Omar rodriguez lopez


“Omar Rodríguez helped me a lot. When I met him he came from a punk scene, but he liked to do things solo, play very fast, stuff I could do. That gave me the courage to put out that part of me to be able to create guitar solos that really exposed that emotional side; I was able to find the way to do it without getting too carried away, but also without setting myself any limits.” (John Frusciante)


OmarRodríguez-López Pedals through different eras.

Let’s take 5 minutes of silence to aprecciate this….

Ok. I was going to do a post that discussed pedalboards with delays at the beggining of the chain and another that talked about wah pedals at the end of the chain. But I couldn’t resist making an exclusive post for Omar’s pedals. He has some delays at first. At never puts his wah at the begging at the pedal police officers orders. And also reverb at the beggining it some cases. 

I will attempt to explain his pedal order.

2011/2012:tuner>microamp>chorus>octave>analog delay>phaser>digital delay>wah>fuzz>tape delay>looper

So. The first photos are his Mars Volta 2001?-2010? pedalboard. Then his Mars Volta/ORL Group scaled down pedalboard of 2011/2012. After the At The Drive In reunion pedalboard. The last two are his Bosnian Rainbows pedals. 

Damn pedals are cool.

*I do not own any of the photos. I Stole them from different blogs, flickrs, magazines, tumblrs, pinterests, etc. and kept them in my computer a long time ago, but since I forgot to write where they came from I can’t put them. Sorry I guess.