Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Kenton! Kenton is a bass player who’s got it down to the bare necessities, simple but versatile. Let’s take a look at what Kenton is rocking:
Kenton’s playing a Fender Jazz bass where he swapped the stock pickups for Bare Knuckle ’60 PE Jazz Bass pickups. From the Jazz bass, Kenton’s signal starts off into the always present BOSS tuner. Kenton’s using the TU-3, an upgraded and slightly more accurate version of the TU-2. Up next after the tuner, is an Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus pedal. If you have to get a Small Clone, be sure it’s in Electro-Harmonix’s classic big metal casing. You’re guaranteed a richer, fuller sound. I don’t mess too much with Electro-Harmonix these days, but they have such a great legacy of from the pedals they made in the past. You can’t beat the big boxed Sovtek Big Muffs, or the vintage Microsynth’s. Great pick Kenton!
After the Small Clone is a Fuzzrocious Grey Stache fuzz pedal. The Grey Stache is based off of the EHX “Civil War” model Big Muffs. The guys at Fuzzrocious are consistently putting out great things, glad to see their stuff catching on with other musicians! Kenton’s chain then ends in a Made by Mike Green Muff fuzz which is modeled after my favorite fuzz ever, the Electro-Harmonix Sovtek Fuzz. Made by Mike is a tiny pedal manufacturer out of Bristol in the UK! I’d love to know how this clone fares against the real thing. You can check out a shoot-out I did with my friend Oz of two different Sovtek Fuzzes.
And that’s it! Sometimes less is more, and there’s something to be said about having a very travel friendly board. Its definitely a weight off your back, literally! If you haven’t sent in your board, big or small email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here on PedalsAndEffects!