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Old 19th July 2015
  #1921
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I guess it was inevitable... I got my first pedalboard, for my birthday.




Pedaltrain - Classic JR

Walrus Audio - Aetos - power supply

The chain runs like:

Mellowtone - Hi Five Plus! - boost/overdrive
Blackout Effectors - Twosome - dual fuzz
Dr. Scientist - BitQuest! - multi-effects
Old Blood Noise Endeavors - Black Fountain - "oil can" delay
EarthQuaker Devices - Afterneath - reverberation machine
TC Electronics - Ditto X2 - looper
Old 22nd July 2015
  #1922
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I wish my mystical psi power would allow me to know what various pedals are on a lot of boards. I do not have the initiative to examine pics with a magnifying glass to try and decipher the hidden clues as to what something might be.
Would it kill anyone to actually list the gear and chain flow??

I often see a lot of new more exotic pedals that had not seen before so knowing what they are might add to the gear knowledge.
Old 22nd July 2015
  #1923
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Yeah, my picture showed up a bit smaller than I anticipated. But, I'm happy it posted here at all. They usually don't.

However, since you asked so nicely, indirectly, I'll be glad to go in and add some details to it.
Old 23rd July 2015
  #1924
Oops... I did it again...
Although my last board was my "own" design with the layout I needed, it was starting to get a bit too heavy and awkward to cart around to rehearsals and gigs... I considered different cases and keyboard bags but nothing really fitted... so I had to re-evaluate things... since my birthday is due in early August and the missus kept asking what I wanted I thought maybe go for the Pedaltrain Jr. with Soft Case and ditch some pedals that I could do without... for instance... the MXR Phase 90, I only use that one on one track so I started experimenting using the Wah instead and give the song a fresh twist... I use the MC404 Wah on a few things so that one stays... then there's the Boss FRV reverb, went back to the amps reverbs... after some tweaking I got a nice reverb, I like reverb... I bought a Radial Bigshot amp switcher to replace the Boss AB, so not only I could swap amps but also mix them... did not work very well for some reason.. horrible noises... so I exchanged it for a Selah Featherdrive... awesome overdrive, nice and compact... so the Boss BD2 went in the drawer...
Anyways this is the new rig...

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/...psogxvc7nk.jpg


Now the chain goes like this...

Main guitar: Fender Cabronita Telecaster FSR
Backup guitar: Fender Strat SHH
Boss AB2 (G)
Korg Pitchblack Tuner
MC404 Wah
Selah Featherdrive
Boss AB2 (A)
Main amp: Vox AC30C2
Backup amp: Fender Frontman 212R
Power: T-Rex Fueltank Jr.
Old 24th July 2015
  #1925
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Sorry for the slightly blurry picture, but here's mine from the studio a couple weeks ago.

Homemade buffer
TC PolyTune mini
Homemade attenuator
Homemade boost (based on the alembic stratoblaster)
Amp

Then in the effects loop is:
Crazy homemade feedback looper (front center with the 4 buttons) which contains all the following in it's loop:
Ibanez Echo Shifter
Mooer ShimVerb (not really a fan, I plan on getting a TC Hall of Fame mini)
TC Flashback mini
Homemade delay (I think the circuit was called Cave Dweller or something?)
Bheringer Bass Limiter (only there to keep my amp from blowing up when I get a little too crazy with self oscillation on the delays...)

All powered by a T-Rex Fueltank Chameleon.

Also in this picture but not on the board are an Ernie Ball volume pedal, a Noisemakers Effects Crush fuzz, a Nux Mod core, and a Barber Electronics Dirty Bomb (up in the corner not plugged in in this photo).
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Old 25th July 2015
  #1926
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Here's an updated picture.

Off: Mellowtone - Hi Five Plus! - boost
On: Endangered Audio Research - AD4096 - delay

Old 30th July 2015
  #1927
After playing with my last setup I realised I could unclutter my pedalboard further if I removed the AB pedals... I'll still take the backup amp and guitar with me and just pull plugs if needed... so... new chain...

Cab Tele > Tuner > MC404 Wah > Little Big Muff > Selah Featherdrive > Vox AC30C2
Power: T-Rex Fueltank Jr. (red, under the hood...)

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/...pspndt7m7e.jpg
Old 31st July 2015
  #1928
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Off: TC Electronics - Ditto X2 - looper
On: ZVex - Sonar - tremolo







So, now it's Sonar-->Twosome-->BitQuest!-->AD4096-->Black Fountain-->Afterneath.
Old 1st August 2015
  #1929
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Originally Posted by Voxstratman View Post
Oops... I did it again...
Although my last board was my "own" design with the layout I needed, it was starting to get a bit too heavy and awkward to cart around to rehearsals and gigs... I considered different cases and keyboard bags but nothing really fitted... so I had to re-evaluate things... since my birthday is due in early August and the missus kept asking what I wanted I thought maybe go for the Pedaltrain Jr. with Soft Case and ditch some pedals that I could do without... for instance... the MXR Phase 90, I only use that one on one track so I started experimenting using the Wah instead and give the song a fresh twist... I use the MC404 Wah on a few things so that one stays... then there's the Boss FRV reverb, went back to the amps reverbs... after some tweaking I got a nice reverb, I like reverb... I bought a Radial Bigshot amp switcher to replace the Boss AB, so not only I could swap amps but also mix them... did not work very well for some reason.. horrible noises... so I exchanged it for a Selah Featherdrive... awesome overdrive, nice and compact... so the went in the drawer...
Anyways this is the new rig...

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/...psogxvc7nk.jpg


Now the chain goes like this...

Main guitar: Fender Cabronita Telecaster FSR
Backup guitar: Fender Strat SHH
Boss AB2 (G)
Tuner
MC404 Wah
Selah Featherdrive
Boss AB2 (A)
Main amp: Vox AC30C2
Backup amp: Fender Frontman 212R
Power: T-Rex Fueltank Jr.
After playing with my last setup I realised I could unclutter my pedalboard further if I removed the AB pedals... I'll still take the backup amp and guitar with me and just pull plugs if needed... so... new chain...

Cab Tele > Pitchblack Tuner > MC404 Wah > Little Big Muff > Selah Featherdrive > Vox AC30C2
Power: T-Rex Fueltank Jr. (red, under the hood)

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/...pspndt7m7e.jpg
Old 6th August 2015
  #1930
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Originally Posted by blakestree View Post
Yeah, my picture showed up a bit smaller than I anticipated. But, I'm happy it posted here at all. They usually don't.

However, since you asked so nicely, indirectly, I'll be glad to go in and add some details to it.
Thanks, I think that adds a lot to the thread interest as knowing the chain is the deal for me, I like to see what order others are running.


I envy the ability for many to downsize and use a smaller board. I always liked the looks on the bands faces when my gear starts coming in, was sort of fun for me.
We used to use a rehearsal room lit by candles (back when I was not blind) and it was sort of the thing to marvel at the lights on my board (stoners loved it).
It is now a dual height 2'x4' just redid my drive array, hope to post some new pics of it soon. My wife shot some on her camera but they ended up really small.
Pedals are like having a wah, if you do not have one you want it but when it is there you forget to use it.

Last edited by darkhorse; 6th August 2015 at 07:13 AM..
Old 6th August 2015
  #1931
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Originally Posted by blakestree View Post
I guess it was inevitable... I got my first pedalboard, for my birthday.




Pedaltrain - Classic JR

Walrus Audio - Aetos - power supply

The chain runs like:

Mellowtone - Hi Five Plus! - boost/overdrive
Blackout Effectors - Twosome - dual fuzz
Dr. Scientist - BitQuest! - multi-effects
Old Blood Noise Endeavors - Black Fountain - "oil can" delay
EarthQuaker Devices - Afterneath - reverberation machine
TC Electronics - Ditto X2 - looper
Dual fuzz looks wicked. Some cool picks there.
Old 6th August 2015
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Dual fuzz looks wicked. Some cool picks there.
Thanks!

I'm pretty happy with the Twosome. It is probably all the fuzz I really need. (Though, I still have fuzz-lust.) It is two of Blackout's pedals in one. But, really, it works out like 4 in 1. The Musket side is an expanded Muff with pre-gain and cool tone control. The Fix'd side has two different fuzz circuits and a boost, that are stackable. My Twosome has what they call the VST (Very Special Twosome) mod which allows the two side to be used together, and incorporates a switch to choose the order in which they are stacked.
Old 7th August 2015
  #1933
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Thanks!

I'm pretty happy with the Twosome. It is probably all the fuzz I really need. (Though, I still have fuzz-lust.) It is two of Blackout's pedals in one. But, really, it works out like 4 in 1. The Musket side is an expanded Muff with pre-gain and cool tone control. The Fix'd side has two different fuzz circuits and a boost, that are stackable. My Twosome has what they call the VST (Very Special Twosome) mod which allows the two side to be used together, and incorporates a switch to choose the order in which they are stacked.
At some point I suppose I will have to dabble in the fuzz arena again. I really haven't had one or used one in some time. I prefer artful selection of overdrives and high gains for massive dist levels. They just give me better articulation and feel. Fuzz tends to get out of control for me and too much a mush of distortion, that is of course the older ones I had. I am quite fond of the Black Arts units and the ones you have are certainly top pick choices.
I just placed the final piece on my new board which features a dual Klon sandwich with my overdrives and high gains in between. I love the stacking options and variants at hand. Right now I use the Wampler Triple Wreck for intense gain which actually has a fuzz circuit for its boost. In addition to its homage to the Mesa Rec it can do mean ass full on Gilmour muff tone using the boost.
Fuzz lends itself to more solo lead single note riffs and stuff and does not carry chords much as they are not known for note definition. But, it is hard to beat that bad ass Gilmour tone or what Pagey and Beck have done with the Tone Bender and others. No doubt the modern versions and improved circuits are better than they used to be.
Old 26th August 2015
  #1934
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Darkhorse Sept 2015 Soundroom

Gradually building to some recording capability but here is my sound room.
I am not, shall we say a minimalist.
Seems like a lot and it is but just a lot of fun and options.

Board close up:


Rundown:
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe
Radial PB1 (class A buffer, mod clean boost)
Radial A/B/Y switch (to Trio unit)(Tuner Out to Pitchblack)
Wampler Compressor (low compressor blend)
Digitech Whammy V
Mesa Flux Drive
JRAD Archer (Klon Silver, clean boost)
Catlinbread RAH foundation OD
Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe
Wampler Triple Wreck
MVR EVH Phase90
PCE Klon clone (end of chain buffer, clean boost)
To rack:
Tech21 PSA 1.1
stereo loop: TC X4 > Supernatural Reverb(upper board shelf) > stereo rack BBE
XLR balanced outs using Behringer Nuke or ART SL1 power amp.
Modified Carvin 4x12 cab loaded with Eminence Man O War 12s

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth (upper board shelf)
separate full range rig for synth Mackie Mixer converts GR-55 TS to balanced TRS for EV ZLX15Ps.
TRIO unit feeds stereo into BBE into the Mackie to the EV rig.


It's a lot of gear and has rather infinite sonic possibilities. If I were to play out I would probably just take the guitar rig portion. The Guitar Synth tales some planning to use within a band as it is so fullrange do not need a bass player. Of course few pedals are on at one time, just like having an array of stacking options and tone colors.

Last edited by darkhorse; 27th August 2015 at 10:27 PM..
Old 30th August 2015
  #1935
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My latest gig board...

From Guitar ->Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah -> Boss TU-2 -> Boss NS-2 (from SEND of NS-2 -> BadCat Siamese drive -> MI Audio Super Crunch Box -> Wampler Paisley drive -> RETURN of NS-2) -> Moog Minifooger delay(used as lead boost) -> Diamond Counterpoint delay -> Mooer trelicopter -> TC Electronics Trinity reverb -> Amp.

Powered by an MXR DC Brick (attached to underside of board) and a 'One Spot'.

1st pic is a clear pic of the pedals the 2nd pic shows my
typical settings.


Steve.
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Old 4th September 2015
  #1936
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I just have my NuX MFX10 along with the channel selector for my amp

https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d4&oe=5679A310
Old 4th September 2015
  #1937
After a very long absence of slutting out on synths and selling all my guitars, I ran out and grabbed a really nice bargain guitar. I then managed to assemble this mish mass of very useful pedals. So many on my list now. Half tempted to start selling off the modular, although in a way it is a pedal too.

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Probably wont have the funds for a while but hope to add the TC Triple Delay, A Joyo Vintage Overdrive (cos cheap) and a Zvex instant lofi junky. Maybe a ditto and a a nice trem but I got an octatrack for looping and trem is easy in the modular.
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Old 4th September 2015
  #1938
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nedavine View Post
After a very long absence of slutting out on synths and selling all my guitars, I ran out and grabbed a really nice bargain guitar. I then managed to assemble this mish mass of very useful pedals. So many on my list now. Half tempted to start selling off the modular, although in a way it is a pedal too.
I see a lot of similarity in modular and pedalboard building. Often the line gets very blurred. I spent some time in the synth world and have, in recent days, let the "feeling" bring me back to effects pedals. In Japan, may I suggest MASF.
Old 4th September 2015
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I see a lot of similarity in modular and pedalboard building. Often the line gets very blurred. I spent some time in the synth world and have, in recent days, let the "feeling" bring me back to effects pedals. In Japan, may I suggest MASF.
Yeah they are certainly as addictive. There are actually wild effects though which is odd considering many manufacturers started as pedal builders before module makers. I've met the MASF guys when I was working at the Tokyo Festival of Modular but at the time was not really paying attention to pedals. Will definitely try and catch up with them though. I saw there glitchy delay.

btw I love your rig. I'd love a bit quest. Almost tempted to sell my ambika to fund one
Old 4th September 2015
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btw I love your rig. I'd love a bit quest. Almost tempted to sell my ambika to fund one
Thanks! The BitQuest! is my favorite pedal. The only one I couldn't be without.




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So, now it's Sonar-->Twosome-->BitQuest!-->AD4096-->Black Fountain-->Afterneath.
My board still looks like this. But, I've changed the order to Twosome-->BitQuest!-->Sonar-->AD4096-->Black Fountain-->Afterneath.
Old 7th September 2015
  #1941
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So does the power supply state it is "isolated and filtered ports" as there are many power bricks that are daisy chain supplies and not isolated independent ports, like the VoodooLab or BBE and others. I really do suspect for the low price it is a chained supply brick like DC Bricks and others, that puts the law of current draw into effect that the total mA draw of all pedals must be under the bricks max mA capacity.
You have to look on it and see what its mA capacity is, most are 1000mA or 1A, so you are probably within the limit as most pedals are under 50mA draw, delays can be 200-250mA. I know the Whammy is a huge draw. I use a Whammy V, love that puppy, now polyphonic and bypass wired. I love the 5th harmonizer modes on that thing.

Makes a difference in noise potential and ground loop issues, some pedals bloody hate daisy chaining feeds. Many do the daisy thing and have no problem but at some point they stick on a new pedal that is just not tolerant of them. Most Fulltone's hate it, hum, buzz and switch charge popping.
Personally I use a Furman master power condition for my whole rig to have the power come from one ground source. My pedals are powered by two VoodooLab Plus units and a couple high voltage or high current custom warts that most bricks cannot muster. Pretty much zero noise or switch popping. I cannot afford the new mega high tech bricks but the VLs were just like buying a couple pedals. Been using VoodooLab for ages, great power supplies.

i can see maybe picking various pedals for a gig but I like having more than one drive and high gain for different tones. I see a lot of bands that sound the same, song to song through the whole gig, I wonder if the average listener gets as bored as I do. Watch heads turn when you kick on something different like a Phase or the Whammy, they like tone changes.
Sorry for the late reply...
Wasn't really looking for any advice when I posted the pic of my pedal board.
The Joyo brick does not have individually isolated power jacks as advertised... didn't expect it to for US$45.00. It works just fine as long as I only have one digital pedal hooked up. If I add a second digital pedal, it wind up with a quiet, electronic sounding buzz. Haven't had any noise issues running only analog pedals.
It's a good thing that I'm a punk rocker - hums, buzzes and extraneous noise are all part of the show!

I also have a Voodoo Labs Mondo power supply but, it doesn't fit correctly on the PedalTrain Pro2 board; I need to cut a new hole, to allow access to the extra 120v plug on the Mondo. I'll get around to it one of these days.

Yup, keeping the audience's attention is the key to success. Well crafted songs (no matter the genre) are more important than effects, but these days, you really can't compose or record without them.

Last edited by Ajax Lepinski; 7th September 2015 at 06:01 PM..
Old 8th September 2015
  #1942
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Proud to show mine...

took a long time to get there

the two blue ones are from blackout effectors- highly recommended company

nice
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Old 8th September 2015
  #1943
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took a long time to get there

the two blue ones are from blackout effectors- highly recommended company

nice
Very nice. That Cadavernous is super cool!
Old 9th September 2015
  #1944
Riggus Maximus

Riggus maximus.

Edit: Please ignore the plastic spoon. It distracts from the maximality.
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Old 9th September 2015
  #1945
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Riggus maximus.

Edit: Please ignore the plastic spoon. It distracts from the maximality.
Hey, man, some of the best songs were written with a spoon.
Old 10th September 2015
  #1946
Word

I'll take your word for it on that. Tho, I'm betting the plastic spoons aren't as musical as the metal ones. You know, being minimally resonant and all.

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Hey, man, some of the best songs were written with a spoon.
Old 15th September 2015
  #1947
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I made a couple of D.I.Y. pedals from: UK electronik (1) / Das Musikding (2)/ Guitarpcb.com(3)

WAH: Jim dunlop rev G i think it was, modded like instructed on stinkfoot.se
compressor: modified ross compressor (3)
booster/OD: Klon Centaur clone (3)
OD : Zehndrive = Zendrive clone (1)
Fuzz : Dark side of the moon fuzz (3)
Tremolo : Das Tremolo (2)
Delay : D'lay (3)
Chorus : Forum-Vibe (2) (forum project, available via Das Musikding.de)

The forum-vibe isn't finished yet, the other pedals all sound very sweet!
Sometimes I had to search for an adjusment, or an error... but nothing anybody couldn't get done.
Especially the Zehndrive sounds incredible into a clean amp. Definatly worth the efford to get building your own pedals if you don't already have a lot of them. It was also great fun, and I even managed to stop buying new kits...
Old 15th September 2015
  #1948
Home Made Pedal Board

This is what I've ended up with after a few years of shuffling pedals around and trying to keep it utilitarian. The actual board I shaped out of some plywood laying around in the garage, cutting a handle out of the top section, then painting it black and adding velcro to the surface and the pedals. I got some raw materials like woven nylon and some foam and glue, and stitched together a zip-up carry case for general light-duty transport.

I don't use any kind of distortion before the amp, relying wholly on the tone of the amp for high gain.
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Old 15th September 2015
  #1949
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Wow, I've seen many guys make their own pedalboards. But to make your own case for it, now that is impressive!
Old 15th September 2015
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Wow, I've seen many guys make their own pedalboards. But to make your own case for it, now that is impressive!
Had to be able to take it out of the house! I made it in 2008 and it's still working, maybe I need to mass produce these.
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