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Dave Sloven

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Pedalboard downsizing during 2020
« on: December 26, 2020, 06:20:44 AM »
Has anyone else here 'downsized' their pedalboard this year?  During recording sessions in February / March it became obvious that my old setup had many vulnerabilities and limitations so when the pandemic hit and our government started giving us stimulus payments I decided to build a new board around a Boss MS-3 multi-fx / switcher

This is the old Pedaltrain PT-2 in one of its last incarnations:



Quite a few of the effects were used only rarely, and then there were some others that I would have liked (e.g., Slow Gear) but they are too expensive as pedals.  Enter the MS-3!



Only the T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon, MXR/CAE MC401, and EV-30 carried over to the new board.  I made a 7-Pin DIN > TRS adapter cable to change channels from the MS-3 patches (hence eliminating the Peavey footswitch) and installed a Rockboard MOD5 patchbay module.  The board itself is a Rockboard Tres 3.1 with an IEC socket and USB port fitted to it.  I made a cable snake out of 6m Rockboard cables, a Hosa 5m TRS cable,  and an AC extension cord.It has the MC49 in L1 of the MS-3, an MXR Custom Badass Modified  O.D. in L2, with L3 used for the 4 cable method.  Instead of an cable from the guitar a Boss WL-60 is used.  Most of the cables in the pedalboard were made from the Boss BCK-24 solderless cable kit
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Re: Pedalboard downsizing during 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 12:38:36 PM »
I did not. Looks like you used the real estate till the last square mm. I have the CAE wah too. Works on one amp better than on the other. Still chasing the perfect wah.
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