Pedals and pizzas

Today, Shounak came to my house. Our agenda was to sort out the tones for live usage. We both had pedals to incorporate into our setup and set a rough tone that can be used as a seed while tweaking the parameters for each venue.

Shounak had borrowed an old Korg AX5G and wanted to use it as a modulation unit. Digital multi-fx units are notorious as drive pedals. They also suck away some headroom. Shounak fit it right between his drive pedals and delay pedal. It only had a bank up and bank down. He decided to keep all effects in odd number banks and keep a bypass patch in all even numbered banks. This way he is always one stomp away from disabling the patch.

I had got a new noise suppression pedal (NS-2). Shounak has been using one for quite some time. He suggested that I get one, too, as the high-gain patches had quite a bit of noise in the live setting. It worked as expected. He also suggested that I pre-drive my signal using my Overdrive (OD-3) pedal before sending it to my Metal Zone (MT-2) pedal. This clearly helped out with the body of the tone.

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We also decided to use two pizzas to improve the crispiness and the meatiness of the tones.

– Sauvik

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