The Pedal Page

 

Andy's Pedalboard

I love pedals and effects. There, I said it. I know some guitarists who only use their amplifiers and guitars to get their sound. For me, pedals provide the opportunity to experiment and change my sound as I go. I started developing my pedalboard just under a year ago and it has been a fun and exciting experience.

My pedal signal chain: TC Electronic Polytune mini, Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, Fulltone OCD, Mesa Engineering Throttle Box, Fulltone Supa-Trem, TC Electronic Flashback Delay, and the Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man w/ Hazarai.

The pedals that see the most use are the OCD, the Supa-Trem, and the Flashback. The OCD is my favorite distortion pedal out there right now. It works well with about any amplifier you pair it with and it delivers a natural, warm overdrive and crunchy distortion. The Supa-Trem is a sonically beautiful and easy to use tremolo: very gig friendly. The big ‘rate’ and ‘mix’ knobs on top allow me to adjust my sound by twisting the knobs with my feet while playing. When not used for tremolo, it serves as a clean boast. The Flashback is the most versatile pedal on my board. I use it as a delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, and dry boost for distortion.  

The remaining pedals are for more specialized sounds. I use the Mesa Throttle Box for songs that require a more modern high-gain sound. The Memory Man is employed for some far out delay sounds inspired by one of my favorite guitarists in the world, U2’s the Edge. With 8 delay modes to choose from, it can deliver anything from ethereal ambient noises to a very simple digital delay. I also use the on board looper to practice short sections of songs in the studio and at home. Everything on my board is usable and fairly intuitive.  

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at my pedal board set up... Now go get your own!

-Andy