I just got an email from Mike at NYC Pedalboards saying that my new board is finished and shipped earlier today. It’s really going to be nice once it’s all hooked up. I’ll have room on the right side for a volume and a wah, and there will be a 2nd level riser on the back row (that’s where the Rocktron MIDI Mate will go). All of my other pedals should fit on the front row and my Pedal Power 2 will go under the riser.
It’ll probably look something like this, except that my board will be an inch deeper than this one and I don’t actually have any of these pedals. The Timeline is a little narrower and a little deeper than the DL4. The MIDI Mate is almost 20″ across, so I’ll have about 5″ left on the top row to squeeze in a pedal or two.
I just bought a new volume pedal on ebay. I used to have an Ernie Ball VP Jr, but it was a real tone sucker. I was amazed when I took it off the board. I decided on a Boss FV-500H, and I just picked one up for $75 on eBay. From what I understand, you’re supposed to use a high impedance volume pedal if you place it at the front of the effects chain. I don’t understand the reasoning for that, but I guess I don’t really need to.
I think that I’m going to run my effects in this order:
FV-500H -> Teese RMC3 Wah -> Tuner -> Rangemaster clone -> RHFX io -> Timmy -> Timeline -> RHFX PURE Boost -> Amp
I’ll probably try to get my Bluesbreaker/COT50 on there too, but I’m not really sure how much room I’m going to have left.