A couple of days ago I got an email about the band Celldweller and the recent pedal tower build for the guitarist / producer- Klayton. I’ve seen plenty of racks with pedals into it, but this one obviously caught my eye. This truly is a tower with 5 trays of pedals and stacked on top Moogs. Wow.
Digging further, I really though the set up was interesting. A great mix of modern digital pedals (Strymon) mixed with some oldies from DOD to Arion, etc. You can tell the purpose of this tower is to create epic soundscapes. Interesting combination of delays, verbs, fuzzes, etc. Check it out:
Klayton (Celldweller) – Pedal Tower
Here is the breakdown of pedals. Hopefully, we can fill in some of the unidentified pedals soon:
Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run
Earthquaker Devices Fuzz Master General
Earthquaker Devices Arpanoid
Earthquaker Devices Pitch Bay
Earthquaker Devices Afterneath
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Unidentified Pedal (micro pedal)
Boss GE-7 Equalizer
DOD FX55B Supra Distortion
Arion SMM-1 Metal Master
Boss PS-6 Harmonist
Boss DS-1 Distortion (not confirmed / not clear – based on color)
DOD FX92 Bass Grunge
Boss GE-7 Equalizer (not confirmed / not clear – based on color)
This is what Klayton had to say about the build:
I built my pedal tower without any concern for live performance or traditional setups. It’s purely configured for my production workflow. To make things as modular as possible, I have a Switchcraft 96 point patchbay that everything is wired to. This way at any time I can reroute effects order and change my sound radically by routing them anywhere amongst dozens of pedals.
For my new album “Offworld” I used a lot of combinations of pedals, from Earthquaker Devices and Dwarfcraft Devices, to the Eventide H9 Max and copius amounts of Strymon Mobius, TimeLine and BigSky pedals. Also used were the Boss BF-3 Flanger, KMA Audio Dead Stag, Red Panda Particle, Soundblox Pro pedals and the OTO Biscuit. Some Chase Bliss Tonal Recall, Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz and Stone Deaf Warp Drive make appearances as well. Sometimes the output of the tower would be run through my 2 Vox AC 15s for stereo goodness and other times I would use in-the-box solutions for diversity and for things that would be more difficult to do with hardware.
Let me know what you think by commenting below!