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 pedallineeffectsbaycom. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
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.
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.