New Pedalboard Build For Our Mate Neville Marten [Matchless, KOT, Broadcast & More!]

Published 1 April 2022

Welcome to the show! In this episode Dan and I catch up with an old friend to put together a whole new pedalboard.
Mick here, hello! I first met Neville Marten in January 1997, I think, when I started work on Guitarist magazine. Nev was editor at that time, having worked previously at Gibson and Fender, and in his own repair business. Over the ensuing quarter-century we have remained firm friends having worked, travelled and played in bands together. I’ve benefitted consistently from his knowledge, experience and sheer passion for guitars and I am forever grateful and thankful for our friendship.
When Nev said he wanted to revisit his traditional pedalboard and put together something really decent, the way forward was clear!
I put together a working test board as a kind of proof of concept for a few weeks prior to this video, but now it’s time for Dan to take over and do it all properly.
Enjoy the video!

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Q: Nev talks about a ‘pedal amp’ at the beginning of the video, what does he mean?
A: DSM & Humboldt Simplifier. Nev was looking for a direct solution to replace his Line 6 Helix. As it happens the Helix is working fine, so he doesn’t a new direct solution. This board isn’t for that, it’s for a regular guitar amp, so he decided against the ‘pedal amp’ for this board.

Pedals used in this video

• TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Noir (links for latest version)
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• The GigRig QMX Switchers

• Fulltone OCD
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• Analogman King Of Tone

• Ibanez TS9 Tube Sceamer
UK & Europe:

• Hudson Broadcast Dual
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• Providence Anadime Chorus ADC-4

• Strymon Volante [delay]
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• Strymon Flint [tremolo & reverb]
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Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Why are we here?
1:42 Gain pedal choices
2:40 Amp choices & issues
4:05 Initial pedal choices & board
5:30 Pedalboard choice?
7:10 Gain pedal stacking order
10:15 Signal order & diagram
12:00 Why two switchers?
14:55 Initial play test Deluxe Reverb
16:45 OCD & KOT compared
19:30 TS9 as a boost
22:00 Let’s try the Matchless
24:05 Chorus, delay and tremolo
27:45 Dan unveils the proper build
32:35 Dialling in overdrive tones
36:20 Clean tones?
41:00 Try some humbuckers
43:18 Dan has schwang
45:00 Closing thoughts

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged - no video yet

Amps in this episode:
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Neo Creamback
• Matchless Lightning Reverb with Celestion G12H speaker. Anniversary we think?

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