Vertex Effect Systems - Medium Pedalboard 1/16/10

Desperado

Vertex Effects, Inc.
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Here's a pedalboard that I did for a local player that gigs frequently around the Bay Area. He's also a member here on TGP and on Huge Racks Inc.

This board, despite it's medium size, presented some interesting challenges for me over the last few weeks. The client had a couple of interesting requests for his pedalboard needs. Firstly, the board needed to be compatible with his amp in order to do switching functions on the pedalboard between Amp channel 1 and 2. Secondly, the client wanted to be able to run an Eventide Modfactor and Timefactor in the effects loop of his amp. Additionally, a LUMOS (which interacts with the amp to create a solo boost) also had to be featured in the effects loop and needed to be foot-switchable next to the amp functions. Lastly, the client wanted to be able to have foot-switchable functions on the fly with his Eventide pedals, so custom switcher box was added for ultimate flexibility.

To best accommodate all of the aforementioned requests, a custom interface was made to network the amp switching (using stereo jacks coming from the silver foot switcher on the pedalboard), the amp effects loop, and the pedals that were being run in front of the amp. Additionally, the interface houses a buffer/line driver to seamlessly carry the signal through the pedalboard without any tonal degradation.

Overall, the board sounded amazing! Low noise and a ton of tonal choices with the Eventide pedals. The order of the effects are:

Interface In
(buffer)--> Tuner--> Wah-->PitchFactor--> Demeter Compulator--> Interface Out (to amp)--> Effect Loop In/Send--> ModFactor--> TimeFactor--> Lumos--> Effects Loop Out/Return

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The Silver Switcher in the front has it's own dedicated TRS line in the interface for the Lumos switching and Amp Channel 1 and 2 switching. Also, the Eventide switcher is linked with the Eventide pedals via TRS cables for dual control functions for Flex and Tap Tempo.

~Mason



 
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Desperado

Vertex Effects, Inc.
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that's very cool.

did you need any kind of special adaptor to power the Eventide pedals with the One Spots?
Thanks for the nice comment!

I shortened the length of all of the 1Spots to size, then I had to replace the plugs on the 1Spot with a different barrel size to fit the Eventides. The standard size for most pedals is 5.5mm x 2.1mm, but for the Eventides the barrel needs to be 5.5mm x 2.5mm. So it's a bit bigger.

~Mason
 

todd richman

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Very impressive-between you, David and Martin at L.A. Sound Design, Rooster at Trailer Trash, Dave Friedman at Rack Systems and the grand-daddy, Bob B.-there are some very impressive rig builders out there.

Keep posting rig pics as you finish them-I love this stuff!

A video demo of this board would be awesome!!
 
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Desperado

Vertex Effects, Inc.
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Very impressive-between you, David and Martin at L.A. Sound Design, Rooster at Trailer Trash, Dave Friedman at Rack Systems and the grand-daddy, Bob B.-there are some very impressive rig builders out there.

Keep posting rig pics as you finish them-I love this stuff!

A video demo of this board would be awesome!!
Wow Todd!!! You've paid me the ultimate compliment by being named in the same sentence as LA Sound Design, Rack Systems, and Robert Bradshaw. They all do amazing work and anyone would be lucky to have one of their rigs. Thank you again for the flattering comment!
 






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