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This build is from Matt Fawcett's acoustic guitar pedalboard and rig, which we caught wind of on Twitter via the above photo. It's a mid-sized pedalboard with an ambient and singer-songwriter focus, fitted to a wooden pedalboard with two levels.
The only item we didn't identify is the little rectangular box in the upper-left hand corner of the board.
If anyone knows what that is, feel free to leave it in the comments section, below.
It looks like it's going directly into the Pigtronix looper pedal, but it's hard to tell for sure what it is or what it does.
You've got multiple looping pedals and two ambient stompboxes from Walrus Audio.
- Walrus Audio Mako D1 (delay)
- Walrus Audio Mako R1 (reverb)
Ambient effects are a good fit for acoustic pedalboards, and the Walrus Audio Mako series gives you some flexibility with plenty of ways to dial in ambient layering.
Otherwise, Matt just a foot controller, a TrueTone overdrive, and a small D'Addario chromatic tuner.
Pretty psych’d for how this turned out! Going to give it a few shows before I make any major changes to it, but we will see…😉#singersongwriter #musician #guitarist #fawcettmusic #pedalboard #pedalboardrig #flyrig #acousticguitarpedalboard #acoustic… https://t.co/lF1fW1RefM pic.twitter.com/5wMRqrFwFy— Matt Fawcett (@Fawcett_Matt) July 13, 2021
We really like how Matt put things together for his acoustic guitar here, which gives us some ideas for the pedals we include in our own acoustic guitar resources articles (one of which is linked below).
To summarize, Matt's pedalboard focuses on the following effects categories:
Read more: Best pedals for acoustic guitar
Matt appears to be using two DI boxes, which we're guessing are the Radial DIs, though not entirely sure. These would be used to send a balanced signal straight into a PA system, without an acoustic amplifier, which we're guessing Matt doesn't use, or at least not with this board.
As we mentioned, Matt uses two loopers on this pedalboard. The larger Looptimus is likely for backing and multi-tracks, while the Pigtronix looper is likely for his acoustic guitar.
These two pedals take up almost the entire first row of the pedalboard.
Looping is a pretty popular functionality for solo acoustic players and singer-songwriters.
A power supply didn't make it into the picture, but we're guessing the Looptimus has a dedicated power source while the other six boxes are drawing from a 9V power supply port. Overall, it's an inspiring pedalboard for acoustic guitar artists, especially if you're involved in looping or solo acts like Matt does.
If you have questions, corrections, or thoughts about the rig, drop them in the comments section below.
We'll jump in and answer as best we can.