Another #pedalboard update. I’ve tried to incorporate both my acoustic and electric boards together, particularly to be able to use both live in looping situations. I have a few delay and reverb sections I wanted to take advantage of with my acoustic as well as not have my electric sound like garbage through a PA.
New additions to the line-up: @digitechfx cabDRYVR. I’ve just begun to incorporate this pedal as it’s supposed to offer realistic guitar amp “impulses” to help filter an electric guitar signal into a PA. So far, the change I’ve noticed it offers is subtle. I wasn’t expecting miracles, but so far it’s a little bit frustrating to keep my signal low enough to not clip the pedal, and it’s output is Line level, so it’s tricky trying to get it to not clip the looper pedal but be loud enough to hear.
I’ve had my A/B switcher for a while as I’ve been taking a @kalabrandmusic u-bass with me to shows to loop with (not pictured). Instead, here it’s allowing me the ability to switch between my electric and acoustic (and their respective EQ sections). You’re also looking at @tcheliconofficial correct XT. I can’t say enough good things about this guy: easy to use and I’ll always throw it in my bag for shows now.
A clip of some future solo material to come...
My sound is instrumental soul-rock with electric guitar lead. Imagine what would happen if Stevie Wonder’s soul possessed Van Halen’s guitar- That’s what I’m going for! @izzykeys_ for all things organ and keys, @roughestimate for all things bass, and @leerenebaby for soon to be track drums. Hope ya’ll dig! @richardsmithguitar
3 407:51 PM Mar 29, 2018
Bare with me while I gush about a piece of gear...
The Line 6 Helix.
It has become completely indispensible in the studio.
I use it on every session, whether the client knows it or not! It has completely replaced my standard bass sound. I used to use the bass plugged into a Vintech 1272 into a Summit TLA50. Now...Helix. My direct guitar sound was my gtr plugged into a Universal Audio 6176. Now...Helix. Typical amp was a Blackstar or Laney, mic'd with a Royer R121 and a Shure SM57 into an SSL pre into a UA1176 comp. Now...all Helix. The new reverbs are incredible. I used to record dry and add verb from a plugin. Now...I print it. I practice with the looper. Can't live without it. Several students have bought it. Everyone who hears it wants one. If you are a hater, you haven't tried it. Easiest modeler to get sounds fast. I rarely save a sound. No reason. Always dialing in sonic love. The new Friedman model is insane, and I love the Archon, Fenders and Marshall models.
My life in the studio has never been easier or sounded better.