Much bigger Boss than the old one too:
To come clean, the big unit isn’t technically mine. It belongs to Elaine of Kindred Spirit (who upgraded to something similar but more modern and colourful a while back). However, a single fuzz box wasn’t really cutting it for the prog aspect of Kindred Spirit’s identity – and said fuzz box started playing up last weekend. So I will be using the multi-effect unit for EQ, reverb, volume boost (when soloing) and assorted effects (at a minimum, overdrive, wah and some sort of flange / phaser / tremolo – haven’t quite decided what) at Kindred Spirit gigs – starting from Friday 9 September at the Hope in Richmond.
Of course, that means I have to get to grips with what all those pedals, knobs, dials, buttons and screens do and how to use them to get sounds that work (when processing an electric violin, not a guitar!). So here’s what I spent yesterday evening doing:
Now I just have to practise actually playing songs through and using it. I hope my neighbours and housemates are feeling patient (or deaf) this week!