New Pedalboard!

Still working on my new album – got all the drum parts recorded! More on that in another post. Before I start recording guitars, I decided it was time to upgrade my pedalboard 🙂

Waiting actually made a bit of sense. I wanted to use a second delay pedal on a song, and possibly a tremolo pedal … and to do that, I needed more room on my previous pedalboard!

And hey – Christmas was a-coming. So … here’s what I’ve done: I purchased a Pedaltrain PT-2 pedalboard and three more pedals.

Here’s my signal chain from the guitar to my amp (a Fender Blues Junior):

  • Guitar…
  • Guyatone ST2 Compressor
  • JHS Mini Foot Fuzz
  • Boss Blues Driver overdrive (with Keeley mod)
  • Boss DS-1 Distortion (with Keeley mod)
  • ProCo RAT distortion
  • Ernie Ball Volume pedal
  • Joyo Tremolo (dirt cheap, and makes a fine tremolo sound)
  • Arion Stereo Chorus (bought in the 80’s – now it’s a boutique pedal!)
  • Caline Blue Ocean delay (another really cheap pedal that makes some nice analog delay sounds)
  • Line 6 ToneCore EchoPark delay
  • Line 6 ToneCore Verbzilla
  • Ditto Looper
  • Amp

So there you go!

What’s next on the album? I have recorded drums and a scratch guitar part. Next will be bass, then guitars. Then vocals. Fun stuff!

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4 comments on “New Pedalboard!
  1. Jim says:

    About 10 years ago I was looking for a pedal board. At the time, I couldn’t decide which brand to use. None of them were exactly what I needed.

    Then I read a Guitar Player article interview of Zak Wylde’s guitar tech. He said this: “People always ask me where I got Zak’s pedal board from. I tell them $10 at Home Depot!”

    Which got me thinking: I could build a custom board and make it perfect for my needs. That was three boards ago. The most recent one I built, was based on the Pedal Train concept. Looks very similar. I painted it Burgundy and Gold, in honor of my Washington Redksins!

    They charge an arm and a leg for the store bought ones, (as you now know) and you truly can build them easily!

  2. Jim says:

    About 10 years ago I was looking for a pedal board. At the time, I couldn’t decide which brand to use. None of them were exactly what I needed.

    Then I read a Guitar Player article interview of Zak Wylde’s guitar tech. He said this: “People always ask me where I got Zak’s pedal board from. I tell them $10 at Home Depot!”

    Which got me thinking: I could build a custom board and make it perfect for my needs. That was three boards ago. The most recent one I built, was based on the Pedal Train concept. Looks very similar. I painted it Burgundy and Gold, in honor of my Washington Redskins!

    They charge an arm and a leg for the store bought ones, (as you now know) and you truly can build them easily!

  3. Jim says:

    I don’t know how I posted twice, feel free to delete the first one.

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