My set up and gear is pretty simple and traditional.
For most gigs and sessions, I use a pedal board with a good number of pedals.
For more traditional or low volume gigs, I may just bring a guitar, chord, tuner and amp.
In this video, I go through my current rig and describe what I’m using and why:
My pedals on my board at the moment are from guitar to amp as follows: Boss TU-2 tuner, RC-Booster, Ibanez Mostortion, Nobels ODR-1 reissue, Nobels ODR-1 original, T-Rex Tremster, Arion Stereo Chorus, Deluxe Memory Man, and Boss DD-6 Digital Delay.
I believe in getting a nice, fat and clean tone out of the amp before incorporating any pedals.
After you get that tone, bring in the effects as you desire.
I generally keep the Memory Man and RC Booster on pretty much all the time for my taste. I also love the vibrato setting on the Memory Man. It’s really great for ballads.
The Nobels pedals are set to be stacked (one lower gain and one a little higher), and I use them together to boost a solo or just if I need more gain.
The Arion Chorus is mainly for a Leslie effect. I use the DD-6 for splitting two amps or sometimes for the reverse delay effect.
I turn my guitar volume and tone knobs all the way up and just adjust my right hand style for dynamics.
Here’s the full board:
I also have a smaller board I use for live gigs and smaller sessions:
This is what works best for me.
In my opinion, there are no rules at all with gear or music in general.
Experimenting is how I learned everything I know to this point.
Stay tuned and in tune!
– Guthrie Trapp
Floyd Cassista Tele
Fender Road Worn Tele
Floyd Cassista Strat
Epiphone Century 1960
Gretsch Reverend Horton Heat signature model
Jerry Jones Baritone
PRS David Grissom signature model
G&L ASAT Classic
Larrivee OM-9 acoustic w/ Fishman Matrix pickup
1933 Gibson L-00 acoustic
National M-2 resonator w/ Highlander pickup
Sim Daley F style Mandolin w/ Joe Mills mic & undersaddle pickup
1966 Fender Pro Reverb
1966 Fender Super Reverb
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
1966 Fender Princeton Reverb
Magic Amps Britt (AC-15 style)
Swart AST Pro
Vox Handwired AC-30
Marshall Handwired JTM-45 Head
Avatar 2×12 cabs
Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
Vintage Arion Stereo Chorus SCH-1 (leslie)
Nobels ODR-1 overdrive (original)
Nobels ODR-1 reissue
XTS Custom Pedals Imperial Overdrive
Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 Keeley Mod
Xotic Effects RC Booster
Boss DD-6 Digital Delay
Gretsch Play Boy Wah
Keeley Compressor (2 knob)
Earnie Ball VP jr
Boss PH-1r Phaser
MXR Phase 90
T-Rex Replica delay
Vintage Boss DM-2 delay
Radial Tonebone PZ-PRE acoustic preamp & DI
Boss TU-2 tuner
Peterson Stroboflip tuner
Moog Ring Mod