Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard comes from bass player August (who prefers to be called Augie)! Augie’s board has all the bass essentials with the inclusion of a few pedals that can get some really far out sounds. He also has one of the most color coordinated boards I’ve ever seen! Style points! Let’s take a look at what Augie’s working with:
Augie’s signal starts from a vintage 1962 Fender Precision Bass into a Korg CA-30 Chromatic Tuner. Augie! If you’re playing gigs, get a dedicated tuning pedal! They are far more accurate and visible than these guys and they can take a beating! Tuning pedals are pretty inexpensive, you can always go with the BOSS TU-2 or the Korg Pitchblack if you want to keep it Korg! After the tuner comes a Radial Tonebone Bassbone preamp and DI Box followed by a Trace Elliot SMX Compressor. The Trace Elliot is a very rare and sought after compressor for bass players. It has dual band compression an EQ knob, and some high and low knobs that kind of blend the compression. If it were me I’d keep the compressor over the preamp/DI but different strokes, the placement of both is ideal though you want it as close to the origin of the signal as possible. Try switching places with them and see what different sounds you can get, the compressor will get your harmonics to pop and the boost will well, boost your signal. Both are great ways to really push the gain/drive of your amp. Having the ability to EQ early on is nice as well.
Up next is the Fulltone Bass Drive followed by a Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter Pro. Source Audio has been coming out with some really innovative things lately. Check out when Nick Reinhart dropped by PedalsAndEffects to showcase two of their newest pedals, the Stingray Multi-Filter and the Multiwave Distortion! You can find the reviews for those here. After the envelope filter is a MXR Bass D.I./Distortion with the signal ending in a Morley Little Alligator Volume pedal, a great alternative to Ernie Ball’s volume pedals.
Thanks, Augie, for sending in your board! There are so many pedals out there it’s great to see all the unique configurations people can come up with. If you haven’t sent in your board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it can be featured right here at PedalsAndEffects!