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Pedalboard updates using The GigRig Quartermaster 6

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I confess, I’ve been caught hook, line and sinker at the concept of using an increasing amount of effects pedals in your signal chain, will ultimately negatively impact your tone.

…If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new item of equipment, you can’t go wrong with the GigRig Quartermaster 6…

Guitar Jar pedalboard using the GigRig Quartermaster 6One method to retain the clarity your tone is to use a true-bypass loop/switching unit such as the Quatermaster from The GigRig.

The GigRig is managed by the walking effects pedals database, Daniel Steinhardt, who not only possesses an excellent knowledge of guitar effects, his company produces the industry standard in terms of effects switching units and he’s a mighty fine guitarist to boot.

After doing some extensive hours/days/weeks of research, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a Quatermaster 6 and a whole bunch of Lava Cable to update my pedalboard.

The attractive aspect to the Quatermaster 6, is that it fits perfectly on a Pedaltrain Jr and can be powered easily using the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 (using port 5 or 6).

Fitting the Quartermaster was a two minute job, creating the custom lengths of Lava Cable however took considerably longer (lots of trial and error!).

If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new item of equipment, you can’t go wrong with the GigRig Quartermaster 6. It works brilliantly, it looks very stylish (it’s all about how it looks!), their customer service was excellent and the packaging alone made it feel like Christmas had come early! Very exciting…

Anyway, above is a video of the finished ‘board and some photos. At the time of making this video, the effects include: Digitech Hardwire Tuner > Dunlop Wah >Xotic BB Preamp > Moollon Signal Boost > MXR Carbon Copy > EHX Cathedral Reverb. I may ditch the wah, as I plan to put multiple time based effects into a single loop (or two).

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