And the submissions keep on coming! Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from John.
John’s humble board starts with the always present BOSS TU-2 Tuner, and then continues into a TC Electronic Corona Chorus pedal. From the chorus pedal the chain goes into an Electro-Harmonix Micro POG. The signal goes from the Micro POG into a Keeley Neutrino Envelope Filter and then lastly into a MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe. MXR makes some great fuzz, distortion, and overdrive pedals for bass. Check out my review of the MXR Bass Overdrive. A great pedal that gives provides some grit and edge without compromising the low end. The level of innovation at MXR remains consistently high, as does their commitment to specifically designing pedals for bassists. Great pick, John.
Honorable mentions include an Electro-Harmonix Bassballs, an Electro-Harmonix Dr. Q, an Electro-Harmonix Q Tron, a MXR Bass Envelope Filter, a Source Audio Soundblox Pro Hot Hand Bass Envelope Filter (thats a mouthful) and a Musitronics Mu-Tron III. John mentions that these envelope filters have a bit of a rotation in his signal chain, with the Keely Neutrino currently occupying the space.
In this day and age it’s easy to get caught up adding more and more pedals to our chains. For musicians our eyes are often larger than our budgets, always looking for the next pedal or the “right” pedal to “complete” our sound. You can do a lot with so little, and you can often find inspiration from limitation.
In the end it doesn’t matter if your board has two pedals or twenty it’s all about what works for you!
Thanks, John, for sending in your board.
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