Todayâ€™s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Charlie Fox . 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 – 9/7 – Charlie Fox
Here is my pedal line as it would have appeared in about 1985. The first pedal I ever purchased was the EHX BMP Rams Head in the middle. I was like 14 and I got it from a neighbor along with a wah pedal for like $30. I don’t have the wah any more though, but I was in love with that BMP from the first time I heard my neighbor play through it. It was the sound of ROCK!
The EHX LPB2 was purchased new. It really sounds great pushing my 80s silverface Champ into distortion all by itself. The wah is a Morley Power Wah purchased used from a high school buddy who used it for bass guitar. This is one of the most radical wahs I have ever heard. It has a bit of hum because it plugs into the wall, but hey, this is rock and roll!
The Boss BF2 was purchased new and given by my parents as a Christmas gift. I really wanted an ADA Flanger but it was more than twice the cost of the BF2 back then!
The last pedal is a DOD FX60 chorus that I bought from a pawn shop my first year in college. Also pictured is a Proco instrument cable that I purchased via mail order from Veneman’s Music Emporium. I think the only thing I have ever done to it is add more heatshrink over the connectors and it is still in perfect working condition!
No power supply as everything was powered off batteries (except the wah). Cheap molded cables connected everything together but they should be the gray ones from Radio Shack. If cable capacitance was rolling off the top end, we didn’t know any better and just turned up the Treble on the amp if it wasn’t bright enough.
5 years ago
Thanks for the feature, Hank! I hope everyone enjoys the old “museum pedals” and finds it fun to see where this started in order to appreciate where we are today.Reply