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I play a Fender Deluxe Stratocaster, which goes into my board. My pedal order goes something like this:
Xotic Effects SP Compressor
JHS Pedals Morning Glory
Bondi Effects Sick As
Emerson Custom Paramount
Empress Effects Nebulus
Ernie Ball VP Jr. (T1M modded with buffer and light/tuner out to Boss TU-3)
Boss DD-7 Delay
Boss DD-20 Delay
Foxpedals The Wave Dual Delay/Reverb
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
And a recently added TC Electronic Ditto Looper (not pictured)
I love the Wave’s reverb as it always makes my tone sound just beautiful. Open chords with it sound great. I like the Sick As too; I find myself stacking it with the Morning Glory a lot.
HOW COULD SOMEONE START BUILDING A RIG LIKE YOURS?
If someone wanted a rig like mine, I would tell them to save money, think about what the exact tone is that they’re going for, and make the right decisions when it comes to what pedals they desire and how they would order them in a signal chain.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO BECOME A BETTER MUSICIAN?
Practice always; always practice. I am far from the best guitarist, but I can do what is required for a lead guitarist when it all comes down to it. I try to determine when to play what parts in a song so my sound is not too overpowering or too low of a volume. I keep finding parts of songs I have not heard before and just build on that knowledge.
If you play in any kind of church environment, make sure to be thankful for what you have and give all of the glory to God! If you are praising Him, it does not matter what your rig looks like.