Gear / 31 March 2023

#monopfx: Best pedalboards of March 2023

March has come and gone. Have you acquired any new pedals or discovered a fresh trick to enhance your pedalboard? Or are you checking out this blog in search of inspiration for your tonal endgame? Regardless of your motive, let’s delve into some of our top #monopfx picks from the month of March.

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 Pedalboard Small setup by Kelvin Villacorta houses only the essentials.

This #monopfx boasts an array of coveted pedals, such as the JHS Morning Glory, Strymon Timeline and Iridium, EHX Nano Pog, and the BOSS RV-500. Individually, each pedal provides a unique and specific sound. Together, they form a versatile and potent toolkit that many guitarists would find effective.

James Thain’s #monopfx pedalboard build revolves around the Line 6 HX Stomp, which provides all the tones you need at the press of a button. Additional pedals in this setup include:

  • Mooer Audio Yellow Comp
  • Mythos Pedals Joey Landreth High Road Fuzz
  • EarthQuaker Plumes
  • Spaceman Effects Redstone
  • Dunlop Timmy
  • Hotone Ampero Press
  • GFI System Orca

In order to make the most of the usability of this pedalboard, James takes advantage of the HX Stomp’s amp simulation capabilities and runs it stereo to the front of house via the RD Effects Ax Max 2 Stereo Active DI. This way, a setup like this is completely ampless and gig-ready any time.

Check out the pedals that made it to Will Bennett’s 2023 #monopfx . Each pedal delivers a unique and exceptional tone while staying true to his own signature sound, 

Built to last with Evidence Audio Monorail and SIS jacks, this #monopfx is wired in a loose manner, allowing for easy swapping and customization. The signal chain starts with the 29Pedals EUNA, followed by the Cali76 and Greeramps Lightspeed for some creamy overdrive tones. The Chasebliss Preamp MKII and Greeramps Super Hornet add more punch and grit to an already formidable foundation.

In the modulation department, we have the Cornerstone Aquarium and the Audition. For delay effects, the Walrus Audio M1 and the DL4 MKII offer traditional delay and looping options. The Thermae pedal produces distinct pitch-shifting and harmonization effects and in contrast, the CXM1978, a collaboration between Meris and Chasebliss, provides a diverse range of experimental and ambient sounds. Finally, the 29Pedals OAMP (under the board) provides a clean boost and extra power.

From the eye-catching light show design to the incredible array of pedals, this board is a true masterpiece.

Feast your eyes on this stunning #monopfx by @hjdrx_. This board is a monochromatic masterpiece featuring plenty of blacked-out pedals for a sleek and sophisticated look.

The limited edition Strymon El Capistan and Strymon Flint take center stage on this board, providing a wide range of delay and reverb sounds. The JHS Lucky Cat, also in a limited edition black, adds a touch of lush delay sounds to the mix. The Jackson Audio Bloom delivers smooth compression for a polished tone, while the sought-after Vemuram Jan Ray and Karen offer dynamic overdrive tones. Lastly, the Neunaber Immerse – a versatile reverb pedal that’s perfect for adding depth and dimension to your sound.

Each of these pedals is carefully chosen to deliver exceptional tones and looks, making this #monopfx a true work of art. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this board is sure to inspire and elevate your playing.

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