Today’s Pedal Line Friday submission is from Chandler Grace. 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.
* Line6 G50 – Wireless/Main input
* Boss ES-8 – Switcher
__* Loop 1:
____* Boss CS-1 – Compression
____* Boss AW-3 – Wah (Under Board)
__* Loop 2: Ibanez TS9 – Overdrive
__* Loop 3: Boss MT-2 – Distortion
__* Loop 4: ProCo RAT – Fuzz/Distortion
__* Loop 5: Boss CE-2 – Chorus
__* Loop 6: Boss BF-2 – Flanger
__* Loop 7: Boss DD-2 – Echo/Delay
__* Loop 6: Boss RV-5 – Reverb/Delay
__* Tuner Out – TC Electronic PolyTune3 – Tuner
__* Volume Loop:
____* Dunlop DVP3 – Volume Pedal
____* Boss SD-1 – Overdrive/Boost
____* MXR UniVibe – Vibrato/Chorus
____* JHS Prestige – Boost (Always on)
____* Whirlwind Selector – A/B/Y Box
__* Expression 1:
____* SourceAudio HotHands 2 – Expression (Controls into AW-3 Wah)
* TC Helicon Mic Mechanic – Vocal Reverb/Delay
All of this goes into one or two Roland JC-120s (Depending on the size of the venue).
The ES-8 is configured for multiple configurations on the different banks based on the inputs and outputs:
* Bank 1 – Wireless in, Mono out (Front of Amp)
* Bank 2 – Wireless in, Mono Out (Front of Amp) w/Effects Loop
* Bank 3 – Wireless In, Stereo Out (JC-120 1 & 2 Front of Amp)
* Bank 4 – Wireless In, Stereo Out (JC-120 1 & 2 Front of Amp) w/Effects Loop on JC-120 1
* Bank 5 – Wireless in, Mono out (Front of Amp)
* Bank 6 – Wireless in, Mono Out (Front of Amp) w/Effects Loop
* Bank 7 – Wireless In, Stereo Out (JC-120 1 & 2 Front of Amp)
* Bank 8 – Wireless In, Stereo Out (JC-120 1 & 2 Front of Amp) w/Effects Loop on JC-120 1
All of the same “loops” settings are the same in each bank as specified above, only the inputs/outputs are different.
All patch cables are Lava Cables Tightrope solder-free cables and the power cables are 3 Monkeys DC solderless cables (With a few Voodoo Lab cables)
Pedalboard itself is a Pedaltrain Classic Pro with a Speekon power port and 5 1/4″ outputs connected to the ES-8.
My band is Frozen Charlottes (Formerly Operation Mockingbird, we changed the name at the beginning of this year), is a Goth/Deathrock band and the tone of my guitar is very specific. Because this particular genre really got is start in the early 80s, I am using predominantly pedals and amps from that time period. Most of the pedals on my board are from the early to mid 80s (All of the Boss ones, in particular the CE-2 which is a silver screw and has been a workhorse for me for over 30 years).
I keep the JHS Prestige Boost pedal at about 8:00 o’clock with always gives me just a tinge of overdrive on a clean setting but really makes the humbuckers in my HSS Strat sing.
Not shown here though is the real magic. I have the ES-8 plugged in via MIDI cables to an Akai MPC Live so that I can control either the ES-8 from the MPC or vice versa. The MPC controls our live synths that I play in conjunction with the guitar.