Today’s pedalboard submission comes across the pond from Matt in the UK! Matt is a bass player who mainly creates ambient soundscapes with his pedals. Let’s take a look!
Matt’s bass goes into a TC-Electronic Polytune 2 tuner, then finds itself immediately in a Fairfield Circuitry “The Accountant” compressor. Fairfield Circuitry is one of the best boutique pedal companies out there, having checked out their “Meet Maude” Analog delay, and “Four Eyes” fuzz, you absolutely cannot go wrong with those guys. Smaller companies like Fairfield are on the up and coming, we’re all in this together and its up to us musicians to support the companies and brands we believe in. (An honorable mention to the Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise which is in rotation on Matt’s board.) Great way to start things off Matt! Up next is an AMT Electronics USA SS-30 Guitar Preamp, Matt says he uses it for a little dirt. I can’t say I have too much experience with these guys. After the preamp is an Earthquaker Devices Organizer directly into an EKKO 616 Dark Analog Delay. Afterwards is a Carl Martin Classic Optical Envelope, envelope filter. I can’t say I have any experience with Carl Martin effects, but this pedal looks pretty funky. I’m always down to try new things!
After the envelope filter is a MXR Bass Chorus deluxe. The MXR Bass Chorus deluxe is such a wonderful pedal for innovation. The guys in the lab over at MXR have consistently put out amazing things over the years. The bass chorus deluxe has so many features as well as a really cool flanging effect, you can check out my review here. After the bass chorus is an MXR Phase 99, which is quickly becoming my go to replacement for the MXR Phase 90! I’ve used a Phase 90 and Phase 100 for years and the 99 is contains two separate circuits in a Phase 90 sized housing. MXR knocked it out of the park with the Phase 99, I’m glad to see it showing up on peoples boards, it is no doubt a great successor to the Phase 90. Afterwards is a TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay, a TC Electronics T2 Reverb with the chain ending in a TC Electronics Ditto Looper X2, a looping station that’s TC Electronics answer to the Line 6 DL4.
I’ve been in the industry a very long time, I’ve seen all sorts of pedals and effects but I’m still surprised and always interested in new or unfamiliar companies. Innovation and open mindedness go hand in hand, by keeping an open mind you may even surprise yourself!
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