Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry also happens to be the very first entry since our re-launch! And that honor goes to Stephan all the way from Germany. Hallo Stephan, let’s take a look at what you’re rocking:
According to Stephan, Stephan’s board and case were made in true DIY fashion, out of pieces of plywood designed in a customized sort of Pedaltrain style. If you can’t find what specifically works for you, sometimes it’s best to just make it yourself! Stephan’s signal chain starts off into an Ernie Ball VP Junior (with the tuner output) into a KORG DT-10 (and the other output) going into a unnamed DIY/homemade 2 channel true bypass looper. Let us know who made it so we can check out their stuff!
The first loop features a Fulltone OCD into a super rare, and discontinued Ibanez Tube king TK999 going back into the looper. As the name implies, it's an old Japanese tube driven distortion. Really warm, analog amp-like signal breakup. Dope! The second loop has got a Strymon El Capistan into a BOSS DD-3 Delay and a Behringer DR400 Digital Reverb/Delay. Modeled after the BOSS RV-3, the Behringer DR400 is a very faithfully replicated clone. Behringer has made some incredible clones, like the Behringer UV300 coming incredibly close to the coveted BOSS VB-2. The best part is, you can get them for a fraction of the price. It’s great to see people finding uses for generally overlooked pedals. Explore your sonic options in any way you can, and you can yield some incredibly unique results that help you, sound like you. Stephan’s board ends in a SansAmp Bass Driver DI out into an Ampeg SVT Classic. Ampeg makes the best amps around, but you don’t need me to tell you that!
Stephan mentions that there is a Guyatone BR-2, 90’s Russian Big Muff, and Eventide Pitchfactor in rotation. You know me, get that Russian Big Muff in the mix! Put in the same loop as your overdrives, or just before it them. It's the best fuzz ever made!