Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Steve! Steve is a multi-instrumentalist from Ventura, California! He runs his board through guitar, bass, synths and sometimes a lap steel! Let’s take a look what Steve is working with:
Steve’s signal starts off into a Zvex Fuzz Factory. From the fuzz factory things get weird with an Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing, ring modulator. The EHX Ring Thing is a self-described “Single Sideband Modulator,” it has the capability of pulling a wide range of effects such as tremolo, pitch shifting, emulating a 12-string guitar and of course ring modulation. In Steve’s words he says he uses the Ring Thing for, “for everything from octaves, to laser noises to univibe like tones.” The EHX Ring Thing can store a total of nine presets of all the wacky sounds you might happen to come up with. While I swear by the Moog Ring Mod, the Ring Thing offers a lot of versatility with a low learning curve for anyone looking to get into ring modulation.
Photo credit: EHX
From the Ring Thing is an Electro-Harmonix Soul Food overdrive (try a DOD Overdrive or Xotic) followed by an Earthquaker Devices double team of the Bit Commander and the Rainbow Machine! We here at PedalsAndEffects love us some Earthquaker Devices, you can peep our review of the Rainbow Machine here. The Rainbow Machine is then followed by a BOSS TU-2 tuner. Steve! You gotta move that tuner up, your instrument isn’t going to be that accurately tuned with all the signal noise of the pedals preceding the tuner, especially after the Rainbow Machine! Move the tuner up!
Photo credit: Harmony-Central
Steve’s signal continues onto an Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser followed by a Catalinbread Echorec echo/delay. The Echorec is an amazing echo/delay pedal, you can get some really lush swells and the delay modeling is absolutely on point. Open up the case and you have a tiny switch that changes the type of echo, the skies the limit. After the Echorec is a Strymon Timeline followed by an Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo to round out Steve’s wonderful options of delays and echoes.
Thanks, Steve, for sending in your board! If you haven’t sent in your board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured right here on PedalsAndEffects! We get a high volume of submissions, so don’t fret if your board doesn’t show up immediately! We go through each and every single one we can! Until next time!