User Pedalboards

Trying to chase EQ settings when I'm constantly changing guitars during a show has always been tricky...the Source Audio Programmable EQ has finally made it easy…

Jason "Slim" Gambill
Lead Guitar, Lady Antebellum

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Jason Gambill
Lead Guitar, Lady Antebellum
Hermitage TN

I'm a hobby bass player, currently in a blues and classic rock cover band, though I have played other varied music in other bands. In the current band there is not a need for too much effects but I get to use some dirt, chorus and phaser in a subtle way. I'm both a tech geek and interested in other kinds of sounds and music genres though, so the Source Audio effects appeal to me in both those areas; the functions and design as well as the sounds made me put together a pedalboard for experiments and delving into more effect heavy sounds. The Source Audio pedals are very deep, there are lots of sounds and sound control possibilities once you get familiar with the user interface that can be a bit daunting at first. Two presets per pedal is great, however, the pedals really show their full potential when you add the Hub and a MIDI controller so you can build and instantly switch between more presets. For my board I added two Zoom Multistomp pedals that are also very powerful but difficult to use live unless you have a better way of changing presets. For this I use a 5-pin MIDI to USB MIDI converter from Disaster Area which makes it possible to change the presets in the Zooms at the same time as the scenes in the SA pedals are changed by the MIDI footswitch and Hub. With the addition of an expression pedal and a Hot Hand for the SA pedals this becomes a very powerful multieffects setup. I have only begun to scratch the surface of what sounds you can make and what hand and foot gestures you can use to create expressive sounds, it's endless fun. And, while I confess I'm exited about the technical side of this, of course the SA pedals simply sound very good too. :)

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Multiwave Distortion and Dimension Reverb are irreplaceable elements of my pedalboard. Incredible sound and easy enough for even ME to program and use. Now THAT'S saying something.

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Mike Squires
Guitarist for Duff McKagan's Loaded
Seattle, WA

The Soundblox2 is my reverb of choice these days. It offers the flexibility and quality of a fine rack-style reverb in a foot pedal. The access to multiple parameters is especially important to me. (Many footpedal reverbs have only bare bones tweakability.) I have been having great fun using the “send” parameter controlled by an expression pedal. I also think that the Soundblox2 form factor is a very cleverly laid out, with great visual feedback through the multiple LEDs. I’ll be getting another one soon; it’s an incredible value for the price.

The Programmable EQ has become part of my standard pedal set-up. The ability to store four EQ presets, and adjust the overall gain from silent to unity to boost is a great feature. The visual readout of the EQ curve via the LED array is very cleverly designed.

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Robert Poss
Solo Artist and Guitarist for Band of Susans
New York, NY

An EQ with four programmable settings first caught my attention, then the intrigue of a motion controlled wah pushed my interest even further. After watching the demo of the Dimension Reverb, it was all over. Pedals may come and go, but Source Audio will always be a permanent fixture on my ever evolving board.

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Todd Sommers
New Orleans, LA

Trace Foster (Joe's Guitar Tech): "The Soundblox 2 Dimension Reverb isn't Joe's favorite reverb pedal, it's his ONLY reverb pedal."

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Joe Perry
Guitarist for Aerosmith
Boston, MA

"What I like about my four Source Audio Pedals is the company's idea of pushing the technical limits of guitar effects further and further. They really go beyond the obvious and inspire me, particularly with their vast controllability."

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Carl Weigand

I love the Orbital. The sounds and programmability are outstanding and it does the most important thing i look for in
a surprises and inspires me.

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Reeves Gabrels
Guitarist for the Cure, David Bowie, Tin Machine, and Solo projects

Mike Gordon uses the Soundblox 2 Orbital Modulator, the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter, the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion, and the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal.

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Mike Gordon
Bassist for Phish

Our Man Couvy, on Talkbass! We had to share his Soundblox heavy pedalboard.

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