Todayâ€™s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Dean Sabatino. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Pedal Line Friday – 3/10 – Dean Sabatino
Here’s my insane monster pedal board. What makes this particularly ridiculous is that I’m mostly known as a drummer and I’ve been playing the tubs with The Dead Milkmen for 33 years. I only got my first electric guitar in 2005 (Tele 72 Custom reissue) and my first pedals about 3 years ago (the Moog Drive and Ring). As you can see I’ve collected a few more pedals. I also have a lovely 2016 Les Paul 60s Tribute that I made some cosmetic changes to.
I wanted pedals for the guitars but also for running synths through as I have released several instrumental solo albums on Bandcamp that I record in my home studio.
Pedalboard Signal Chain:
INPUT > Ernie Ball MVP > MXR Dyna Comp > MXR EQ > JHS Muffaletta > Tube Screamer Mini > Wampler Euphoria > Fulltone OCD > Moog Drive > Moog Ring > Boss BC-2 > Xotic EP Booster > MXR Carbon Copy > Strymon El Capistan > Strymon Mobius > Strymon Blue Sky > OUTPUT
The Boss TU-3 is connected to the separate “Tuner Out” on the MVP and the little Strymon box is used as a “Favorite” switch on the El Capistan.
You’ll find plenty of gear photos and Dead Milkmen tour pictures on my Instagram here:
I also play in an instrumental band called “I Think Like Midnight”. We’re in the middle of recording our second album – we hope to have it out later in 2017.