Show Us Your Gear: Pedalboards II
Nick says he designed his pedalboard with three goals: "signal clarity, the ability to run in stereo with a second amp acting as a slave to the first, and separate signal chains for before the master amp’s guitar input and for its effects loop." He uses an SKB PS-45 board with Mogami cabling he built himself. The signal chain before the master amp's guitar input is a HardWire HT-2 Tuner, Dunlop Cry Baby Waah, Boss SD-2 Dual Overdrive, and Marshall Guv'nor Plus. The signal chain in the master amp's effects loop is an MXR M-108 10-band Equalizer, Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster, Boss CH-1 Super Chorus, Boss DD-7 Digital Delay, stereo signal split to Crate GT-80 slave amp guitar input, Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus, and master amp effects loop return. He explains, "Splitting the stereo signal at the end of the effects loop and sending it to a slave amp with a clean setting allows the slave amp to see all master amp channel and effects changes without further footwork for the slave amp. This also enables the volume pedal on the master amp’s controller to modulate the volume for both amps simultaneously and uniformly."