Gear / 1 March 2023

#monopfx: Best pedalboards of February 2023

Whether you’re a pedal aficionado on the hunt for that missing piece or simply looking for some inspiration, we’ve got something for you – check out our top pedalboard picks from February and discover new tonal possibilities.

The Lite Heavyweights

Do you believe that less is more? Musicians in this camp turn to boards like our Pedalboard Lite+ to keep things trim on their tone hunt. No extra baggage is allowed here — every effect unit counts.

Compact yet powerful – the Pedalboard Lite+ is the ultimate space-saver.

Ambient Endeavours’ #monopfx bass signal chain is designed for versatility and portability. The compact Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner sets the stage, followed by the warm Cali76 Compact Bass compressor and gritty Ampeg Scrambler overdrive. Next up is the BOSS DC-2W chorus pedal that provides lush modulation and the Ampeg Classic Analog Bass Preamp for additional tone-shaping. At the end of the chain is the Pinstripe Pedals LWDI that handles the line-level conversion. Finally, power is supplied by the Strymon Ojai.

We absolutely love the sleekness of this build!

Pedalboard Classics

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

This Pedalboard Small setup by Jonathan Cariaga offers a sleek and sophisticated setup that is second to none.

Home to a collection of highly sought-after pedals, this #monopfx includes the likes of the Analogman King Of Tone, Eventide H90, Browne Amplification Atom and Protein, Origin Effects Cali76 and the Strymon BigSky. With each pedal delivering a distinct and exceptional sound, this setup turns into a versatile and powerful toolkit that every guitarist desire.

If you’re a musician who loves to constantly switch up your setup, the flat board format of the Pedalboard Carbon Small might just be your ticket to pedalboard paradise. Its streamlined design and easy-to-modify layout make it the go-to among gearheads.

In a compact and stylish package, Guitar Nerds’ #monopfx build proves that big things come in small packages. With just four pedals, this setup delivers a powerful punch – the Chase Bliss Preamp MKII and Anasounds Utopia provide vintage tone, while the Gamechanger Audio PLUS and TC Electronic Polytune complete the ensemble.

At the heart of this #monopfx pedalboard build from Yeyson Valdez is the combination of the UAFX Dream, and the iconic Strymon Duo – the BigSky and Timeline. Together they provide a strong tonal foundation for time-based effects. Also featured are the Xotic SP and the EHX Nano POG, as well as other notable units like the Timmy, JHS Kilt V2, Walrus Audio Juliana, and the Dunlop Volume X Mini.

In order to make the most of the space on your pedalboard, you should definitely consider maximizing real estate. This can mean placing pedals in unconventional positions or orientations — including having them upside-down!  Look under the hood of this Pedalboard Small and you’ll find an ingenious way of mounting even more pedals.

All in all, this #monopfx is the ultimate ampless gig-ready setup.

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