As we keep things going in the New Year, today’s pedalboard submission comes from bass player Graham!
Graham keeps things simple and to the point with his board, and while simple he’s able to pull a great variety of sounds to compliment his playing.
Graham runs his bass into a TC Electronic Polytune Mini, a great tuner, especially if you want to save some real estate on your board. From the tuner it goes into a BOSS CS-2 Compressor, I’ve spoken volumes about this pedal, it’s my number one go-to pedal, and your harmonics will pop out like no other, great choice Graham! The compressor then runs into a Tech 21 Sansamp NYC Bass Driver DI which he uses to adjust his levels when playing live. I’m one of the few bass players to never really invest in Sansamp, but that is purely personal preference. To quote Graham the bass driver lets him “…sit perfectly in the mix along with loud guitars” in a metal setting, he also uses it for recording. The chain picks up some low-end by going into a Fuzzrocious Rat King. The Rat King is an incredibly versatile fuzz pedal that can get really gnarly. With two different presets, a feedback loop, and blend settings this pedal has your fuzz needs covered. Graham also mentioned that this Rat King once belonged to the guys over at Queens of the Stone Age, cool! From the fuzz, the signal goes into a Behringer UV300 Ultra Vibrato a pedal he says he picked up on my recommendation. The Behringer Ultra Vibrato is a great answer to BOSS’ VB-2 Vibrato, it’s widely available and can be picked up without breaking your budget. I’m glad to see this pedal making it onto more and more boards. Lastly the chain ends with a Digitech Hardwire DL-8 Delay/Looper a great little pedal with basic loop and delay functions.
Thanks, Graham, for sending in your board!