Todayâ€™s Pedal Line Friday submission is from David Clabaut. 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 email@example.com. Every Friday Iâ€™ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
Pedal Line Friday – 4/20 – David Clabaut
Line is cabled as following:
1- Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor
2- Red Witch Famulus
3- Philly Fuzz Heretic
4- T-Rex Octavius
5- Earthquaker Device – Dispatch Master
6- TC Electronic Ditto Looper
7- TC Electronic Polytune 2
They are all power by a Cioks DC8
Board is home made. Just a couple of plywood (the top one is made of a cruiser).. sanded, cut, and assembled. Patch cables are homemade too. I’ve just recycled an old Cordial cable, which had an awful cut, and soldered pancake plugs.
Let’s see the line…
There are two main configurations:
Compressor + Famulus > Well. pretty standard there. Comp is mostly for the sustain, with a low attack. Drive has two circuits, one is dirty, the other one is cleaner, and both are mixed. I’ve set it to have a clean open and low cranky end, slightly dirty but not so as the fuzz.
Compressor + Heretic Fuzz + Octavius > Dedicated to fat sound. The fuzz is set mainly to have a big attack, with a high gain grain. I really love what John and Steve did with this one, which is a killer germanium fuzz. The octave (mostly down) gives more depth to it, and is mixed the dry signal.
Reverb is mostly used when playing clean parts, with comp and famulus. I wanted some verstility and the opportunity to ply with 3 octaves, so that was an obvious choice. I would have loved to try a Polyanna from Mi-audio but it’s so hard to find…
When soloing, I use the boost of the octavius, regardless of the configuration.
Tuner at the end is used as a killswtich, to cut the entire line when needed.
Next additions will probably be a phaser, I’ve try the Lag from Anasounds, which is great. I have to try some others to make my opinion… I’ll quite surely change my Rapco cables for some Rattlesnakes. My Rapco are surprisingly good and definitely reliable, but I don’t have any backup if the fail some maybe for my next Christmas…
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