This is my first new video of the new year, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported and participated in the Twelve Days Of PedalsAndEffects giveaway. It was a huge success! To all of the manufacturers who participated- from large companies like Ampeg, Behringer, TC Electronics, Dunlop Manufacturing, Ernie Ball, Zoom and Digitech to smaller, boutique companies like Monocase, Earthquaker Devices, Maxon, Pigtronix and Source Audio…I want to send my gratitude. I’d personally like to invite all of you to follow these phenomenal brands on Twitter or Facebook or just visit their websites and check out what great gear they have to offer us musicians.
This year will be even better for PedalsAndEffects, with more new pedal features, fuzz wars, giveaways, tips, personal stories and posts like this one on pedal routing. This video was spontaneous, inspired by a sound I came across on while getting pedals setup for photos. I hit something that got me excited, so I set up the video camera and computer and grabbed the sound and made a video of how I routed the pedals to get the sound.
I love the Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine and it is what really inspired this post. This pedal makes almost anything you play sound super musical and lush, making it one the most valuable pedals on my pedalboard. When I’m experimenting, I run different sounds through my most trusted pedals to see what happens. I chain my CS-2, Sovtek Fuzz and the DOD Meatbox with the Rainbow Machine and what transpires is a really cool effect that you can hear at the beginning and end of this video.
If you read the last post of our Twelve Days Of PedalsAndEffects giveaway, you’ll recall we asked you all how long you’d like these videos to run. The most popular answer was “6 minutes,” so, in keeping with your requests, I’ve kept this latest video to just around that mark and will try to do the same with future videos.
Thank you for your interest and here’s to a great 2013!