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Building A Pedalboard For Paul Davids [The Most Complex I've Ever Done?]

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Published 12 Nov 2021
Duration:
0:21:41

Loads of pedals, a top-flight switcher and seven MIDI pedals on one board?! You bet…

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the video, Dan here, hello!
We were lucky enough to meet and hang out with the awesomely talented and charismatic Paul Davids at Thomann Gear University in 2019. If you're not familiar with Paul's work, please a visit here and get learned! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Oa7Ph3v94om5OyxY1nPKg

Anyhoo, back there in Germany we began a conversation that culminated in this monster of a pedalboard build. Regular viewers will know that working with artists' rigs and pedalboards is central to everything I do in my main job at TheGigRig, and this was an opportunity to put all that experience to work.

Paul will follow up with a video on his own channel in due course, walking you through some of the sounds and his experiences so far. Please watch that space for more.

Meanwhile, enjoy this video!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• Mythos Golden Fleece
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ByBxJ9
Australia: https://bit.ly/3c1LZxk
USA: https://bit.ly/3r8enXn

• Cornerstone Gladio
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2E7QhFV

• Klon Centaur
No longer available new

• Strymon Volante
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2GqJ6Iw
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/P0RBZj
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ie0UZe

• Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Preamp MKII
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/311MdP7
Australia: https://bit.ly/3gwUPo2
USA: https://bit.ly/3CVOgFp

• Hologram Microcosm
https://www.hologramelectronics.com/microcosm

• Chase Bliss Audio Mood
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lJWgXQ
Australia: http://bit.ly/2m1wwq5
USA: https://bit.ly/3DCX2s3

• Analogman King Of Tone
https://www.analogman.com/kingtone.htm

• Source Audio Collider
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2HwaALt
Australia: http://bit.ly/323SzgS
USA: https://bit.ly/3CTRpFI

• Chase Bliss Audio Automatone CXM 1978
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/31U6LKu
Australia: https://bit.ly/37R8McD
USA: https://bit.ly/3cOrwwe

• Chase Bliss Audio Blooper
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/33RaJFE
Australia: https://bit.ly/3gYxZoQ
USA: https://bit.ly/3DX1nYb

• Strymon Mobius
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2rmZgHS
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/GjOE5n
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rn724e

• Schimdt Array 750XDM
https://www.schmidtarray.com/sa750xdm

• TheGigRig G3
https://www.thegigrig.com/g3

* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro
0:30 Paul's currentboard… oh dear
1:00 Meeting Paul
2:10 TheGigRig G3
2:35 Planning makes perfect
3:10 Paul’s list of pedals
3:40 What’s the purpose of the board?
4:50 Paul decides on his pedalboard
5:28 Paul’s pedals
5:38 Planning the signal path
6:50 Time for the layout
9:15 Getting the power connected
10:00 Standoffs and cable ties
10:30 Testing is everything
10:55 Connecting the patch leads
12:00 MIDI hooked up
13:20 Nearly there, let’s hear it!
18:20 Time to rip the board apart
19:00 Shipping the board to Paul
19:30 Paul receives the board
22:20 Part 2 on the way…

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender 1965 Telecaster

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x with 1960AX cab / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
• Fender 1965 Deluxe Reverb reissue with standard speaker

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