My mid overhaul miniboard, swapped out JHS 3 series OD and Distortion for Greer Lightspeed and Tomahawk. Looking to add an RC Booster, and a little bit nicer delay/echo. Also a power supply that can switch from 9v to 18v for the Tomahawk.
Here's my latest version, which swapped out 2 delay pedals for the El Capistan and a Favorite button. I had previously been using a TC Flashback Delay set on tape to 350-450ms, and an Ibanez mini Analog Delay for slap. With the favorite switch, I can have both longer and slap at the press of a button.
Expression pedal is for the Mobius, but I'm finding it's tough to tap over the El Capistan when changing banks, so the El Cap may go up top and the Mobius come down to the front. I also moved my Archer Ikon up top as since it's always on, didn't need it taking up space in the front.
The two fuzzes are very different - the Keeley Fuzz Head is more like a Fuzz Face, where the Electric Mudd was a limited pedal honoring the Shin Ei Super Fuzz - if you like Pete Townshend's lead sound on Live at Leeds, you've heard the pedal. It's weird and doesn't like high headroom amps, but with the overdrive in front it's awesome.
The first goes with a Mesa Express 5:50 (original) and the second with a Tone Master Deluxe Reverb. The TR-2, DL-8, and HOF2 go thru an FX loop in the Boogie. The MXR EQ with the TMDR is now closest to the amp instead of being in front.
This is what I'm aiming for after I (hopefully) get the Strymon Zelzah phaser (which recently overtook my G.A.S. for the Wampler Terraform) and Wampler EQuator:
Eventually, (especially if I exercise my option for a King of Tone when my turn comes up), I may get a Nano Max and expand to this:
This would effectively be my "dream board".
BTW...don't know if it's been mentioned. But www.pedalboardplanner.com is a great way to plan board layouts (especially with PedalTrain boards, but you can approximate size and shape if you have something else. Let's you layout pedal positioning and signal path and then download both for future reference. You can also double-click on the individual pedal icons to rotate them (though sometimes it makes them disappear off smaller boards...annoying glitch).
Board building is fun. Playing is even funner when you get some really good ones. I recommend saving for what you really want rather than buying cheap approximations. You'll probably save money in the long run.
Last update on my Nano+: replaced Carl Martin tremolo with the TRex tremolo/vibrato, added Green Russian (I ever wanted a fuzz, but I’d like to try some alternative more blues-oriented like Fuzz Face or a simple MXR Distorsion+, OCD, Rat….), a loop (a lot of fun!!) and the Simplifier for silent practice with headphone (90% of my time).
And now… I‘m thinking about the power supply, my cheap Donner daisy chain makes a lot of hiss…
Recently updated: This goes into either my PRRI SE 12" speaker or the Strymon Iridium that sits on my desk.
The Mjolnir is a Klon style pedal that is somewhat redundant to the KOT but it has subtle difference and is frequently on to add a little something. I don't really use the Sun Face much but you gotta have a Fuzz, amirite?
Here's my board + extras. I recently re-bought a Manecolooper "Sweet 16" which is their clone of the old EHX 16 Second Delay, and I decided to go full Nels Cline with it by putting it on a table next to me so I can futz with it that way in real time. It works way better this way than it did on the floor when I had it previously.
Guitar (this one being my Johnny Marr Jag) -> JHS Pulp 'n Peel v3 Compressor -> ZVex Double Rock Distortion -> Lovetone Big Cheese clone -> JHS Muffaletta -> EB MVP Volume Pedal (with Boss TU-3S Tuner in the tuner loop) -> Walrus Julia Chorus -> Way Huge Supa-Puss delay -> TC Electronics Hall of Fame 2 Reverb -> Manecolooper Sweet 16 Delay (with Moog expression pedal controlling time) -> '63 Ampeg Jet
This has basically been my very portable rig for some five years now. No more amp tops and 4x12 cabs! It's never been that easy. Small gigs with exactly this setup, larger gigs with the cab for stage sound/guitar feedback/personal monitor and Bluguitar's Blubox IR loader as DI to FOH.
Digitech Polyphonic Tuner --> t.c. Electronic Dual Parametric Equalizer --> DOD Carcosa Fuzz --> FFX All You Can Boost --> EHX Intelligent Harmony Machine --> EHX Attack Decay --> JPTR FX Fernweh Multi Echo --> BluGuitar Amp 1 Silver Edition --> Bluguitar NanoCab
The EHX pedals are there for pedal steel effects. The All You Can Boost gives me a different overdrive voice in the clean channel or a top boost effect in the overdrive channels of the Amp 1.
The Equalizer is there to carve out unwanted high pitched noises that occur in my current rehersal space due to railway catenary and a mobile transmission mast nearby.
Had a big pedalboard and it was too big. Bought some smaller boards on Amazon and now I have a board for my Home rig, my grab and go amp, and my big room amp. I run a compressor and an EQ on the front end of all my boards.
Here is mine. I have a few things to change, but basically a Voodoo Lab Medium board with PX-8 Switcher, and a MONDO power supply underneath. Varying levels of overdrive. It took FOUR YEARS for me to receive my Analogman King of Tone pedal, but I need to remove my Prince of Tone, and something else to make room for the King of Tone...maybe the Greer Lightspeed limited edition, but...that is a nice minimal overdrive pedal. Not sure what to do...Get a BIGGER board!
Here’s my latest. Recently added the hoof reaper as a gift from my wife after listing after it for years. Signal path is:
Poly tune 3
EQD Spatial orbiter
Native Audio Ghost Ridge