Tom Bukovac Pedalboard

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Here's a pedalboard I just finished for Nashville session player - Tom Bukovac.

Tom wanted a pedalboard that he could use for everything from sessions to live gigs and tours. He also had many custom things that he wanted on the pedalboard and modifications that he needed for various pedals to get his sound. These custom options and modifications included:

- Modding the EHX Memory Man to have an external level control (similar to the DMM)
- Disabling the "PRESET" option on the Empress Superdelay
- Modding the Boss GE-7 for a wider sweep and lower noise
- Modding the Dunlop Volume Pedal with simplified circuitry and a built-in buffer
- Re-housing the Nobels ODR-1 and making it more road-worthy
- Re-housing ZVEX Box of Rock in a larger enclosure with wider spaced switches
- Adding 9V jack and true bypass to the Vintage Script Dyna Comp
 
MODIFICATIONS:

EHX Stereo Memory Man (w/Volume Knob)
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EHX Stereo Memory Man Modification
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INTERFACE

I also did a custom interface for Tom which allowed for stereo capabilities with dual output buffers and an input buffer that is switchable ON/OFF for brighter guitars or amplifiers. The stereo outputs are outfitted with an ISO transformer to prevent any noise, grounding, or phase issues. Lastly, the interface was designed to have a patch/effect loop in the middle of the chain following the distortion pedals so any pedal could be inserted into the signal path.

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ORDER OF EFFECTS

INTERFACE
(buffer), Korg Pitchblack Tuner, Boss V-Wah, EHX POG, Vintage MXR Dyna Comp, Xotic RC Booster, ZVEX Box of Rock, Nobels ODR-1, Way Huge Pork Loin, Boss SD-2, INTERFACE (Insert "Break-Out"), Vertex Modded Volume Pedal, Neo Ventilator, Vertex Boss GE-7, Keeley Boss TR-2, Empress Superdelay, Stereo Memory Man w/Hazarai (stereo), Dunlop Tremolo (stereo), INTERFACE (buffer + stereo out to 2 amps)

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