Briggs took a more svelte approach for his pedalboard on the Coma Ecliptic tour. His stomp station includes a Boss TU-2 tuner, a Wamper Faux Tape Echo (used for a constant warbling tone), an Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synth (ideal for “Tom Sawyer”-ish bass-synth washiness), a Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay (Briggs’ favorite pedal, which he currently uses as a chorus), and a Darkglass Electronics Duality Fuzz (which replaced a Keeley-modded Ibanez Tube Screamer because the Duality has a mix knob that allows Briggs to keep a more natural tone of low-end fury)more
> I’m having this love affair with the Boss PS-3 Super Shifter. One thing about playing with a whammy bar is that I really can’t stand constantly going out of tune. For a singer, it’s just about the absolute worst thing you could have to deal with. Those pedals are great because I can avoid using a whammy-equipped guitar. But they are also a rad creative tool.more
"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
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This is a quirky pedal. It has a some nice digital delays and then several pitch shifted delays that get progressively weirder with each preset you try. Weird....and beautiful. Preset 7 is the famous one, a kind of pitch-shifted reverse reverb that sounds incredible when set fully "wet" and detuned one octave. I ran a chord progression out of my Ditto Looper into it...and when I closed my eyes I imagines I was floating just off the bottom of the ocean looking up at the surface. Dark and shifty.
One of the higher presets is either the effect used on the lead part in Radiohead's "My Iron Lung" or dead close to it. Really great pedal.
One quirk, the wet sound is slightly delayed off the dry. This bugs me a bit.