Dec 12 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 12/12 – Olav Christensen

Today’s pedal line is from Olav Christensen. 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 12/12 - Olav ChristensenHi there! I enjoyed your shared pedal line Friday Facebook post on Home Recording Weekly and was inspired to email you a pic of my own! I am actually a vocalist but have recently taken up bass and guitar! In the process of recording my EP, I went completely overboard on pedals and it has become somewhat of an addiction for me! (-:

My pedals consist of 3 Danes and 5 Americans (I am a Dane residing in Brooklyn, NY) Anyway, from top right to left TC PolyTune, Fulltone OCD, Emma Stinkbug, Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano and from there to the bottom row right to left Keeley 4 knob comp, Tortuga Martini, Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress and finally the TC Flashback. I have gotten quite a bit of grief for placing the Holy Grail reverb before the Keeley compressor but I am a huge fan of Daniel Lanois’ guitar sound and experimenting with placement led me to trying this out and I absolutely love that ducked reverb that just seems to expand forever!

Not in the picture I also have a Red Witch Medusa and a modded Dunlop Cry Baby! I used to own a WayHuge Ringworm and I kinda loved it but the use for it is very limited I feel! My pedals are sitting on a Gator board which is a little overkill since I do recording in my bedroom almost exclusively! I guess I just like the order it provides.

I play on a Fender Squier guitar as well as a Fender Jazz Bass for which I use the Keeley pedal and sometimes the OCD! I record straight from the pedals into my recorder and then use the plugin called Recabinet in my DAW! You can hear the result here: Alpha, by DVR


Dec 5 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 12/5 – Donna King

Today’s pedal line is from Donna King. 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 12/5 - Donna KingHi. My name is Donna King. I have been playing electric guitar since 1982. I am from beautiful East Tennessee, USA and his is my pedal board. The order of the chain that I run these in through the effects loop of my Marshall DSL is this: BBE Sonic Stomp > Joyo Noise Gate > Way Huge Havalina > MXR eVh Phase 90 > Mr. Black Eterna Gold > TC Electronic Flashback > Electro Harmonics Freeze nano > TC Electronic Ditto

*On the front of the amp I run a Boss SD-1W Waza Craft (overdrive) > wireless system > amp with a South Creek Audio brand cable. For those that don’t know this, an overdrive pedal does nothing but muddy the water (so to speak) if you ever run one in effects loop. Believe me this is not a desired sound! To push the amp and overdrive the tubes you have to run it straight to the front of the amp! :)

Pedal Line Friday - 12/5 - Donna King
I find after some experimentation that this is the most effective and best sounding means to run these pedals for me. The reason I like my effects pedals are: The BBE sonic stop just makes everything sound better! It seems that no one can really say why this is but honestly the sonic stop just improves note clarity, and definition of whatever I play. The Joyo noise gate stops any amp hum when I use the high gain channel on my amp. The Havelina fuzz is the best sounding, creamiest fuzz I have ever heard. It’s not Buzzy like some. The MXR eVh phase 90 is just a beautiful sweeping but controllable phaser that plays nice with other pedals! Mr. Black’s Eterna Gold reverb pedal is simply amazing! The shimmer knob lets you dial in some crazy-good  “choir from the Heavens” effect which is quite mesmerizing & beautiful when I play through my amp’s clean channel. The TC electronic flashback delay has every kind of delay sound that anyone could want. I prefer the tape delay or mod delay setting. The electro harmonic’s Freeze nano is perfect when I want to freeze a note or chord I’ve just played and hold it and definitely while I play lead over that held chord or note! It gets me creative really quickly! The TC electronic ditto looper is an easy to use looping pedal that does what it’s supposed to very simply. Loop!

*For powering my pedal board I use a Modtone Power Plant power supply that is mounted under by board with velcro. All of my cables are South Creek Audio brand, oxygen-free copper, shielded cables. In my experience these are of the highest quality and are very reasonably priced and ruggedly made!

Thanks,
Donna King


Sep 12 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 9/12 – Ethan Sims

Today’s pedal line is from Ethan Sims. 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 9/12 - Ethan SimsHi, my name is Ethan Sims. Currently between bands. Here’s my signal path

Korg Pitch Black Tuner
Morley Wah
EHX Octave Multiplexer(big box edition)
Fulltone Ultimate Octave Fuzz
EHX Hot Tubes (nano edition)
Way Huge Angry Troll Boost
Akai Head Rush E2
EHX Holy Grail Reverb(nano edition)

From there it goes into the studio channel of my Bassman Ten. My main guitar is a Fender Telecaster.


Apr 11 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 4/11 – Darren Dencklau

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

Pedal Line Friday - 4/11 - Darren DencklauHey there,

I’ve been following you site for a few years now and figured I would submit a photo for Pedal Line Friday!

I play in a two-piece rock/psychedelic band from Seattle called Jo Jo Jupiter (http://www.reverbnation.com/jojojupiter). Being in a duo that likes to create elements of space, we rely heavily on my effects pedals, which are constantly changing. Here’s the latest version and the board I made myself out of a metal looking suitcase I scored for five dollars at a flea market and then installed two levels of wood inside and added take-apart hinges so I can quickly set up and break down at gigs.

I power everything with a BBE Supa-Charger and generally play through my Fender ’59 Bassman LTD.

1. Boss TU-2 Tuner: It works like it should!

2. Way Huge Electronics Pork Loin: I’ve tried a lot of OD and distortion pedals and to me this one sounds as good or better than most any boutique options out there. It’s very transparent and can be used as a nice boost or quick turn of the knobs renders a classy amount of dirt; it’s a perfect compliment to the Bassman’s beautiful break up and accentuates pick attack.

3. Another Pork Loin!: Why? Because I found one used for $40 and was going to flip it to make some extra cash. However, I tried it as a compliment to the other Pork Loin and fell in love. The two stacked together pack a serious punch when I need it.

4. Earthquaker Devices Hoof: I don’t use this one a lot since I play mostly rhythm guitar in our band. It’s great for solos and has all fuzz needs covered – from old school buzzing to overloaded thundering chaos. Live, it basically melts faces when we need to emphasize things.

5. Boss BF-2 Flanger: One of our favorite influences is Monster Magnet. This pedal can give us that way out spacey feel for a few of our more psychedelic songs and when tweaked the right way provides a staggering vibrato that is similar to a Rotovibe.

6. EHX Holy Stain: I stripped the fugly brown paint and “customized” this one with red paint and a part of a Jimmy Johns sticker. This is a versatile pedal I use for the reverb settings and its tremolo. The previous owner claimed the tremolo didn’t work and sold it to me $30. Little did he know, it works great! I think he just didn’t turn the “amount” knob enough.

7. TC Electronics Alter Ego: I bought this after seeing the demos on Pro Guitar Shop’s website; I am a huge Pink Floyd fan and Andy was displaying some serious Gilmour sounds. I use the Deluxe Memory Man setting the most because it’s just beautiful sounding, but I also love the Echorec and MOD settings for leads. For delay, this pedal can almost do it all!

8. Boss DD-7: Another great delay pedal that I use a lot live, but in an unconventional way. By setting the amount of feedback at 7 o’clock on the 200ms setting I can give a quick on and off stomp to get a terrifically chaotic repeat that fades slowly while I move on to the next part of the song. It works to make us appear bigger than we are and people are usually stumped on how two people can make such a big sound. At home, I use the DD-7 as a looper and it helps provide all sorts of new material and inspiration.

Thanks for the time!


Apr 7 2014

Great Deal on the Way Huge Fat Sandwich

Great Deal on the Way Huge Fat Sandwich Well, well, well.. I found a hot deal some of you guys might be interested in. This morning I came across a great deal on the Way Huge Fat Sandwich. The Way Huge Fat Sandwich uses a multi-stage clipping circuit for some awesome crunchy goodness. The Fat Sandwich uses a passive tone stack, along with Volume and Distortion controls there are Presence and Resonance controls.  Just like a few other Way Huge pedals, the Fat Sandwhich also has internal trim pots, these are – Curve which lets you control the corner frequency of the overdrive filter and Sustain which adjusts the gain of the final distortion stage.

Here is the official product video for the Way Huge Fat Sandwich by jimjunlopusa:

Okay, let’s talk about the deal on the Way Huge Fat Sandwich. The Fat Sandwhich lists for $298.32, but is usually available for $180, but is currently on sale for a crazy low price of $117.29 at Amazon.com! This pedal also ships for FREE! That’s $62 off the going rate.. fantastic!!!  At the time of this posting, there were 6 units left, so if this sounds interesting, you best jump on it!!

Let me know what you think about the Way Huge Fat Sandwich by commenting below!


Apr 4 2014

Pedal Line Friday – 4/4 – Brandon Highfill

Today’s pedal line is from Brandon Highfill. 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday - 4/4 - Brandon HighfillHello!
This is my third pedal line Friday and the board has changed! (big surprise right?)  you can hear this rig in action at meltfacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/fragments-of-god

http://vimeo.com/83188290
Soundcloud.com/brandonblane

Here’s the chain :
Guitar into -> Dunlop high gain volume pedal -> boss cs2 (Japan) -> xotic AC booster -> Devi Ever Shoegazer -> way huge swollen pickle -> MXR blue box script with c11 mod -> boss ge7 -> ibanez de7 -> eventide pitchfactor -> eventide modfactor -> eventide timefactor -> eventide space -> Digitech jamman

Starting at the pitchfactor, every pedal is run in stereo and stereo out of the jamman into :
Roland JC 120
Hiwatt Hi-gain 50

Also pictured:
Effect selector for Roland JC 120
Expression pedals for eventide boxes
Aux switch for time factor

Guitars :
Rickenbacker 330
Fender blacktop Jazzmaster
AXL jazzmaster


Mar 3 2014

Russian Circles – Brian Cook – Pedalboard Break Down

Following one of my favorite builders – Fuzzrocious Pedals, I was stoked to see that he had a chance to see one my favorite bands – Russian Circles up close. Brian Cook, the bass player of Russian Circles owns a pair of Fuzzrocious Pedals (The Demon and a Rat Tail), so Ryan of Fuzzrocious had a chance to see the band up close and took a couple of photos. He was super cool to send them my way

Russian Circles – Brian Cook – Pedalboard Break DownDigitech Whammy
Fuzzrocious The Demon
Fuzzrocious Rat Tail
Tym Guitars Big Bottom Magic Dirt
Way Huge Swollen Pickle
Ernie Ball Jr Volume Pedal
Akai Headrush II
Boss TU-2 Tuner
EHX POG2
Unknown Fuzz (please help identify)
EHX Memory Toy

Russian Circles – Brian Cook – Pedalboard Break DownAs you can see, one pedal is unidentified. I’m assuming this is a fuzz since in the past, this pedal use to be a Dwarfcraft Eau Claire Thunder and is replaced with this pedal which looks DIY possibly. If you can identify it.. please comment 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. 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.


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!


Dec 7 2013

Pedal Line Friday (on Saturday) – 12/7 – Josh Clark

I know today is not Friday, but yesterday, I had a harddrive failure… which included my emails. Spent the day trying to recover the drive and ended up dropping a new one and restoring from backup. Basically a nightmare, that ended up all right. Emails are back – which include Pedal Line Friday submissions. So I’ll post a couple today! Thanks… and sorry! Today’s pedal line is from Josh Clark. 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 pedalline@nulleffectsbay.com. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.

Pedal Line Friday (on Saturday) - 12/7 - Josh ClarkThis is Joshua Clark of Seattle’s Lucky Machete. Here’s me baby, featuring Catalinbread’s Manx Loaghtan, Merkin Fuzz and EchoRec. A Polytune, A Way Huge Swollen Pickle, a Joyo Tremolo, a Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive, and a Decimator Noise Gate. All Powered by a Supa Charger 9v output routed under the clear plexiglass faceplate. All power wiring is done under the faceplate, conveniently hidden under the pedals. I plan on doing all George L cables, but it’s about half way on that. All beatifully illumanated with a blue LED backlight.


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