My Pedalboard

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by coolrunner989, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. So I'm just very pleased with how my current pedalboard is setup. I've been through a ton of changes and am satisfied with most of it, but of course I have plans to add to it :D

    So I have (in signal chain order):
    Boss TU-2
    Boss CE-5
    Dunlop 105q
    Proco Rat
    Electronix SUBmarine
    Tech 21 Sansamp PBDDI

    all on a handy little Pedaltrain JR. I have the soft case, though might order the hard case. Oh yeah, can't forget the awesome pick-holder that I put some velcro on the back of. :bassist:

    I had a Boss EQ-20 on there until I got the submarine. Now it's in it's box awaiting another rig/sound situation where I'll need/want it.

    I just got the submarine last week, and the Rat tonight. I traded a Metal Muff towards the Rat, and an Ibanez Weeping Demon wah towards the Submarine. :D :bassist:

    What I want to do from here:
    - I may trade the sansamp PBBDI for the smaller non-programmable version - I've found I don't really use the extra channels but I could possibly use the extra real estate on my board. Anybody game?

    - Get rid of the chorus and add a Maxon Af-9 envelope filter

    - Add a compressor, probably a Compulator or Multicomp

    - If I like the AF-9 a lot I would probably take the Dunlop off the board and put something else there (volume pedal? maybe squeeze an EHX Electric Mistress on there - if I downsized the sansamp) I dunno, we'll see.

    And aside from those first three things, I think I'm covered. Eventually get another JR with a BMS, volume pedal, and a EHX Electric Mistress, maybe a fuzz, a micro POG, a delay etc. i.e. non-essential (IMO) but very cool stuff thats worth having on a second "jam board" while I take this to all of my practices and gigs.

    So yeah, no clips with the whole package, but maybe I'll get some up.
    I really love how the Sub adds so much low end that the Rat looses - no complaints here. It's a slightly different tone than the clean signal (no sub or rat) but I'm still tweaking it.


    I love it!


    I spent a while on that - can you tell? lol

    /end happy rant, begin random comments, suggestions, shouts of stupidity for using bandwidth, etc ;)
  2. Justin Tuskey

    Justin Tuskey Guest

    Mar 24, 2007
    Richmond Hill, GA
    sounds good man, I love hearing how people have found the pedals that they love, and stick with them :p Ive been following your posts about the sub and really really want to pick one up, but not until I make some more more dough. I am also trying to sell my OCD pedal, because I am covered with my bassdrive, and the proceeds of the OCD are going to buy a nice Tone Factor Bottom Feeder (442 bass version) :) Other than that, I am set with my board.
  3. Awesome! Sounds like fun messing with those OD/Distortions.

    Yeah, I'd pick up a sub if possible - it doesnt make you go "wow" IME but its definitely a "whoa - that sounds alot better than it did!" kind of thing. Especially after distortion. It's a common complaint that the Rat(s) lose bottom. I agree, but the sub takes care of it.
  4. Justin Tuskey

    Justin Tuskey Guest

    Mar 24, 2007
    Richmond Hill, GA
    yes I agree about the sub as not being such a wow factor as it is just plain good. I dont necessarily need one for bottom end because I have an mxr 10 band eq for that. but I eventually want to put together a "little" board with only a tuner, sub, and DI on it. That or get one for my normal board and use it with the tone rolled off for dub tone on bridges of slow song where I just want pure bass :) mmmmm. So exactly how bright is the LED? yours is yellow right? I believe jetpacks was green. I wonder if he can do different colors....I like blue, besides blue sounds the best :p
  5. musicelectronix

    musicelectronix Guest

    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    Very neat and tidy pedalboard.. IMHO All the essentials except a decent compresor. If it was mine, I would have put a modded dynacomp or similiar somewhere on the path.

    There is a pool contains 10000+ LEDs with approximately this percentage of colors:

    Red - 45%
    Green - 45%
    magenta - 3%
    blue - 3%
    white - 2%
    Lime Green - 1% (Jet's Sub actually has lime green, not the regular one)
    Other colors (orange, yellow etc) - less than 1%

    I can put a blue one, however I might need to dig for a while :) I like it to be a surprise though, when I am powering up the unit.
  6. musicelectronix

    musicelectronix Guest

    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    oh, you already thought of a compresor. I guess I need to read throughly before posting..
  7. It's brighter than standard boss LED's, not as bright as my DC brick.
    I used to have that Boss 10-band EQ but I favor this over that - less size, simpler controls, cool factor ;)

    wow, so I guess I'm special that I got a yellow/lime green one! I like it lol. I don't know if I would've chosen any other color...

    And yeah, a decent compressor is my next purchase. Especially after recording a demo EP for my band and not having one - I realize how important a compressor is.
  8. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Sweet pedaltrain. ;)
  9. yeah, i like it ;)

    if I could only pay for it....
    ;) lol
  10. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    hey Os,

    how come my submarine doesn't has the label 'Submarine' in the front? :) :crying:
  11. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    I'm about to get a Pedaltrain JR. :)
    I'm thinking about buying a couple of pedals on your board:
    The Sansamp
    The Crybaby
    The Chorus Ensemble

    How do you like the dunlop?

    Here's a question I've been thinking of for a while.
    Buy the CEB-3 or the CE-5?
  12. The JR is great - I have everything I need in a small easy to carry package.

    I like the dunlop, better than the Ibanez weeping demon (although that is a great wah too, just not my style). I want to try a few more - I had a morley a while back but I cant remember why i got rid of it lol.

    The CE-5 is plenty of chorus for me, but I dont go crazy with chorus, I just use it to fill out the sound when I play in the higher registers. I've never had a chance to play the CEB-3, although I hear it is great.