Now that I'm home and getting ready to record my new solo album, I thought I'd build a pedalboard of essential tones. This line-up features three different overdrive/distortion pedals... my always reliable TC Electronic MojoMojo and MXR Distortion Plus, and more saturated tones from the Way Huge Fat Sandwich. The MXR Phase 90 and Fulltone Deja-Vibe give me a couple choices of swirly sounds. The TC Electronic Alter Ego Vintage Delay is there for some warm slap. And a TC PolyTune Mini and Custom Audio Buffer keep me in tune and keep my bypassed signal strong, respectively. On the "island" pedalboard, are my Ditto Looper, Keeley Loop (an effect loop pedal, that I use as an A/B box, and a Foot Bass stomp pedal.) A blue sandbag turned out to be a good solution for keeping my stomp pedal from sliding around. (It's attached to the board with Velcro.)
One quick note from my European Clinic Tour:
My "Beyond Stereo" pedalboard worked great in the controlled environment of my studio, but when I got it out on the road, I found that using three amps caused unsolvable hum problems. I rewired it to work for two amps, and that worked better, but still had some small hum in certain venues. So as you can see above... I'm back to mono!