Tell us what you use, what you like, and why
Noise Redux -
Tell us what lives on your pedal board...and why.
I keep my board small and simple, therefore I'm pretty picky about what goes on it...
Tuner - I've used the PitchBlack for years (and still have one on my bass board), but just switched to the TC Polytune Mini for my guitar board. Works great and has a very small footprint.
Compressor - Just a plain red Dyna Comp - I keep the sensitivity almost all the way down and use it for just a slight thickening effect into my overdrive, and to balance lead levels out a bit. Simple and a very classic sound.
Overdrive - Blackstone Mosfet Overdrive - 2 channels, small footprint, and sounds ridiculously good. I primarily use the brown for rhythm and the red for lead. Not to mention the fact that it's the best looking pedal I've ever seen!
Reverb - T-Rex Tonebug. Great spring (for reverb-less amps) and hall (for more ambient sounds) reverbs. Lots of variety from two knobs. Priced right, too!
Delay - TC Electronic Flashback - you'd be hard pressed to find another pedal that does as much as it does, as well as it does, in the footprint that it occupies. I really like the audio tapping feature, too (I realize I may be in the minority on that one!) I switch between the analog, tape & mod modes, and keep the tri-chorus toneprint installed, just in case I find myself itching for modulation.
I am really getting tired of logging on to TWC, and having the system time me out while I am composing a reply!
I use a Boss TU-3 tuner, but my Arion HU 8500 is actually more accurate.
I use a Pigtronix Philosphers Rock. Awesome compressor with endless sustain, and a germanium grit circuit! I love this thing!
I prefer "Low Yield" overdrives, because I often play full chords behind the worship leader. I use a Boss Super Overdrive, and sometimes an Arion Tubulator. I actually got rid of my Catalinbread "Galileo" - I could not find a sound that I liked.
Best Boost? So far its the Behringer PB 100...seriously. I have tried several.
Best Noise Redux? Behringer NR 300...seriously. Better than the "big boys".
OK all you guitar heads out there.... I'm back and carrying the keyboard torch with a vengeance... (or at least passionate determination)...
Because of a job/career change and finally living my dream of being a licensed/certified/degreed full time music teacher I have the funds and have made three new keyboard purchases in the last 6 months so I'll start my current list with those:
Live Set up (classroom and live/worship set up):
Korg Krome 88-key
Korg PA600 Professional Arranger
Roland VK8m drawbar organ module
Pro-Sound rotary speaker
(plus church's Clavinova depending on duties that day)
all run through a Yamaha 8 channel submixer
School office for private lessons and practicing:
Home set up:
Ipad 2 with various music apps including my favorite keyboard dude's app GEOSYNTH... check that app out.. a way cool and totally playable digital instrument. Developed by my man Jordan Rudess!!!!
ok... that's all for now... credit now maxed... have to pay all that off... chapter 2 on the way.....
Music Teacher, Plainville Schools
Welcome to the party, Jeff!
My rig is geared old school
Yamaha Motif XS6
Hammond XK3 w/ 145 Leslie fully tubed at 125 watts.
Every way of man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. Proverbs 21:2
Hope you don't have to haul that Leslie to and from church every weekend!