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Nels Cline

Nels Cline
Nels' board is packed with goodies! In addition to this board, he has another pedal setup on a table with tweakable effects and a Korg Kaoss II for even more sonic madness. His main board features a Boss TU-2 tuner, Z.Vex Fuzz Factory, Fulltone DejÃ?-Vibe, DigiTech Whammy, Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer, Boss VB-2 Vibrato, Bigfoot FX Magnavibe, Klon Centaur, Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight Overdrive, Crowther Hotcake, Fulltone '69, Electro-Harmonix Pulsar, Crazy Tube Circuits Vyagra Boost, Boss FV-500H volume pedal, Boss DD-3 delay, MXR Phase 45, and Boss DD-7 delay. His second board includes an Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Electro-Harmonix 16 Second Delay, Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing, Korg Kaoss Pad 2, and Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus. "

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