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The Best of's "Show Us Your Gear" 2010

The Best of's "Show Us Your Gear" 2010

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Never-Ending Board, Chuck Stevens
Stevens’ signal chain goes from a TC PolyTune to an ISP G-String Decimator, Snarling Dogs Mold Spore wah, and Mars Effects Manipulator (programmable true bypass looper) out to the right channel of two 50-watt Trace Elliot Bonnevilles (one 4x10 set to Tweed preamp and one 1x12 set to Plexi preamp) and the left channel of a Hiwatt Custom 50 (with bridged inputs) driving a 2x12 closed back and a 2x10 open-back cab. Loop 1 of the Manipulator is a modified ProCo Rat into a Rocktron Banshee. Loop 2 is a DigiTech Whammy feeding a Snarling Dogs Erogenous Moan volume pedal and an Electro-Harmonix POG2. Loop 3 (which is on most of the time) is a Keeley Compressor feeding a Fulltone GT500 and a Fulltone Mini-Deja’Vibe 2. Loop 4 is a Zoom Tri Metal feeding a WMD Geiger Counter with a Control Voltage pedal. Loop 5 is an MXR Phase 100 routed to an MXR Flanger (18-volt). Loop 6 (always on) is the ISP G-String Decimator in gate function. Loop 7 is a Tortuga Effects Martini feeding an Electro-Harmonix Stereo Pulsar set to slow pan right/left. Loop 8 is two BBE Two-Timers (with the right channel set no higher than 330 ms, and the left channel set to a quick slapback echo).

Experimental Indie Pop Board, Matt Ramey

Ramey’s signal chain goes from a Boss TU-2 Tuner to an Electro-Harmonix POG, MXR Dyna Comp, Pigtronix Mothership, Blackstone Appliances Mosfet Overdrive, Electro-Harmonix Germanium4 Big Muff, Devi Ever Legend of Fuzz, Moog MuRF, Electro- Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress, Electro-Harmonix The Wiggler, Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator, and a TC Electronic Nova Delay.

Trade Show Board, John Bachety

Bachety used this rig to demo for KW Cabs at the Nashville Amp Expo. The signal chain is a prototype Badgerplex Plural, prototype Badgerplex Vintage Pre, VHT Valvulator I, Pedal Board Patch guitar-out jumpered to Pedal Board Patch guitar-in (for an ISP Decimator Pro Rack G Channel One when using a MIDI four-amp switcher with an effects loop), Real McCoy Custom Wizard Wah, custom-color Keeley 4-Knob Compressor, Build Your Own Tone Klon Clone, Hermida Zendrive 2, Rock Box Boiling Point, Franklin ProDrive, Keeley-modified Ibanez 4x2 Turbo Tube Screamer, Xotic BB Preamp, TC Electronic PolyTune, Badger Effects Dual True Bypass Switch (first switch is MXR EVH Phase 90 on Script setting, second is a DigiTech Whammy), Pedal Board Patch guitar-out to amp or custom MIDI amp switcher. If that wasn’t enough, the effects loop contains a Strymon Ola Chorus, Strymon Orbit Flanger, Badger Effects True Bypass Single with a Boss HF-2 HiBand Flanger in its loop, T-Rex Replica Delay, Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo, Strymon Favorite Switch for controlling the El Capistan, and a Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator.

Super-Clean Board, Angelo Toorré

Toorré is a session guitarist from Amsterdam who has used this Paul Lenders custom pedalboard on tour and for musicals. His signal chain goes from a Little Lehle II A/B box to a Dunlop Crybaby 535Q, Korg Pitchblack tuner, Barber Electronics Tone Press, Retro Sonic Phaser, Wampler Pedals Super Plextortion, then to his amp. In the effects loop are a Retro Sonic Chorus, Ernie Ball JR Volume Pedal, T-Rex Replica delay, and a Fulltone Supa-Trem. The power supply is a Burkey Flatliner Pro, which supplies AC power in 9, 18 (for the wah), and 12 volts (for the delay).

Piles of Pedals, Joe Sigretto
Joe has a studio called The Tone Lab in Oakland, California. The board to the left of the wahs is his main board. His complex setup includes a Lehle switcher that he usually configures for two amps, plus the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo and one Echoplex. Top row, left to right: DLS EffectsEchoTap delay, Prescription Electronics Experience Fuzz, Keeley Fuzz Head, Z.Vex Fuzz Factory, Keeley-modded Boss DS-1, Build Your Own Clone E.S.V. 2-Knob Bender, Build Your Own Clone Fixed Wah. Second row, left to right: Maestro Echoplex, Fulltone ‘70, Analog Man-modded Ibanez Tube Screamer, Chandler Tube Driver. Third row, left-to-right: Maestro Echoplex, Fulltone Tube Tape Echo, (below TTE) General Guitar Gadgets ITS8, General Guitar Gadgets PT80 Analog Delay, BYOC Large Beaver Pedalboard: Anlaog Man-modded Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Analog Man Chorus, Malekko Chicklet Reverb, Boss TU-12H Tuner, Prescription Electronics Vibe-Unit, Keeley 4-Knob Compressor, Fulltone ‘69, MI Audio Boost n Buff, TC Electronic Nova Delay, Paul Cochrane Timmy Overdrive, Hermida Zendrive, Keeley-modded ProCo Rat, General Guitar Gadgets TOCT, General Guitar Gadget FF5 (Boutique Late ‘60s Fuzz Face). Switching is a True Bypass Loop Switcher and Lehle 1@3 Amp Switcher. Wah Pedals: Top three are vintage Thomas Organ Co. Cry Baby wahs. Bottom three are Area 51 Wah, Real McCoy Custom RMC-1, vintage Schaller Bow Wow/Yoy Yoy.
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