Today’s pedalboard comes from Nils! Let’s check it out:
Nil’s signal starts off into a BOSS TU-3 Tuner. In case you didn’t know, the TU-3 is an updated version of the universally loved TU-2. The TU-3 has up-to-date electronics and more accurate tuning. It’s an upgrade in every way possible for a pedal as essential as a tuner. Nils’ signal continues on into a Z.Vex Super Duper 2-in-1 which is two Z.Vex Super Hard on preamp/boost circuits in one enclosure. Z.Vex is always putting out some really great things like the Z.Vex Ringtone Ring mod which was one my favorite pedals of 2014! I love their work and their aesthetic. After the Z.Vex is a Maxon OD-9 Overdrive, (the original makers of the Ibanez TS-9 tubescreamer). After the overdrive is an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker and then a Moog MF Drive. Up next is an Earthquaker Devices Hummingbird tremolo V2 (they got a V3 out now!) pedal followed by a BOSS FV-500H Volume pedal. I would move the volume pedal to the beginning of the chain if possible, as close as to the origin of the signal as possible.
After the volume pedal is an Electro-Harmonix Polychorus and then an Electro-Harmonix Small Stone nano phaser. I’m not the biggest fan of the newer EHX pedals, and the newer Small Stones don’t compare to the older ones. But, if you’re in the market for a good phaser, check out the MXR Phase 99. Its quickly becoming my go-to replacement for the ever beloved MXR Phase 90 it definitely has all of your phase needs covered.. After the phaser is an Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy delay backed up by a BOSS RE-20 Space Echo, a delay modeled after the old Roland RE-201 Tape Head delay machines. From my experience they do a pretty good job of emulating those analog tape delays, very cool. After the Roland is a Malekko Omicron Vibrato 2 ending in a Mr. Black Supermoon Chrome Reverb. Mr. Black is a tiny unique boutique effects pedal company based out of Portland. I’d love to check out more of their gear, as everyone knows my love for checking out up-and-coming pedal companies. Very cool stuff Nils.
Thanks, Nils, for sending in your board! You got plenty of room there for more pedals too! If you haven’t sent in your board yet, what are you waiting for? Email firstname.lastname@example.org