Show Me Your Pedalboard: Norman

Today's Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Norman all the way from Switzerland! Norman is a bass player whose board is really cool in that there's some stuff on here I've never heard of. Very interesting, let's take a look:

First up is a FEA Labs Opti-Fet Compressor. For the tech guys, its based on a FET output driver amp circuit. The Opti-Fet compressor has a side-chain EQ and effects loop which are both accessible via footswitch. Looks like a compressor with everything thrown in! Very cool, never heard of these guys before. Up next is an Iron Ether Subterranea Analog Octave/Synth pedal followed by a BOSS LS-2 for line selection and blending in loops. I'm all too familiar with the BOSS LS-2, it has been invaluable during my days of having 3 or 4 huge pedalboards. On one side of the loop is a Freakshow Effects Brown Rabbit distortion pedal, which happens to be a RAT clone. On the other end of the loop is a Arc Effects Big Green fuzz which is as you might guess, is a Sovtek clone. Very cool, love to see the smaller boutique-y stuff. 

Photo credit: Audio Fan Zine

Photo credit: Audio Fan Zine

Moving along, Norman's got an "Animato" distortion pedal which is a clone of the Human Gear Animato a distortion I can't say I'm familiar with. I'm very curious about that, it sounds like it could be pretty neat especially if people are already making clones of it. After the Animato is an Iron Ether Xerograph Deluxe Envelope Filter controlled by a Moog expression pedal. Norman's board ends in a Tech21 VT Bass Deluxe and a BOSS TU-2 Tuner coming out of the Tech 21. I would move the tuner up before the Line switch for the best accuracy, but if its current placement keeps you in tune then that's cool too. 

Photo credit: John K Vintage Guitars

Photo credit: John K Vintage Guitars

You've got plenty of dirt on here Norman, try working in some delay, reverb or modulation. Check out MXR for Phaser options, look into the Transmisser by Earthquaker Devices for some dope reverb and also check out Catalinbread for a neat Vibrato. Those are my two cents anyways, do what works best for you!

Thanks Norman, for sending in your board. If you haven't sent in your board email me at juan@pedalsandeffects.com and it could end up right here on Pedals And Effects!

-Juan