Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Andrei! Andrei is a bass player with a pretty modest board, but he’s still able to pull some great sounds from it. Modest boards with some of your favorite, reliable pedals can take your sound a very long way! Andrei also makes great use of available technologies by using TC Electronic’s “Toneprint” system and implementing different tones on the phone via a mobile app! Let’s take a look at what Andrei is working with:
Andrei’s board starts off into a KORG Pitchblack tuner, (available in different colors for your liking!) into an Electro-Harmonix POG 2. Electro-Harmonix recently added the Nano POG to their lineup should you need POG like tones in a nano chassis and you want to save some space on your board. From the POG 2 Andrei’s signal chain continues onto a piece of paper that really thins up his tone. Just kidding! According to Andrei his Xotic Bass BB Preamp is out for repair but for the photo he got a stand-in, don’t forget to recycle that paper when you get your pedal back!
Photo credit: altomusic
After the Xotic BB Bass Preamp is a Mooger Fooger double team of the Moog MF-101 Low-Pass Filter and a PedalsAndEffects favorite, the Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator. Huge fan of the ring mod, I use it all the time! Check out how I used it on the Mars Volta tune “Conjugal Burns” right here. It’s definitely a go to pedal of mine for ring modulation. After the Moog pedals is a TC Electronic Flashback delay. Andrei says that he uses the TC Electronic’s Toneprints quite extensively.
Photo credit: sweetwater
If you’re not familiar with Toneprints, they are user uploaded customized settings that are stored online and can be downloaded directly into a TC Electronic’s pedal. It’s a great way to share different settings, and its really cool to see all the different settings people can come up with. According to Andrei, he has no need for chorus, flange or phaser and if he ever does as he will sometimes create a similar sounding Toneprint and download it into the Flashback pedal directly from his phone just before show time! Toneprints are a fantastic way to see how other people use the same equipment, innovation knows no limits. You can check out the “Vato Vibrato” toneprint I did for TC Electronics for their Shaker Vibrato.
Andrei’s signal then ends in a T-Rex Squeezer compressor. Everyone knows I’d move it right after the tuner, but that’s just my two cents!
Thanks, Andrei, for sending in your board! If you haven’t sent in your board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here on PedalsAndEffects! We get a high volume of submissions, so don’t fret if your board doesn’t show up immediately! We go through each and every single one we can! Until next time!