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GALLERY: Pro Pedalboards Volume I

A look at pedalboards used onstage by Deftones, Alice in Chains, Dave Matthews Band, 311, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and many more

Tim Mahoney (311)
"Touring in support of ""Uplifter"" in 2009, Tim Mahoney brought two boardsяhis main board, and a smaller рparty board.с His effects can be broken down into two main signalsяthe clean ampsу effects and the dirty ampsу effects. His guitar signal goes into the King Vox Wah and a Boss FV-500H Volume Pedal. It then goes through the first Loop Master Switcher (bottom) that holds a Maxon AD-9 Analog Delay, a MXR Flanger, a Hartman Analog Flanger, a MXR Micro Chorus, a DOD Overdrive Preamp 250, an MXR Phase 90 (script logo), and a Pearl OC-7 Octave. These are Timуs universal effects, which go to both dirty amps. A third signal goes to another Loop Master Switcher and eventually back to the master clean headяa Diamond Spitfire II. This switcher holds the Boss DSD-2 Digital Sampler/Delay, Boomerang Phrase Sampler, Boss CE-1 Chorus, Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive, an MXR Phase 45 (script logo) and an original Mu-Tron III Envelope Filter (which is used heavily on рAmberс and рChampagneс). Using all these switchers and A/B boxes enables Tim to keep a separate рdreamy, clean soundс through his Spitfire II and still switch over to the Diamond Phantoms that create a tone he describes as рballsy rock.с Also on his main board are an L.A. Sound Design Custom Power Supply and a BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner."

photos by Chris Kies