The new pedal board

I’m serious. Buying this pedal board (Pedaltrain PT2 w/ hardcase) and the accompanying power supply (BBE Supa Charger) only makes it more of an issue. Mainly, I am tired of buying batteries—more to the point, I’m tired of changing batteries. That Foxx Foot Phaser that I love so dearly was a four-screw job, and I stripped two of them with my constant changing out of 9volts. While I’m thinking about it, finding a ‘9-volts DC, negative center, barrell connector’ [sic] was nearly impossible. Well, maybe not. I settled the matter with a BBE 9volt battery snap clip power cable that’s snaking into the innards of the Foxx. (I’m still awaiting a response from the fine folks at Foxx regarding the matter, but it’ll just be icing on a rather heavy cake).

I’ve been trying to figure out the best ways to set up my board, and I tried a few resources, including a couple of professional music store personnel. It turns out, I had my setup mostly right, which is right enough for me. As of last night (March 30, 2011), my ‘rig’ (ha!) works like this:

Boss TU-3 (tuner) > Electro-Harmonix Nano Double Muff (glad I bought the Nano and not the Big) > Electro-Harmonix Stereo Pulsar (tremolo) > Morley PDW-II (Distortion Wah Volume pedal) > Foxx Foot Phaser (and sorta univibe) > Boss RE-20 Space Echo (which gets cooler every time I play it) > Boss RC2 Loop Station (because I like to stack noises some nights) > Fender Blues Jr NOS 15W amp

Now I sound like I know what I’m talking about, so it’s time to upload more songs to give sonic evidence that I’m well-acquainted in pressing those pedals. Coming soon, gang. I have work to do. And drill holes to supervise. And buy some more tiny patch cables. And...

(picture taken with my iPhone 4 using HDR mode... that explains the funky grey stuff)

What I'm playing with...

If you’re really wanting to know, here’s the business end of the basement, from left to right:

In the back, you are seeing an old Ampeg VH-140c, below that is a Vox VBM-1 (fun for really small gigs). After that and kind of in hiding is a Hondo II piece o' dooky classical guitar. Next to it is my Ampeg BA-115HP (alas, no tilt cabinet) with a permanently-borrowed Standard Tele posing on it.

In the foreground, a new NOS Blues Junior amp (TUBES! TUBES!), then my beloved G&L S-500 Signature Series resting comfortably beside a genuine Brian May Red Special. In a lovely shade of blue is my main instrument for Amnesty Road, a Godin SD, and at the far right is a well-loved Seagull 6 (model #48566).

On the floor you’ll see a Boss RC2 Loop Station, then a Foxx Phaser pedal, a Digitech Brian May pedal (I'm not stalking Brian May… not until I get a Vox AC30), a DOD FX-17 Wah/Volume pedal, an Electro-Harmonix Double Muff Nano, a DOD FX25 Envelope Filter, a DOD FX20-B Stereo Phaser, a Boss DS-1 Distortion, and a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner. Not pictured are a Jim Dunlop UV-1SC Uni-Vibe Stereo Chorus and an Electro-Harmonix Stereo Pulsar Tremolo. I have some other pedals I don't use (or can't find), and a few other guitars that don't satisfy like these do. Anyway...