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That Pedal Show – Dan & Mick's £350 Pedalboard Challenge

Published on Jun 30, 2017

We get asked all the time to feature more value-for-money pedals on the show. In this episode we set ourselves an upper budget of £350 to create a full electric guitar pedalboard that must include: drive, modulation, delay and one other free choice. Our amp is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
Regular viewers will notice that we have an additional mic on the amp in this video too – a Sontronics Delta Ribbon Mic that will feature more prominently in next week’s show…
The £350 budget was set at Friday 23 June 2017… but it seems that some prices have already gone up! Consider the numbers a rough guide at best, not least with Mick’s dreadful mental arithmetic.
We didn’t include power for the pedals and the board itself in the budget, though as you’ll see, Mick managed to build a rudimentary board within the budget. AND cover it in fake grass. Yeah baby.

What did we choose, and what does it all sound like? Let’s do this…

Pedals in this episode…

A note on prices: Retail prices fluctuate greatly, not least internationally. Even since we shot this video some prices have gone up already.

• Mooer ElecLady
UK & Europe:

• Electro-Harmonix Soul Food
UK & Europe:
Australia: (JHS mod version)

• Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
UK & Europe:

• Maxon AD-9 Pro
Just discontinued in the UK. Try

• EHX Crayon 76
UK & Europe:

• Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini
UK & Europe:

• TC Electronic Corona Chorus+
UK & Europe:

• TC Electronic The Prophet Digital Delay
UK & Europe:

• Mooer Treilocopter
UK & Europe:

* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here:

Amps in this episode:
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III - No longer made, link to latest version
UK & Europe:

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
– Intro & The Rules!: 00:00
– The big reveal: 0:45
– Dan’s board choices/prices (despite abysmal maths): 1:12 (quick play through at 7:07))
– Mick’s choices/prices… 2:34 (quick play through at 5:25)
– …and how he built it: 3:21
– Today’s amp: 9:05
– Dan’s board in detail… 9:30
– Mooer ElecLady: 10:40 (playing at 12:30)
– EHX Soul Food: 14:40 (playing at 15:20)
– Soul Food & Maxon delay: 16:40
– Boss BD-2 Blues Driver: 17:20
– BD-2 & Soul Food together: 19:00
– Maxon AD9 Pro Delay: 20:55 (playing at 23:00)
– Mick’s board in detail: 29:10
– Electro-Harmonix Crayon: 30:53 (playing at 31:25)
– Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini: 35:43
– TC Corona Chorus+: 38:35 (playing at 40:39)
– Mick’s analogue/digital delay observations: 46:05
– Thoughts on super cheap pedals: 47:36
– TC Electronic Prophet Digital Delay: 48:50
– Mooer Trelicopter: 53:40
– What about a loop switcher?: 58:50
– Star of the show?: 58:27
– What about power? 59:27
– 100k subs? What?!: 1:00:45
– Two more guitars, just for fun… 1:01:54

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• Collings 360LT with Lollar Gold Foil pickups

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