Show Me Your Pedalboard: Collin

Today's Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Collin from Aurora, Illinois! Collin is a bass player who isn't afraid to get experimental, lots of weird noise makers on his board and a lot of Pedals And Effects favorites on there too! Let's see what Collin is rocking on his board:

It's always dope to see homemade boards - Collin put together the board himself, using a large sturdy piece of plywood. The best part about homemade boards is that it's tailored to you and your needs, a sturdy board is great especially if you're gigging regularly. Now let's talk pedals! First up is a TC Electronics Polytune tuner into a Fairfields Circuitry Accountant Compressor. The Accountant is a great little compressor, doesn't take up much space on the board and it really gets your harmonics poppin'. Up next is a Pedals And Effects favorite - the DOD Meatbox! What more can be said about the Meatbox? Want that super low end? Want your bass to shake the room? Get the Meatbox. 

Photo credit: Digitech

Photo credit: Digitech

Moving down Collin's chain, he's got a Malekko Diabolik fuzz (co-designed by bass player and producer extraordinaire Justin Meldal-Johnsen) into a Digitech Bass Whammy. From the Whammy his signal continues into a Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise Fuzz/Gate. Next up is a real gem of a pedal, the Digitech Bass Synth Wah. From the same line as the original Digitech Meatbox - the Digitech Bass Synth Wah  is a really cool envelope filter. You can pull some really experimental/interesting sounds out of the Bass Synth Wah, but you can also get super funky. Put it before or after any modulation and things get super cool. Sweet pick Collin! 

Photo credit: HarmonPro.com

Photo credit: HarmonPro.com

Next up is a BOSS DD-5 delay, followed by an Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine into a BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter ending in an AMT Bass Wah and a volume pedal. 

If it were me I'd move the Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise Fuzz/Gate up higher in the chain (next to the Diabolik) and the Digitech Bass Whammy as close to the originating signal as possible. You've got a lot of room to work with on your homemade board, use that to your advantage. Maybe move your pedals closer together, you could also just get more pedals to fill in the gaps! Those are just my two cents, but do what works best for you!

Thanks, Collin, for sending in your board! You can submit your board to juan@pedalsandeffects.com and it could be featured here, on Pedals And Effects!

You can purchase these pedals and more, at Reverb.com!