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Minimalist Pedalboards: How Small Is Yours?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by FenderGuy53, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

    Mar 5, 2017
    If you’re like me and get rid of the Phase90 you’ll probably regret it and end up buying one all over again. If you’ve got a good one, keep it. Some of the new ones are poorly built. Just my two cents!
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  2. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

    Cry Baby, TS9, Boss GE-7, Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus, and MXR Carbon Copy

    I use this for a hip hop band, and a 70's/80's dance band
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  3. BWNadeau

    BWNadeau Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 2, 2011
    Lachute, Canada
    I'm playing most of the time through a 5E3 circuit these days - my pedal board consists of a tuner, an eq (to Blackface the tone when wanted), a reverb and a delay.
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  4. wannabeatle

    wannabeatle TDPRI Member

    Sep 10, 2017
    Oak Park, IL
    3D6F94B5-92F7-4C97-A19C-BB1733CE0A54.jpeg Great thread! This is all I need to get through most any gig.
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  5. digitalshrub

    digitalshrub TDPRI Member

    Apr 29, 2016
    Draft 1 of my new mono-mini-board. Blues Driver, BYOC Large Beaver (Ram's Head), DOD Mini Volume, EHX Canyon. Powered by Ojai R30. Considering adding a mini trem in the space before the Canyon. Oh, and I play in a folk-rock band that has extreme bouts of soundscape exploration and pschedelia-tinged swamp freakouts.


  6. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California
    Here's mine, I swapped my Proco Rat 2 for a Tumnus:

    Tuner -> Tumnus -> Analogman Vintage mod w/ True Bypass -> Delay -> Reverb -> Looper
    IMG_3853.JPG IMG_3850.JPG

  7. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    I use amp reverb.
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  8. Kebmel

    Kebmel Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2008
    45 south

    It's all I need for Country and Rock

  9. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    I just made this one, cut a piece of plywood to fit in this old little suitcase. DSCF1514.JPG
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  10. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'm had one, sold it when I sold the amp I built it for. Got a new amp, building a new mini board, just waiting on the patch cables to arrive in the mail. Got an On-stage compact board, its pretty nice. When its done, it will be(L to R): Boss tremolo>Biyang Tri-Reverb >Fulltone Fat Boost 3>OCD>Phase 90>Mooer Mini tuner, with a Cry Baby on the floor. Got 4 of the 7 now, with a modded DS-1 & Bad Monkey I'm selling.

  11. guitarslinger92

    guitarslinger92 Tele-Meister

    Jun 8, 2010
    Athens, GA
    1507959364685.jpg This is what I'm currently using and about to go back on tour with. (Excuse the loose tuner. Cheap Velcro sucks)
    Staypuft1652 and wannabeatle like this.

  12. capt pearl

    capt pearl Tele-Meister

    Jul 8, 2003

  13. exactopposite

    exactopposite Tele-Meister

    Dec 31, 2010
    The most pedals I have ever used at a gig is 5. The was one song that required using them all at once. Otherwise it was just using a fuzz for dirt.

  14. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    The modded DS-1 and the Bad Monkey will be replaced with an OCD and a phaser of some sort, then done.

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  15. Mayas caster

    Mayas caster Tele-Holic

    Dec 21, 2015
    Caraquet N.-B. Canada
    Tuner-wah-tube screamer.

  16. thegeezer

    thegeezer Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Jul 5, 2010
    West Michigan

    My gig board. Does everything I need.

  17. dobrojoe

    dobrojoe Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Feb 11, 2017
    I thought that I would copy the pedal boards used by my favourite guitarists - Django Reinhardt, T-Bone Walker, BB King and Eric Clapton. NO PEDAL ZONE here!
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  18. Ekko

    Ekko TDPRI Member

    Jul 31, 2017
    When I HAVE to go as small as possible I run:


    Boss DS-1

    EH Small Stone

    Old ?90’s? beat up Morley Wah (I think it’s a Pro Series; found it in a pawn shop years ago for 40 bucks. It’s a very subtle wah that reminds me of the wah tone in Monolith by T Rex. Kicked back used just as a “filter” it compliments the DS-1 for a more bassy/boosted distortion and without the DS-1 used as “filter” still it seems to work like a LIGHT overdrive that sounds great when playing a lot of Mick Ronson era David Bowie clean-ish/not really distorted, but not perfectly clean tones. All in all, my “secret weapon”.)

    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017

  19. Norwegian Would

    Norwegian Would TDPRI Member

    Feb 29, 2016
    Bergen, Norway
    Is this minimalist enough? I've been trying to decide on a good combination of OD pedals, and so far this works well.

    October 2017 board.jpg

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