Todays’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from bass player Dorian, all the way from Osaka, Japan! Originally from Tennessee, Dorian moved to Osaka to get married. It’s no easy feat to transplant your entire life to a foreign country and to maintain a lifestyle such as music, much respect to you! Let’s check out what Dorian is rocking out with:
Dorian’s got a LARGE board, so here’s a breakdown of his signal chain:
TC Electronic Polytune Tuner: I keep going back and forth between this one, and the BOSS tuners. The huge draw for the Polytune is that it’s LED’s are bright and very visible in a dimly lit club or venue.
Albit GC-3 Compressor: Albit is a Japan based effects pedal company, they make a small line of effects pedals mainly fuzz/distortion but also offering compressors and some filter pedals. I gotta check out some Albit pedals. I also think its interesting how the Japanese refer to effects pedals as “effectors.” Always something to take away from different cultures!
Photo credit: albit
Digitech Whammy: Classic
Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander: A great pedal, especially if you’re into lo-fi video game noises!
Photo credit: aliexpress
BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion: Dorian mentions that this pedal has been modded by Monte Allums. The Monte Allums MD-2 mod modifies the EQ and pushes the pedal a bit with extra thickness and warmth so you can get some boost gain and overdrive type tones. You can find more details on Monte Allums pedal mods here.
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter: Love the big box Electro-Harmonix stuff, this pedal is a great competitor to the MXR Phase 90. This pedal can get really “wet” and can get really psychedelic with the knob turned all the way up, but there is something to be said about subtlety as well.
Digitech Luxe: Self dubbed as an “anti-chorus” the Luxe takes the “detune” effect from the Digitech Whammy and allows you to get more in-depth with its “chorusing” adding thickness without the modulation of traditional choruses. Digitech has been making amazing strides lately in effect pedals, check out our interview with Tom Cram the head honcho over at Digitech to get a great idea of where the company has been and their plans for the future!
Photo credit: Digitech
Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler: Classic!