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Premier Guitar Pedalboards of the Pro's-2012

Flight1311

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I'm a HUGE Satriani fan and have owned all of his pedals. Pretty interesting to see him using the El Cap. Pretty cool!
 

Mufftastic

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I keep reading on TGP that boss pedals are easy to replace, hence their use.

These pros have enough money and personnel on tour to have at least two of each pedal, in case one breaks. I don't buy the easy to replace argument. Could it be so many successful guitar players (gasp) actually like boss pedals?
 

DeVilleDude

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I've often wondered how many boutique builders would be in the market if 'hobbyists' (like myself, primarily) were not 'feeding the beast'....

There, I said it. I'll duck behind the couch now, anticipating flying objects.
 

cpricecpa

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I thought Wolfgang VanHalen with a Timeline was kind of interesting. Kenny Wayne Shepherd's board looked really nice. Lots of good stuff. Lots of different setups that's for sure.
 

Rumors of War

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Some guys spend more time playing and less worrying about gear selection, but there are definitely those that load up on boutiques too. Whatever gets the job done best for you.
 

MollyPolly

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I'm not sure why I get such a little thrill from the 'Wall' pedalboards.

All that stuff is off-teh-rack, standard issue Guitar Center gear.

How dare Snowy White run 5 Boss pedals into an M9.

Hasn't he heard about 'tone suck' from the buffers and the AD/DA converters?...lol

Also interesting that the only Timeline in the bunch belongs to Wolfie Van Halen.
 

msowl61

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Also interesting to see how huge(space wise) a lot of these are, you don't really have to worry about using pancake plugs, or modding your pt-2 to put the power supply underneath when you can just throw everything in a semi. I guess it would also be easier to fix/troubleshoot when stuff is more spread out.
 

wundergussy

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What are some of you talking about? There's plenty of boutique on those boards - in fact, seems like an even mix or even MORE boutiqe than mass market. Seems like you are picking the examples that prove your thesis and ignoring those that don't. Many boards with the mass market have a mixture of Boss/mxr and boutique/handmade.
 

sanhozay

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LOTS of Boss,
Less KLON's
even less Cornish.

Any other thoughts?
easy to be a superstar when, well, you're of superstar talent.

but the insinuation that quality players are not concerned with quality components is a ******** paradigm.

boss has always been good quality. some are not cheap to buy. but, taiwan is no america and anything built there is going to sell for less money here. always.

finally, many of these pro players have more invested into their sound than what is revealed at their feet.
 

raph

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these pro players have more invested into their sound than what is revealed at their feet.
yup. My ideal stage pedalboard system would consist of a mute button, a "next patch" button, and an expression pedal. Any time I hit the "next patch" button, someone or something down the line switches in the next sound profile whether it is racks or a chain of pedals, all based on a program tied to the general midi clock.
 

FrankyNoTone

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One can only presume that boutique tone is much more important playing in a small bar or wedding, etc. than playing to thousands headlining at a concert or recording a hit record for thousands of fans.

I don't understand the infatuation with these pedals but I figure its the same madness that tweeners have over Justin Bieber or One Direction.
 

wundergussy

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Am I looking at a different link than everyone? Maybe I am more open with my definition of boutique. I assume I will be met with a bunch of "THAT'S not boutique!" which is too bad, cuz this took a while:

First board: 2 malekkos and an el cap
2nd: two JHS duals and a ZVEX
3rd: Nels Kline. Nuff said.
4th: Two VFE
6th: Cornish system
7th: Riot
9th: Empress, vintage Mu-Tron
10th: Dan A - vintage stuff and he changes his board all the time and has boutique collections on stage sometimes
11th: two Xotic and a Voodoo Lab
12th: Barber, Eventides (debatable if boutique) Moog, Pigtronix, Turbo Tuner
13th: KWS's board is almost all boutique
14th: Zendrive, Wampler, Keeley
15th: Pigtronix, Prescription, Lovepedal, Strymon, Emma
16th: Malekko, Moog
17th: Wilson, Pigtronix, DMMTT, Moog, ZVEX, Framptone amp switcher
18th: El Cap, Roger Mayer
19th: Klon
20th: Pigtronix, Chandler
22nd: Timeline
24th (think I have messed up the count - Steve Vai): Pile of Red Witch pedals
25th: Keeley, Port City, El Cap
26th: Lovepedal, Suhr, Fuchs, (swaps in a Swamp Thang)
28th: Fulltone, Emma
29th: Hermida, Trex, Keeley, Demeter
30th: Fulltone, Visual Sound
31st: Trex, vintage Way Huge, HBE, Analogman, RMC, Cusack, Xotic, modded TS
32nd: Trex
 






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