Sometimes our pedals boards are built to dial in that perfect tone. Other times we try our hardest to destroy it. In both cases we have tons of fun! This week’s Show Me Your Pedalboard is brought to you by
Jacob (Justin-my mistake!), and a pretty systematic destruction of his bass signal.
Justin’s Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass starts its run through a Boss TU-2 tuner, and jumps straight into another Boss: the PS-5 Super Shifter. Because, why not throw some wild modulation in the front end? Before things get too out of control, a Boss CS-2 (a personal fav of PedalsAndEffects) comes in to save the day just in time to hit an EHX Micro POG, for all of your polyphonic octivizing needs. Once the octaves are all in place, it seems now is as good a time as ever to throw in some distortion with another EHX: a classic Sovtek Big Muff. But if there was any hope in a contained and safe signal, it’s all lost in the maze of an Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine. And all this new found pitch-shifting chaos paves the way for a slippery slope into another Earthquaker Device: this time, an Arpanoid. Take a moment and try to imagine taking all that pitch shifted, octavized, distorted, and more pitch-shifted bass, and then arpeggiating it. Good to go? Me neither. But moving on anyway: the signal gets repeated a few times with a Digitech Digidelay while splitting into stereo. Lastly, the stereo signals are fed into a Boss PN-2 for some tremolo; but not for volume tremolo. Of course not: that would be too obvious. Justin uses its pan mode to bounce the stereo bass signals across two separate amps. Wild.
And for good measure, below is a picture of Justin’s custom black lit Line 6 DL4:
Thanks, Justin, for sharing a visual of all your sonic chaos with us. Glad we had a slot for you this week! If you haven’t sent a picture of your pedalboard to us yet email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!