Originally Posted by Piobaire
^ Nice looking rig. Run down on the pedals as I can't recognize all of them?
Sure. I'll run through the signal chain. Goes from right to left.
-Empress Comp (I resisted spending the money on this for the longest time because $200 for a compressor seems ridiculous to me, but believe me when I say it's the most versatile one you can buy. It can literally do it all. From Diamond to Keeley to the squishy orange style compressors, you can get all those sounds.
-Line 6 M5
-JHS Double Barrel (Do they still make these? They're pretty cool. I kind of want to switch mine for just the TS side though. I'm not a fan of the morning glory side. It sounds like a TIM with less character.)
-VS Route 808 (for anyone wondering, I have tried maybe 15 different tubescreamer clones, and to my ear this is the best one. To be fair, some I tried weren't necessarily worse, just different. But interestingly, a lot of the higher end 808 clones don't measure up to this cheap little box.)
-Zvex Super Duper 2in1 (This isn't for everyone. It only plays nice with certain amps and pedals. I use it sparingly.)
-Ibanez analog delay
-EHX Freeze (for ambient pads and stuff)
-Cusack Tap a delay (awesome pedal that sounds more analog than some analog delays even though it's digital)
-TC Hall of Fame (underrated reverb. It kicked a Blue Sky off my board.)
Originally Posted by gomestar
Tophat Supreme? Awesome head, and it probably delivers on stage.
It really is. Perfect volume for the size venues I play (200-300) Great thing about this amp is that it's nothing special. One side is a regular AC15 with an EF86, and the other side is a regular old AC15 top boost. The only difference is he added a mid control which is insanely useful. Such a great no nonsense amp.