From classic-rock simplicity to indie-tweaker’s delight: Premier Guitar chronicles the most noteworthy stomp stations from last year’s Rig Rundowns.

Band of Skulls
Russell Marsden says his desert-island effect is the Ernie Ball VP Jr. volume pedal, which he says is the most expressive tool under his control. The noisemakers on his board include a Fulltone OCD, four Electro-Harmonix pedals (a Big Muff, a POG2, a Cathedral, and a Bass Soul Food that he sniped from bandmate Richardson), a Strymon El Capistan, a Boss DD-7 digital delay, and a Danelectro Reel Echo. Everything is controlled by a GigRig QuarterMaster QMX 8 switcher, and it all stays in tune thanks to a Boss TU-3 Tuner.

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