From my Jan Braathen Stratocaster I go into a fuzz—I have gone back to the Prescription Electronics fuzz. The chain goes from the fuzz into the Bogner Harlow booster/compressor, into a Dunlop Mini-Wah, then into a Boss OD-2 and an Empress overdrive. I go into the Jam multi-purpose true bypass box. It is a switcher made by Jam pedals in Greece that lets me switch on some loops with multiple effects and keep some noisy effects out of the signal path when they are not on. I keep the Alesis Bitrman in the loop because that effect tends to degrade the signal when it is off. Also in the Jam loops are an Electro Harmonix Super Ego and Jam Dan Comp Compressor. You can hear the Super Ego on “One and the Same Again,” on I.E., I have the compressor in the loop with the Super Ego to bring out the string noise, which I like. Also in the loop system are a Z.Vex Fuzz Factory, a Jam Waterfall Vibrato, and a Jam The Big Chill Tremolo. The signal goes into a Morley volume pedal, and then to two Eventide H9s controlled by the iPad. I have a vintage Jen fuzz [like a Vox Tonebender] that sounds great and is all over the new record, but the level is too uncontrollable to take out live.more
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