Posted on 11th December 2018 by Callum
The pedalboard is the real source of any guitarist’s power. This is where you shape your tone, and build yourself a signature sound.
So it’s time, you want to get started with putting together a pedalboard. We’ve put together a Top 6 of everything you need to get started. And if you already have a pedalboard, check it out as you might find yourself some worthy upgrades!
The Tube Screamer is one of the most popular pedals in history, and for good reason. This multi-tool of tone can function as an overdrive/boost, or add presence to an already hot signal. This is why it has to be the first pedal to get – it’s just so damned useful!
Even if you already own a Tube Screamer or TS-variant, there’s no reason not to pick up a Mini. It can expand your tone in immeasurable ways. This is a cheap, small, yet crucial addition to your pedalboard!
Vox are the pioneers of Wah-Wah. This is the effect that kicked off all kinds of wild and psychedelic guitar tones, and has been used in basically every genre under the sun. The Vox V845 is based on the specifications of the original pedal developed by VOX in the ’60s, and offers guitarists the same legendary Wah-Wah tone in a new sturdy but very affordable design.
No pedal board is complete without a Wah-Wah, and it can be the only effect you’ll ever need! Look no further than the V845, a cheap and solid pedal that will prove to be a dependable ally for years.
The Boss RC-3 is a one-stop-shop for all kinds of looping possibilities! You’re getting a lot of pedal for your money here. Stereo looping, up to 3 hours of recording time and 99 memory locations. There’s also a USB connection for transferring your loops to a computer, as well as importing CD quality files onto the RC-3.
The possibilities are limitless! Record loops, play them back and overdub. Combine that with the backing track possibilities and you have a practical, affordable pedal that will expand your potential no end.
So you’ve picked up your pedals, now you need a board to keep them on! Pedaltrain is the first name to look at. Lightweight, sturdy and portable, the NANO+ gives you 18 inches of space. This is room for around 5 standard-sized pedals, but even more if you’re clever about it. What’s more you get the soft case and hook and loop tape included!
A solid, professional pedal board with plenty of space for all your gear! You can’t go wrong with the Pedaltrain Nano Plus.
This is the ultimate power supply for your pedalboard. Players everywhere upgrade to Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus because it powers what conventional power supplies can’t. Super clean, isolated power outlets that can power just about any pedal under the sun! Hand made in the U.S.A., comes complete with cables, detachable AC power cord, a 5-year warranty, and simply makes your sound better.
What’s a pedalboard without the patch cables? MXR are one of the oldest effects manufacturers, so they certainly know what they are doing! The MXR 6-inch patch cable is specially designed for low capacitance, keeping your guitar tone clear and true. The dual right-angle plugs are extra-slim profile, meaning they will take up less space on your board. A crucial consideration when space is such a premium, and the best way to get the true, high quality audio that your pedals can deliver.
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