Got to design this amp with Chris. It’s #1. As in first ever, and first pick for me.
1993 Vox AC30
The midrange that resides in my head and heart.
1980s Roland Jazz Chorus
The ultimate in clean tone.
65 Amps London
No pedals needed. No nonsense.
Repurposed tape machine pre and a random speaker find.
It's naked. Stripped of its dignity but not its tone.
Ampeg Solid State
When your find on craigslist turns out to not be a serial killer.
- Puleo Guitars Setup - David is meticulous and exact and has built me the most advanced, reliable pedalboard system I’ve ever had. I can’t thank him enough.
- RJM ToneSaver - Buffer/ splitter.
- Sonic Research Mini Tuner - The only pedal that you actually need.
- Keeley GC-2 - Doesn’t make your guitar sound smaller and has very forward harmonics.
- Vertex Steel String Clean - I use this with single coil guitars.
- RJM Mastermind PBC - The brain of the whole system. No more tap-dancing.
- EHX POG2 - Adds up and down octaves to whatever you play. Handy because it has presets and a filter.
- Keeley Dark Side - I mostly use the fuzz side but the phaser sounds great too.
- Source Audio EQ - Lives in the same loop as the fuzz. Helps place it in the mix exactly where I want it.
- ZVex SHO - MORE LOUDER.
- Ceriatone Klon - It’s a Klon but it’s not.
- Benson Preamp - My favorite amp is now my favorite pedal.
- Walrus ARP-87 - Aux delay. For adding layers and slapback
- Strymon Mobius - Modulation machine.
- Strymon TImeLine - Delays things.
- Strymon BigSky - REVERB.
- TA Solutions Link - Like SGI boxes but this thing actually makes sense to use.
- Strymon Power Supply (Zuma, Ojai) - Reliable power. Plus they’re blue.
- Switchcraft Plugs, Mogami 2319 Cable - Good enough for CAE and Puleo, good enough for me.
- A&S Cases Tray Board - It’s held up through many years of abuse.
- Custom Audio Electronics Risers - Really stable way to lift up pedals, also convenient for hiding things!
- MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru - Keeps the MIDI signal nice and clean so the PBC can talk to everything.
1962 Fender Spring Reverb Tank
If you want vintage verb you gotta get the real deal.
1970s Maestro PS-1A Phaser
A Tom Petty phaser
1970s Shinei Fuzz-Wah
It’s a fuzz AND a wah so you know it sounds good.
The Matt Ratt
The sickest looking pedal ever. Sounds killer too.
1970s Maestro Echoplex EP3
Jimmy Page used these.
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
My favorite delay for anything.
British Pedal Company ToneBender
Vintage clean tone. (if you know, you know.)
The Evil Filter
Fuzz/Filter. Helpful for making guitars sound like keyboards.