Feb 4 2014

Electro-Harmonix Epitome Demo

Electro-Harmonix Epitome DemoThe Electro-Harmonix Epitome – three awesome effects, one enclosure and massive tone possibilities. I was super stoked when the folks at Electro-Harmonix sent over this unit for us to demo! With the Electro-Harmonix Epitome multieffect, you have three effects in one box – Holy Grail Plus Reverb, Electric Mistress Flanger and the Micro POG.

Holy Grail Plus Reverb – Blend, Amount and Reverb Type (Ring, Hall, Room and Flerb). This is a great sounding reverb with a ton of options.
Electric Mistress Flanger – This is a very classic flanger that offers Rate, Flanger and Chorus controls. You can go from subtle to extreme with thisMicro POG – Octave Up, Octave Down and Dry. I myself own the EHX POG2, and was familiar with the excellent tracking. Nothing worse than hearing the unit trying to figure out what octave you’re playing, and the POG handles octave up/down flawlessly.

Along with the three effects, you have a ‘Shimmer’ button in the Holy Grail Plus section. This will re-route the signal. Grail will reverberate the POG’s wet signal. Shimmer will also convert to a digital delay with the POG. As you can imagine to find all the possibilities of each section for a demo can be hard. For this particular demo we basically went from one end to the other, changing a few riffs between each section. We have Jimmy Rolle playing his Gibson Les Paul Gold Top with P90s into a Germino HR100 Head through a Orange 4×12 cabinet (w/Celestion Heritage G12H30 75hz). There is nothing between the guitar and the amp except for the EHX Epitome. It is important to note that the Germino HR100 is a non-master volume amp. Audio was recorded with a Fathead Ribbon Mic and a Shure SM7B, both close mic’d.

You can listen to the high quality MP3 clips via SoundCloud

As you can see.. there are many things that this pedal can do, and we just scratch the surface. If you’re looking for something to inspire your playing, with a lot of options, then the Epitome might be exactly what you’re looking for! You can pick up the Electro-Harmonix Epitome for yourself at Amazon.com for $368.88 (which includes free shipping).

I would also like to send out a special “thank you” to the fine folks at Electro-Harmonix. They’ve making top-shelf pedals for a long time, and continue to push the envelope every year. Take a moment and visit their site at EHX.com to see some of the new pedals they just released for 2014!


Jan 31 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 1/31 – Robin Foster

Today’s pedal line is from Robin Foster. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 1/31 - Robin FosterAs promised here is my current (as in more or less stable but no doubt will change) set-up. A few things change here and there as it depends on if I’m playing an instrumental set or if I’m playing with the wonderful singer that is Dave Pen.

So here goes:
Various guitars, mostly old 90′s Epiphone Rivieras / Sheraton or one of my Jazzmasters (japanese and chinese, yes a chinese Fender Jazzmaster that plays like a dream!). ..I’m no purist when it comes to gear, my favourite guitars are often the cheaper ones for some reason, though there are a few upgrades and I must mention a big-up to the marvelous Curtis Novak who does me ridiculously great deals on his pick-ups which are in most of my guitars. into:

- Biyang Compress X : I got this as a back up for my MXR Dyna comp but this is twice the pedal the MXR was so it rightfully took it’s place. It’s a great soft compressor, very quiet and subtle, unbelievable bargain. I leave it on most of the time.

- Ernie Ball Volume pedal

- Tc mini Polytune : nice little tuner that tunes and is little and nice

- Boss MO-2 multi overtone : this replaced my micro pog, it’s not quite the same but I actually prefer it now, it’s a quirky little pedal great for organ sounds or beefing up a fuzz/disto

- EHX Glove : Haven’t had this long but it’s an instant hit for me. I think it has so much range for an OD, I had an OCD and Kalamazoo in this board spot for a few years and the Glove can do both those tones and more, really versatile little pedal.

- Zvex Box Of Rock : I got this after touring Germany supporting Archive last year , their guitarist Mike put me on to it. I leave the boost on all the time for the colour it gives, basically a super hard on, the drive side is set for low gain, sounds perfect for me into a clean fender.

- Moog MF Drive : Still getting used to this one, it’s almost too versatile, quite hard to dial in the sweet spot, but it can cover more ground than most distortion/fuzz pedals once you get used to it. It’s very cool for old beaten amp sounds, cocked wah and monster fuzz… Hopefully I’ll bond more with it.

- MXR Micro Amp : Had this for donkeys years, always use it for recording and live for adding extra girth, yes girth, to the overall sound when needed.

- Boss DD-20 : had this on my board for more than a decade, built like a tank, reliable workhorse… I use this live on everything. It’s an absolute must for me. I love the warp and reverse settings on this pedal, great for filling the void.

- EHX Freeze : 3rd one I’ve had, great pedal but doesn’t like the PP2+

- Strymon El Capistan : I just love this thing, it’s all over the last soundtrack I did.

- Strymon Flint : great two in one pedal, use the stereo out into two amps.

- Boss RC-2 : I use this as a sampler, it’s full of quirky little soundbites from films and there’s a couple of guitar loops on there too for good measure.

- Not shown but worthy of much love is an Orion Effekt “Motor Fuzz”. My live guitarist Gaetan and I got these from Orion Effekts in Germany after trying them on our last tour. My only true fuzz, use it a lot for recording. I also use a Boss Slicer for soundtracks, great with any instrument.

I used to hook all these up with a long daisy chained one-spot and a couple of single adaptors but when we were on tour with Archive their guitar tech JP looked at my board shaking his lovely French head in disgrace so I immediately buckled to peer pressure and got a PP2+ ( but the one-spot is still there). All this usually goes into an 1968 Ampeg Gemini 15 and a heavily (heavy handed) modded Fender Blues Deluxe.

My son is on the board to give me extra super human powers during concerts.

www.robinfoster.fr

Thanks for listening :)
Robin
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Hank – Robin.. you guys sound great! For those interested, check out the video below:


Jan 24 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 1/24 – Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr

Today’s pedal line is from Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 1/24 - Sarah Cuthbert-KerrSarah Cuthbert-Kerr – rhythm guitar in Wozniak

Being heavily influenced by post-rock and shoegaze, we’re fond of an effect or two in Wozniak. When we first started I only used the G7.1ut Zoom unit, but as the band has progressed I’ve steadily added individual pedals to the set up. I like being able to play with the sounds and find it easier to control things.

EHX Little Big Muff – nothing better than the BM for downright scuzziness and face-melting. This one comes in convenient handbag size! (I obviously don’t carry distortion pedals in my handbag, but I could if I wanted).

smallsound/bigsound Team Awesome Fuzz Machine  – a recent acquisition which I’m using to create waves of sound. It’s set up for quite a soft fuzz at the moment, but it can become ferocious.

Mooer Ninety Orange – so much phase in such a tiny box. I kind of wish I only had Mooer pedals so that I could just have a dinky wee pedal case, instead of a really heavy one that has to be carried up a lot of stairs.

Way Huge Aqua Puss -  truly dreamy. I don’t use the delay itself that much, but I like to roll the feedback knob up a little and whack the blend round to 3 o’clock and bask in the sparkle it adds to the sound.

Behringer RV600 (x 2) – without these guys, Wozniak would not sound like Wozniak! They’re inexpensive and packed with a brilliant range of sounds. I have one on constant cave reverb, with everything turned all the way up and another on the space setting – shimmertastic!

Mr Black Supermoon Chrome – this was a birthday gift and it is epic. An unbelievably deep and dreamy reverb that lasts forever, plus there is a modulation control that just takes you off into space.

It’s all  powered with a One Spot. Easy!

You can hear some of these pedals at work on Wozniak’s first single ‘MFMB’/’New Hampshire’  – available to download now at www.wozniak.bandcamp.com. Watch our video for ‘MFMB’ on You Tube – http://youtu.be/SvSHYQasO_Y.  Follow us at www.facebook.com/wozniakofficial / @band_wozniak on Twitter.


Jan 10 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 1/10 – Masaki Murashita

Today’s pedal line is from Masaki Murashita. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 1/10 - Masaki MurashitaHello,

My name is Masaki Murashita, I’m a singer/guitarist of the Metal band Hemoptysis (He-mop-ti-sis).

I would like to submit my pedalboard pic & video to the Pedal Line Friday on Effectsbay.com .

“This “All-In-One Pedalboard” has everything including preamp (ISP Theta preamp pedal) and power amp (ISP Stealth) on the board. The signal starts from guitar and goes into EHX Switch Blade then Providence PEC-2 Switching System. Providence Delay 80′s are placed before preamp, and all other pedals are placed in between pre and power amp to have cleaner sound in crunch channel. Providence Final Booster is used as a booster for lead channel, and all pedals and amp’s channel is programmed with RJM Switch gizmo and Providence PEC-2. As a Metal guitarist, built in Decimator G String II on Theta preamp is a huge thing because it kills all hiss/hum noise without losing sustain. It’s light, and I get same sound everywhere I go and all I need to do is plug my guitar in and put the speaker cable to the cab. It’s simple and easy. No more carrying refrigerator sized rig to the shows!

Pedals:
Electro Harmonix: Switch Blade
ISP Stealth Power Amp
ISP Theta Preamp Pedal
Peterson StroboStomp 2
Providence Delay 80′s
Providence Chrono Delay
Providence Anadime Chorus
Providence Final Booster
T-Rex Octavius
Providence PEC-2 Switching System
RJM Switch Gizmo
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 4×4

Cables:
Providence P203 Patch Cables
Providence PAC-104C DC Cables
Providence E205 Guitar Cable
Providence R301 Cables (TRS)

A video about this pedalboard is available at

Please put hyperlinks to my facebook page (facebook.com/murashitamusic)
and website (masakimurashita.com).

Thank you!


Jan 3 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 1/3 – Chris Hendren

Today’s pedal line is from Chris Hendren. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 1/3 - Chris HendrenHi!

I’m Chris Hendren, the lead singer and 2nd guitar player 3 Bucksworth (http://www.3bucksworth.com; http://www.reverbnation.com/3bucksworth; https://www.facebook.com/3bucksworth).   We’re an original classic rock band from Orlando, FL.  Our sound is somewhere in the range of Tom Petty meets Matchbox 20.  We’ve just begun work on our 3rd full-length studio CD with Brett Hestla Productions.  I’ve been playing guitar for almost 30 years (eeek!) and I’ve been playing professionally for about the last 15.  My main guitars are a Fender Nashville Tele with DiMarzio Area T’s and a PRS 25 th Anniversary Mira with soapbars.  I play mostly rhythm these days, but I do play lead on a few songs at every gig.  Here is my submission for Pedal Line Friday.

Board:
PedalTrain PT-1 with the cheaper hard case.  I don’t know how people use soft cases for pedalboards.  PedalTrain boards are pretty much bulletproof. The hard case is starting to come apart a little, but nothing a little gaffer tape won’t fix.  Notice the mic stand mount I bolted to the back of the board (not in use at the moment, but you can just see it above the “FISHMAN”).  I found it on a bird-feeder website and it’s the best decision I ever made!  I’ll never understand why more pedalboard makers don’t include this as an option.  All powered with a Visual Sound 1-spot.

Electro Harmonix Crying Tone Wah:
I love this wah!  I used a Dunlop Original Cry Baby for years, but I was having a hard time engaging it at gigs and I could never tell (other than tone) when it was on or off.  The EHX sounds AWESOME, somewhere between a wah and a talk box; very musical.  There are no moving parts and it lights up on top when engaged.  My only issue is that it doesn’t like to stay put when I use it, so I have to keep dragging it back.

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner:
This is the 3rd pedal tuner I’ve used in the last couple years and I think this one will stick.  Easy, plenty bright for daytime gigs and very accurate.  I also really like the “flash” when the string is just right.

Visual Sound Route 66:
I’ve had really good luck with Visual Sound products and their customer service is the best.  This one has that great compression to give my tone a little more girth and roundness (I play only single-coils).  I use the overdrive for more modern-ish chunky sounds with the bass boost on, but it’s very versatile.

Visual Sound GarageTone Chainsaw Distortion:
I bought this on the first run on the GarageTone pedals and it’s become my main overdrive.  It gives me that vintage 70′s kind of tube OD with plenty of sparkle.  I also have the GarageTone “Chopper” Tremolo and I like it a lot as well.

BBE Boosta Grande:
This has been on my board since about 2006 and I don’t ever see it leaving. Just a clean boost and it’s easy to adjust the volume with your foot to get however much you need.  Simple, effective and tough.  I couldn’t live without it.

Visual Sound H2O:
Once again, Visual Sound!  Just a great pedal.  Everyone should have one of these!  The chorus is very liquid; lush and analog sounding, and the echo is very versatile.  I set it for long delay I need for a couple of songs and then I can flip the switch to “short” to get a cool slapback kind of echo sound, as I don’t have verb on this board.

Tech 21 “British” and “Blonde” SansAmps:
Tech 21 SansAmps are so cool!  I don’t know how they do it with no tubes, but they just kick ass!  We play monthly at a little pub we’ve been playing at for like 10 years and it gets very crowded, so there’s just no room for amps.  I use these straight to the board for there and other small rooms where it just doesn’t make sense to bring amps, whether for volume or space reasons.  And they make it much easier to control volume, mix and monitors. The “Blonde” covers a pretty wide range of Fendery sounds while the “British” is Marshally goodness.  And you just can’t believe how great they sound!  They actually sound and react like a real tube amp, responding to your guitar’s volume control and pick dynamics just like the real thing.  When I kick in my boost they overdrive like they should and they have speaker emulators you can switch on or off.  There’s simply nothing close in the price range that I’ve found.  When I use one of my amps (a Rivera Chubster 40, a ’74 twin or a Blackstar Stage 60) I can use them as additional overdrives, which they also do awesomely.

Fishman Aura:
I play quite a bit of acoustic guitar at our shows, and the Aura is the only product I’ve found that makes an amplified acoustic guitar actually sound like an acoustic guitar.  Nice that it has a built-in tuner as well.  This is the first generation; the newer ones are much smaller.  I had to grind off the “wings” to free up some pedalboard space.  It’s not in line with the rest of the board, but I do power it with the same 1 spot.

Thanks!!

Chris


Jan 1 2014

Electro-Harmonix Soul Food and Klon Centaur

Electro-Harmonix Soul FoodFirst off.. I wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone! Thanks for making 2013 a great year here at EffectsBay. The readership has really grown and the community that supports the site.. is awesome. So thank you for everything!!!!!

So there has been a ton of talk about the EHX Soul Food right now. Basically, they’re replicating the Klon KTR/Centaur circuit. The KTR offers an optional buffer or true bypass option, and so does the Soul Food. The biggest difference – price. You can find Klon Centaurs reaching prices in the $1500 range. You can find Klon clones hitting the $200+ range as well, and EHX is available for only $62.81 on Amazon right now. So when you compare the original with the Soul Food, is there a $1400+ difference in tone? The Klon has really become a status symbol to some. The discussions bashing clones in comparisons get quite heated, since obviously, it de-values their purchase if they sound too similar.

Yesterday, when I posted about the Soul Food, there were a few people telling me about a comparison video by Analog Mike at Analogman doing comparison between these two pedals. Here you go:

To me, there are some subtle differences, but overall.. damn, they’re pretty close. And, again, for that price – why would you not buy it to try it out? If you’re looking for a great overdrive, EHX may have knocked it out of the park on this one – tone and price.

Like I mentioned above, Amazon currently has the Electro-Harmonix Soul Food available for only $62.81! Let me know what you think about the Klon, Soul Food, pricing, tone, etc by commenting below!

 


Dec 31 2013

Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

Electro-Harmonix Soul FoodThis will be an interesting pedal – the Electro-Harmonix Soul Food. This is a natural sounding, uncompressed overdrive/clean boost, and according to EHX, is inspired by the infamous Klon Centaur. Here was a snippet from the EHX Facebook page

Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR. A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up.

The original gold and silver Klon Centaur’s can be found in the $1500 range (which is absolutely insane) and some say has become a status symbol of sorts. Last year, Bill Finnegan came out with the Klon again called the Klon KTR with a few modern improvements (verdict is still out if it has the same tone, but again, you can find KTRs for $500+ on eBay). So, EHX decided to make their own version of a nice transparent overdrive/clean boost with specific focus on tone. The Electro-Harmonix Soul Food will be available in mid-January, but you can pre-order it at Musician’s Friend. It’s a little cheaper than the original Klons.. only pricing in at $62.81!

Here is a great demo showing what the EHX Soul Food is all about:

Let me know what you think about the Electro-Harmonix Soul Food by commenting below. Also, do you have an opinion of the original Klons? What about the KTRs? Love to hear what you think!


Dec 27 2013

Pedal Line Friday – 12/27 – Darren Carless

Today’s pedal line is from Darren Carless. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 12/27 - Darren CarlessHi All

I’ve been hooked on Effectsbay since I discovered it earlier this year.  My particular highlight of the site is seeing what everyone else is up to pedalboard wise so…here’s my pedalboard for inclusion in Pedal Line Friday or Wednesday.

I’ve been singing and playing guitar for 15 years or so in various bands covering a range of genres.  At the moment I’m involved in several projects but my rig remains the same (apart from pedalboard tinkering which is ongoing).

The board  itself is a Warwick Rockcase and is as solid as a rock.  Power comes from a Visual Sound One-Spot and is daisy chained around the board using the NS2 and / or TU2 as a booster (depending on the number of pedals).  All the cables are Van Damme with Neutrik connectors.

My main guitars are a Gibson Les Paul Std 2008 and Fender Highway One USA Telecaster into either a Blackstar HT Stage 60 or Orange CR35LDX.

The Board

Routing
Guitar – MXR Dyna Comp – Mooer Green Mile – EHX Double Muff – Boss NS 2 – Boss TU2 – Boss PH2 – Boss CE5 – Boss TR2 – EHX Memory Toy – Mooer Pure Boost – Amp

MXR Dyna Comp
This is a recent-ish addition to the board but has made such an impact that it’s always on.  I have the sensitivity set very low just so you know its there and makes a difference but doesn’t take over everything.

Mooer Green Mile
This is a Tube Screamer copy but its also so much more.  It comes with two settings ‘Warm’ and ‘Hot’. Set to Warm you get a nice overdriven sound but set to Hot the pedal becomes possessed and creates this massive sound.  If you’re considering purchasing a Tube Screamer or something similar you should check this out.

EHX Double Muff
For such a small outlay this pedal is amazing.  Two pedals in one; Single mode gives a nice overdrive sound and Double mode turns the pedal into a mini muff pedal with enough fuzz to satisfy anyone.

Boss TU2 Tuner
Does exactly what it says on the tin and hasn’t let me down yet.

Boss NS2 Noise Suppressor
I run this in the X set up (Guitar Out runs through pedal board & on to the amps FX loop return and the FX loop return runs to guitar input of the amp).   It’s always on and quietens down any unwanted hisses / buzzes etc without any problems.

Boss PH2 Super Phaser
This was the first pedal I ever bought and I still love it.  Doesn’t get used that often but it sounds so good when it kicks in…gives you everything from soft swirls to mind-boggling whirly-ness.

Boss CE5 Chorus Ensemble
Again had this pedal for a very long time and it still does the business.

Boss TR2 Tremolo
Does what it says on the tin and to a very high quality.

EHX Memory Toy
Another EHX marvel.  Fantastic analogue delay that lives up to its heritage.  You also get a nice optional chorus via the toggle switch…just wish it was foot-controllable.

Mooer Pure Boost
I wanted a boost pedal that would do just that and not alter my sound after I’ve put so much work into it.  This pedal delivers up to 20db of clean boost to do just that but crank the gain on it and it will quite happily act as an additional overdrive channel.

Keep up the good work Effectsbay.

Darren Carless
Wales
United Kingdom


Dec 20 2013

Pedal Line Friday – 12/20 – Chad Smith

Today’s pedal line is from Chad Smith. 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 pedallineateffectsbaydotcom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 12/20 - Chad SmithI hope you are well.  Below is my content for a Pedal Line Friday, thanks.

Signal Path:
Axe > TC Electronic Polytune MiniCry Baby 535Q, Wampler Dual Fusion Overdrive, Electro Harmonix Small Stone, 3Leaf Audio Wonderlove Envelope Filter, EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander, Diamond Tremolo, Boss Super Shifter PS-5, Sitori Sonics Reel Repeat Delay, Pigtronix Infinity Looper > Amp.

Description: As far as signal paths go, I say do whatever works for you. For me I like to first go into the tuner (upper right) for tuning and bypass reasons. Then strait into the Wah, so I can have total signal control when I crank the wah pedal on. Next I go into the Distortion/Overdrive. I use this as my dirty channel, and for lead, so I want that drive and tone in front of all the rest of the effects. From here I go to my main modulation, the Phase Shifter. Then into the envelope filter, guitar synthesizer, and tremolo.  Before I take all these into the Delay I run them through the Super Shifter. Then Delay is my last effect so that it’s applied to all other sounds before it.  The final signal is taken to the loop pedal (bottom right) to be tampered with at will, then out to the amp.

Board Basics:
This pedal board is designed to be low profile and hide cables under the upper deck.  The PolyTune Mini has a wedge lift behind it to prop up the led screen. I have the board set up to use my left foot for the Wah, and my right foot for looping.  I also have the Super Shifter set in an easy-access spot (blue pedal  by wah) because of how I use it. I mostly have it set on the T.ARM mode and can keep my foot on it to grab and bend my sound at will.

OKnobs/GloKnobs:
Dual Fusion – use a Boutique on the Overdrive knob. I keep it low for a dirty channel, increase it for a little more volume and dirt, then crank it for sustain.
Small Stone – use a Classic on the Rate.  Allows me to go from a subtle phase to a drastic modulation while playing.  When the wings are at 12 & 6 you can use your foot to switch the Color mode.
Wonderlove – use a Boutique on the Attack knob. This gives me control over whether the envelope is a thin saturated snap, or a thick thromp sound.  This comes in handy for dialing in a room at different decibels, and allows you to enjoy more envelope varieties while soloing.
Bit Commander – use a Boutique on the Sub Octave knob.  So I can add or take away the third octave sub as desired for lead expression.
Diamond – use a Boutique on the Depth knob. I can increase or decrease the Depth on the fly to determine how prominent the tremolo effect is. This is great for fine-tuning, but also produces dramatic sweeps and rhythm dynamics in different Wave modes.
Super Shifter – use a Classic on the Pitch knob. In T.ARM mode it allows me to adjust the pitch details of the bend on the fly. In Pitch Shifter mode it allows me to scroll between the pitches in real time.
Reel Repeat – use a Boutique on the Speed knob.  I can easily pick different delay speeds for different songs. During a lead I can go from the shortest/quickest delay sound, to a long stretched out delay melody.
Infinity – use a Boutique on the Channel 1 volume knob.  This allows me to fade in or out the loop from Channel 1 while playing in front or behind it etc…


Dec 16 2013

Pedalboard Break Down – Rich Robinson – Black Crowes

Another amazing Rig Rundown from Premier Guitar. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, if you like gear videos, subscribe to their channel. This particular break down is for Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes. I’m not the biggest Black Crowes fan, but when I think about that band, I think of awesome guitar tone. So it’s great when there is a feature on their gear.

For the most part, the effects are in a rack with a controller on the floor managing them. I’ll display them in order from top to bottom based on this video:

Pedalboard Break Down - Rich Robinson - Black Crowes2x Fulltone Tape Delays

Pedalboard Break Down - Rich Robinson - Black Crowes

Way Huge Angry Troll
Way Huge Red Llama
Way Huge Swollen Pickle
Way Huge Pork Loin
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff NYC

Pedalboard Break Down - Rich Robinson - Black CrowesDunlop Uni-Vibe
Way Huge Supa-Puss
Strymon El Capistan
Guyatone Flips Vintage Tremolo VT-X
Demeter Amplification Tremulator TRM-1

Pedalboard Break Down - Rich Robinson - Black CrowesFramptone 3-Banger
Strymon Lex w/Roland EV-5 Expression pedal

Pedalboard Break Down - Rich Robinson - Black CrowesPedalboard Break Down - Rich Robinson - Black CrowesAxess Electronics Controller
Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal
Boss FV-500H Volume Pedal
Peterson VSS-C Strobo Tuner
Digitech Whammy
Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah
Boss TU-3 Tuner
Khan DI

As always, if you see anything missing or if anything is incorrect, please let me know by commenting below. Also, let me know what you think of this gear and Rich also by commenting!


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