Gone are the days of his studio stereo and ampless #monopfx configuration. As Riggs Taylor himself puts it, “Only the essentials 🤌🏻,” and we wholeheartedly concur.
Embracing minimalism on your pedalboard might just be the key to unlocking great results. Enter the Pedalboard Lite, a great catalyst for focusing solely on the essential pedals while eliminating unnecessary clutter. By streamlining the number of effects, you can refine your sound and achieve a more cohesive musical expression. So, take a page from the Pedalboard Lite‘s playbook and simplify your setup to make a maximum impact.
In the realm of overdrive, the merits of the J Rockett Archer and The Dude have been carefully weighed. Incorporating both might require sacrificing a fuzz pedal, but fear not! The battery-powered Haze 67 fuzz can easily find its place off the board if needed.
According to Riggs, there’s really no need for compression and a tuner on the Pedalboard Lite. A clip-on tuner does the job, and live muting isn’t a worry. Riggs also touches on the Strymon El Capitan vs. Flint dilemma for his delay and reverb needs. Despite his fondness for the Strymon Flint’s harmonic tremolo though, Riggs ultimately opts for the Source Audio Collider, which covers all the bases. In the end, Riggs manages to reduce his board to a compact fuzz, a couple of overdrives, one experimental effect (the Chase Bliss Mood) and a versatile delay/reverb to complete his dream setup.
Jump to 8:22 to find out what this compact beast can do. Alternatively, you can watch the video in full to listen to Riggs’ entire thought process.
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