CHALLENGE! Kevin Shields' pedal board. can you beat it?

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  1. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    Im a fan of My Bloody Valentine, im a fan of having fuck tons of sweet pedal gear.

    How the hell does this setup even work. i see some routed effects but jesus christ. Apparently he uses all the pedals too.

    I challenge any and all to beat

    this board

    in terms of insanity. Rack units dont count. its gotta be on the floor. giant midi boards dont count (so Muse is out!)

    challenge deployed!
     
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  2. troyguitar

    troyguitar SS.org Regular

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    I use a tuner and an OD. Sometimes just the tuner :lol:
     
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    SnowfaLL SS.org Regular

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    how useless. Imagine carrying that thing around to shows.. I never understand, but I guess since its MBV or whatever and its the indie thing to do to display huge amounts of pedals to look cool..

    I did sound tech for a guy who had a pedal board that big one night, and what do you know? a connector went bad somewhere in the chain, and he lost power, and struggling on stage to find where the break happened.. couldnt find it, so we had to unplug his effects completely and just plug him straight into his amp. If he had just three or four units, it would of been easy to find.

    impractical IMO, I just have a OD, wah and M13.
     
  4. Cheesebuiscut

    Cheesebuiscut Loves his Q-tuners

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    Theres some crazy band I saw where the guy has a bajillion pedals and just uses random ones at every show depending on what he feels like using.

    I'll have to figure it out and see if its bigger xD

    But yeah hopelessly impractical and completely unnecessary.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Trent Reznor's pedals :

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    xtrustisyoursx SS.org Regular

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    the guys from brand new, and the guy from incubus are pretty ridic
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    That dude really needs to get an Eventide and call it a day, ouch! ;)

    I can see why Trent Reznor would need all of that stuff, but not really guys in metal bands.
     
  8. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    Brand New? seriously? Those guys are horribly over hyped, just typical Long Island Emo. Lead singer thinks hes Connor Oberst. ugh. sorry.

    Im surprised Trents Collection is so small.


    Well im not saying it has to be PRACTICAL hahaha. i agree the indie cred thing is a bit silly.
    but the challenge still stands
     
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    That's just one pic... there's way more stuff he's got, though honestly, live, he doesn't run near that much stuff.

    On Topic, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante both run a lot of shit on the floor. :agreed:
     
  10. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    theres more pics scroll down. hes pretty much circled by stuff.

    i know he doesnt need it. but it is all part of the show.
     
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    My board's gonna be pretty big... big enough to be two boards, but then the most of the shit I have has a pretty large footprint and it's not because there's dozens of half-bricks under my feet.
     
  12. ralphy1976

    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    after fret wanking, here comes foot wanking....is this "board" for true or just some guy taking the piss??

    i didin't even know half of the effects he has on this board before this thread..so thanks for the educational benefit!!!
     
  13. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    No its his real board. According to that forum he uses everything and swaps stuff in and out.

    Most of them are Delays and exotic fuzz and texture distortions i.e. Zvex Machine and Super Fuzz Gun etc.. and some harmony pitch pedals in there too.

    but whats interesting is looking at his settings. all the fuzz and distortion pedals are dimed out!

    prolly sounds like a coffee grinder.
     
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    poopyalligator Dr.Poopyalligator

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    That is ridiculous. I use a noise suppressor and that is pretty much it. Sometimes i will use an OD, but most of the time i dont.
     
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    Yeah, youtube their stuff... its a lot of noisy-washy psychedelia. :ugh:
     
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    John Frusciante:
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    Mike Einziger - Incubus
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI4OtPga_dM&feature=player_embedded

    "If you are a guitar freak you would love to read about the world’s largest guitar pedal board. The guys at Premier Guitar covered the pre-Summer NAMM gathering in downtown Nashville, TN. The world’s largest pedal board was the idea of some guys at GearTrap.com’. GearTrap is blog that deals with everything that is related guitar gear. The pedal board consists of 42 different pedals, 13 loaded pedal boards, and a mountain of guitar cable and performed well at the event without creating any noise. They hope to enter the Guiness book of world records and other world record entities. What was surprising was that they found a number of sponsors they found. Encouraged by this, they hope to break their own record next year. Now we are all curious how big it can actually get next year, aren’t we?"
     
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    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    i know...im a fan. hahaha.

    Edge doesnt count cause hes using his "fridge" rack unit.

    Fruciante's seems like he needs to learn that its easier to have things semi-circular not in one half mile run hahaha. But he is in the running for sure

    Incubus...nothing can save Mike E. from my lack of unimpressedness. oooo spacey phaser sounds... just spread out small pedals.

    ^ this guy might be the winner. criminy. it looks like a lot more than 42 pedals though.
     
  18. ralphy1976

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    i am going to ask the obvious question which no-one wants to hear, but .. well..nevermind :

    Don't you think that after a while the effects-addition "can" remove the let's call it "less than perfect" guitar ability of some player?

    Me for instance : when i use distortion i still can hear when my fingers are not where they are meant to be (damn it) but if i use a slightly more metal distortion it kind of smoothes out a lot this seldom issue.

    I guess it might not be true if you start adding chorus on clear tube sound, but you could design a noise filter to act on a pitch range..so..
     
  19. signalgrey

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    to a certain extent yes.

    But some people have become masters of using the pedals as an extension, like another instrument all together. Delay is a great example of this.

    But you can also use delay to cover alot up.

    Fuzz pedals are like the masters of covers stuff up with slop.
    but they are also great for creating textures if you know how to tame them and resist the urge to go al hendrix and do fuzzz octave solos
     
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    i can't solo..problem solved!!! :lol::lol:
     

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