This is the first pedalboard up in the “Show Me Your Pedalboard” series where you, fans of PedalsAndEffects, send in pics of your pedalboard, then I share them with our readers and make a few comments. First up: Luke!
First of all, thanks Luke, for sending in this pic. I’ll give my two cents about what he has going here. First, Luke has his Boss OC-2 (discontinued but is always on my board too!) into his Bass Big Muff, which I tend to like but I usually have that after the Dunlop 105Q Bass Wah. I always find that any wah will grab that distortion and make the high end feedback. Any of you ever experience that? You envelope the wah into the top end and wham! – here comes the feedback. Maybe Luke isn’t running his Muff as hot as I do so it’s not a problem for him.
I see Luke has the Freeze pedal. Dan Elkan, who plays guitar in ZAVALAZ, uses one of these and it’s pretty cool. Then Luke goes into the BassBalls, MXR Phase 90, DOD Bass Chorus (which they don’t make any longer but DOD is back and is making some great stuff again), Behringer Ultra Vibrato (which I have toured with and feel is a good comparison to the rare Boss VB-2), into a Boss DD7 delay. I love all of this but usually have all this before the distortion stage except the delay (I keep my delays at the end too, Luke!). I like distorting stuff after the modulation effects, not before, because for me, I can’t hear the effects as much unless I do it this way. I would love to hear what Luke has going here.
Lastly, I love how compact Luke’s pedalboard is! He has a clean board with really great wiring and good organization. Good Job Luke! I hope you’ll all let Luke know what you think of his pedalboard in the comments section of this post.
Haven’t submitted a photo of your pedalboard? What are you waiting for? Email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to feature a few each week.