Today's "Show Me Your Pedalboard" entry comes from Anson from New York! Anson is a bass player who plays in everything from a funk jam band to country. His pedal board might be a little wacky for country, but there's a lot of cool boutique stuff to work with here. Let's check it out:
Anson's board starts off into the real estate friendly tuner, the TC Electronics Polytune Mini. Anson then uses a BOSS bass EQ to dial in where his bass sits in the mix. Each venue sounds different, an EQ is a great way to get your instrument to sit nicely in the mix with the band, it can also be used as a boost. After the EQ is a DarkGlass SuperSymmetry compressor (I'd put this before the EQ) into a 3Leaf Octabvre Mini. The 3Leaf Octabvre is an octave pedal collaboration by the homie Tim Lefebvre and 3Leaf Audio, a great boutique company out of Seattle. We had Tim on Pedals And Effects back when the Octabvre was in the prototype phase, it was awesome when it finally came to fruition, and now it even has a compact version!
Anson's board moves into more octave and sub territory, first up a subby TWA Great Divide into a Pedals And Effects favorite, the DOD Meatbox reissue. Things get dirtied up by a Source Audio Aftershock bass distortion pedal. I haven't had any time with the Aftershock, definitely going to have to check that one out!
Looping around to the bottom of Ansons' board, is where his signal gets modulated. Anson is rocking another Pedals And Effects favorite, and one of the coolest pedals around right now, the Meris Ottobit. If you want bit crushing, filtering, pitch sequencing, and stuttering in an easy to use pedal, the Ottobit is for you. Moving on is the TWA Little Dipper which is a cool synth pedal backed up by the Earthquaker Devices Night Wire harmonic tremolo. Anson's board is rounded out by an IE Xerograph Deluxe lowpass filter, the Source Audio Nemesis delay and the latest and greatest by Meris, the Mercury7 reverb.
Things are looking good Anson, if it were me, I would pick either the EQ or the compressor, maybe not both. I'd move the Meatbox up closer to the signal origin, and move the Aftershock a little bit up too. The lowpass filter can come up a bit as well. Again, that's just me but if it works for you, it works for you! You can absolutely make this board work for country music, I've seen crazier boards for less crazy genres of music. It's all about sounding like yourself.