Fast forward to 2014. I finally had to reassess the guitar effects pedalboard that I had. It was big, heavy, and I got to the place where I preferred not to bring it out too much anymore.
I heard that my friend, Stephen, had a unique company called Ambientium that built pedalboards. Stephen always had killer tone, so I decided to find out more.
The right tone in pedalboard, and having it look clean and feel good underfoot is so important to the music we play.
The process wound up being pretty simple:
- I told Stephen my overall goal was to have a lot of effect options in a smaller, lighter package.
- I kept the two pedals I still wanted and gave the rest to Stephen to sell for me.
- Stephen made great suggestions for pedals that would suit my needs.
- Stephen bought the pedals I needed at great price and built a super clean board.
- I got a cleaner, smaller, lighter board that has even more tones than I had before.
Stephen saved me time and money and he can do the same for you. He even does tone consulting. His info is below.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- Tips for buying used gear.
- Dos and don’ts about craigslist.
- Stephen’s personal guitar effect pedal chain.
- How Ambientium can provide you with the effect pedalboard you always wanted.
- How to approach playing in a Worship band as a guitarist.
RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Music and People:
- Xotic Effects RC Booster (affiliate link)
- Strymon Timeline
- Disaster Area Designs
- Bluesman Vintage Guitars
- Pedal Train PT-1
- Mono Case Soft Shell Pedalboard Case
- Line 6 M9 (affiliate link)
- Line 6 DL-4 (affiliate link)
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“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
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