Arnie Newman Fingerpicking Pedalboard

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This rig is for the amazing Arnie Newman. Arnie is one of the most talented and tasteful fingerpickers you will ever hear. He will be using this rig in his new studio for sessions as well as live.


18" x 37" (main)

10" x 11" (auxiliary)


39 lbs. 14 oz. (main)

6 lbs. 14 oz. (auxiliary)


Vertex Tri-Buffer (single input buffer [wired in after the fuzz] and dual output buffers) with a polarity switch and isolation transformer on the right output for a stereo amplifier set-up, and two break-out insert points before and after the G-Lab Controller (GSC-3). Both L and R outputs sum to MONO when the system is run out of the L out only.

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Vertex Instrument Cable (small diameter)


Vertex Pancake, R/A, and Straight 1/4" Phone Plugs

Rapco Pancake TRS 1/4" Phone Plug

Switchcraft 5-PIN MIDI


Voodoo Lab Pedal Power Mondo



INTERFACE (input buffer)
Vertex GE-7 Equalizer
INTERFACE (insert point #1)

L1) Wampler Ego Compressor
L2) PTD Mini Bone Fuzz
L3) Wampler Paisley Overdrive
L4) Bogner Ecstasy Blue
L5) Vertex Plexitone (with remote link mod)
L6) BBE Sonic Stomp

* T.C. Electronic Polytune Mini in GSC-3 Tuner Out

INTERFACE (insert point #2)
Vertex Stereo Volume Pedal
Strymon Mobius Modulation (stereo)
Strymon Timeline Delay (stereo)
Strymon Flint Tremolo/Reverb + Favorite Switch (stereo)
INTERFACE (stereo output buffers)

* Strymon Timeline and Mobius have dedicated Boss EV-5 EXP pedals. Both devices air paired with MIDI and programmable through the GSC-3


Vertex Axis Wah
Boss OC-2 (modified for True Bypass)

* Power for both the Axis Wah and OC-2 are brought in from the main pedalboard via guitar cables that route through identical DC power pass-throughs on both the main and auxiliary rigs

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