Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Rishanda all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia!! Wow! It’s amazing to see people all over the globe share such passion for a common interest. We’re all in this together! Rishanda is a bass player who loves his synth and envelope sounds for sure! Rocking a modest sized board that spans boutique pedals, rarities and some modern stuff too, Rishanda also makes use of effects loops for some of his pedals. Let’s take a look at what Rishanda is working with:
Here’s his signal chain broken down:
Akai SB1 Deep Impact: Now this is something you don’t see every day. The Akai SB1 Deep Impact is a bass synthesizer pedal with near perfect tracking and four separate oscillators. There are 9 presets with each being fully customizable. You can get vintage envelope sounds, Moog taurus sounds, crazy huge synth swells. Discontinued in the early 2000’s it saw a recent resurgence as the band Muse made extensive use of it. These pedals are highly coveted, I’ve seen them go for 1 grand, with 800 being the lowest I’ve seen them go for. It’s an amazing synth bass pedal, don’t ever let this one go Rishanda!
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Rishanda then uses a Musicom Lab EFX MKII which acts as an effects loop hub for some of his pedals. This is a really good way to achieve a very clean and pristine tone. While I love stacking my signal and have each pedal affect each subsequent pedal, having the isolated effects loops acts as a buffer and allows you to mix and match pedals as you like without worrying about signal changes or volume drops.
Each of the following pedals on Rishanda’s board has their own loop.
MXR Bass Envelope Filter: Another great choice, the boys over at Dunlop are constantly doing great new things.
BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal: A discontinued BOSS pedal. It achieves those 80’s thrash metal distorted tones very well. It’s also very popular with the Nordic Black Metal crowd. It’s a dope distortion pedal, they’re getting rarer too.
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Crowther Audio Prunes & Custard: Awesome, awesome pedal. It’s an a league of its own, it has to be heard to be believed. Check out the Pedals And Effects review with my friend Justin Meldal-Johnsen here.
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Thank you so much for sending in your board Rishanda! Music and sonic innovation is truly universal, no matter which part of the globe you’re from. If you haven’t sent in your board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here, on Pedals And Effects!