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Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

When it comes to pedal puzzles and putting together your dream sound rig, there’s no right way—just your way. Check out these boards from your fellow readers, and be inspired!


Lior Blatt: TC Mini Board

This compact rig comes from a guitarist in Israel who chose almost all mini stomps for his Pedaltrain Metro 24 board. Here’s the gist: TC Electronic PolyTune 2, Wampler Mini Ego Compressor, TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster, Wampler Tumnus, Pro Co ’85 reissue RAT, TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus, TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay, and a TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Reverb.

It’s that time of year, when Premier Guitar readers from such disparate places as Florianópolis, Brazil, to Katy, Texas, share with us their prized collection of sonic goodies. All kinds of players write in: Sunflower Bean’s frontman/guitarist Nick Kivlen goes down memory lane, describing how he acquired, through many years and sources, all the pedals he loves. Simon Gotthelf, who has his own YouTube channel dedicated solely to the world of guitar and demoing gear, shows us his fave pedal configuration. A few session guitarists give advice on grab-and-go stomp setups. And then there are dozens of players who call themselves “bedroom” guitarists, many of whom know more about how to wire up a board than some stars featured on Rig Rundowns. Now, let’s dig in!