Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Andy, a bass player from the UK! Andy has previously submitted his board to PedalsAndEffects, so let’s take a look and see how his pedalboard has evolved:
From Andy’s bass things kick off into a Cali76 compressor from Origin Effects, then straight into an Electro-Harmonix double team of the EHX Pitch fork pitch shifter and the EHX Ring-thing ring modulator. For some low end Andy’s signal hits a MXR Submachine (great choice Andy! But might we suggest the recently reissued DOD Meatbox for that extra sub harmonic push?).
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After the MXR Submachine things move onto a Cog effects custom Red Five, which in Andy’s words features reverb, octave up/down, chorus as well as their popular Grand Tarkin bass fuzz all in one enclosure! Cog effects are a UK based boutique pedal company that has a great DIY machine shop aesthetic. They love Star Wars as much as they love pedals! Many of their pedals are named after characters and also feature sweet Star Wars graphics. Their custom effects line features combo versions of all their pedals and much more! Their Grand Tarkin bass fuzz was featured on a round of Fuzz Wars with Jonathan Hischke. You can check it out here! Great stuff Andy.
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Up next is a Fuzzrocious double header, the Rat King (recently rebranded as the Cat King) fuzz and the (Oh See) Demon overdrive. The Rat/Cat King is a versatile fuzz that can get really gnarly. With two separate presets, a feedback loop, and blend settings this pedal’s got you covered.
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From the gain and the grime comes a Moog Cluster Flux chorus/flanger in the limited edition, eye popping lunar whitewash! After the Moog is a Lateral Sound Spore germanium fuzz. If it were me I’d move this up with the rest of your fuzz pedals next to the Fuzzrocious pedals. Andy’s chain then ends in a BOSS DD-7 delay and a TU-3 tuner. I’d definitely move the tuner up before the compressor, or at least in an FX loop if you got one.
Thanks, Andy, for sending in your updated board! Musical innovation is a journey, trial and error is essential. Stick with what works, and improve/find a better use for something that might not necessarily work. It’s always good to experiment with new pedals in the mix along with some old faithfuls you never know how drastically your sound might change. If you haven’t done so already, send in your board to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here, at PedalsAndEffects!