The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.

“I’m not a pedal player,” Taylor says. But her pedalboard covers the basics. There’s an Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano, a Boss TU-3 tuner, a DryBell Vibe Machine, a Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator, and two Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamers. One TS808 works as a clean boost for solos, while the other is dedicated to adding gain.

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