Keep It Simple, Stupid! The Joy of Minimalist Pedalboards

Let’s be honest, we’re all pedal geeks here. We love checking out photos and rig rundowns of monstrously huge and complex boards that weigh more than the guitarist using them - you can never have too many pedals, right? Well, not always...

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April 28, 2015 Written by Chris Strutt 0 comments

Why Am I So Addicted to Overdrive Pedals?!

I’ve been playing guitar for the last 22 years and my gear addiction has been in full swing for the last 3. I can admit that. It doesn’t look like it’s going to ease up any time soon as well. Especially with the launch of ‘Signal Chain’.

Prior to my GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), I certainly loved guitar gear and I bought and traded my fair share, but not at the level that I do now. Six years ago I was heavily gigging and touring (mainly with one band) and I didn’t want to change my setup that much. I had written parts for my band using certain sounds/pedals and so swapping them out wasn’t really an option. On top of that, I didn’t have the money. Gear addiction is expensive! If you’re going to get addicted to anything, it’s probably cheaper to do drugs than it is to have a pedal addiction. (Signal Chain does not endorse drug use). I guess though, at least with a pedal addiction you can be broke and still have your health.

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October 13, 2014 Written by Paul Hanna 11 comments