Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Joe from LA! Joe’s working with a modest sized board with plenty of sonic options by Earthquaker Devices. Let’s take a look!
Joe’s board starts off with everyone’s long-standing favorite tuning pedal the BOSS TU-2 Tuner, immediately followed by a signal kickstart into a Xotic EP Booster. Joe mentions that he plays guitar with a mix of single coils and humbuckers and the EP boost is perfect for getting your signal to pop, alternatively you can use a MXR Micro Amp or even various compressors. The EP Boost is followed by an Earthquaker Devices Palisades overdrive, then into Earthquaker Devices incredibly popular Rainbow Machine. The Rainbow Machine is a polyphonic pitch generator/modulator that includes a “magic” setting that allows you to get some really crazy sounds. I believe the magic setting is an “inverse delay”, there was a similar setting on the BOSS PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay that also made wacky sounds, but the Rainbow Machine is a beast of its own. Check out the PedalsAndEffects review here.
Following the Rainbow Machine is a Moog MoogerFooger MF-102 Ring Modulator. I’m a big fan of these Moog pedals. I can’t get enough of that wood panel veneer. Other pedal makers are following suit for that classic look, like the Ibanez ES-2 Echo Shifter. The Ring Mod was an almost permanent staple during my Mars Volta days, check out how I used it in combination with other pedals on a track on a Volta track right here.
After the Ring Mod is a Catalinbread Callisto Chorus/Vibrato followed by an Earthquaker Devices double team of the Hoof Fuzz, and the Dispatch Master reverb/delay. Joe’s chain ends in an Ernie Ball Volume Pedal. I would move the fuzz and the volume pedal higher up in the chain, but that’s just me.