Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes all the way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Wow! Today’s board is from Az Manda, an electric guitar player who will does the occasional solo set. Az is a fingerstyle guitarist, composer and music educator! That’s quite the resume! Let’s take a look at what Az rocks out with:
Az plays a Proteus electric guitar made by William Jeffrey Jones. William Jeffrey Jones is a luthier based out of Missouri and started his career as a sculptor, having sculpted everything from large retail Santa Claus statues in Germany to action figures. He now hand sculpts guitar bodies which he builds out of his wood shop. Very cool stuff! From the guitar Az’s signal starts off into an MXR Dyna Comp, followed by a Maxon D & S (Distortion and Sustainer) II. Maxon were the original makers of the constantly duplicated but never replicated Ibanez Tubescreamer from back in the day. The D&S II in Maxon’s words is like “an (TS)808 on steroids.” After the Maxon is a Proco RAT distortion followed by an MXR Micro Chorus and then the inexpensive, but tried and true BOSS TR-2 tremolo.
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Up next is a Mooer double team of the Trelicopter tremolo and Shimverb reverb. Mooer is great for making great sounding pedals in a compact chassis. They’re great for fly gigs and lots of traveling, but if you’re playing them out of a full sized rig (like an Ampeg 8×10) they can sound a bit thin. Those are just my thoughts anyways. I got to mess around with some more stuff by them. Up next is a Zvex Distortion (I’d place it next to the Rat if it were me, actually I’d just swap it out with the Rat altogether). Az’s signal then ends in an Ernie Ball Mono Volume Pedal and TC Electronics Ditto looper to loop all the craziness.
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Thanks, Az, for sending in your board! No matter what corner of the globe you’re on, it’s always great to see what people do with their gear. Don’t hesitate to send in your board to email@example.com
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