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“I have a switch each side of the pedalboard to activate the piezo on the guitars. It’s more practical. I never touch it on the guitar - it’s only ever activated through the pedal switch.
“I have a volume pedal and wah here with switches for the three amp channels that I use: clean, crunch and overdrive. It switches both of those TriAmps and the [TC Electronic] 1210, G-Force 1, 2 and 3 units.
“I also have presets here on the board to make things easier for a couple of things that I do.
“The Korg pedals here activate keyboard sounds and work as bass pedals for some songs - I use the keyboard sounds on Spirit Of Radio, Time Stands Still, Presto, Stick It Out, Workin’ Them Angels… almost everything.
“I’ve been using this pedalboard for the last 10 or 12 years. There are a lot of things that are changing [with effects technology]. I’m intrigued by the whole main stage idea [effects controlled by a computer hub] but if it ain’t broke…
“I know my system and I know what I hear. I might experiment and take some time looking in that sort of [digital] direction, but right now I like the analogue gear I have.
“We trade things in and out once in a while. We put in an [Electro-Harmonix] Electric Mistress and the original Loft [effects unit] I had from the early 80s. Unfortunately, it blew up!”
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