Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Erik Rodriguez (Erbear). 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.
Pedal Line Friday – 4/7 – Erik Rodriguez (Erbear)
Hello! This is my Pedal Line Friday Submission.
My name is Erik Rodriguez and I play guitar/everything else in my ambient project Erbear.
I play a heavily modified Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster into the following board:
– DIY Pedal Order Switcher ->
– Loop 1: Hardwire RV7 Reverb -> Earthbound Audio Supercollider Fuzz -> Montreal Assembly Count to 5 -> EHX Freeze -> Dwarfcraft Wizard of Pitch -> Make Sounds Loudly Filter/Sample Hold -> Dwarfcraft Minivan delay -> Zvex Instant Lofi Junky -> Ibanez DE7 delay -> Make Sounds Loudly Valyrian Doom reverb
– Loop 2: Line6 DL4 delay/looper
– – >To amp (Vox AC4TV)
My Pedal Order Switcher allows me to move my DL4 to either the beginning or end of my chain. The idea behind my board is to be able the endlessly re-sample my own playing using the DL4 Looper and the Count to 5’s mode 3 which is a looper that can play a loop at three different speeds/pitches
A common technique I use is to have my DL4 at the end of my chain, record a loop onto my CT5, affect that loop with the various other pedals in my chain and record the output into a loop on the DL4. Then using the Pedal Order Switch I move the DL4 to the front of my chain, record a new loop onto the CT5, move the DL4 to the end of the chain, overdub the output from the CT5 onto the DL4, and back and forth forever!
I can get a wide variety of sounds since both loopers are capable of playing octave down, octave up, and reverse. The CT5 mode 3 has three independent playbacks. So I can have the first playing at the same pitch as recorded, then add the second in an octave up, then add the third as a perfect fourth to get a nice suspended chord asynchronous loop.
I released an album this past Sunday (1/29/2017) made entirely with this pedalboard. Here is a Bandcamp link if you’re interested.
I also occasionally post news updates and other cool music I’ve heard on my project’s Facebook Page.
Thank you for reading!