Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Paul! Paul’s a bass player with a very unique aesthetic for his board. But his aesthetic comes with a very personal reason behind it. A horrible tragedy musician’s are commonly subjected to is the theft of their beloved gear. Getting your gear stolen is not something I’d wish on my own worst enemies, years of work and investment taken away from you, and it happens all too often to our peers. When you’re down, you have to get back up again, nothing should stop you from your passion and that’s exactly what Paul did. (I hope I’m not outing you Paul!) Paul covered all his pedals in camouflage so only he knows the true value of the pedals. Very clever, Paul, sometimes what you’re working with shouldn’t be anyone’s business except for those you choose to share it with and I thank you for sharing it with us at PedalsAndEffects. We’re all about learning from each other here at PedalsAndEffects, and maybe your situation could help others who have fallen on similarly hard times recover! Now, let’s take a look at what Paul is working with!
Paul’s board starts off into (a tuner I hope!) a Behringer DC9 Compressor. Behringer has been coming up with some amazing low cost pedals that accurately replicate the pedals they’re modeled after. I’ve spoken volumes about the Behringer Vibrato and how close it comes to the BOSS VB-2 Vibrato. Check out the PedalsAndEffects comparison here. From the compressor Paul’s board moves onto a Seymour Duncan SFX-02 Tweak Fuzz pedal and then a DOD FX Punkifier. Now you all know I’m a big fan of DOD pedals, (DOD is re-releasing the Meatbox too!) the Punkifier is definitely one of the oddballs, it’s an all-in-one distortion, overdrive and fuzz pedal. Very cool!
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Up next is a MUZA FD500 Distortion M in case Paul needs another option for dirt. Things continue onto a BOSS OC-3 Dual Super Octave. Everyone knows I love the OC-2, the OC-3 is cool too and it rivals the Electro-Harmonix POG feature wise. After the OC-3 is an Akai Tri-mode classic analog fuzz followed by a Mantic Conceptual Density Hulk which is a sub-harmonizer, low frequency booster. Love the guys over at Mantic, they’re always putting out awesome stuff. Keeping the bass low, and the subs rumbling, Paul’s chain continues into a Behringer BSY600 Bass Synthesizer then into a DOD FX25B Envelope Filter. Things get rounded into a modified Cry Baby Wah that Paul says was modded to extend the low frequencies. You got a lot of options for fuzz and dirt Paul, you might want to consider keeping your favorites to free up some space on you board. Pick the ones that sound best to you and roll with those, your tone will thank you!
Photo credit: Mantic
Very very cool Paul, you definitely made lemonade from the lemons life gave you. We can all learn from each other, and we can all raise each other up. We’re all in this together, and PedalsAndEffects is your hub for innovation. As always, if you haven’t sent in your board, you can do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org