumed that Otis was J’s guitar tech, but now I understand that is incorrect. He posted this photo showing Marc Seedorf (who is the guitar tech of J) showing off J’s new updated ‘flying’ board.
If you’re familiar with Dinosaur Jr. and J, you know he rides with a lot of pedals, but on occasion he literally needs to fly for a gig or special guest appearance. When that happens, he can’t take the full set up. So this mini board provides him the bare essentials for Dino tone.
I love seeing a board like this when you know what the full set up is all about. It shows what is important, and shows what the best options are in the mini set up.
J Mascis Flying Board (Mini-Board)
Analogman Beeno Boost (mini)
Mooer Hustle Drive
(Dead)fx I Canâ€™t Feel My Face Super-Fuzz
D-Sound Ramâ€™s Head Muff
Ibanez Analog Delay ADMINI
Mooer ElecLady Flang
TC Electronic Polytune 2 Mini
On the Instagram post, there were a couple of questions regarding the position of the Polytune. Typically, the tuner would be first, but on this board it is last. Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth fame) asked this and Otis replied – “otisserie: @leeranaldo yup for more Fuzz Gnar, try it you’ll like it Lee!”
Let me know what you think by commenting below!
6 years ago
Apart from the ElecLady, I have the DeadFx Super-Fuzz and I have to say that it is a beast of a pedal.
Makes me want to have the rest of the pedals, for sure it must sound great!Reply
6 years ago
Very nice pedal board set up indeed!Reply
4 years ago
You can hear this little piece of board on this Noisey vid from YT :
Anyway, it’s a Kool Thing (lol) to see that his signature Squier model is not just an endorsement but actually a gear that he uses in any way.
BTW, I also saw a lot of people using it on stage like Tame Impala, or Kurt Vile.Reply