PG Reader Pedalboards 2012, Part 1
Session guitarist and president of Ultimate Audio Systems, Doug Bryan designed this pedalboard with the goal of obtaining as pure guitar-to-amp tone as possible without tone sucking or coloration, and no toe-tapping. Each pedal has its own discreet loop to keep the guitar to amp tone as pure as possible. The Patchmate is programmed to turn single pedals on/off as well as having seven pedal combination programs in addition. The back of the board shows his attention to detail, cutting each cable from a Planet Waves Cable Station custom cable kit to the proper length and securing them, and all power lines were braided, electrical taped, and wrapped in foam sheet core insulation before being wrapped in rubber hose and locked onto the board away from audio cables to keep everything noise-free. The board is a Pedaltrain Pro with custom Candy Apple Red/Black powdercoat finish, and is powered by a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus mounted under the board. On the board is a Line 6 Relay G50 wireless, Dunlop Custom Audio Electronics wah, Majik Box Doug Aldrich Rocket Fuel LTD boost/ovedrive, TC Electronic PolyTune, TC Electronic John Petrucci The Dreamscape, TC Electronic Flashback delay, TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb, ISP Technologies Decimator, Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8, and Diamond amp switcher.