Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Toby all the way from Perth, West Australia! Toby’s a bass player who keeps it simple, no frills, no kitchen sink. Let’s take a look at what Toby’s rocking:
From Toby’s bass his signal chain starts off into a TC Electronics Polytune mini. All tuners are fundamentally the same, whether they’re big, small, rackmounted, blue, yellow, purple, whatever, they keep you in tune so you sound good! TC Electronics makes great tuners, as does BOSS and Korg. The signal continues into a PedalsAndEffects favorite, the BOSS OC-2 Octave! Up next things get fuzzy with a Wren and Cuff Tall Font Russian fuzz pedal, modeled after the old Electro-Harmonix Sovtek fuzz pedals. Everyone knows how much I love those Sovtek fuzzes, but I also love Wren and Cuff! Their Eau Claire Thunder is beastly fuzz and I’d recommend that fuzz to anyone. The Sovtek modeling is good, but its hard to beat the original.
Photo credit: Wren and Cuff!
Up next is a Diamond Compressor, I’d move this right after the tuner, but that’s just me. Putting compression earlier on really has a way of effecting the signal through pedals, your fuzzes can get gnarlier as its breaking up an already compressed signal. Give it a try! Up next Toby’s signal gets some delay from an Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr! The big kahuna of Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport delay series you have an unlimited number of delay and echo options. Great pick. Toby’s signal ends in a Darkglass Electronics Vintage Deluxe Overdrive and Preamp for some strong, but not too destructive tube-like overdriven breakup. If you’re using it as an overdrive, its fine where it is, but to take full advantage of the preamp feature I’d move it up. (It’s a “pre” amp not a “post” amp!)