Pedalboard rebuild/rethink

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by rockymtnguitar, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Gretschie

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    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    So a couple of weeks ago I had an epiphany about my pedals. I never made adjustments to reverb, delay, or fuzz. As it so happens, those are three of the four "mini" pedals on my board (fourth is a flanger). The reason I didn't mess with them is that I can't read the settings at all-I have to get down on my knees to read the options, and that's not going to happen. I decided to pull some unused pedals and replace the minis.

    I got lucky, and the fuzz and delay I wanted were both on the local Craigslist, so they came in under budget and easy. I bought the new JHS Series 3 Reverb. I'd bought the Ventura last fall and never got around to installing it (lame of me, I know).

    Anyway, got the house to myself tonight, so redoing the board. Pulling the mini fuzz, mini delay, mini reverb, the AC Tone, and probably the compressor off and adding the new ones. Plus, my new amp has an effects loop, which I've never had before.

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  2. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

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    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    The algebra of pedalboard layout and design is never-ending for me. I'm constantly trying new stacking approaches for drive pedals and I've got back and forth with using the FX loop on my amp. I've given up on "deciding" on any of it and have instead just accepted that's likely to remain fluid.

    Have fun!
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And me too . Sometimes I think if I were to do it all over again .....here's an example . One pedal to take the place of 3 ( and the cost is equivalent to buying 3 separate pedals )

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  4. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Gretschie

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    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    Thanks - yeah it's a never-ending process. I kind of neglected my board before by having a few inexpensive pedals to experiment with. FWIW, I really like the Donner mini pedals. I just couldn't read them, so I never adjusted them or made the most of them.

    Here's how I left it last night:
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  5. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    All you need for Rockabilly :p
     
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