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Old 03-03-2013, 05:46 PM
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Thought I'd share the new, trimmed down pedal board I just put together.

If any of you are familiar with the monster I assembled a few years back, this is a much more user friendly piece of equipment. I kept a lot of the same pedals from the old one, I just thinned it down to essentials. I like Boss. They're fairly indestructible, and reasonably priced.

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TC Electronics tuner. This is an upgrade from the Boss T-2 I had in the old board. This puppy can do sharps and flats, a must for playing open E live
VOX wah. Still the best on the market in my opinion
Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter. I play a lot of clean tones, this creates a bit of flavour.
Boss CS-3 Compression/Sustain. Great for pulling a Country "pop" out of my LP
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive/Distortion. I shipped this bad boy to Six a few years back for a sweet mod. It has become a priceless addition to my tone.
Boss FZ-5. I don't use this much, but its a nice addition if we do Cream tunes
TC Electronics "Corona" Chorus. I had a Boss, this blew me away!!!
Boss TR-2 Tremelo. Another pedal to fill out clean tones

All powered by the "Voo-doo Labs" Pedal Power plus 2. This is a must if you have a board this size, beats the heck out of daisychaining off one or two plugs.
The blue cables are "George L's". They ain't cheap, but if my guitar is worth a few grand, my amp 800, all my pedals push close to another grand, why would I trust my sound to run though cables that are a buck each. That's just my theory....
The box I built, and will eventually drill holes and run the chords on the underside to clean things up a bit.

I hope you like my latest time consumer.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:00 PM
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Nice setup.... You ever try the fuzz before the OD? a Fuzz stacked with an OD will smooth it out and get you that creamy smooth sustain.
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Nice setup.... You ever try the fuzz before the OD? a Fuzz stacked with an OD will smooth it out and get you that creamy smooth sustain.
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In the old board it was before the OD, but I was watching some vids on you-tube that suggested OD should go before all other distortions/fuzzes etc....

The beauty of this, is a few turns of a couple screws and it can be changed. My boards have always been living breathing entities, I rarely keep the exact set-up long. I'm always tinkering.
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Yea.....It can be either way. I was just curious if you tried it the other way. Each way gives a different effect.
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I also have a PH-3.

The ability to go from 4 stage, 8,10 and 12 is very nice.

I prefer the 4 stage, reminds me alot of the Maestro giant stomper I had, way back when.

Nice gear.
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wheres the delay?
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I also have a PH-3.

The ability to go from 4 stage, 8,10 and 12 is very nice.

I prefer the 4 stage, reminds me alot of the Maestro giant stomper I had, way back when.

Nice gear.
Thanks, I don't think I'm using the PH-3 to it's full potential, but I like what it does.

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wheres the delay?
I have one, but I don't use it much, so based on size constraints, it didn't make the cut.
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Hey thats looking a pretty tidy pedalboard Rich, love it.
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Nice board Rich!!

I too like the Boss products. They are good quality for sure. One day I will make myself a nice board and fill it with good stuff. Clay has been talking about making one for a couple of years now. Maybe we will make 2 exactly alike with mine having a turbo button on the side so mine is just a wee bit better .
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Cool, Rich! Looks very neat compared to mine, lol! I've gone through a bunch of boutique pedals, but currently half the pedals on my board are Boss pedals. Good, reliable, tough. I agree that a delay would be a good addition, but to each his own. I've got dozens of OD, distortion and fuzz pedals that I rotate through that board, but if I could only have two pedals, they'd be a compressor and a delay pedal.
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