Guitar pedal board

What a beautiful day today!  An afternoon with the top down is good for the soul.

I’ve always had a pretty heavy interest in music, specifically guitar.  In middle school, I picked up trumpet, and continued to develop that skill through high school.  All the while, I was playing acoustic and electric guitar in the church’s youth group band.  I was very much a beginner and just played for fun, not really developing my skills as a musician so much as learning chords.

Fast forward 15 years, and I’m getting ready to start practicing with my current church band for Big Church!  If all goes well, I’ll be on stage in a few months, rocking out with some guitarists I respect and admire.  But before I get there, I need to figure out how to be an on-stage electric guitarist.  There’s all this new information like amps, pedals, sounds, on-stage monitors, and a host of other factors I don’t even know about!  But one of the first things I’m doing is designing my first pedal board.

I know I don’t have any followers, so I won’t even ask for advice.  I’m thinking of using my 1989 Fender Power Chorus to provide overdrive, boost, chorus, and reverb.  And hopefully I can just use my guitar’s volume knob for volume fading.  The only thing I don’t have any experience at all with is delay.  I guess that’s what I need to spend my money on, because that’s one of the most important things (besides overdrive) for the type of music we play.

Eventually I plan to get an overdrive/boost pedal like the ZVEX Box of Rock.  And a standard foot volume pedal.  And a nice chorus pedal, and a reverb peddle.  Does the list ever end?  I don’t think it does!


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