Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from bass player Ondrej, all the way from the Czech Republic! It’s always a pleasant surprise to see all these boards from all over the globe. Ondrej is working with a very minimalist board that features in his words, all the pedals important to him. Let’s take a look at what Ondrej is rocking:
From Ondrej’s bass, things start off into a Korg Pitchblack tuner into an MXR Bass Compressor. I personally think it’s important if you’re a bass player and you have a compressor to put it as close to the origin of the signal as possible. My favorite is of course, the BOSS CS-2 (which isn’t too hard to find online these days) but when you put a compressor so close to the instrument, it really lets your harmonics pop, and you can dig into your instrument more without fear of clipping. A nice trick is it allows you to EQ things a bit as well. Great placement and great pick Ondrej, you can never go wrong with MXR. Up next is a Sansamp Tech 21 VT Bass modeler. I don’t mess too much with Sansamp stuff but this pedal is supposed to be a tone modeler, try swapping this out for a fuzz and you won’t regret it. Dwarfcraft, Fuzzrocious, and Old Blood Noise make great fuzzes too. Ondrej’s signal then ends in an MXR Analog Chorus and finally a TC Electronics Flashback Delay/Looper. You can check out the PedalsAndEffects review of the MXR Analog Chorus, here.
Photo Credit: jimdunlop.com
Ondrej mentions that this board is powered by a Onespot daisy chain allowing for ease of use when playing international gigs with different voltages. This board is incredibly travel friendly, and can easily fit in the overhead space of a plane. There’s something to be said about ease and reliability, no need for the flash or smoke and mirrors.