Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Paul from Salt Lake City! Paul is a bass player that fell into very common trap us pedal enthusiasts face. We start off with a smaller traveler’s board but we just happen to keep adding pedal after pedal along the way! Next thing you know you have three boards that require three heavy flight cases! All in the name of tone and innovation! Paul’s got a great mix of nano/micro sized pedals, in addition to some heavily modded, and custom gear. Let’s take a look at what Paul is working with:
In rapid fire here’s Paul’s chain.
Hotone Tuner: Great way to make use of the board space as all tuners are essentially functionally identical.
Dawes Audio Custom Plaid Tube Drive: I’ve never heard of these guys before, but I love seeing these tiny effects startups pop up! It’s always good to show your support to your local musicians trying to make a difference in a very large market. Dawes Audio is a tiny effects company based out of Salt Lake City. I’d love to get my hands on some of their gear, they have a great aesthetic and look like they have a good sense of humor too! All of the modifications and custom pedals on Paul’s board were done by Dawes Audio.
Hotone Komp: I’d put this after the tuner, but that’s just me.
Dawes Audio Custom Lunchables Fuzz: This is hilarious, gives new meaning to “meaty” tone! I love it!
Donner Jet Convolution Flanger: Great bang for your buck flanger, doesn’t take up any space either.
DOD Meatbox: Rehoused in a different enclosure, that’s actually a great way to increase the longevity of your pedals. I love the DOD Meatbox, but the housing can get pretty beat up, moisture from sweat amongst other things can ruin the electronics. Good thinking Paul.
Digitech Bass Synth Wah: Another one of my favorite Digitech pedals, it won’t break the bank either.
Line 6 DL4: Paul’s heavily modded DL4. He notes that amongst the things done it has, a mod to prevent the volume drop common with some DL4’s. Looper switch (so you don’t have to bend down mid song to switch to the looper). Double preset and an expression knob, and a feedback loop! All in a slick white paint job.