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#monopfx: Best pedalboards of September 2021

Best pedalboards of September 2021

September, you’ve been a great month and we’re excited to see so many gigs and tours in full swing. And with so many musical acts to inspire, how are things going on your pedalboards? Any new effects catch your fancy? Or perhaps you’ve made wholesale changes to chase after your new musical muse?

If you’re in need of some pedalboard inspiration, take a ride with us as we go through some of our favorite pedalboards from September.

The Lite Heavyweights

Do you believe that less is more? Musicians that belong to 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.

What’s not to love about Samuel Amaya’s Pedalboard Lite? Traveling is a breeze and you’ll definitely be able to troubleshoot cable issues in a jiffy.

Pictured in his rig are the TC Electronic Spark, Line 6 HX Stomp, and two pedals (SP Compressor and RC Booster) from Xotic. Simple yet deadly!

Pedalboard Classics

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

Our Pedalboard Carbon is a stunner when done right and that’s exactly what we are seeing from this immaculate arrangement from Edge of Breakup.

Quality over quantity is the name of the game here with all three of Universal Audio’s highly acclaimed guitar pedals making an appearance. This signal chain gets its reverb via the Golden Reverberator, echoes from the Starlight, and modulations courtesy of the Astra. Simply delicious tones!

For some of us, great pedalboards aren’t just about great tones – looks matter too. Alex exemplifies this very tenet and takes aesthetics to the next level with his latest build.

Behold, the many great pedals that have taken residence in this color-coded Medium board. Notable mentions on this blackout board include the 1981 DRV, the Gamechanger Audio’s Plasma Pedal, Bondi Effects Sick As, and the Jackson Audio Bloom.

We’ve got another Medium board from Jake Trowbridge. However, true to the words on his caption, you’ll find an old school board here with no digital amps or FX modelers in sight (unless you count loop switchers).

Some of the pedals that have caught our eyes include the Royal Jelly and Octahive Dual FS from Beetronics FX, the Hoof Reaper from Earthquaker Devices, and the Harmonious Monk from JAM Pedals.

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. You can also shop on our site for pedalboards and accessories.

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