Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry is a short one and it comes from Flavio all the way from Brazil! Flavio is a bass player with a very modest pedalboard. Let’s take a look:
Flavio’s chain starts off into a TC Electronics Polytune Mini then into an MXR Bass Compressor. The guys over at Jim Dunlop labs have put out some incredible things over the years, you can never go wrong with MXR. Their dedication to quality and consistency over the years has garnered the respect of many, including mine. Right after the compressor the signal continues into a Hartke VXL Bass Attack Preamp. I’ve never been too big on Hartke, but whatever works for you! Depending on what you’re using the preamp for, you may want to consider just having the compressor, or just having the preamp. The compressor already can level your signal out, and the inclusion of the preamp could be a bit redundant. Just my two cents! After the Hartke preamp is a Fire Bass Pusher Dirty/Clean Preamp. Like I said, you may want to consider swapping stuff out when you have very similar pedals on your board. Fire is a Brazilian based pedal company, in addition to pedals they make power supplies and boards. I’ve never heard of them before, very cool!
Sometimes the less distance between your bass and the amp can provide you with some great tone, there’s no shame in having tiny boards! Thanks, Flavio, for sending in your board, send in your boards to firstname.lastname@example.org!