Saturday, 5 September 2015

Pedal Board Update

I've updated my pedal board.

Here is what it was like when I first finished it last year.

However since then Mrs F bought me an Electro Harmonix Nano Big Muff Π.  Also I dug out an old Marshall Guvnor pedal I've had for ages.  I used to use it with a Carslbro Rebel amp I had that frankly had the less than best overdriven sound.  Having moved from that through a Boss rack processor, Line6 Pod and then back to an amp in the guise of my Hughes and Kettner Statesman Dual 6L6 I'd sort of got into the mode of only using amp distortion.   But I found the Guvnor and plugged it in - wicked sound!  I then looked on eBay and these Mark 1's are going for stupid money so it seemed too good to not push into use in some way.  The Big Muff was me trying to get back to teenage sounds when I used an old Little Muff.  Also something about David Glimour... loads of reverb and a Big Muff... you get the idea.

So I pulled off some of the pedals in plan to add these two.

 I bought these connectors but the offset one sadly couldn't connect from the EHX to the Boss ones as the jump in height was too much. 

Here I''ve laid out the layout and the power distribution is sorted but not the signal cables yet.

Here's the final solution.  A bit cramped to select one if you are dancing about but not an issue as I don't do much of that!  The signal comes into the Boss Tuner then goes into the volume and wah pedal before going to the Guvnor, then the Big Muff, Compressor, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay then off to the amp.  All powered off an old Frontline 9v supply which is hidden under the raised back row under the Tuner/Guvnor.  I use two daisy chain power cables, one on the top row one on the bottom.

Here's a quick schematic of the signal flow

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