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Pedal Board Setup

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm the farthest from a gear head as one could possibly get. But the reality of my situation is that I love to make weird sounds using pedals, and am slowly figuring out that I need to learn a lot more about them than I currently do. I recently made the plunge to buy a Pedailtrain pedal board, and Dunlop DC Power Brick. Today I finally put all the pieces together and decided on a preliminary routing for the board. I'm going to check it out on a gig tomorrow night, so fingers crossed it all works the way I want it to in action! Check out some pictures of each of the pedals I have in this current configuration, and I'm going to try to be better at updating the site when I start using new pieces of gear or switch things out in my pedal board.

Weight plays a significant part of the decision making process when it comes to which pedals I can fit on the board. I have to be able to travel internationally with this and keep it around the 50lb mark as far as weight goes. I would love to include my Moog MP-201 Multi Pedal, My Moog CP-251, and a bunch of other cool toys I have, but weight is just killing me right now. The next time a tour bus tour comes around I think I'll have a lot more stuff, but the plane situation is a pain in the ass, and I have to play by the rules.

The routing is as follows: OC-2, Bass BB Preamp, Bassballs Nano, CS-2, Moog Ring Modulator, Moog Low Pass Filter, PN-2, D.O.D. meatbox, Nova Repeater, Flshback. There are also two moog expression pedals for the ring mod and the low pass that aren't pictured.
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4 Responses to "Pedal Board Setup"

  • Ben
    September 29, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    Hey Janek

    Great looking board and no doubt you’ll be pulling some awesome sounds from it. As far as the weight side of things go have you tried an Iron Ether Xerograph Deluxe Low pass filter? Much smaller and lighter than the Moog and it sounds amazing. Definitely worth checking out!.



  • Jared
    September 29, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Janek, you should check out the Iron Ether Xerograph. While it has a slightly different sound, it is a cutoff frequency sweepable low pass filter with envelope follower capabilities. Best of all, it’s true bypass and a fraction of the size of the Moog, giving you more room for other pedals. I believe John Davis has a prototype and can tell you about how the two compare.

  • Billy
    September 28, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    I have seen you and Tim Lefebvre favor the OC-2, over newer OC-3, is this for preference of sound reasons or just familiarity and ease of use?


  • Tolbert Pitman
    September 28, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    Hey Janek: Thanks for putting up the pedal board info. I was wondering what you were using for a reverb/delay sound for soloing. I’ll look into these delay pedals you’ve listed. Plus I like the size of the TC Flashback.

    Have you tried the MarkBass Compressore? I’ve tried several compressors over the years with my 76 Jazz, and the Compressore is sweet. The others, Boss and Keely just choked it too much.

    And congratulations on getting married! We had our 21st wedding anniversary back in August.

    Come to Dallas sometime. All the best,