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Bigger one for when I need wah. photo pb4.jpg

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Under the hood. photo pb3.jpg

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2 outputs for A-B switch, solo boost you know. photo pb5.jpg

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I was going to make my own but I found an off the shelf that was perfect for me. I think it's called Road Buddy or Gig Buddy. photo pb6.jpg

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Doh, I posted Dawg's Duo Jet by mistake. photo GretschDuoJet1.jpg

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Doh, I posted Dawg's Duo Jet by mistake. photo GretschDuoJet1.jpg

– tonyb

That's okay. Your Jet is a beauty, as well is the case.

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Latest and greatest.

Dyno Brain (preamp) > Timmy > Archer Ikon > Archer > Velvet Fuzz > Super Spring Theory Reverb > El Capistan Delay (w/favorite switch) > EP Booster

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Two Archers?! With the same settings no less!

I love that you have five different "boost" pedals on the same board.

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Two Archers?! With the same settings no less!

I love that you have five different "boost" pedals on the same board.

– Otter

Slightly different settings. Archer is my base OD and the Ikon is my solo boosts for certain songs or stacked for higher gain songs.

Since getting my Dr. Z I find that I need less overdrive stacking. I may be dumping the Timmy and the EP booster.

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Nova system. Has it's own little bag too, with cables and mic. Very convenient. Anolog overdrive. Good

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Pedaltrain Jr board, Cioks power supply underneath.

Guitar goes into Korg tuner, to "Knee Trembler" (Shuggie built vibrato pedal) to Mojo Vibe, to EP preamp to EP Delay to Greer Tone Smuggler. The footswitch controls Rev and Trem on/off for my tank that has both, or my Super Reverb which obviously has both.

More than half the time nothing's on except the Reverb.

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I used to have a pedaltrain jr but it was too big for what I need. So I built this small board.
All I use is overdrive (the Drive thru, another Shuggie built pedal...) and sometimes fuzz for a crazy solo or weird sounds. I hardly ever use the reverb nowadays. I still have a Carbon Copy but haven't used delay in along time either.

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Do you find the Hum Debugger eliminates your B flat notes? I have one and noticed the volume would drop out on that note. My guess was it was injecting 60hz negative feedback which is around that note.

Although I don't gig, and usually plug straight into the amp I have this pedal board (sometimes it's just fun to make some noise):

– Jeff H

I haven't noticed that happening, but I'll listen for it. It sure doesn't "eliminate" it, because I can hear the note, but there may some cancellation or loss there, I don't know.

I had a weekly gig in which a neon window sign was plugged into the same circuit as the stage power, and my telecaster would buzz like mad. The Debugger saved me, and I'm grateful for that. I never have it on when I'm playing solo, or when it isn't absolutely needed.

You're right though, there is likely some cost for the quiet.

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Pedaltrain Jr board, Cioks power supply underneath.

Guitar goes into Korg tuner, to "Knee Trembler" (Shuggie built vibrato pedal) to Mojo Vibe, to EP preamp to EP Delay to Greer Tone Smuggler. The footswitch controls Rev and Trem on/off for my tank that has both, or my Super Reverb which obviously has both.

More than half the time nothing's on except the Reverb.

– WB

Walter, I see that you are using the EP Delay as well. I thought about buying the EP preamp, but decided against it.

What do you think of it? How often do you use it? It was my understanding that the same preamp is in the delay pedal itself, but that it can't be used independently of the delay.

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I don't think I'm using it for the intended purpose - I think they want it to be an "always on" pedal, but I mostly use it for an occasional boost. I like it for that, it blends with my particular amps better than some other boosters I've tried. That said, I've tried a Greer EP-boost-alike that I might like even more - it's very similar, but it's got a tone control that's extremely usable.

I have tried it at unity gain along with the EP delay pedal, and it does make the whole thing even more echoplex-y. But I can't be bothered, I like the EP delay just fine by itself. great pedal.

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Great to see the custom built knee trebled on there Walter.

BTW I'm very much enjoying your new CD

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It's a simple wedge floorboard, with most of the power cabling being routed underneath. There's also a Furman power strip underneath...

This is probably the longest my pedalboard has gone without changes since I first put it together over a year ago...

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It is pretty quiet. I got it because I got an old Ampeg Jet which only had a tone knob-no bass and treble. The 7 band appealed to me because of the footprint and the simplicity. You could also use it as a boost. It plays nice with other pedals as well. It really does sweeten up the Jet.

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Simple pimple. . . Pedaltrain Nano Plus w/the power supply fitting neatly beneath.

Link

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I have 3.

This one is for my "digital" rig, which is a Roland VG-99 that perches right on top of the Quilter MIcroPro with a little Dual Lok. The FC-300 gives me all kinds of patch changing control, plus two expression pedals, and I use the two Ctl switches on it for channel switching and boost on the Quilter amp. The four Boss FS-7s switch on and off different things depending upon the patch. Could be effect on/off, tuning changes (e.g. in and out of Drop-D, open E, etc.). There are two CAT 5 cables for the 300 and the Quilter, a TRS cable for one of the FS-7s, and a 9V power cable for the FS-7s. They're encased in a homemade "snake" so setup and teardown are pretty easy.

The "cowboy" board for the country band. The GP-10 processor lets me change tunings, go from acoustic to electric (modeled guitars), use different combinations of effects and do so quickly (line dancers are an impatient lot). Plus some real pedals for those times when I need (or want) them. The compressor, well, because it's country, the Box o' Rock because we do some Skynyrd, the Lovepedal because we do some modern country, the B9 to fake the bagpipes at the beginning of "Copperhead Road," and the Boss Line Selector so I can route the output to the gain channel or through the Radial PZ-Pre acoustic preamp (not shown, it sits on top of the amp) to the clean channel. I'm planning to replace the LS-2 with a Radial Twin-City because I like its features better. And of course, an Atomic Brain to make it all sound good.

Then there's the "Lizards" board I use with the Leapin' Lizards:

Volume pedal for dynamics, Atomic Brain because nothing sounds as good without it as it does with it, El Capistan for delay, Riverside for overdrive, EQ pedal for sitar-ish tone on Wanda Jackson's "Funnel of Love," Nailhead for a couple of our songs that require it, Xotic SP compressor for stealth compression, tuner is fed by the tuner out on the LIne 6 G70 wireless so I don't have to mute and wait to get to the Line6's tuner, and the blue box is a passive switcher I built to feed a non-wireless signal through the board. Oh yeah, and the Acoustic Xciter to sweeten the tone up if I need it, and provide a low-impedance DI if that ever becomes necessary.

Our lead singer is on me to use fewer pedals so I take up less space on stage so this board will morph soon, either through the adoption of a new board by my favorite amp maker, or a remotely-controlled invention I'm working on. She really should be glad I'm not using the board I used with the old country band:

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More porn, please!

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Sorta surprised at the number of Brainless boards.

Mine is a Dyno Brain into a DM-3 and a Boss Tr-2. No real need for a board for three pedals as I'm not gigging these days (which might be changing...stay tuned on that). But will soon be updated to a Mystery Brain to which I plan to add a tuner and maybe a Magnatone vibe-trem emulation pedal. Maybe an envelope filter that would basically be for a single tune. Then I will need a board.

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Great to see the custom built knee trebled on there Walter.

BTW I'm very much enjoying your new CD

– Shuggie

Hey, Thanks Shuggie - I really do appreciate that!!!

Re : Knee Trembler : pleasure's all mine!

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This is the current incarnation, it's always a work in progress...though I REALLY like this setup. Trailer Trash glowtop in an ATA case.

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My pedal collection had grown completely out of control. I had too many pedals to fit on my enormous Pedaltrain Classic Pro and it had got so heavy I could hardly lift it, heavier than my amp! The 32” wide board had 3 Voodoo Labs power supplies underneath and had become a wring nightmare, so I decided to re-organise everything into smaller, more efficient packages. The new Pedaltrain board is a Classic Jr, half the size of the Classic Pro. It will be solely for time-based pedals running in the FX loop of my Tech 21 Liverpool Deluxe, basically some Strymon devices and some TC Electronics pedals. I purchased a new Voodoo Labs 4X4 power supply because I needed 4 x 250 mA high-current outputs for the Strymons and 4 x 100 mA outputs for the TC units. The planned next phase will be another Classic Jr with Tuner, ODs (mostly Nocturne products), Wah and maybe some other bits, anything that sits best in the signal chain before the TECH 21.


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