How much more looping can a man need? Well a bit more, as Dave also has a BOSS RC-2 Loop Station on the board.
“With the Line 6 pedals you can’t store samples” Dave observes. “But the Loop Station makes it a lot easier on, for example, Into The Mirror or Ice Monster – that sort of stuff would be almost impossible to record live. But in terms of guitar samples, it’s still totally live, I only use the BOSS in extreme cases.”
An important new addition to the board is the Zvex Box Of Rock line boost and distortion pedal (to the left of the Tube Screamer).
“It’s my favourite pedal I’ve got over the last few years,” Dave elaborates. “I’m not into fuzz, I like liveliness. That’s what’s so cool about the Box Of Rock, it makes everything seem more lively and gives it more attitude.”