From classic-rock simplicity to indie-tweaker’s delight: Premier Guitar chronicles the most noteworthy stomp stations from last year’s Rig Rundowns.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
In the nearly five years since our previous Rig Rundown with Flea, the 4-string Renaissance man’s stomp station has hardly changed: Back then it had just four pedals, and today it’s got five—three of which are the same models as before. In addition to the MXR Micro Amp, Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron, and Malekko B:Assmaster mainstays (the latter of which now has a box preventing accidental knob changes), Flea’s current board has a Boss GEB-7 equalizer and a Wilson Effects Freaker wah. A Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus provides volts and amps, and a Radial Engineering SGI-44 gets the signal from Flea’s wireless receiver (not shown) to his pedalboard.