Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry is a quickie! Today’s entry comes from Brian! Brian is a bass player with a very modest rig that rocks a very cool DIY aesthetic! Let’s take a look at what Brian is working with:
Brian gets things started off into a Korg Tuner (if you gig regularly I’d recommend the Korg Pitchblack, you don’t want to be stomping on that thing and you won’t break your back activating it) followed by an Ashdown Bass Envelope Filter. Up next is a Rogue Compressor (switch it’s place with the envelope filter) into an Electro-Harmonix Bass Blogger. Things continue out into a Dunlop Rotovibe univibe pedal, a great pedal that emulates rotating speaker sounds especially great if you want those Hendrix like tones. Brian’s chain ends in a Rogue Tremolo and a Line 6 Echo Park.
Photo credit: zzounds
Brian’s board looks like it’s on a pretty robust slab of wood, like a drawer from a shelving unit. That’s really all you need too, no need to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a board. As long as it’s sturdy enough to house all of your pedals, do whatever works for you!
Also, it doesn’t matter if you have the most expensive gear around, or even the cheapest gear around. People’s ears are different, and they strive for different things. You can’t put a price on innovation, and you certainly can’t put a price on creativity. There will always be a piece of gear that we always want, but I have nothing but respect for people that do great things with what they have.