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Rig Rundown: Desaparecidos

The indie-rock outfit jams with classic Gibson axes, baritone beasts, tube amps, and enough stompboxes to fill a store.

Dalley’s second board starts with a Boss PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay that is used on two of their earliest songs, “The Happiest Place on Earth” and “Manana.” The main dirtboxes on this board are the Walrus Audio Mayflower and the ZVEX Distortron—which he prefers at times over the Mayflower because he feels its tone is more direct and cuts more for soloing purposes. When he’s not looking for stutter effects or oscillation madness, he uses the tried-and-true Boss DD-5 Digital Delay for most of his standard time-based needs. He loves his Red Panda Context because it reminds him of the atmospheric ’verb sounds favored by Jamie xx. The Red Panda Particle is a granular delay/pitch-shifting pedal that Dalley says “has a life of its own and it basically plays itself.” To boost up his solo tones he’ll kick on a Boss GE-7 Equalizer and for any octave or polyphonic needs he engages the Electro-Harmonix Micro POG. The Boss RC-30 Loop Station is not in the signal chain of this pedalboard and is used only to initiate patches and samples to bridge or start songs.