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Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

Nels Cline uses a Boss Compressor Sustainer to squish his sound. "People laug... more

Fulltone Mini DejaVibe Stereo Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

Fulltone Mini DejaVibe Stereo Chorus Guitar Effec...

Nels Cline uses a Fulltone Deja Vibe pedal. "I love the Deja Vibe," Cline sa... more

ZVEX Fuzz Factory

ZVEX Fuzz Factory

"I always use the Zvex Fuzz Factory," Cline says in this Premier Guitar inter... more

Needs Review Fulltone 69 MKII Fuzz Pedal

Fulltone 69 MKII Fuzz Pedal

"When I started playing with Wilco, I went through the many pedals lying arou... more

Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight

Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight

Another of Cline's pedals is the Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight. "It's a disto... more

Crazy Tube Circuits Vyagra Boost

Crazy Tube Circuits Vyagra Boost

Wilco guitarist Nels Cline uses at Crazy Tube Circuits Vyagra Boost, as seen ... more

Bigfoot FX Magnavibe

Bigfoot FX Magnavibe

Nels Cline uses a Bigfoot FX Magnavibe, as spotted in this interview at (27:4... more

Completely Incorrect MXR Custom Shop CSP105 Vintage '75 Phase 45 Phaser Guitar Effects Pedal

MXR Custom Shop CSP105 Vintage '75 Phase 45 Phase...

As seen in this Premier Guitar interview at (27:48), Nels Cline uses an MXR P... more

Needs Review Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive Guitar Pedal

Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive Guitar Pedal

"The lynchpin of my sound tends to be the Klon Centaur Overdrive," Cline says... more

Boss VB-2 Vibrato

Boss VB-2 Vibrato

"They're rare as hen's teeth, I LOVE the sound (I like wiggly, what can I say... more

Needs Improvement DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Pedal

Nels Cline gets crazy effects out of the Digitech Whammy pitch shifting pedal... more

Electro-Harmonix EH-7875 16 Second Digital Delay

Electro-Harmonix EH-7875 16 Second Digital Delay

Nels Cline uses an original Electro-Harmonix 16 Second digital delay, as seen... more

Electro-Harmonix Ring-Thing

Electro-Harmonix Ring-Thing

Cline uses an Electro-Harmonix Ring Modulator - the Ring thing. "It also does... more

Electro-Harmonix XO Deluxe Memory Man

Electro-Harmonix XO Deluxe Memory Man

Cline uses an Electro-Harmonix Memory man reissue, as spotted in this video a... more

Crowther Hot Cake

Crowther Hot Cake

"Hot Cake: Scott Amendola gave me this little beauty from New Zealand. When I... more

Completely Incorrect Boss FV-500L Volume Pedal - Low Impedance

Boss FV-500L Volume Pedal - Low Impedance

Nels mentions in [this article](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Nels_Cl... more

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Nels says of Boss DD-3, "The Keeley modifications provide some "warmer" delay... more

Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Grail Plus Variable Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Grail Plus Variable Reve...

An Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Grail can be seen at 32:52 in this Nels Cline rig... more

Boss FV-500H Volume Pedal

Boss FV-500H Volume Pedal

At 23:25, it can be seen that Nels uses a FV-500H. more

JAM Pedals WaterFall Chorus & Vibrato Pedal

JAM Pedals WaterFall Chorus & Vibrato Pedal

Nels Cline was shocked that he liked the Waterfall ! He hates Chorus pedals a... more

Needs Review JAM pedals Tube Dreamer +

JAM pedals Tube Dreamer +

Nels plays: TubeDreamer+, WaterFall, Rattler, RetroVibe, Delay Llama+ more

Needs Review JAM Pedals RetroVibe

JAM Pedals RetroVibe

Nels plays: TubeDreamer+, WaterFall, Rattler, RetroVibe, Delay Llama+ more

Needs Review JAM Pedals Rattler

JAM Pedals Rattler

"Though still just bubbling under the large wave of boutique effects pedals, ... more

Needs Review JAM PEDALS Delay Llama+

JAM PEDALS Delay Llama+

"Though still just bubbling under the large wave of boutique effects pedals, ... more

Needs Review Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Phaser

Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Phaser

Nels Cline uses these Source Audio products: soundblox Tri-Mod Phaser more

Needs Review Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Guitar Effects...

3) Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb more

Needs Review Mid-Fi Electronics Glitch Computer

Mid-Fi Electronics Glitch Computer

"What's a Mid-Fi Glitch Computer? My roommate Bobb turned me on to this littl... more

Needs Review Boss DD-2 Digital Delay

Boss DD-2 Digital Delay

"Boss DD-2 delay: Because when I turn the thing off I don't want it to trail ... more

Pro Co RAT Distortion Pedal

Pro Co RAT Distortion Pedal

"ProCo Rat has been modified for a little extra poop. The LED is now yellow. ... more

Needs Review Fulltone '69 Fuzz Pedal

Fulltone '69 Fuzz Pedal

In the Premier Guitar Rig Rundown, you see the Fulltone '69 fuzz @ 22:55. @... more

Catalinbread Octapussy Octave Fuzz

Catalinbread Octapussy Octave Fuzz

"This is a beautiful time for boutique effects pedals, and there are so many ... more

Needs Review Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Compressor Pedal

Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Compressor Pedal

" I also really dig the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone, which Jimmy Vivino turn... more

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone

In this pedalboard photos of Cline, taken by a fan at one of their Brasil con... more

Needs Review Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine

Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine

In this pedalboard photos of Cline, taken by a fan at one of their Brasil con... more

Needs Review Devi Ever Soda Meiser

Devi Ever Soda Meiser

"I love my Devi Ever pedals, especially the old Soda Meiser." more

Needs Review Sarno Music Solutions Earth Drive

Sarno Music Solutions Earth Drive

"The SMS Earth Drive is excellent," says Nels Cline who started using it beca... more

Analog Outfitters Scanner

Analog Outfitters Scanner

Nels demonstrates this "classic vibrato" which is, as he explains, a "Hammon... more

Needs Review Hudson Electronics Broadcast

Hudson Electronics Broadcast

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Needs Review Delay Llama Supreme

Delay Llama Supreme

“I immediately used it (Delay Llama Supreme) on some recordings – mostly on d... more

Needs Review Marshall The Guv'nor Mk1 Overdrive Pedal

Marshall The Guv'nor Mk1 Overdrive Pedal

"I ended up loving the ’70s-era Marshall Guv'nor distortion after many Pro Co... more

Needs Review MXR M101 Phase 90

MXR M101 Phase 90

Visible in this photo of Cline's pedalboard. more

Keeley Modded Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

Keeley Modded Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Guitar Effe...

"Anyway, I now prefer a Keeley-modded Boss DD-3 pedal. The Keeley modificatio... more

Needs Review Catalinbread Echorec

Catalinbread Echorec

"Runner up in the 'Super Cool' and 'Original Delay Dept.': the new Catalinbre... more

Needs Improvement Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Pulsar Variable Shape Tremolo

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Pulsar Variable Shape ...

Nels Cline's Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Pulsar Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal w... more

Needs Review ZVEX Box of Metal

ZVEX Box of Metal

Featured on the official ZVEX artist page. > Nels Cline - Wilco, Nels Clin... more

Needs Review Rainger FX El Distorto

Rainger FX El Distorto

Featured on Cline's official Rainger FX artist page. more

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