Big Stupid Board is big and stupid

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JimmyM, Aug 17, 2020.


  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    To celebrate the first pedal I bought in over a year, and to gear up for some writing I've been doing, I decided it would be fun to build a big giant board:

    Stupid Board.jpg

    Then reality sunk in. Holy cow, that Novo 24 board sure takes up a lot of room in my cramped little home office! And let's face it...I really don't need 4 dirt pedals AND a VT Deluxe at my beck and call. They'll all be just fine on the shelf waiting for when I need them, and meanwhile I can probably imitate all of them with the VTD. So I tore it down 5 minutes after I built it and got sensible:

    Sensible Board.jpg

    That's a little more like it. And it's got the capability of getting quite weird if I need it, though only the Bass Synth Wah qualifies as weird. Not to worry...between the JohnK Animato clone and the Zoom B2 on the shelf, I have plenty of sick weirdness should the BSW not cut it.

    Will probably be a good while before I can do any weirdness...I'm just now learning how to program the Alesis SR-18 drum machine I bought a couple years ago. And my new job has a big learning curve with lots of memorization of little picky things, and I'm only 3 weeks into the 12 week training program. But I've got the board ready to go and I can at least do some writing.
     
  2. Matty Koff

    Matty Koff

    Aug 21, 2014
    Tennessee
    Bass synth wah.. little funk monster when you plug a guitar through it as oppossed to bass.

    I regret my PT-3 everytime I have to move it.. especially when I was using the flight case. Thankfully, a moog bag designed for the Little Phatty is a perfect fit. But I"m still tempted to get a mini expression pedal depending on how much room there might be after I finally complete my collection of SA pedals.. move to.something smaller.

    If anything, once they put out a compression pedal, the fact that their pedals cover so much ground seems like a huge plus on pedal real estate.. even if the amount of time spent tweaking them can take years.

    Sweet board, Jimmy.
     
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, I used to have an Aftershock. Very good pedal, but in the end I like the instant gratification of turning knobs.
     
  4. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    My pedal board 20200806_173453.jpg
     
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  5. thabassmon

    thabassmon

    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    Nice to see a Digitech Bass Synth Wah, I haven't seen one for a while.
     
  6. crguti

    crguti

    Feb 14, 2011
    Scandinavia
    I agree. Big board are stupid.
    I set on the Classic Junior and I won’t go bigger than that.
     
  7. I'm surprised the OC2 is MIA. Will it live on Big Stupid Board 2?
     
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  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nope. It lives with someone else now. I'm using the Vintage Bass Octave instead.
     
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  9. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    this is my biggest board ever.... I figure since no gigs, I may as well experiment. This is also the fewest dirt pedals I have ever had... I have a board that will hold maybe 8 pedals if gigging is ever a thing...

    see if you can spot jimmys oc-2...

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  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I see it! Glad it went to a good home...hope you enjoy it!
     
  11. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I am, and I’m learning to use it. I had a sub-n-up I didn’t gel with.

    I think I have the oc-2 nearer the correct place in the chain now.
     
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  12. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Youse guys are mental.
     
  13. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Closer to the bass IMHO is always best.
     
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  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Dang skippy!
     
  15. jbhaugh

    jbhaugh Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    ABQ, NM, USA
    My Octavbre is either first in line or after a transparent compressor.
     
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  16. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    right now my octave is after the envelope filter, and my compressor is after drives.
     
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  17. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella

    Feb 16, 2015
    Troy, MO
    When I was still attending band practices, in the pre-COVID days of light, inspiration and artistic group endeavors, the Zoom B2 was my whole pedalboard. Hell, it was my whole sound, with a touch of “hit the DDT hard” special compression sauce sprinkled over it.

    In the current times of darkness, despair and general pestilence, I find myself pretty entertained by its ability to crank out useful guitar and lap steel sounds too. I’m using maybe five of its 40 user-definable patch locations across three instruments, and only three sims and a couple of onboard effects*.

    If this were my thread it would need to be titled “My outdated and unimpressive pedalboard is outdated and unimpressive.”

    *A clean guitar sound that equals or surpasses my guitar amps still eludes me, but I haven’t given up yet. The Bassman 100, Hartke and SWR models show some promise for clean guitar but finding a combination of gain, EQ type and setting and speaker cab sim/no speaker cab sim is tricky...still, that humble little thing is deeper than it looks and useful for a lot more than spaceship ray gun sounds. And it fits in a little laptop bag with room to spare.
     
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  18. sonojono

    sonojono Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2013
    California
    Looking at that Tech 21 pedal as it’s singing to me: “It’s just the board, it’s just the board, the board you want!”
     
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  19. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I'm on multiFX because my luck is such that something in that signal chain will come loose at least 1/3 of the time.
     
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  20. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I’m calling this my treble guitar board..

    I’m sure I can find a way to add it to my big stupid board.... I basically use it as a dirt pedal keeper...

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