Latest hobby: Effects Pedals
Updated: Jul 19, 2020
So this has been my little project for the past few months. A friend of mine, a guitarist, gave me my first #effectspedal (a BOSS OD-1) around January to use with my electric violin. It has opened up such a fun world to explore sounds differently!
Since then, I’ve been saving up each month to purchase other pedals for a #pedal #board. Lots are used pedals in fantastic condition (as little as $25!), and a few were difficult to find, and thus bought brand new. It’s taken quite a while to find and save for the components I want to have on my board, but half the fun was also researching and browsing the world of effects pedals (and their many accessories)!
So far, my rig comprises of:
BOSS #TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
Dunlop #CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah
Behringer #CL9 Compressor / Limiter
BOSS #OD-1 Overdrive
Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction #Fuzz/Pocket Metal Muff Distortion with Mid Scoop
TC electronics #Quintessence Harmonizer
BOSS #DC-2W Waza Craft Dimension C (Chorus pedal)
Line 6 #DL4 Delay Modeler (delay and looping pedal)
I actually just received the DC-2W recently partially as a birthday gift and figured it’s a good time to write this blog post! (Yes, it sounds just as good as that gorgeous lavender colour.)
I’m thinking of adding a synthesizer pedal to my board, something like the 9-series from Electro Harmonix, to add a whole different sound to my instrument. Something like their #rotary speaker emulator pedals (Leslie G and Leslie K pedals) could work too! I was also blown away by their Vocoder #V236 pedal but I don’t have a microphone to use that properly yet, so that’ll be a #future #goal!
The second and last pedal I’d love to have before building the frame of the actual board itself, is Gamechanger Audio’s #PLUS Sustain pedal. It’s a gorgeous thing! Sleek and inspired by the #sustain pedal on the piano! The design seems quite elegant and the function is so unique for an effects pedal. I’ll have to upload some experimental #jam sessions when I get it (hoping next month)! Maybe I’ll make a bunch and call them #pbj sessions - Pedal Board & Jam sessions!
I’ve also got a good idea how to approach building the actual frame/case but I’ll leave that for another #future post when I actually start getting materials to build it!
For now, here’s the best I could throw together in about an hour for a #piano/#violin #cover of #ABBA’s Thank You For the Music with the gorgeously lavender DC-W2 pedal that I made for the gift giver.
And a timelapse of some poor piano sight reading 😂...
Until next time!