"I experiment and am always changing things in the studio, but when I play live or begin recording I use the same signal path. I start with a Fender guitar—a Stratocaster or a Jazzmaster, into a Boss FDR-1 Fender Deluxe Reverb pedal, which is a cheap preamp. It goes into a Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay pedal. From there the signal goes into my custom distortion box, and then directly into the laptop through an Apogee Duet (in the studio I use the Apogee Ensemble). On the laptop I have the Max/MSP patch, which is like a modeler/sampler/synthesizer thing. From the laptop, I go into a Mackie mixer, which sends a mono signal to an amp and a stereo signal to the house." From an article describe a collaboration between Ian Bellamy and Thomas Strønen.more
Good little digital emulator and additional distortion pedal. I use this for really small gigs when my Blues Jr. is too much. Great at low volumes with my '58 Gibson ES-125. I've even used it playing a blues festival when my lead guitar player's amp went out and he had to use mine. (Other bands were complimenting me on my tone. Go figure.)
This is one of my workhorse pedals. Not gonna blow your mind, but works every time.