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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Here's my board

I've set the board up to be versatile enough for just about anything I want to do, acoustic or electric. The chain starts with the Xotic Effects SP compressor, then goes to the volume pedal, then to a loop switch. The TC Helicon Play acoustic sits in the aux loop on that loop switch, as that particular box is critical for my live acoustic shows, but doesn't have a bypass. The Polytune hangs off of the volume pedal. Next in the chain is the flanger, then chorus, then reverb, then delay. From there it goes to the ABY. One side of the ABY is direct amp output, the other side goes into the looper. As much as I love that looper, it's a tone killer, so I usually have it pointed at its own amp, or its own channel on the PA when I'm using it live. My live set is acoustic Celtic folk/rock, but this setup works every bit as well with the electric. I tend more toward epic cleans on the electric, so I don't use any kind of distortion or overdrive whatsoever.

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[–] MySubtleKnife [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A totally clean setup. Very nice. I'm jealous of that Big Sky reverb. I also kind of wish my pedal board was longer like that. You should post some audio/video of your tone!

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Here are a couple of vids. I did this one a few months ago on the electric when I had time to participate in Song A Week. This one was a festival I played with my Celtic acoustic duo last month, and pretty much my live acoustic sound. Just about everything is running, just fairly subtly. I'll try to record something more this weekend with the Big Sky and the Timeline turned up a bit.

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[–] MySubtleKnife [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Guitar > Wah > EVH Phase 90 > Noise Suppressor > SEND TO > Compressor/Sustainer > Overdrive/Distortion > RETURN TO > Noise Suppressor > Volume Pedal > Digital Delay 1 > Digital Delay 2 > Amp. Polytune is out of the chain getting signal from the volume pedal. The other tuner is for my acoustic when I switch out.

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's interesting that you don't have your noise gate at the end of the chain, or at least after the compressor... I see that you're a fan of Boss pedals! I'd be interested to know what type of music you generally play.

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[–] MySubtleKnife [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The compressor is run through the noise suppressor. It's on a loop with the overdrive. I don't like having the noise suppressor at the end because it chokes the tails off my delay. I do really like boss, I'm just happy with them, not particularly partial to them, but I do like having the uniformity in pedal layout. I play mostly rock, classic rock, and alternative, and some metal, but I am also a hired gun to fill in for quite a few cover bands ranging from funk & R&B to country.