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New BIG Pedalboard demo vid

 

 

Just finished repairing my board and have put together a breakdown of the different sections.

It's probably worth a mention here beacause it features the incredible pearl octaver in all its glory. Recorded at bedroom volume of course, but u can get the jist!!!

I was using my favourite Laney VC30 and going for more mid based Voxy sounds.

Forgive the dodgy playing please, knackered after a major shred fest yesterday.....

 

 

 

 

 

I've documented the magicstomp sounds I've programmed in other demos, so this one is more for the standalone effects.

There's more to come.

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I'll post a new demo covering the west coast time zone part of the board next week, this covers the 18 delays I have available with the 2 yamahas and the DD3s. I will also look at pre-amp modelling for combo and head use.

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Very nice, I liked the muff with filter thing on the V-Wah

 

 

The Vwah is a little under-rated IMHO, I can get better sounds out of it than those featured in the demo, but didn't have time.

I will try to do an exclusive Vwah demo ASAP, I've demod it for BOSS a few times so I know it inside out!

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That was (if I remember, was just jamming) the TS9 into the pearl octaver set to one octave up, into the BOSS OD3 then into the Magicstomp dual pitch shifter and then into the second magic stomp with a special program I developed called "octo-delay": the delay climbs up 1 octave per repeat), and then into two DD3s; 1 at about 450 ms and the other at 600.

I think.

damn, should have written it down....

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That was (if I remember, was just jamming) the TS9 into the pearl octaver set to one octave up, into the BOSS OD3 then into the Magicstomp dual pitch shifter and then into the second magic stomp with a special program I developed called "octo-delay": the delay climbs up 1 octave per repeat), and then into two DD3s; 1 at about 450 ms and the other at 600.


I think.


damn, should have written it down....

 

 

Well it sounded amazing. Very synthy, almost makes me want to buy a volume pedal just for that.

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Well it sounded amazing. Very synthy, almost makes me want to buy a volume pedal just for that.

 

 

yeah, sorry, i forgot to mention the volume pedal of course.

I've got many more ambient/trippy/pad type sounds in my magicstomps, I use them often for soundtrack work.Will post them if there is any interest.

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i really like that, do you think the NS-2 alters your tone? in a bad way ?lots of guys moan that it sucks tone and all the that!! you're running a lot of pedals there (mostly unmodded yes?) and a lot of boss..... and you're getting great tones, surely that's enough for the naysayers with their anti boss hatred!!

do more vids, can you post some pics of the board and the signal path

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i really like that, do you think the NS-2 alters your tone? in a bad way ?lots of guys moan that it sucks tone and all the that!! you're running a lot of pedals there (mostly unmodded yes?) and a lot of boss..... and you're getting great tones, surely that's enough for the naysayers with their anti boss hatred!!


do more vids, can you post some pics of the board and the signal path

 

 

Thanks, I get round the non TB issue by heavily buffering the input to the board. this makes up for any high end loss.

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Signal path (deep breath):

GR20 output (when used)/A/B for acoustic or electric > Boss NS2 loop out > Nobels split 4 output 1 > Marshall ED1 comp > Dunlop TB crybaby > Boss Vwah > Ibanez TS9 japan > pearl octaver > Marshall Drivemaster > Boss OD3 > Boss MD2 > Dano Fish n' chips > EHX Small clone (TB) > Yamaha magicstomp > NS2 return > Tremolo/vol (with heel switch for anything I choose via external jack) > DOD Bi-fet preamp (used as a solo boost for absolutely any sound I want) > DD3 MIJ > DD3 MIT > magicstomp 2 > Boss A/B for acoustic to PA or electric to combos. Also used into another seperate magicstomp behind my setup with a sim of my amps and cabs in the case of amp failure

Nobels split 4 output 2: tuner (Ibanez chramatic programable)

Nobels split 4 output 3: to Ac2 (the AC2 has a dummy jack in the 'guitar output to switch off the signal completely when not in acoustic mode) > Dano corned beef slapback reverb > optional vol pedal BOSS CS3 > BOSS CH2 > Behringer EQ - not used on demo > FX return of combo (s)

I use the clean channel at mild breakup thanks to the magicstomps always on LPB - I'm driving the things twice as hard as nominal level.
I can also combine the amps drive channel (quite ballsy once you overload the preamp) for vintage post delay type drive but I loose the option of having a solo booster and tend to ride the vol in this mode (have to turn off the noise suppressor.
I also use the rather dodgy on board reverb for surf moments and additional texture.

Amps 2 x Laney VC30112 set at slight breakup with either Laney 2 X 10 ext boxes or Marshall cabs depending on the gig.

Plain sailing really

The reason the Pearl octaver reacts the way it does on the upper octave setting is that I goose it with the TS9 and then run it into the drivemaster or OD3 (or both!!!) Try it at home kids! The lower fretboard work comes out more or less unscathed but as soon as you go past the 10th fret the octave kicks in in a VERY Queenish way.

The whole board runs on one Rocktron DC on tap apart from the magicstomps of course, which run on 12 volts. Due to the Nobels' split 4 volume boost I don't suffer from signal degredation, I just need to set up the ED1 acordingly to handle the higher signal. I TB'ed the whole board and it didn't make any difference. (apart from it being bigger!)

Can I leave now???

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i really like that, do you think the NS-2 alters your tone? in a bad way ?lots of guys moan that it sucks tone and all the that!! you're running a lot of pedals there (mostly unmodded yes?) and a lot of boss..... and you're getting great tones, surely that's enough for the naysayers with their anti boss hatred!!


do more vids, can you post some pics of the board and the signal path



ive just spent 30mins searching for this thread and yr vids :)

thats probably the best board ive seen . i like that u use unmodded standard pedals :)

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The NS2 only marginly alters the tone in terms of presence, I compensate for that by having the nobels splitter set to maximum (it has a volume control). The nobels adds presence to the signal. It was all painstaking trail and error that helped me to find a good compromise without sacrificing tone.
The NS2 alters your sound in terms of sustain of course - just like any other gate/suppressor - but it is a switchable pedal, so if I need sustain for more than a few bars, I simply switch it off. Many who criticise it don't realise that they can turn it off just like any other pedal.

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I just watched your videos all the way through. Awesome idea with the acoustic sim and separate distortion paths. I didn't even realise the V-Wah had all those features, I sold mine since I didn't like any of the standard wah modes on it.

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