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reingarnichts

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had the urge to downsize again and keep it as simple as possible.
I play mostly in a prog/kraut band and some free improv/avantgarde/noisemaking stuff...

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-The tuner is one of the cheapest tuners you can find but better than a headstock tuner (my guitar is headless...).

-The cheap NUX Compressor is mostly for clean tapping riffs (I sometimes need this) and does the trick just fine...

-The Nano POG is mainly in Octave up mode for synthlike leads beyond the normal fretboard, I used to play a hex-pickup and still love the octave up GR300 sound... This is just a cheap excuse for this, but much easier to handle. Octave down+dry+Octave up also gives nice organ-like stuff. A lot of sounds can be found in here, some useful, some not so much.

-Blackstar LT Dual: I need an overdriven sound and a lead sound, this pedal does both and sounds very "amp like" (I hate to describe it this way). Basically adds two channels to a clean amp, excellent switching system (no double taps or tap dance needed).
Very underrated pedal in my opinion, the sound is really quite good.

-the Hotone Vow-Press is very new to me. I tried to find a small and light volume pedal, mostly for swells.
This one does swells just fine. It's of course a bit less comfortable than a "grown up" pedal, but it weighs much less.
I am not sure about the wah function yet - it's a pity that it has to stay behind my OD pedal for the swells, but maybe there are some nice sounds in it, I have to see/hear...

-the Digitech Delay has been a friend for more than 12 years now. I think this was my first pedal and I still use it a lot. There are probably much nicer delays around now but I know this one inside out and I like the tape delay on this pedal.

-The Freeze is also in heavy use depending on the project, with my improv trio I use it constantly to hold chords, singlenotes, noises... Also nice to freeze notes midline when playing single note runs. Really something unique and enables to do some very interesting things.

With a clean amp with some spring reverb this is enough. Might add a small chorus, but I'm not sure...


(sorry for the dirty carpet, filthy rehearsal space in an old bunker)
 

Little Jay

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I might have posted it here before but here’s a recent l version of my El Cheapo AliExpress mini pedals board, made to fit into a small laptop bag (I hate lugging big pedal cases around). Actually, the MXR mini power brick is almost as expensive as all the mini-pedals together! (The Dunlop mini wah not included). Works like a charm, sounds great! Especially the tremolo, delay and phaser punch way above their weight imho. I use this on stage in an Amy Winehouse tribute theatre show.
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northernguitar

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I took everything apart today. That includes the pedal switcher, where number three had a sticky switch. I cleaned the contacts and it works like a charm.

New pedal is a clone of an EQD Acapulco Gold, beside the Bad Monkey. I called it 'DOOM' and it's an apt descriptor of the sound coming out. The sideways pedals are from l-r; BYOC Tremolo (purple), BuGGFX Raincoat Fuzz (black) and BYOC 'Leeds' Superfuzz (aluminum). The mini aluminum is a StripFX Rangemaster clone.

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Brett Valentine

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'Pretty much done'

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Sweet board!!
. . .well. . . for THAT board. . .
And thanks.

I tried to build a "no compromise" board that get's my sound and feel from clean to full lead. The only thing missing is a Mr. Black harmonic trem mini pedal that switches out with the Hotone chorus for now (once I finally get the CIOCKS DC 10 Link and Adam to be able to power everything up separately.
The Strobostomp HD goes into the Quartermaster (and is also powering it), and the first loop is only the Ratsbane (my instant lead channel). It flipflops with the other loop that has the Timmy, Soul Driven, SlideRIG compact, and the RevivalDrive HR compact. The Diamond Comp jr is the first pedal outside of the loops, and that goes into the Vertex Steel String (didn't like it as a "clean" drive, but I like it a lot as a clean boost.


I have a larger board that is going to be able to cover any gig and get a wider range of tones. I also have a small "fx" board that can go in front of either of the two, or even my older live rig. I need to set that one up on the Pedaltrain board I swapped with this one.
 

Mr_Martin

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I took everything apart today. That includes the pedal switcher, where number three had a sticky switch. I cleaned the contacts and it works like a charm.

New pedal is a clone of an EQD Acapulco Gold, beside the Bad Monkey. I called it 'DOOM' and it's an apt descriptor of the sound coming out. The sideways pedals are from l-r; BYOC Tremolo (purple), BuGGFX Raincoat Fuzz (black) and BYOC 'Leeds' Superfuzz (aluminum). The mini aluminum is a StripFX Rangemaster clone.

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How do you operate that on the stage?


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northernguitar

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How do you operate that on the stage?


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Ha! Not far from it. The loop-strip is there to cut down the amount of pedals in the chain, and for easy stomping. I never add modulation fx to a song mid way, it's always present before the song starts. But I can turn it on/off easily with the single loop pedal.

I know, it's ridiculous.
 




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