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!
Bryan Martin: TC Devotee
“No, I don’t have a TC Electronic endorsement,” jokes Bryan Martin. “I just find their stuff sounds great, is affordable, and reliable.” His signal path is as follows: TC Electronic PolyTune, Modest Mike’s Mods Dunlop wah, JHS Electro-Harmonix Soul Food (foundation), Barber Tone Press, J. Rockett Blue Note Overdrive, J. Rockett The Dude, TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster, BBE Tremor, Ernie Ball VP Jr. volume pedal, TC Electronic Sub ’N’ Up Octaver, TC Electronic Corona Chorus, TC Electronic Nova Delay (modded by Modest Mike), TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 Reverb, TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb. All the stomps sit on a Pedaltrain PRO.
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!