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.


The reverb pedals at the begging of Kevin Parker’s chain are key inTame Impala’s sound/tone. I like how Kevin Parker went against traditional pedal order. That gives the guitar a more expanded, spacey and psychedelic sound and tone in the songs. This is also are complemented by an analog delay near the end of the chain.

The rest of effects fuzz, wah, phaser, flanger, filters, tremolo, etc. Deserve another post of its own.

The point is to not be afraid of the “PEDAL POLICE” and try new stuff. 

*Photos vía,, and All great blogs. 

Here are a couple of Tame Impala live concerts I like very much:




Josh Homme pedals from Them Crooked Vultures & Queens of the Stone Age. I’m looking for his 2013 pedals. Too bad Premier Guitar hasn’t done a Rig Rundown. I think Josh doesn’t want to share his tone secrets. There is now a screenshot from a clip of their studio recording. 

Their music is an inspiration for tracks I guess.