That Pedal Show

Mick’s Board 2018

November 2, 2018

This is the audio from the YouTube video here:


Mick says: “Dan made my first proper, grown-up’s, flightcased G2 board back in March 2017 – you can watch that video here:
“That board has served me exceptionally well, but it’s time for an upgrade! I recently acquired a Schmidt Array SA525 pedalboard – lighter and better dimensions for what I need – so what better excuse to have a switch-up?
“This video documents the various stages of the first build. If you want to see more on the specifics of making cables and connecting power, please check out some of other pedalboard build videos, including the one linked above.
“As always, pedals will come in and out so this isn’t set in stone, but the awesome thing about board like this when you have the power and audio in place is that it’s a super simple job to switch things out.”

Signal Path: The pedals run in the order they appear in the loops of G2.

Wet/dry? Loop 6 on G2 is connected to a Humdinger by TheGigRig. That goes to the dry amp (in this case the Victory V40 Deluxe). That means everything before Loop 6 goes to both amps.
Everything after Loop 6 (DC-2, delays, tremolo and Mini Vent II) goes to the wet amp only (the Two-Rock). Why don’t I use the volume insert for the dry amp send? You need to have post gain turned on in order to do that, and I’m super sensitive to the sound of extra buffers.

Please enjoy the episode!

Pedals and board in this video…

• Schmidt Array SA525 Switcher Board

• Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah
UK & Europe:

• Boss TU-3S Tuner
UK & Europe:

• Analogman Sun Face BC183 Fuzz

• Fulltone Octafuzz
UK & Europe:

• Thorpy FX Warthog
UK & Europe:

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• Klon Centaur
No longer made

• Boss DC-2w Dimension C
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man ARDX 20 Dual Analog Delay & Amazeo

• Free The Tone Flight Time Digital Delay
UK & Europe:

• Supro Tremolo
UK & Europe:

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

• TheGigRig G2

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 2:00
- Cases and boards? 2:45
- The build begins: 3:48
- The old board is stripped off: 5:27
- Layout idea #1: 6:15
- Power: 8:00
- …and power problems: 9:00
- Cabling: 10:00
- The moment of truth: 11:17
- Power problem solved: 11:45
- And we’re in the game! 13:30
- Best way to use G2? 14:15
- Presets? 14:50
- Black Hole Sun again? 16:00
- Gain stages, starting with the Warthog 17:30
- Wet dry: 20:35
- D&M Drive: Mick side: 22:25
- Klon or D&M Drive? 23:03
- D&M Drive both sides: 26:05
- Warthog & Klon: 27:45
- Analog Man Sun Face BC183: 28:14
- Fulltone Octafuzz: 29:10
- Why the different gain stages? 31:30
- Why don’t you just use multi-FX: 32:30
- Collings 290 DC S: 34:45
- Reverb in the amps? 35:30
- Modulation – Mini Vent II: 37:20
- Supro (harmonic) Trem: 39:10
- Boss DC-2w Dimension C: 40:45
- All three mods together? 47:50
- Delay: Analogman ARDX-20 & Free The Tone Flight Time: 49:30
- Analogman Amazeo: 56:00

Guitars in this episode:
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at
• Collings 290 DCS – watch Mick’s video at
• PRS Silver Sky – on loan, thank you!

Amps today
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 2112 cabinet / WGS12L speaker
• Victory V40 Deluxe with 1x12 Custom Zilla cabinet / WGS12L speaker

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