Todays pedalboard comes from Isaac! Isaac is a guitar player who plays a wide range of styles of music, and when you’re on the go playing different styles you gotta have a board that’s flexible enough for each style. With no shortage of overdrive, delay or reverb options, let’s check out Brian’s board:
From Brian’s guitar his board starts off into a Visual Sound Visual Volume pedal which splits the signal separately into a Korg Pitchblack tuner. The signal continues onto an Xotic SP Compressor, then into a Dunlop Custom Audio Electronics Wah. From the Wah the chain continues into an Electro-Harmonix POG 2. I don’t really have too much experience with the POG series of pedals, but being able to save settings as on the POG 2 is really handy. Up next is an Electro-Harmonix Soul Food. Brian notes that the Soul Food has the “Meat and 3” mod. To my understanding that means swapping out some of the diodes for higher quality ones. The mod is supposed to sound a lot fuller and richer than when stock, very interesting. After the Soul Food is a Jetter Helium Overdrive then into a Bondi Effects Sick As Overdrive that is an overdrive pedal that is modeled after the ever coveted Klon Centaur. After the overdrive is another Bondi Effects overdrive but this time it’s the Del Mar which is modeled after the classic Ibanez Tubescreamer of yore.
After the overdrive there is a Walrus Audio Plainsman Boost pedal and then a Neunaber Technology Echelon Mono Echo delay pedal. From the Mono Echo is a TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay then a Malekko Ekko 616 Analog Delay. The delays find themselves in a Neunaber Technology Slate Reverb pedal then into a TC Electronic T2 Reverb continuing on into a JHS Stutter Switch to slapback sample the craziness, and finally a BBE Sonic Stomp. The Sonic Stomp actually isn’t a compressor, nor is it an EQ pedal. There is definitely some wizardry going on in there, but what it does is really bring out the dynamic frequencies of your amp. It works best with tube amps, from what I’ve heard it doesn’t work too well with digital amp simulators. Its a very intriguing pedal, I’d love to spend some quality time with it.
Isaac has a lot of options when it comes to his board, the nice thing about large boards like this is that you can be absolutely covered and flexible when playing different styles. Theres no board like a board you can consistently rely on no matter where you bring it.
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