Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Alfonso all the way from Granada, in the south of Spain! Lets take a look at what Alfonso is working with:
Alfonso’s chain starts off into a Korg Pitchblack Tuner, a great alternative to the BOSS Tuners. After the tuner is a Diamond Bass Compressor followed by a Japanese BOSS Octave OC-2. I’ve used a BOSS OC-2 throughout my entire career, they’re really great, and really musical octave pedals. There was a re-branding at one point over at BOSS, where the OC-2 became the “Octaver” don’t worry about it, its the same thing, but if you can, always go Japanese with BOSS! After the OC-2 is a Heavy Electronics “El Oso” Bass Fuzz. I don’t have any experience with “El Oso” but we have demo-ed a Heavy Electronics Grind Fuzz on an episode of Fuzz Wars. The El Oso was recently upgraded into a smaller chasis, but I love the aesthetic of this green pedal, reminds me of a certain type of Big Muff that I absolutely love. Very cool, Alfonso.
After the fuzz is a prototype overdrive by SleepingDogFX. Alfonso notes that this particular pedal has four separate “clipping” options and is prototype number 3 of 3 with the other two belonging to the bassists of Mogwai and Pelican. SleepingDogFX is a smallUK based effects company, I believe this particular overdrive became their Howling Overdrive. I could be mistaken though, very cool stuff. After the fuzz is a PedalsAndEffects favorite, the DOD Meatbox. The Meatbox is a great pedal but they’ve been going up in price recently, if you can find one for a good price go ahead and get it! These great sub pedals are quickly disappearing from the wild. They are great sounding pedals, but be careful, once these guys go down there’s no recovering them. Check out this discussion, WMD Instrument Effects, Mantic Conceptual, and myself had dissecting a Meatbox!
Backing up the Meatbox is an Electro-Harmonix Nano Series Small Stone followed by a big box reissue of the Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron Envelope Filter, with the chain ending in a MXR Carbon Copy Analog delay and lastly a Sansamp Programmable Bass Driver DI. I’ve never been a big SansAmp guy, but that’s just me.