Hi. My name's James, and I have recovered from being an excessive user of way
too many pedals.
Moved on from my grandad's second to none homebuilt job to a pedaltrain junior with the bag.
Grandad did a mean job on the big gargantuan board/case (big wooden box, latches shut and so forth) but seeing as I've moved away from the I WANT MOAR PEDALS stage, it has become less and less practical (and got heavier, as it happens), hence the PT junior.
I have come a long way - First pedalboard was about 4 overdrive pedals and two big muffs... Second real lineup was "missing" a compressor, then they just got bigger and bigger from there on in... Anywhere up to 14 pedals.
It all got to be too much, as I'm sure you can imagine. I have "come down from" two TS styles, a muff, a chorus, a digital AND an analogue delay, compressor, god knows what else, to what I need, and actually use. And you know what? I'm happy with it!
This is how it looks with my seriously sexy AC30, '60s classic tele, artsy headstock shot, and no cable from the guitar to the board
TS9 reissue > > > Pumpkin pi (boutique close copy of the Big Muff Billy Corgan used on Siamese Dream) > > > original 4 digit serial Boss CE2 > > > Tuner (mute) > > > Memory toy > > > McPherson "LSD" (linear signal driver - I use this for the tele and it's lower output pickups) > > > Switchblade+ (A+B = my drive sound) > > > AC30
The aluminium box, bottom right corner, is the verb/trem switch for the Vox - Got sick of the giant original Vox switchbox so I had this made by McPherson Stompboxes... Who made the LSD, bottom left.
All bases covered, except extreme high gain and shoegaze... But eeven shoegaze is a nearly with this setup.
Think I'm doing quite well.
Also, props to anyone using Boss pedals cuz they're mean.