State of the stomp – my latest pedalboard!


Yes I know, I haven’t posted for a bit. Been busy with teaching and the associated preparation. I do still have a few slots available but I’m almost out of the early evening/tea time slots. Let me know if you are looking to book something and I’ll see what I can do.

Here is my latest iteration of my pedalboard, alongside my Fender Stratocaster:


The signal chain is Boss tuner – Xotic EP Booster – Thorpyfx Peacekeeper – TC Electronic Alter Ego Echo

I’ve now done a couple of gigs with this board and I can honestly say that it has set me free! I really enjoy the simplicity of this setup, which leaves me to concentrate on playing and not tap dancing! Of course, things can always change and I must admit, I’m not that keen on the TC Alter Ego Echo. I think it is a great pedal for options, but sound wise, its not a patch on the Strymon El Capistan I sold. Obviously, its a third of the price of the El Capistan. I really do miss that pedal and its tap tempo facility. You never know, I might be using another one again soon 😉

You might notice that the Xotic EP Booster has a rather large foot switch:


This a button cover, made by Custom Pedalboards with the idea being to enlarge the stomp area for the switch, making it easier to find. It really works well on boards where the pedals are close-ish together.

I really love this four pedal setup. Tuner, boost, drive, echo – its all you need!

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