Category: Pedals

What I think my perfect Pro Tone Pedals pedalboard would look like

This week I was lucky enough to purchase my second guitar pedal from Pro Tone Pedals. I already have the Skumstortion pedal—AKA greatest guitar pedal design ever—and I’m always sneaking a look at their lineup when the wife isn’t watching. Calling it pedal porn probably doesn’t help my cause. But when they recently announced that they were temporarilly offering their Dead Horse Overdrive for a ridiculous $99USD, I couldn’t resist—second Pro Tone Pedals overdrive-style pedal on its way to my current pedalboard. But this got me thinking further. What would my perfect Pro Tone Pedals pedalboard look like?

Luckily, I already knew the answer. I’d been thinking about this for a while. One of their most recent additions just cemented my thoughts—I need two more pedals from Pro Tone Pedals for my own tonal perfection. Somebody distract my wife.

52 pedals—the summary

I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t know how much harder 52 pedal manufacturers was going to be when compared to last year’s 52 amplifiers. I fell behind on my weekly posting schedule—the real world can be such a needy thing—and finding so many different manufacturers who were all providing something that appealed to me in a way no other pedal manufacturer was proved to be a lot more time consuming than I had anticipated. Having said all of that, I’m glad I persevered. I’ve put together a list I’m proud of that is hopefully going to be of use to other guitar gear addicts.

So, 52 different pedal manufacturers all offering that something special in an attempt to gain access to your valuable pedalboard real estate. If you had to choose one new pedal, what company would you choose a pedal from? What pedal would you go for first? Me, I’d certainly make it one of the following 52 pedals. At least one …

52 pedals, week 52—Wren and Cuff Mercy Phuk

Oh, you have no idea how much I’ve been waiting for this entry to the 52 Pedals series. This is the last entry so I had to end on a high. That could have been tricky though. All of this research and writing tires me so. I’m worn out. I feel under-appreciated. I need something to make me feel once again motivated, powerful and loved. Clearly, I need someone to give me a Mercy Phuk.

You have no idea how much I’ve been looking forward to that last sentence.

52 pedals, week 51—Lovepedal Hermida EPH-3 Tape Sim Delay

I know I’ve had a huge overdrive and distortion preference in this series of 52 pedals, but I couldn’t let myself end the series without one final modulation pedal. It would of course have to be another pedal that works well with a distorted tone. So, without further delay, let’s add the Hermida EPH-3 Tape Sim Delay pedal by Lovepedal.

I guess I did just add further delay. Oh well …

52 pedals, week 50—Behringer Vintage Distortion VD1

As I realised I was coming to the end of my search for 52 different pedal manufacturers, I reached out to my Twitter friends for suggestions on potential pedals I’d overlooked. One suggestion was Behringer. I was familiar with the company name and did go through their BOSS-style pedal range when looking for a potential pedal to include in this list. That was too easy though. And to be honest, too ordinary. The Vintage Distortion pedal however … That ticked quite a few boxes for me. Which is handy, because it’s clearly in the list. You can tell because you’re here right now reading about it.