Pedalboard suggestions are somewhat subjective, though we'll make note of compatibility concerns or best practices when it makes sense. Enjoy, and feel free to ask questions in the comments section below.
Blues Pedalboard Ideas and Pedal Suggestions
Compatibility Notes: For these pedals, we'd recommend the Voodoo Lab 4x4 power supply which can power up to eight 9V pedals at once, with switchable voltage options. It should be more than enough for this list. Also note that you'll need four patch length (typically less than 1 foot) instrument cables to connect the pedals. To fit the pedals, the Pedaltrain Metro 24 will be enough room. Go with something bigger if you plan to add more pedals down the road.
A good blues pedalboard is pretty standard. I'd recommend a booster, distortion (unless you use your tube amp's distortion, which would probably be better anyway), a wah pedal, tremolo, and analog delay. In this case, the TS9 is definitely optional, unless you're amp is just meh.
Read more: Best amps for pedals
Booster and Distortion
You should put gain effects - which include distortion and boost - at the front of your signal chain right after your guitar. I like the TS9 for some overdrive and the Xotic EP for a simple solo boost.
Important note: An overdrive pedal like the TS9 can still be used to push a tube amp's dirty channel, depending on how aggressive you want the tone to be. Though for more subtle blues styles, a decent tube amp - Fender, Marshall, etc - will probably be adequate with or without an overdrive pedal supplementing it.
I always recommend Morley switchless wah pedals, for quick on/off control without having to click a button. Just step on it and go. For blues styles, where you might be using wah a lot, this is a must. I'm partial to the Bad Horsie series.
Modulation and Ambience: The TR-2 Tremolo and MXR M169 Analog Delay
Your delay doesn't need to be complex. Go for tone quality over flexibility, like the MXR M169 analog delay, perhaps for a slapback-style echo. If you want a little more flexibility, throw in the TR-2 tremolo.
Power Supply Recommendation
The Voodoo Lab 4x4 will power all these pedals with room to spare. They're all 9V pedals with a normal mA requirement. This would still give you three spare 9V ports (two of which are high current), and two 12V ports (also high current).
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