dod phasor

The ever evolving board:
Polytune mini
5 dirtkeeper prototype models
Stereo splitter/loop switcher (more on that below)
DOD 490 Phasor (left only)
DOD 460 Mini Chorus (right only)
MXR stereo tremolo
Strymon DIG
Empress Reverb
Fender FR1000 solid state spring reverb (off board)
1spot pro cs7

The box in the center does a few things but it’s main purpose is to turn on the entire stereo path like a preset with one stomp. There’s also switches for my reverb tank, favourite for the strymon, and a latching hold switch connected to the Empress.
The master stereo loop switch can be configured to switch the loops in a few very useful ways as well.
-Left and right on and off together.
-Left always off, switch toggles right
-Left always on, switch toggles right
-Toggle between left and right

I am very stoked on this setup thus far.


Finally got all my pedals together in one room! This makes my preference for stuff from the 80s and 90s painfully clear.

Ampeg scrambler reissue
NYC reissue big mufff
Sovtek black big muff
Ibanez pds1 programmable distortion
Marshall shredmaster
The Rat - 90s vintage reissue
Rat 2
DOD yjm308
MXR d+ early Dunlop reissue
MXR d+ late 70s block logo
Dan Armstrong blue clipper
Ross distortion

MXR stereo tremolo
Moog mf trem
EHX small clone
DOD phasor 490
DOD fx70 stereo flanger

DOD fx40b
MXR six band eq
DOD 280 - early 80s
MXR dynacomp - hand wired custom shop

Digitech PDS1002
Boss dd-2
Ibanez de7
EHX holy grail
DOD FX90 - rehoused
Fairfield Circuitry Meet Maude
EHX 16 second digital delay reissue

And then there’s all my builds…
Superfuzz clone
WEM pep box clone
Bluesbreaker inspired OD
“Normal distortion” high gain distortion prototype
Ibanez cyberdrive clone
A distortion pedal
IC big muff inspired distortion
A fuzz pedal
Scrambler inspired fuzz
Cornish inspired big muff
Another fuzz pedal
Another distortion pedal
Yet another fuzz pedal
Dual loop switcher
Expression pedal preset switch

Ok that’s it.

Board update. Seriously stereo:
Ibanez OD850 reissue (it’s really good)
3 dirtkeeper prototypes - distortion/fuzz/od
MXR analog delay
Empress reverb (it’s unreal)
DOD 490 phasor (left side only)
MXR stereo tremolo
Strymon DIG
polytune mini (mutes left channel)
Reverb/favorite switch

I’ve started writing for a new 3 piece project and the stereo portion of this chain really fills things out

Sick day.
Time to update my board.
Here’s what’s up:
DOD phasor 490 > MXR flanger (bypassed with the loop box) > ampeg scrambler > 1995 x 2 (one knob fuzz/fuzz face derivative. One for high gain. One for low gain.) > THE RAT > 1987 (my latest take on the distortion+. It kills!) > colorsound overdriver clone (mostly to add girth to bridge pickups) > ehx deluxe memory man tt1100.

That’s it.

New board…
I’ve been trying to settle on a reasonable sized board for the longest time and hopefully this is it.
I wanted something that I can use for both bass and guitar in the two bands I play with and enough to keep me happy at home.
It always felt silly taking my bigger board for these bands when I wouldn’t use half of it and was so tired of tearing apart my main board to make a little guy once or twice a week.
Signal chain goes like this:
DOD 280 compressor - DOD 490 phasor - Dirtkeeper Scuzz - Dirtkeeper Debaser - Dirtkeeper Overdraft - Strymon Dig - Polytune mini. Favourite and reverb footswitch also in the back.
I should be able to get my MXR stereo tremolo on there too if I can find some taller feet and mount the 1spot underneath.

This weeks board:
DOD 280 comp - 480 phasor - Alesis nanoverb w/ bypass box - 2 x blnk page dirt 1987/the driver - digitech pds 1002 : dry out into boss dd6 (just for its hold function) and dd2 into a Randall commander - pds effect out into ehx 16 second digital delay into the fender solid state reverb/supertwin.
This has been great for creating those infinite sound blankets with lap steel.

Here’s the most recent incarnation of my board.
ALL the dirt is mine!

Small clone with depth pot and chorus/pitch vibrato toggle
1995/scuzz (available very soon)
1981/decay - scrambler based on my reissue and not a vintage version so it’s much louder. Also added a hi cut filter in the scrambled path since the nature of the scrambler is so bright.
1993/distorter - IC big muff transformed into the perfect (for me at least) high gain distortion.
1987/driver - my take on classic hard clipping drive/distortion. Sounds sort of like a rat with slightly less gain and a much thicker low end (also available very soon)
Colorsound overdriver - was originally a straight clone but that didn’t last long. Now it’s real dirty with hard clipping before the baxandall eq.
MXR loop box switches the back row other than the small clone
(un)holy grail - it’s got fuzz on the reverb.
Moog trem
Deluxe Memory Man tt1100
DOD 490 phasor - in the effects loop of the memory man so just the delays are phased. Dry kill switch for mellower “vibe” style shifting.