Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Jason in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jason is a working noisemaker and bassist for the sludge-metal band Team Dead. Jason is currently employing a mix of modulation effects and tone shaping to get the heaviest tone possible while still being able to experiment endlessly with other projects and at home. Let’s take a look at what Jason’s rocking!
Jason’s signal chain starts with a TC Electronics Polytune Mini Noir into an SFX Micro Thumpinator which acts as an buffer as well as a bandwidth optimizer/High pass filter that cuts at 30Hz-this is useful while playing in low tunings to prevent subsonic frequencies and peaks from damaging speakers and overworking amps, wise decision! From there it goes into a simple and solid EBS Multi-Comp which feeds into the Tech 21 Sansamp Programmable Bass Driver DI that offers 3 channels and digital programmability, a classic choice.
This is where Jason’s signal ends for the metal band and the real fun begins! From the Sansamp the signal feeds into a pedal that I am still finding new sonic territory with 2 years on: the Red Panda Particle this thing has received a lot of love for it’s bit crushing, delay, pitch shifting, sampling and modulation abilities and it deserves every bit, from the Particle the signal chain takes an interesting twist with a custom Lovetone Ring Stinger clone called “Ze German” made by our friends at Mantic Conceptual, I am blown away and a bit scared at what this thing can do, it definitely takes Fuzzy-synthy-Octave-Ring-Modulation insanity to another level, I would love to try one of these out! Hats off to the folks at Mantic for a beautiful build. Next up is the EHX Cathedral Reverb into the Iron Ether Subterranean which is a big synthy octave that tracks bass beautifully-I would definitely move this closer to the beginning of the board however.
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From there everything goes into the EHX Freeze which is great for short sampling and creating soundscapes, I love the placement of this pedal and the always appreciated Hotone Wally Looper finishes things off. I would have the Sansamp at the end of the chain on this one, but this is definitely a killer board.