Bluesapalooza Pedalboard Rundown

Laura and I are heading off to Mammoth Lakes (California) today because we are performing at the annual Bluesapalooza Blues And Brews Festival up there on Sunday at 11:00am (and yes, there are still tickets if you want to come and join us!)

But I took a little time yesterday while putting the pedalboard together for the show to go on Facebook Live (from my phone, so my apologies for the quality) and talk about how and why I setup this pedalboard the way that I did.

It looks like a lot, but you’ll see most things get used very little or are simply there to compensate for issues I expect to have – being that it’s not my gear and I don’t know the soundman ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, hope you enjoy it and if you do come to the show, PLEASE come and say hello after!

And if you are on Facebook, be on the lookout for video throughout the weekend on the Blues Guitar Unleashed Facebook page.


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  • Walt

    Reply Reply August 7, 2017

    There is a tiny pedal directly to the left of your Wah and I don’t think you mentioned that in your video.

    What is it?



  • Bob L

    Reply Reply August 6, 2017

    Great to learn that knowledge. Thank you!

  • Steve A

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Thanks for the video and explanations. Especially about the OCD and how it helps you to shape the tone depending on the amp.

    I have a Xotic BB Plus (the BB preamp + OD and some compression) and man I love that thing when I play slide. The Xotics are great pedals.

  • Ian Robins

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Thanks, Griff. I have a similar set up. Wish I had a good wa pedal tho’. Always enjoy your lessons and blogs. Have a great time at Bluesapaloosa!

  • Bud Hale

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Would love to attend Bluesapaloosa..!!!
    Texas a little too far away
    Have fun pickin & grinnin with all your buds
    Bud Hale

  • Jim

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Just a note to say how much i enjoy listening to you explain, demonstrate and play. You have the best mix of humour, exactness and that flow that lets your audience ..oh that’s me comprehend what you are presenting . thank you

  • Bob. Elliott

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    I have your Beginning Blues Guitar course and cannot play the B7 cord with out a couplof dead strings any help would be appreciated. Bob Elliott

  • Midnight

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Thanks Griff. No compressor eh? Or is that coming from the OCD?

  • Michael Chappell

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Hi Griff, For some reason your video link did not open can you always provide the WMV to download which I always do as the Australian Internet is SO Slow. Any way it must have been good..
    Have a great time at the Bluesapalooza over the weekend, I have signed in to get the news for when I win a lotto..

    I will check out the BGU FB page over the weekend.

    Michael-Sydney-Australia 3 August 2017.

  • Larry Puckett

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Been watching all your emails. Super impressed. Ordered and just received your full course. Guitar unleashed. Found out what a drummer told me. He says love how you play clean notes but need to work on timing lol. Hoping through your course I find that timing. Thank you. Have fun in Mammoth

  • Steve Webb

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Wish the party was in Colorado.Would love to meet you.Have a great time! You are my Guru!

  • Mike cole

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Hey griff thanks for the peddle board video just thanking is there a certain way or lineup that we should use place in our peddles thanks again I am enjoying your videos everyday I have learn a lot .

  • Rick P

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Thanks Griff:

    Nice to hear about the nuances of various effects pedals and their combinations.

    Cheers, Rick

    • Vince

      Reply Reply August 3, 2017

      Really enjoy these vids Griff…..Do you have a video or could you recommend a software to run a guitar into and then into a small fender to get all the effects of the pedals you’re going over in this video?
      Sure would appreciate your advice! Also, every once in a while you rip through some tasty scale riffs which would sure be nice to have a mini course on; it would help me generate my own after I get the timing of some of yours.

      Thanks loads, Vince

  • mark

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Hope you have a great time. Interesting video, although I can’t imagine getting to the point of using pedals, I’m saving this just in case. Of all, the OCD may be the most likely for someone at my level.

  • Mark Wales uk

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Cheers Griff
    For the insight it as given me something to think on
    Good luck with the gig no doubt you’ll blow them away ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽถ

  • mike z.

    Reply Reply August 3, 2017

    Griff , I like your explanation of the pedal’s you use . There is nothing available to explain how to use them . Great job . Thanks for sending . Mike

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