“Bass goes into the Boss LS-2, which splits into to two loops.
Both parallel lines go to a Morley volume/distortion/wah, then to an EBS Multi-Comp and ends with a Boss DD3.
The Disnortion also has a parallel clean out that goes to my tuner for no signal loss and then triggers the envelope on the EP2 for better dynamic range when playing with heavy fuzz.”
Today’s “Show Me Your Pedalboard” comes from Roey. He has a very intricately organized pedalboard, but it’s also chained much differently than our earlier entries. Roey uses a Boss LS-2, which can be a very useful tool to switch from two different chains, or to blend in a clean signal where other effects might lose it.
Roey’s first loop consists of just the MXR Bass Octave. This is very early in the chain, and I usually place it after the distortion pedal, but the LS-2 may blend this in differently. His second loop starts with a Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer. I am not personally familiar with this pedal, but I have heard other players use it. It has a decent tone and bass players I know love it, but it’s not my first choice as a synth pedal. I prefer the vintage Electro Harmonix Microsynthesizers or the smaller Digitech Synth-Wah. Both loops end with a Morley Distortion Wah followed by an EBS compressor. The last effect is the Boss DD-3 delay pedal, which is a great placement as well.
I like that Roey utilizes his parallel clean out on his Pigtronix Distnortion that ends up in the Pigtronix Envelope Phaser. This is very useful to prevent and low end loss in the tone. It’s also a great idea to place this complex chain on an SKB- 45 board that already has a safe, stable, Furman power conditioner built in it. Let Roey and I know what you think about his pedalboard and splitting chains with the Boss LS-2.
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