This week’s “Show Me Your Pedalboard” entry comes from Dominique, all the way from France. Dominique starts his signal into TC Electronic PolyTuner. This is a reliable and fairly recent tuner and what makes this tuner so unique is its ability to detect multiple strings simultaneously, allowing you to quickly find where you may be out of tune. The chain then goes into an Enigma Qballs, a versatile envelope filter that’s connected to a Boss expression pedal. Envelope filters sound similar to wahs and by using an expression pedal, Dominique has practically created a versatile and distinctive wah.
The Digitech Bass Synth Wah follows, which also is an envelope filter, but packed with 7 unique functions that add a synthy tone to it, creating a one of a kind wah sound. I have used this Synth Wah on many tours, as you might see in the Show Me Your Pedalboard pic of me. The MXR Bass Compressor is next, which works great and could definitely help accentuate the Big Muff PI that follows. I like that he has his fuzz after the wah, which is my preference as well, although many musicians place it prior. After that is the POG2 by Electro Harmonix. This is the octave generator that replaced the original POG, and added another octave up, plus other features. I don’t have a lot of experience with the POG or POG2. Next comes the Ravish Sitar pedal that emulates a sitar sound and I use this pedal a lot but always in conjunction with another modulation pedal.
Dominique rounds out his board with a couple modulators. The discontinued Ibanez phase is first, followed by the great Sea Machine Chorus by EarthQuaker Devices. This pedal has constantly proven itself as a reliable and useful chorus. After that is TC Electronics’ Shaker, which is a great vibrato pedal, and comes with the option of downloading my personalized TonePrint, which I called “Vato Vibrato.”
Dominique ends his signal through a Sansamp Bass Driver with Giga Delay Boss in FX loop. Again, I’ve never used a Sansamp , but many great bassists do, and this one in particular has the option of saving several different preamps, which is very smart and forward thinking. I got to say that I love that the Giga Delay was left for the end, which allows him to manipulate his entire sound creation in delay.
Thanks, Dominique, for sharing. Be sure to comment below with your thoughts of this very neatly organized pedalboard.
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