Things have been busy here lately at the Pedals and Effects camp, I'm still out on tour and Nick just got back from a tour in Japan! I still get your emails with your pedalboards and I managed to grab time to take a look at some. Let's resume Show Me Your Pedalboard with this wonderful entry from Craig from New Zealand! We've actually featured Craig here before a few years ago, but he has since gone and made some revisions along with a few upgrades:
If I didn't know any better I'd think this is one of my boards! It's the Pedals and Effects greatest hits! Starting from the top row (right to left) Craig kicks things off into a TC Electronic Polytune, straight into the Alderete special, the BOSS CS-2 Compressor and BOSS OC-2 Octave. The CS-2 as you're all aware is numero uno for me, whether its Halo Orbit, Vato Negro, Volta, or Manson it's there. Up next is the 3leaf Audio Wonderlove envelope filter, which is based off of those vintage Mu-Tron III's, very cool. Things get dirty as we move into the Smallsound/Bigsound BUZZZ octave fuzz ending the top row in a TC Electronic Ditto Looper.
On the bottom row (right to left) we got an Earthquaker Devices tag team of the Sea Machine chorus and the Acapulco Gold power amp/distortion. Next up is the Smallsound/Bigsound Team Awesome fuzz into my favorite fuzz ever, the Electro-Harmonix Sovtek Big Muff. Craig finishes off into an Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run and an Idiot Box Mad Doctor tremolo/stutter pedal. Craig also has a Copilot FX Antenna hanging out on the side of his board. Copilot FX is a small effects pedal company based out of the Dominican Republic! That's so dope, I would love to hear what kind of stuff they're coming up with. The Antenna is a Lo-Fi, ring mod, bit crushing type pedal so that already has my interest.
Definitely a big step up Craig! You definitely filled out your board since the last time we covered it. The only thing I could suggest is just keep the dirt with the dirt, the modulation with the modulation, etc. Keep your signal chain as simple as possible so it isn't leap frogging all over the place. You've got a really versatile board, maybe work a phaser in there? Either way it's looking good.
Apologies for the break here everyone, we've all been super busy lately but we will be back to your regularly scheduled programming. You can send your board in to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could end up being featured here! Pedals and Effects is your one stop for all things pedals, and effects. Until next time!