This is the latest version of my pedalboard. Â The newest addition, my Sho ‘Nuff boost in the bottom right corner. Here’s a closer shot of my drive section. Below is the complete signal path.
The innards of this Sho ‘Nuff (I really don’t like this name) boost are the same as the one I previous posted about. As I was trying to fit the original one onto my board, I ran into an issue where the DC jack located on top was problematic. So I ordered another enclosure, redrilled all the holes, and moved the DC jack to the side. As you can see, I also went with a different color scheme, which I’m liking much more than the mint green w/Â black knobs that I had before. It was too late for me to […]
Here’s my first ever guitar pedal build. In the past I’ve moddedÂ my gear and replaced components here and there, but I’ve never built one “from scratch.” The PCB was purchased from guitarpcb.com and this is the Sho ‘Nuff Boost.
I really like that the Mexican Strat maintains such modestÂ prestige, yet it’s my favorite guitar to play at the moment. Over the weekend, I did my first modification(s) to it. Keeping the upgrades modest for the most part, this is what I installed:
Man, this thing is bright.
If you follow my blog…who are you? Anyway, what I was saying is…if you follow my blog, you know that I’ve owned this pedal before in the original mint green. I was really excited to try it out.Â But long story short, it didn’t really do it for me. I sold it.Â (I’ll go into some detail about how it sounded to me below)
Signal Chain: TC Electronic Polytune Morley Maverick Maxon CS-9Pro Boss PH-3 Lovepedal Amp11 Guitarsystems Fuzz Tool Jr. Walrus Audio Deep Six MXR Micro Amp Boss DD-5 Boss TR-2 Ibanez DE7 Strymon BlueSky
Following my new-found appreciation for compression placed post-dirt, I decided to redo my mini rig. I also swapped out the TU-2 for the Polytune I had sitting around.Â To my surprise/delight, the rearrangement even allowed me to cram in one more pedal (added Hall of Fame reverb). For some funny reasonÂ Jesus’ miracle of the feeding of the 5000 came to mind… Hereâ€™s the signal chain: TC Electronic Polytune MXR Analog Chorus Lovepedal Amp11 Boss CS-2 Boss DD-5 (w/ Monte Allums mod) TC Electronic Hall of Fame
Here’s my new compressor pedal. I really like it. Previously, I had a Boss CS-2 on the board, which is regarded by most as a pretty great compressor. I agree. Before that, I had a MXR DynaComp. I even had it modified by JHS. But it just wasn’t doing what I wanted. As great as the CS-2 was, I was really intrigued by the idea of having a blend knob on a compressor, which the Deep Six has. So I’ve finally gotten my hands on one for a good price.
Not sure when it all started, but some time this yearÂ I started to be really drawn to the sound of fuzz. I’ve spent a good many years tinkering around with overdrive and distortion boxes and have pretty much made up my mind about what it is that I like. I always thought fuzz just wasn’t for me…that it was merely an extension of the “overdriven sound” spectrum that only resided on the crazy end of things. Then I came across this video and listened to Sam Vilo noodle around very expressively on nothingÂ but a fuzz pedal. It didn’t blow my […]