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Pedalboard Minimalists Apply Within
on March 22, 2014
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: The Boss BCB-30 is the perfect world-tour ready gig case for up to three of your favorite Boss pedals. The pedals fit so snug that you could hold the case upside down and they would not fall out. And -- NO -- your Ibanez pedals will not fit in this case. Your MXR pedals or micro/nano pedals have room but the BCB-30 should be modified with velcro tape as to ensure a proper fit for storage and carry purposes.
COMMENTARY: Secondly, I'm a huge fan of Boss pedals. I own the ME-70 Multi-Effects, which has long been my pedalboard for the last 3 or 4 years and has served me well. The sheer convenience of having a complete palette of go-to effects and other processing for a fraction of the cost it would take to make a comparable pedalboard using standalone pedals is definitely a huge plus. However, as my playing has evolved over the years, I've noticed I've only been using my ME-70 as a tuner, noise gater, and overdrive... which got me thinking: why not get back to basics and go small?
Recently I've been doing a lot of home recording, and I was really displeased with the sheer amount of compression the ME-70 does for my tone... even when playing without effects/processors turned on. I don't mind the compression in a live setting, it kinda works to my benefit, but for recording and direct in tracking I needed standalone pedals to get the job done to get as uncolored and uncompressed signal as possible.
My BCB-30 is loaded with the BOSS NS-2, TU-3, and GE-7. Used in conjunction with traditional channel switching via my amp's footswitch, I have the Trifecta in regards to staying in tune, minimizing noise, and getting a razor sharp tone boost with the GE-7. I highly recommend this setup for any and every guitarist if you simply want a no-nonsense pedalboard that you can grab and go and play any gig with.