Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Magnus from Sweden! Magnus has got a great mix of boutique pedals and some newer pedal entries from bigger companies. Magnus really makes use of the space of his board to maximize his sound, let’s take a look!
Magnus’ chain starts off into an Ernie Ball volume pedal into a BOSS TU-3 Tuner (an updated TU-2). From the tuner things pickup into a double team of distortion, with the Solid Gold FX Beta, and the Solid Gold FX Mofset Beta. From the Solid Gold’s the chain continues into a PedalsAndEffects favorite, the MXR Bass Octave deluxe. You can check out my review of the MXR Bass Octave Deluxe here! After the MXR Bass Octave the chain continues into an Earthquaker Devices Cloven Hoof Fuzz backed up by a Malekko Diabolik Analog fuzz. I’m so happy to see these on peoples boards! The Diabolik is a fuzz pedal conceptualized by my buddy Justin Meldal Johnson and made into reality by Malekko Heavy Industry. Check out the demo we did of it here! After the Diabolik and a long patch cable later, the chain continues into an MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe. The MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe is just one of many innovative pedals that MXR continues to put out. With the addition of a flanger, and a plethora of options this is one of those pedals that definitely inspires the player. You can check out our review of the MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe, here. Following the MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe is another PedalsAndEffects favorite, the MXR Phase 99. The MXR Phase 99 is quickly becoming my go-to phase pedal, replacing the ever beloved MXR Phase 90. The Phase 99 has additional circuitry for increased innovation, they took everything great about the 99 and managed to expand upon it and create an amazing pedal. I highly suggest everyone check this one out! You can find the review we did here.
Up next is an Earthquaker Devices Hummingbird Tremolo, followed by an Electro-Harmonix Neo Mistress, a nano version of the Electric Mistress flanger. The flanger is followed by a Catalinbread delay double team of the Montavillian Echo, and the Echorec Echo. The Echorec has some great analog delay models, you can get some pretty lush 70’s Floyd era echoes, the Echorec also goes up to a full (1) second delay in case you needed a delay that long. The Catalinbread’s are followed by an Endangered Audio Research (great name) Analog delay. The Endangered Audio Analog delay has a great switch that allows for some pretty gnarly oscillation. You can check out my review of the delay, here. The delay is backed up by an Earthquaker Devices Afterneath reverb/delay before another pedal double team of the Strymon El Capistan Tape Echo, and the Strymon Big Sky Reverb. The Strymon’s are followed up by a Red Panda Context Reverb before ending in an EHX Freeze pedal and a TC Electronics Ditto Looper to respectively stutter and loop the insanity.
I’m surprised you managed to fit all of these pedals onto your board! My only recommendation would be to consider downsizing a bit. I know, I know, even I can get a bit carried away with pedals, and while there are a lot of cool pedals on here you often have two or three pedals that are capable of doing similar things. So pick some favorites and consider downsizing a bit. The nice thing about this board is everything is very uniform, and modular so swapping stuff out or removing things shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. Maybe just use two reverbs instead of four, you may see some clarity in your tone and your back will thank you as well!
Thanks, Magnus, for sending in your board. I love seeing all of these boards from across the globe. While we may be in different parts of the world, we still strive towards sonic innovation through our mutual love of pedals and effects. Be sure to email us at email@example.com and your pedalboard could be featured right here, at PedalsAndEffects!