Gear / 30 June 2020

#monopfx: Best Boards of June 2020

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Which #monopfx pedalboards reign supreme this month?

Big boards, little boards — we don’t discriminate. Here are some noteworthy submissions that caught our eye for their detailed layouts, tonal options and more.

Pedalboard Classics

For the players that want the essentials and a little more. Here are our favorite Small and Medium builds of the month.

This Small board is in actual fact a real heavyweight with the dual Eventide H9s and Morningstar MC-6 combination fulfilling all of Hafiz’ modulation, reverb and delay needs.

Hafiz also shares some great advice in his post regarding MIDI programming:

There’s so much less frustration and anxiety when programming mod/delay/reverb effects because I don’t need to remember the different programming topologies of different pedal manufacturers.

I cannot overstate how much this has benefited my enjoyment of playing music.

Hafiz Imran

It definitely pays to invest in programming MIDI-controllable effects ahead of time.

It’s not secret that we love every permutation of Andrew Sovine’s soundscaping mothership.

In this latest edition, we see the return of some favorites like the Strymon Volante, Chase Bliss Audio’s MOOD, the Eventide H9, as well as some goodies from Fender, Moog, Mr. Black and more.

Matt (aka Knobs and Noises) assembled this for a customer and we love the ingenious use of Friedman’s Power Grid 10 power supply as a riser, keeping the entire system sleek and organized.

This pedalboard features some classic icons in the gain and modulation sections and two solid reverb and delay choices in the Digitech Polara and Boss DD-7.

Go big or go home

Big isn’t always better, but big is always big — and sometimes pretty epic. That’s what the Pedalboard Large is for.

The pedalboard wizards over at Best-Tronics Pro Audio tagged us in this impressive system that’s leaving us wanting to know more.

This Fractal Audio FC-12 setup also carries two of Fractal’s expression/volume pedals, a Turbo Tuner and patching for both electric and acoustic guitar signals for an impressive amount of utility.

As if the Fender Telecaster Custom Shop 63 & Friedman Pink Taco weren’t enough, this #monopfx build looks like too much fun.

There are some big-board staples like Strymon’s “holy trinity” and the Eventide H9, but also some unexpected picks like the Zvex Fuzz Probe for experimental noise fans. This theremin-like effect puts varying oscillation pitch and strange fuzz guitar interactions quite literally into your hands (or feet).

Want a chance to be featured? Tag us on Instagram at @monocreators and hashtag #monopfx to celebrate the best board builds with our community of gearheads.

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