I was really excited to see a post on Gear Talk’s instagram account, where they reposted a photo by Jake Blakesberg. This photo was a recent photo of the man, myth and legend – Nels Cline’s pedalboard currently used in Wilco. This is the on the ground set up – Nels typically has a separate set up of interesting effects where he can adjust on the fly with his hands that is raised up. Nels, just like most of us is always exploring for new sounds, replacing pedals for various reasons, so I love seeing board evolution. The last time I posted a board shot was way back in 2012, so things definitely have changed over the years.
So let’s get into it! I was unable to identify a couple of the pedals – specifically the red pedals on the right board and the volume pedal left of the left board. If you can help, please comment below – and I’ll get this post updated! UPDATE – Pedals have been identified. Thanks everyone!
Boss TU-3 Tuner
Klon Centaur (Silver)
Boss VB-2 Vibrato
Seymour Duncan Killing Floor
Hudson Electronics Broadcast
Tone Concepts Nels Cline Goo
Shins Music Dumbloid Special Overdrive Red Velvet
Boss CS-3 Compressor
Boss FV-500 Volume Pedal
Let me know what you think by commenting below! Are you a Nels fan? Love Wilco? Let’s hear it!