Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Josh! Josh is a bass player who likes to get heavy! We at PedalsAndEffects love our dirt, our fuzz, and our low end in our tone, and we love to see others who love it just as much as we do! In his words Josh plays in “a very heavy, very loud, three-piece instrumental band” so let’s take a look at what Josh uses to get loud!
Josh’s rig starts off into a Korg Pitchblack tuner into a Minifooger Tremolo pedal. Moog recently released a series of downsized Moogerfooger pedals appropriately called “Minifoogers”. While I love and swear by the Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring modulator, it takes up a lot of space on my board. They reduced the functionality of the pedals to make up for downsized real estate, but they still sound great and are a great substitute for the bigger models. After the tremolo is a Recovery Effects Cutting Room Floor modulation pedal. From the Recovery Effects page, the Cutting Room Floor is all about “Glitch, Pitch, Echo, Modulate.” The guys over at Recovery Effects are putting out great stuff, and its all hand wired too! The Cutting Room Floor also made our PedalsAndEffects top ten pedals of 2014! Support small companies! Great pick Josh. The signal then continues into an Electro-Harmonix Switchblade which splits Josh’s signal into stereo.
Photo credit: PryMaxeVintage
On one side of the split Josh’s signal continues into a Dunwich Amplification Cthulhu Fuzz pedal. Dunwich Amplification is a very tiny company based out of Connecticut and is a very small company that specializes in making amps and pedals (with a yearlong waitlist for some of their work!). After the fuzz is a Mr. Black Gilamondo phase pedal. Mr. Black is a pedal company based out of Portland. Again, support small companies! Most of these tiny boutique companies make very little money or just manage to break even. It’s all a labor of love and we’re all in this together!
Photo credit: Dunwich Amplifications
On the other side of the signal split, the signal continues into an Electro-Harmonix Pitchfork, a polyphonic pitch shifter into a Solid Gold FX Beta Overdrive. Josh’s signal then ends in an Endangered Audio AD4096 Analog delay. The AD4096 is a phenomenal delay; it’s gotten my Mexican flag sticker stamp of approval too! You can check out the PedalsAndEffects review here. As a bonus, Josh’s signal is split into two Ampeg heads, (the greatest amp company ever!) the Ampeg SVT Classic and an Ampeg VB4H.
Thanks, Josh, for sending in your rig. We’re all in this together, the engineers at tiny boutique companies have their own aspirations and the support musicians give them means the world to them. And who knows? These tiny boutique companies may become giant effects companies. You never know what will happen, but its essential to always pay it forward. As always send us your pedalboards by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here, at PedalsAndEffects.