Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from bass player Tony! Tony is rocking an incredibly modest, but colorful board. These tiny boards are phenomenal for traveling with, especially when you have to deal with public transportation, going from venue to venue, or even if you’re just biking around town. These boards can fit into your backpack which makes it easy to get through airports, especially with TSA these days. Sheesh. Sometimes it’s best to leave the kitchen sink at home and work with the essentials. Let your instrument and your amp do all the heavy lifting, there’s also way less signal degradation if you’re into that sort of thing. Anyways! Let’s take a look at what Tony is rocking out with:
From Tony’s sweet artic white P-Bass things kick off into the ever present BOSS TU-2 tuner straight into a Digitech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive. The Digitech Bad Monkey is an analog overdrive too! This pedal is a warm overdrive that can smoke and even go toe to toe with some of the best tube screamers. Don’t write these pedals off because of their price point or their funky typography, these guys are gems. We here atPedals and Effects love us some Digitech, and if it’s anything you can take away from their long standing history of pedal making, it’s that a lot of their pedals become popular way after the fact, long after they’re discontinued. Whether its the DOD Meatbox, or the Digitech XP 300 Space Station, a lot of their most coveted pedals started off as being lesser known as they got brushed off for their price point. Whether it’s Behringer making convincing clones, or Digitech, those low priced pedals can be absolutely invaluable. Never judge a book by its cover!
After the Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive is an Earthquaker Devices double team of the Fuzz Master Generaland Rainbow Machine. The Fuzz Master General is great for those vintage fuzz tones and the Rainbow Machine’s reputation precedes it! Both are some of our favorite Earthquaker Devices pedals. Check out thePedals and Effects review for the Fuzz Master General here, and the Rainbow Machine here. Tony’s signal then ends in a BOSS DD-7 digital delay completing the BOSS sandwich. If you want to get really adventurous Tony, you should consider a micro sized looper like the Hotone Wally looper or the TC Electronics Ditto looper!