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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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.


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 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 (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.


Dec 5 2013

Way Huge Echo-Puss Analog Delay

Way Huge Echo-Puss Analog DelayThis morning while sucking on my cup-o-joe I came across this delay. I remember hearing about this, but didn’t take a close look until now. This is the Way Huge Echo-Puss Analog Delay. I’ve looked closely at the Aqua-Puss and the Supa-Puss, but not the Echo-Puss. This delay gives you up to 600ms of delay, but also has tweakable LFO modulation circuits for  some cool warble. I like the interface alot, very simple and easy to understand.

Here is the official description of the Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay:

The Way Huge Echo-Puss was designed by delay expert Jeorge Tripps for players who want an organic analog delay pedal that allows them to fine-tune their delay sound with a simple user interface. It serves up 600ms of delay with a pair of gravelly-voiced bucket-brigade chips. Additionally, a fully tweakable LFO modulation circuit allows you to add a liquid texture to the sound of the repeats. This edition is graced with custom artwork from rock n’ roll artist Alan Forbes and is limited to 500 pieces.

Also, here is the official video

The pedal mentioned here is the ‘limited edition’ version which has art work from Alan Forbes and only 500 pieces were created.


Dec 1 2013

Way Huge Aqua Puss Sale

Way Huge Aqua Puss SaleOk, here’s another deal you’ll be interested in. I posted this not too long ago, and I see it’s back again. If you’ve been looking for a delay, this might be the time to pull the trigger. Today’s deal is on the Way Huge Aqua Puss delay! The Aqua Puss will give you 20ms to 300ms of delay time. Feedback adjusts  delay duration, but can also be used for self-oscillating awesomeness! Additionally there is a ‘blend’ knob which adjusts the mix of effects to output signal.

The Way Huge Aqua Puss lists for $254.61 and is usually available for $150, but is currently on sale for a great low price of $116.00 at Amazon.com! That’s $34 off the going rate for this guy. The pedal also ships for free!

Here is the official video by jimdunlopusa:

Again, the Way Huge Aqua Puss is on sale for a great low price of $116 at Amazon. At the time of this post, there were 19 units in stock. Often when the unit count drops, the price may jump up, so take advantage of this price if you can!


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