Another eye-popping gallery of pedalboards, submitted by PG readers.

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“My pedal board needs to be very reliable and versatile because I play in three different bands with completely different styles,” says Brazilian guitarist Robert Buchholtz. His signal path: ISP Decimator noise reduction, AMT Japanese Girl wah, Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine, Wampler Ego Compressor and Paisley overdrive, DigiTech HardWire Tube Overdrive, Dr. Scientist The Elements distortion, and an Electro-Harmonix LPB1 booster. From that point, the signal returns to his amplifier, with the following in the effect loop: DigiTech HardWire Tuner, Electro-Harmonix POG 2, Empress Phaser, DigiTech HardWire Stereo Chorus, Wampler Tape Echo 2, and a Muza FD900 Reverb. “I’m still missing a rotary pedal that I’m planning to purchase soon,” says Robert.

Checking out the pedalboards of our fellow players never gets old—and there’s so much creativity on display in this latest batch.You’ll encounter classic effects deployed in imaginative ways … ambitious switching/effect loop schemes … and a vast menagerie of hip boutique boxes. Thanks for the ongoing inspiration, readers!

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