Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Joel! Joel is a longtime bass player who’s just as professional as his rig is! Joel’s got a good mix of pedals and plenty of sonic options to work with. We don’t see too many rack mounted rigs these days, so it’s always cool to see something different. And remember, it’s all about what works for you! Let’s take a look at what Joel is rocking out with:
The lights are great too! It must be super easy to see in a dark gig setting. I wonder how the board plays with dynamic stage lighting.
Joel plays a Cliff Bordwell custom fretless bass. All Cliff Bordwell basses are handmade and high quality, looks like they’ve got a bit of a wait list too. Joel’s setup is split between everything being inline in front of the amp and in an FX loop as provided by his rack-mount system. Let’s start with what goes in front:
Digitech Bass Whammy: A great pedal, Digitech has successfully improved on what made their pedals classic while still retaining the factors that everyone loves them for. Better tracking, better sounds, dig this pedal big time. Definitely a great addition to the classic Whammy line, peep the PedalsAndEffects review here.
Subdecay Starlight V2: The Starlight V2 is a Flanging pedal, SubDecay has been getting bigger! I remember seeing these pop up once or twice before. I’ll definitely have to give them the proper amount of time to check them out.
Crowther Audio Prunes and Custard: “Speak of the devil and he shall appear!” Having spent too long sleeping on this pedal, it recently made its way into 5starr Sound Labs where Justin Meldal-Johnsen demoed it for me. The pedal is described as a “harmonic generator-intermodulator.” Needless to say I was absolutely blown away, glad to see that it’s been making its way around despite me being totally unaware! You can check out the PedalsAndEffects review here.
Photo credit: pedalgeek
And now for the FX Loop:
J Rockett Alien Delay: Don’t think I’ve heard of these guys before. The Alien Echo is a delay pedal and in addition having that cool Ridley Scott Alien film design, the guys at J. Rockett modeled the Alien to emulate vintage analog sounds. In their words, the Alien is “an extremely musical delay that can go from lush, magical long delays to warm country slapback delays. If you mess with the modulation you can get some pretty crazy sounds which is where we came up with the name.”
Photo credit: J.Rockett
Catalinbread Echorec: Another great delay, if you open up the case itself there is a switch inside the pedal that changes the quality and character of the delays almost entirely. It’s like having a bunch of echo models in one!
And let’s not forget the BOSS TU-3 affixed to the rack!
Thanks, Joel, for sending in your board. Whether you’re just embarking on your effects pedal journey or are a seasoned pro, there’s always something to learn from each other. If you haven’t sent in your board, big or small, be sure to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here on PedalsAndEffects!