Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
Blues-rocker Samantha Fish’s board has changed quite a bit since our 2013 Rig Rundown, but her go-to pedal remains the same: an Analog Man King of Tone. It’s seen so much action that the red channel doesn’t work anymore, but it’s still crucial to her sound. A Dunlop volume pedal is the first stop on her board, though, and Fish often uses it to regulate tone and dynamics. For more aggro distortion, there’s a JHS Mini Foot Fuzz (which you can hear on “Love Letters” from her latest album, Kill or Be Kind), while she prefers a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter and an Electro-Harmonix POG when she needs a little weirdness. An MXR Carbon Copy serves delay duty. Her latest acquisitions are a JHS Tidewater Tremolo and a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler (left, for reverse delay). The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI is for use with her Taylor flattop.