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    How does you pedalboard look like?

    Here's mine:

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    nice David, I just got a Flint, great pedal. What is the small black secret pedal?

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    Apparently it's a distortion,

    Anyways, reposting mine just for the sake of adding to the thread:
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    Hopefully adding the last few things I need, a Blue Sky Reverb, a tuner (probably getting the TC nano tuner), and the HOG preset control.

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    My pedalboard, I like them very light !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzgtrl4
    nice David, i just got a Flint, great pedal. What is the small black secret pedal?
    It's a Mooer Black Secret, a very good (and affordable) RAT clone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtizzle

    Hopefully adding the last few things I need, a Blue Sky Reverb, a tuner (probably getting the TC nano tuner), and the HOG preset control.
    I sold my BlueSky to get the Flint. The BlueSky is great, but I found it easier to dial in a range of useful tones with the Flint's more limited reverb controls.

    How are you using the HOG? I got the Superego a couple of weeks ago as I suppose it's a 'deluxe Freeze' but wonder now whether I should have gone all out for the HOG.

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    also whats the red pedal, holdsworth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzgtrl4
    also whats the red pedal, holdsworth?
    It is the Allan Holdsworth overdrive/boost pedal from J. Rockett Audio Designs.


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    Not technically a pedal board, but I don't use enough pedals to merit one. I've got a EHX Freeze coming soon and I'd like to upgrade my volume pedal at some point.

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    Gabe, I wasn't much of a pedal user either. I used to play in rock and metal groups, but all I ever really used was distortion. Nothing else, no delay or anything else. I've gone through a lot of effects stuff (garbage and decent) including a digitech RP50 and a POD3 (the floor one), but I never used anything other than distortion. Ironically, it wasn't until I got into jazz that I really got into effects, after hearing guys like Rosenwinkel and Kreisberg use octave pedals, I really got into that, and the a lot of modern guys use delay now too, so I figured it was worth a shot to really get some cool stuff and work out how to use them, and it's going well! Don't forget about getting stuff you want just cause you don't know how to use it. I spent a lot of money on my stuff, and I was having doubts about it because I was scared of wasting my money because I wouldn't use the pedals to their full capacities, but I realize it's so fun to experiment. Not a waste at all.

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    I'm still waiting for all the spaghetti, but in the meantime here's my box of tricks
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    I have two boards but I am too lazy to take pictures of them and post honestly... But I can write them

    Kort Pitchblack tuner/ Custom Rat with Mods / Custom TS and AC Booster in one, both with mods / Buffer with fx loop and an AMT-1 volume pedal in the loop for a small volume cut to soften the attack / Fromel Shape eq with several mods / Custom 2-Band Fully Parametric EQ Booster / (all this goes in front if the amp) / Lehle Parallel L with Mooer Trelicopter, Flashback Delay and HOF Reverb (goes in the fx loop). I am replacing the Flashback with an El Capistan one of these days.

    The other board is for acoustic guitar / electric gutiars to PA / small gigs. VFE Rocket EQ with dual impedance mod for buffering / eq / boosting / Snark Tuner / Custom blender with fx loop that runs eqd dispatch master delay reverb / ADA DI, off as transparent di for acoustics and on as cab simulator for electrics; out of the chain if direct to amps; also a phone amp

    I also have a small ABY, Ditto Looper for practice ad composing and a Barb eq to go in the loop of my amps.

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    I use an Axe-fx ultra. But for grab and go small trio jazz gigs i have a polytone mini brute II and im building a small pedal board for that. The axe-fx is an amazing piece of gear forusre.

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    Yes it is. I also use the Carl Martin Quattro if I travel and can't bring my amp. But doing local small jazz gigs I still bring my Axe-Fx II. I have a great old Deluxe Reverb that needs to go in the shop. It'd be great and convenient to bring that and the Quattro, but I just prefer hauling the AF2.

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    Cool Henry, I want to sell my ultra and get a II. Heard the cleans are really good in it! You have some good jazz patches? or use the stock ones? What speaker cab do you use with it?

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    I change the cabs. I haven't delved too deeply into some of that. I like the 2x12 Blue, 2x12 Black 1x15 Empire Mix. I don;t use any stock ones. I spend too much time practicing the guitar and have neglected making too many presets. You?

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    Hey Henry, i actually meant what physical cab do you take with you to gigs? Ya i use mostly the stock presets and then tweek them and go from there. Downloaded some IR's as well.

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    LOL! Ah! Yeah. It's been so long since I put those cabs in there. I think they're Celestians or JBLs! I swear it was the mid 80s! Two 1x12 cabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshGuitar
    I'm still waiting for all the spaghetti, but in the meantime here's my box of tricks
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    That is a sick board! (Not even thinking about the pedals, but the board itself!) I was actually considering making my own board, but I live in New York (no work space) and have no power tools. I just opted to buying a pedaltrain, which is good enough actually, I'm gonna buy a separate hardcase in case I need to travel with it.

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    My EHX Freeze came today, really fun pedal!

    I thought I'd explain how I'm using my pedal setup. The G3 is running exclusively for delays and reverbs, I bought it as it allows me to set up my delays as separate blocks, allowing me to split up where the delete falls upon the beat. The footswitch on the far left operates the global tap tempo. I used to run a large pedalboard with different delays and modulation effects but the G3 offers a more versatile pedal setup.

    I need a pedal board soon as it's becoming a pain taking my pedals around for gigs.

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    I didn't know zoom made pedals. I have one of their recorders. How is the quality on that?
    I always suggest making your own board, or pedaltrains. But for the amount of pedals you have, you should check out the Boss BCB-60. I consider it to be the least messy board around, but it's not too spacious, and not easy to customize.

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    The sound quality is actually quite good considering how inexpensive the pedal was, it's on par with the equivalent boss delay pedals I'd say.

    I used to have a Diago pedalboard that was great but was quite heavy, so I'll probably go for a pedaltrain jr, maybe a gator pedal tote considering that is less than half the price of the pedaltrain and they're also fairly sturdy.

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    The gator tote with a gator g-mix bag is the best / cheapest solution I have found.

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    Don't use it for the type of jazz gigs I work but lots of fun tones.
    I actually put it together with Eric Johnson's sound in mind.
    Does that and more in a pretty compact package.

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    This is mine

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    Here's my small board:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowayback
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    This is mine
    Is the wamplet tape a good match with the hof? Loving my hof but thinking about getting a wampler or an el capistan to match it. The flashback is nice but not as good as I wanted it to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TieDyedDevil
    Here's my small board:

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    What are your thoughts on the eqd? I am liking my dispatch master a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemg1984
    What are your thoughts on the eqd? I am liking my dispatch master a lot.
    I really like the Disaster Transport Sr.

    I'm a big fan of "murky" echoes, having grown up listening to (and playing) devices like tape delays and the original EHX Memory Man.

    The Disaster Transport Sr. combines two independent delays and a reverb. There have been - to the best of my knowledge - a very small number of attempts at a dual analog-sounding delay; I remember the Toadworks Redux - to name one - with mixed feelings.

    I think EQD really hit the sweet spot for dual analog-sounding delays with this pedal. The controls are sanely laid out and labeled, the architecture makes sense and the sound is warm and organic without unnecessary noise.

    It's nice that you can plug in an expression pedal or two to control certain settings, but I haven't really found this to be useful for the type of music I play.

    The reverb is nothing to write home about. If you're seeking a primary reverb sound, there are certainly better options. As an adjunct to the delays, though, this reverb fits well.

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    Here's my large board:

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B
    I sold my BlueSky to get the Flint. The BlueSky is great, but I found it easier to dial in a range of useful tones with the Flint's more limited reverb controls.

    How are you using the HOG? I got the Superego a couple of weeks ago as I suppose it's a 'deluxe Freeze' but wonder now whether I should have gone all out for the HOG.
    Oops didn't see this post when I first scrolled through.

    I've heard a lot of mixed things, either flint or BS. Now I'm not sure!
    The HOG is incredible. I got it originally to get a B3 sound out of my guitar, but now I see it has a whole other lot of possibilities, I dig using a single upper octave, or the dry sound with the upper octave, which kind of sounds like a 12 string guitar.

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    Here is mine ... not for jazz playing though. For jazz I tend to only use a bit of reverb and I have a EHX Holy Grail that I like on the spring reverb setting. I play that through a Barber Barb EQ into a small tube amp from a local builder and together it sounds awesome (I don't, but it's not the fault of the equipment :-)). There also is a TC electronics "ditto" looper for home practice that I like a lot.

    This is used for band playing:

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    The Corona, Flashback, HOF, Paraeq and Spark booster go in the loop. The Cry Baby, Tuner, Vahlbruch Compressor and Nova drive go before the amp. All (except for the Nova drive which requires higher voltage) is driven by a single power supply - so things are compact, reasonably tidy and yet flexible.

    The Nova drive is an analogue, programmable unit with Overdrive and distortion which can be routed in any order, separately or together. It sounds quite good and has 18 presets that can be stored which is great because one doesn't have to fiddle with the knobs all the time. I mainly use the Paraeq to dial out some boomy bass and occasionally to shape the tone a bit. It also has an awesome clean boost that I use. The spark booster is used to boost with some increase in gain. It also has a dial to boost highs/lows or mids.

    On the HOF I use the Soren Andersen toneprint which has a nice range of settings (subtle, fat "stadium" and a much nicer spring reverb than the default). On the flashback I use the Dann Huff Tape Delay toneprint (much better than the default in my ears) and on the Corona also the Dann Huff toneprint.

    Other than that I can't avoid to have a noise gate (Boss NS_2) - not because of the pedals but the Supersonic Amp that I play through is pretty noisy at higher gain settings (but sounds amazing). It kills some of the sustain but works well in the infamous "X-configuration".

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    Frank how does one goes trough the 3 settings on the HOF? Which knob does it?

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    It is the "decay" button that Soren Andersen has cleverly programmed. On the left it is a subtle reverb, in the middle a pretty prominent (but to my ears pleasant and tastefully lush) spring reverb and on the right a big "rock the stadium" reverb.

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    I'm like Jorge, too lazy to post a pic!

    Mine is Guitar>Kingsley Jester>Fulltone Supa-Trem>Boss DD-20>Dr. Scientist RRR (reverb)

    I've gone through many iterations of each type of pedal that I use(OD, Tremolo, Delay, and reverb) and these, IMO, are the top of the heap. I also have a fuzz face that I use sometimes, a Hartman SFZ.

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    What other reverbs have you compared the RRR to?

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    i just picked up a Flint Strymon..great pedal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemg1984
    What other reverbs have you compared the RRR to?
    Well, I've been stuck on the RRR for a few years now so I haven't tried a lot of the newer pedals. I've had/compared it to the EHX Holy Grail (old big box one), Boss RV-3, TC HoF, a Boss/Fender collab (?), several amp reverbs and maybe one or two others that I'm forgetting. I haven't had a Strymon Blue Sky, but I've heard a lot of them and they do sound good, but I like the RRR better. I am curious about the Flint reverbs though, they sound amazing on the videos, but I've heard that the tremolo isn't as good as a nice analog trem. I think the Strymon stuff is really good at ambient type sound.

    Several of those reverb pedals sounded very nice, so I'm not knocking them, I just like the RRR better. I have an older big box RRR and I don't know if it's any different from the new small ones, but when you turn it on it just adds a little extra something, so does the Fulltone Supa-Trem.

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    For all of you RAT lovers...have you ever tried a fuzz face? I've never been able to bond with the RAT, but I love a nice germanium fuzz face. You can use your guitar volume to get your desired level of dirt.

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    Thanks Greaser!! The RAT needs some mods to sound just right imo.

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    I knew I was forgetting a couple of reverbs! The Wet reverb and a Morgan Shadow Verb (very limited number made by Morgan amps). They were both really cool, but they seemed to add a slight touch of chorus-type modulation that I didn't care for. I really wanted to like the Morgan because it was so rare and it looked really cool too.

    The Boss RV-3 plate reverb actually sounded really good with the tone rolled down. I may get another one of those one day and send it to Analogman for him to mod the delay repeats with his dark switch.

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    I travel and can't bring my amp. But doing local small jazz gigs I still bring my Axe Fx. I have a great old Deluxe Reverb that needs to go in the shop.

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    Here's my pedal board. Very minimal indeed... Also, zero noise and zero tone loss.
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    Here's mine:

    Boss volume pedal - Plutoneium Wah wah - Boss BD2 - Ibanaez Delay - Small Stone Phaser - MXR EQ:


    Fits a 15" laptop bag:


    Ready for public transport with a small amp (Session Rockette:30):

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    It seems the EH Freeze pedal is on a lot of boards.
    How do you guys use that? What does it do exactly?

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    I use it for ambient sections, or just to fill out the sound a bit during a vamp. You can also get some very cool sounds by using it to hold a chord to solo over.

    It's an infinite sustain pedal. It's definitely one you have to try and see if you like.

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    I hope nobody minds me resurrecting this thread but I'm something of a pedal enthusiast and I'm interested to see what other jazz players use.

    Here's mine:




    If I spent less time messing with these things and more time studying, I'd be a lot more proficient on my instrument but I don't mind. I like to collect things and this is just a way of combining music with my love of electronics and design. They make me happy so it's time/money well spent.

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    yay! i love these threads. i have three pedal boards. they all do the same thing, more or less, but to different degrees. the lineups are pretty set for now. i'd like to replace the designated buffer pedals with something more useful, but this is ok for now. all are set up on pedal train boards, so they all have a soft case for easy packing and travelling. the pedals were selected for sound quality (above all else), but also versatility, efficiency and what would fit on the boards. didn't want a super massive one. there are three boards because i went through so many pedals over the years and this is what happens. one stays by the couch and the others are with the rest of the gear.

    the baby board- for small jams and travelling. shown with the baby amp, a vox ac4hw. the modded bad monkey is used as a buffer, and occasionally, as a preamp/eq to get a more "normal" sound out of the vox. helpful for trying to approximate older jazz sounds, believe it or don't. maybe dial in just a little grit. ep booster is always on, to fill out the sound a little and as a defacto amp volume/overdrive knob. and no, i usually set the tuner on the amp. i don't have enough power cables, so i either swap the tuner and sl drive supply as needed, or run the sl drive with a battery. little footie things added, with a fuel tank jr wedged below.




    the big board- same basic concept as above, but expanded. used for recording, and important things and so on. one reverb is dark and murky, the other is a little clearer and more aggressive. the belle is run in bypass mode at 18 volts (red cable) and the dark echo also makes a killer room reverb sound, if need be. the noise gate is used as a buffer only. not sure if it is working, to be honest. i'd like to replace it with something functional, but this is fine for now. fuel tank chameleon underneath.



    the derelict board- comprised of odds, ends, things i failed to sell and things i couldn't bear to part with. not enough cable to go around so that's what it is for now. this is the "jazz" board and it sits in front of the jc77. the rc booster is set up for an "instant jazz" sound the giant blue thing is used a preamp to make it sound like a guitar. blue one is always on, the rc booster is usually on. reverb is always on, too, as i don't care for the roland's reverb much. i still really like how this board sounds. the shape shifter is super underrated and the memory toy is cheap, dirty fun. that tuner has a mic so i don't have to use it inline. also works with acoustics.


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    I've recently settled on a board for my rock and fusion type of stuffs:


    Wilson Signature Wah -> EHX Qtron -> EQD The Depths univibe -> Foxrox Octron -> Mojo Hand Crosstown -> Skreddy Screwdriver -> Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso boost.



    For my straight ahead jazz stuff I usually just need my Mad Professor Silver Spring reverb if anything at all.
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