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Jack Griffiths Pedalboard Build [Monster Analog & Digital Board PLUS UA Lion!]

Published 15 Dec 2023

Dan undertakes an epic board build from scratch for our good friend Jack

Welcome to the show! There are times in life when you just need to start from scratch. This is one such time for our good friend Jack Griffiths, who has recently quit the day job - you may know him from Peach Guitars - to go all-in as a professional musician.
Jack approached Dan for a TBB - Total Board Build - to give him everything he might need in terms of compression, gain stages, modulation, delay and reverb… into either regular guitar amps or direct to DAW/desk. It’s a big job, but somebody’s gotta do it!
Sit back, grab a beverage of your choosing and enjoy watching Jack’s dream board come into being.

Enjoy the episode!

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Pedals and stuff used in this video…
• Dunlop Mini Volume X (Expression mode)
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• Dunlop Volume X (Expression mode)
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• Universal Audio MAX
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• TheGigRig Remote Loopy 2

• Mythos Argonaut
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• Great Eastern FX Co Focus Fuzz
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• Line 6 HX Stomp
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• Pro Co RAT
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• Browne Protein Dual Overdrive
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• Cornerstone Imperium

• Universal Audio Lion
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• Universal Audio Astra
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• Strymon Lex
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• Strymon Timeline
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• Universal Audio Golden Reverberator
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• TheGigRrig G3

Interesting bits and go-to sections
0:00 Intro to today’s show
0:37 The board choice
1:38 The big idea for the board
3:02 Never used a proper switcher
3:45 Arriving at a layout
5:17 Starting the build
6:35 It takes a long time
8:05 Standoffs for cable tidiness
8:30 Power thoughts
9:40 Putting the pedals on in loop order
10:40 Using Dual Lock, pedalboard tape
11:40 Loops and pedals so far
14:25 Solderless patch cables
15:58 Many hours later, power up!
19:18 Signal path diagram
19:33 Time to plug it in!
20:08 Checking the loops = fuzzes
20:55 UA Max, always on?
22:20 HX Stomp
24:20 RAT!
25:08 Browne Protein
26:35 Cornerstone Imperium
28:00 Mythos Mjolnir
29:30 The mystery of loop 6. With diagrams
31:40 The stereo loops explanation
32:35 Strymon Lex sounds
33:27 UA Astra sounds
34:55 Strymon Timeline
39:06 UA Golden
40:05 Turning a bunch of stuff on
42:30 Thoughts so far?
43:12 End of day 1, Jack has a play
46:10 Jack returns a few weeks later
50:25 Another expression pedal?
53:12 Anything surprised you so far?
54:20 Amps?
55:31 What is that SG?!
56:30 How Jack approaches presets
59:04 Loop 6 again
59:39 A revisit to the gain pedals
1:04:08 Imperium or Protein?
1:06:13 Focus Fuzz!
1:10:15 Back to the Astra & Lex sounds
1:12:00 The point of two loops for the HX Stomp
1:13:40 Explaining the UA Lion
1:16:35 Direct sounds via the UA Lion
1:23:00 3 of the cab sounds in the Lion
1:24:40 Closing thoughts

Guitars in this episode
• Suhr Alt T Pro
• Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1964 SG With Maestro Vibrola

Amps in this episode
• Victory V140 The Super Duchess with Tone King 112 cab with standard speaker

• Matchless C-30 & 212 ESD with one Celestion G12M Greenback and one Celestion G12H Anniversary

• Suhr Badger 35 with Zilla Custom 112 / WGS 12L speaker

• 1970s Carlsbro 100 [behind Dan] with Zilla Custom 112 / WGS 12L speaker

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