New Pedalboard Layout
One of the most popular posts on my site has to do with building my pedalboard in January 2010. I guess there are a lot of guitar nerds like myself out there curious about pedalboard configurations! Well, every few months I end up buying a new pedal, trying out different sounds for different gigs, swapping out this pedal for that one, and my pedalboard has undergone some changes. Here's the current setup.
- Boss Chromatic Tuner TU-2
- T-Rex Octavius Tri-Tone Generator
- Xotic Effects AC Booster
- ProCo Turbo Rat
- Xotic Effects EP Booster
- Electro-Harmonix Neo Clone Analog Chorus
- Boss Gigadelay DD-20 (w/ FS-5U for tap tempo)
- MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
- Lovepedal Babyface Tremolo
- Ernie Ball VP Jr. Volume Pedal
These are all mounted on a Pedaltrain PT-2 and powered by a Voodoo Lab’s Pedal Power. It's a fairly heavy rig to drag around New York City, but when it comes to getting on and off stage quickly, as is usually the case in this town, having a pedalboard like this comes in handy.
For rehearsals or other situations that don't need as much variety in tone, I usually bring these:
I can get a wide variety of sounds out of the PlimSoul, and the boost pedal allows me to saturate it further for leads. The Memory Toy is a great little analog delay with rich modulation that can virtually double as a chorus pedal when you get the knobs right. You can get a lot of mileage out of these three boxes.
There's your yearly update on my current pedalboard setup! For a complete list of my rig, check out my Gear page, or just come to a show sometime and we can talk shop.