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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!

Ian Litovich: Small Board in the Big Apple

This is Ian Litovich’s “small, everyday board” that he uses as a producer/session guitarist in New York City. He says it’s perfect for the subway travel and doing sessions around town. “I’ve even taken this board as an overhead when doing fly dates and I get everything and anything I need with these pedals.” It includes the following: Nobels ODR-1, Xotic EP Booster, Klon KTR, Black Cat OD-Fuzz, Fulltone Fulldrive 2, Neunaber Wet Reverb, and Line 6 M5.

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!