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Mars Volta's Juan Alderete

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Nils, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Nils


    Oct 9, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I did a search but I didn't find anything except a refence to an article about his pedal board. Anyone know where to find this article?

    If not, does anyone know what his pedal board(s) contain? I saw them 2004 and I recall Juan having two pedal boards, actaully more effects than Omar. I wasn't really in to effects back then, so I didn't try to find out, but now I'm all ears! Um... Eyes?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  3. Actually, there's a post with some BP scans that shows his entire set of pedals (8 page long).

    He uses so mush stuff!
  4. Nils


    Oct 9, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    That made it all easier! :p Thanks, any mod can close this now :)
  5. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    Has anyone been to any recent TMV concerts? It would be interesting to see how Juan's board has evolved over the last year or two. Considering his board differed between his interview with Bass Player and Bass Guitar it probably has seen considerable changes.
  6. I have done a thread search and can not find any pics of Juan's pedalboard. There used to be one up on a thread here but it has been took down. Anyone?
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I believe he uses two boss compressors (CS-2? maybe, dont remember the model name), a digitech bass synth wah.. the rest escapes me.
  8. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    Sovtek fuzz
    '70s Mutron
    Micro Mutron
    Moog Ring Mod
    Dunlop 105Q Bass Wah
    Digitech Delay
    Boss OC-2
    Boss PN-2 Tremolo Pan

    that's all I remember off the top of my head from reading his interview in Bass Guitar a few times.
  9. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    I read he also has two DigiTech Whammy 4s.

    I believe one set to one octave down, and the other set to 5th up. If I remember correctly...

  10. Line6 DL-4 Delay Modeller w/expression pedal
    DigiTech Digidelay
    Boss DD-3

    i'll add more if I remeber...there were several Boss LS-2 line selectors for noisy pedals I think
  11. Devil6


    May 28, 2006
    It's amazing the things you can find on google when you hit the search button

  12. brilliant...I couldn't find my copy...and didn't feel like searching :D
  13. One is set an Octave up, the other is a whole step down or something.
  14. Nils


    Oct 9, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
  15. Unknowndude


    Apr 20, 2006
    Toronto, ON
    He keeps one of the large boards on the floor and one on top of his SVT. He has some kind of controller with footswitches next to the board on the floor, maybe for controlling some of the effects on top of his rig.
  16. TeenZombie01


    May 14, 2006
    Yeah he uses an expression pedal with his Moog Ring Modulator.
  17. VanillaO

    VanillaO Poop?

    Oct 14, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    I've just discovered his work with Racer X... very impressive :|
  18. Nils


    Oct 9, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hehe, very dissapointing for me :p

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