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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!


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