After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.

G.E. Smith’s board starts with a Korg Pitchblack tuner and includes a Cesar Diaz TreModillo, a Catalinbread Talisman, a Boss CE-2 Chorus, a Catalinbread Formula 5F6, a vintage Mu-Tron Phasor, a Radial Tonebone Switchbone, an Analog Man Bi-Compressor, and a Chase Tone preamp that’s always on. A Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus supplies the juice.

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