pedalboard for indie rock

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dnp41, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. dnp41


    May 10, 2016
    Just joined a new project which is more in line with my own taste (a la artic monkeys, bloc party, some qotsa influences - so rock with a hint of indie I guess) and have just finished updating my board to suit my foreseen needs.

    I just wanted to ask what you would add to this board if you would play that sort of music. I'm not looking to change anything I have already.

    Signal path:
    P bass (rounds + gzr pickup), boss tu, dod carcosa, tc mojo mojo, ehx octave multiplexer, vt bass di, xlr to board, jack to amp.

    I use the carcosa as full on gated fuzz togheter with the octaver, and the mojo as overdrive boost. Or any combo of the pedals when it really gets crazy.

    So what would be the cherry on the pie?
  2. First, I dig the Multiplexer choice. It's a pretty underrated pedal. Second, put that sucker in front for best tracking.

    As far as another pedal, maybe go for a wah or envelope filter. I personally like delay a lot which can help fill in space if it's just you playing.
  3. dnp41


    May 10, 2016
    I have absolutely no tracking issues with the multiplexer in it's current position and dig the fuzz into octaver sound better than octave into fuzz. But I agree that the multiplexer is a very good pedal. It has it's flaws and it's charms and takes perhaps some time to get to the full potential as the filters are not always that intuitive, at least not to me.

    I will defenitly test some delay, I can see myself using that in slow songs or for sound effects. I don't know if I would use an envelope filter that much in this type of music. Do you have some example songs of where it's used (other than RHCP :roflmao:)?
  4. I don't off the top of my head (at least for indie rock), but a wah might be better to get you some Cliff Burton/Geezer/Intronaut sounds with your dirt section. Envelope filters/wahs sound great with fuzz/distortion.