This week’s Show Me Your Pedalboard is sharing Stefan’s board of clone kits he put together himself.
Stefan’s goal with building his own pedals is to create a ‘great tone that really identifies’ him as a bass player who also carries the melody of his instrumental band. He was kind enough to give a write up of his rig, which really shows a lot of careful attention and focus on building his personal sound. Here are few excerpts from his write up:
“To start off we go into the Boss TU-2 Tuner; a no brainer there.
“After that we go into the Build Your Own Clone (BYOC) Divided Octave, which is a clone of the Mutron Octave Divider…It’s very musical and gives you options to add an octave up to the mix, plus a second “bass only” switch that removes everything from the signal except for the down octave, kind of acting like a sub.
“After that we go into the EHX Deluxe Bass Big Muff…I was using a friend’s V3 Big Muff for a while and just found that it didn’t always work great depending on the situation, and this new model is very flexible while being really reliable.
“Coming up next are a couple Boss pedals, the first being a DD-6 Digital Delay and then their CEB-3 Bass Chorus… The Bass Chorus…has a low pass filter so you can adjust what end/how much of the frequency spectrum the effect is applied to, and in tweaking the rate and depth I’m able to go from light sparkling chorus to full on, almost synth like sounds. It also plays really well with other effects.
“Another BYOC up next with their Reverb 2 that I built. This pedal is essentially an original design from the company but is using a particular reverb chip that many builders apparently love. I had no idea how much reverb would become a part of my sound, but I quickly came to be enamored with it, so this pedal gets A LOT of use and I couldn’t imagine not having some reverb on my board.
“Finally we run everything into my Digitech JamMan. I tend to use this more as a sampler than anything else, but I will find myself looping noises and feedback and stuff like that in a live setting.
Thanks, Stefan, for sharing all the TLC you’ve put in to your board. There may be thousands of pedals out there, but the ones we choose often end up taking on a bit of our own personality.
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