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AMS Pedalboard Pack 8 Includes
Blackbird 1530 Pedalboard
- Blackbird Pedalboards 1530 Pedalboard Tweed Tolex with ATA Case
- Boss ES8 Effects Switching System
- Electro-Harmonix Black Finger Tube Compressor Pedal
- ISP Technologies Theta Guitar Pre Amp Pedal
- TC Electronic Polytune 2 Polyphonic Tuner Pedal
- Moog MF108M Moogerfooger Cluster Flux Chorus Flanger Pedal
- Fuchs Plush Replay Tube Delay Pedal
- Hammond Leslie Digital Rotary Effects Pedal
- MutronIII Plus Envelope Filter Pedal
- Moog MF Flange Minifooger Flanger Guitar Effect Pedal
- Walrus Audio Phoenix 120V Power Supply
Tolex is a musician proven material that can put up with the bumps, spills and abuses of frequent gigging. Blackbird pedalboards use the same quality amplifier tolex used by amp builders which allows you to not only match your board to your cab or amp but also give you a pedalboard that will stand out on stage, in the studio or at home.
Every Blackbird pedalboard 1530HC comes standard with 2 black solderless 1/4-inch jacks. The solderless 1/4-inch jacks provide an easy access point to the boards input and out, making setup and breakdown a breeze. They also eliminate the wear and tear on your pedals jacks from constant plugging. The solderless design ensures anyone can get their board wired up right out of the box.
The loop top allows you to use the entire board surface to Velcro your pedals anywhere you want. Holds up to 16 standard sized effects pedals.
The ATA case is perfect for the gigging musician. 3/8-inch thick plywood with a completely foam lined interior ensures your pedalboard will arrive safe whether in a trunk, trailer or on a plane. Just remove the top and still access your jacks on the side. Each 1530 ATA case features fully recessed hardware and includes recessed wheels and side handle for easier transportation.
Blackbird Pedalboards 1530 Pedalboard Tolex Features
Boss ES-8 Foot-Stomping Creativity
- Overall board dimensions: 30 x 15 inches
- Holds up to 16 pedals
- Tolex Covering
- 2 Black Solderless 1/4-inch Jacks
- Side Grommet
- ATA Case
- Recessed Wheels and Side Handle
- Live-In Design
The ES-8 Effects Switching System begins life with a sharp and clear mission: to provide pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions. The new and innovative ES-8 is a system that represents a major leap “out of the box” from the standard individual stomp box utility. It is a whole new way of providing unprecedented capability without sacrificing sound quality. The ES-8 combines far-reaching flexibility with total freedom of expression. All this, in one cool device.
Not just another utility tool, the ES-8 kicks down the door to unlimited possibilities in the universe of musical expression. From this day on, the use of stomp boxes will never be the same. Using BOSS’ advanced technology the ES-8 is designed for spontaneity on the stage. So, go ahead. Jump out of the box. Take the plunge into a whole new world of musical expression. It’s a total game changer that will take you to places no musician has ever gone before.
Boss ES8 Effects Switching System Features
Flex Your Routability with the ES-8
- Programmable switching system with eight loops (plus an additional loop)
- Analog circuit design to protect your pure tone
- Unprecedented routing flexibility with the ability to change the routing order and create parallel effect chains
- Onboard memory for storing external control parameters such as delay time for each patch
- Buffers can be turned on/off individually each for input and output and stored in each patch; level variability for output buffer
- Highly-reliable footswitches with switch-noise mute capability
- LCD and 7-segment LED display show detailed information at a glance
- 800 patch memories provide unmatched capability for touring musicians
- Completely customizable pedal function assignments
- Scratching the itch of serious working musicians with detailed attention to often-requested features and functions
One of the ES-8’s key features is its innovative routing flexibility, which provides the ability to easily rearrange the order of a chain of stompbox effects. This gives professional guitarists the ability to access a wide array of effect combinations, offering total creative freedom to achieve the unique sounds that they desire. In addition, the ES-8’s parallel chain function increases the effect combination options further, thereby expanding the final sound variation capability exponentially. What’s more, all of these programmed configurations can be saved for instant access during a live performance.
Isn't it about time you got connected?
Supporting the ES-8’s superior functionality is its comprehensive connectivity, which empowers this amazing switcher to do the job it does. In addition to the eight effect loops on board, there are three TRS control output jacks, two TRS expression output jacks, and two TRS control/expression input jacks. MIDI capability is also included for integrating seamlessly with MIDI-controlled stomp effects. These centralized controls make the ES-8 even more powerful as a total command center of sound creativity. Of course, as is consistent throughout the ES-8 system, all of these control settings are also storable.
Protects the Purity of Your Precious Tone
In addition to routing capability and connectivity, the ES-8 pays particular attention to sound quality. It’s designed in a way that does not contribute to sound deterioration, keeping your tone pure and free of noise. These results are accomplished by carefully designed analog circuitry developed with the know-how, experience, and design expertise of the Boss engineering team. In further regard to tone pureness, the ES-8 is equipped with input and output buffers that can be turned on and off independently as needed to suit any rig.
Pro-Level Design For Gig Durability
The ES-8 effect switching system is more than just a smartly designed tool for the creation of awesome sounds. It is also a handsome piece of hardware that is going to look really good on your pedalboard. Built with durable mechanical functions in a road-tough design, the ES-8 combines huge technical innovations with small useful conveniences. Memory capability with 800 patches, a large display with extensive naming capacity, and robust responsive foot switches with full assignability are just a few of the features that make this switcher the choice of the pros.
The Electro-Harmonix Black Finger Tube Compressor Pedal is the only optoisolator photocell, dual vacuum tube compressor pedal on the market! So what does that mean?
It means that the Black Finger uses the same professional-grade techniques that the most revered, vintage and mega-thousand dollar, high-end studio compressors use, except that it's in the form of an affordable, compact foot pedal! Two different light sources (LED and lamp) provide distinctly different readings and offer uniquely varied compressions. One tube handles the compression stage while the other manages the gain stage. And unlike other tube
hyped products on the market, which use 9 to 50 volts, the Black Finger's design allows a full 300 volts of swing to be utilized. This makes it a true tube compressor in every sense.
Whether used as part of an effects loop or with direct guitar, bass or voice, the Black Finger will give music the type of treatment that simply cannot be achieved via plug-in emulation or with any other analog or digital product that doesn't cost thousands of dollars.
The Black Finger breathes life and warmth into any musical instrument or recording and makes it sound magical. It's further proof the Electro-Harmonix is changing the way players think about their pedals.
ISP Technology Theta Preamp
Now experience the performance of the Theta preamp in this high gain pedal. Featuring a full pre-distort preamplifier and high gain distortion stage, the Theta preamp pedal also includes a full implementation of the award winning Decimator G-string II circuit.
The Preamplifier section includes controls for Gain, Bass, Midrange boost/cut Level and Midrange Sweep from 300 to 3KHz, Treble and Preamp Level. The Preamp section can be used stand-alone for clean tone shaping and/or used to overdrive the front of the THETA High Gain distortion stage.
ISP Technologies Theta Preamp Pedal Features
- Pre-Distort Preamp usable for overdrive of Distortion circuit or for clean tone shaping / overdrive
- Incredible tone shaping with Pre-Distort tone includes Bass, Mid Level, Mid sweep from 300 to 3KHz and Treble
- THETA Distortion circuit with post distort Bass, Mid Level, Mid Sweep from 300 to 3KHz and Treble
- Highest gain Distortion available anywhere, greater than 160dB of gain using Distortion and Pre-Distort Preamp overdrive
- Decimator G-string II noise reduction built in for absolute silent operation and greater than 80dB NR
- Footswitch selectable dual Gain1 / Gain2 settings
- +/-15volt internal operation for professional headroom and sonic clarity
- Dynamic Saturation Modulation circuit emulates a saturated tube amp with tube rectifier
- Externally controllable switching of all footswitch functions for control via MIDI control function
The Distortion controls include footswichable Gain 1 and Gain 2 for selection of a crunch and over the top gain, Bass Midrange boost/cut Level, Midrange Sweep from 300 to 3KHz, Treble and output level.
The Decimator G-String II circuit has a Decimator Threshold control and provides the full Time Vector Processing circuit with the latest Decimator improvements of Linearized release response, which improves the smoothness of the release response of the Decimator.
Another incredible feature we added is Dynamic Saturation Modulation, which emulates the spongy modulated dynamics of a full throttle tube amplifier with a vintage tube rectifier power section. While subtle, this adds yet another dimension to the THETA performance.
The trademark sound of the THETA amplifier series is over the top gain and sustain with over 160db of gain on tap and incredible tone shaping flexibility. The front end Preamplifier can be used to over-drive the input section of the THETA distortion circuit with mind blowing amounts of gain and pre-distort tone shaping. The only way we can provide this level of gain is due to the inclusion of the on-board Decimator G-String II circuit, which tracks the envelope of the input signal and provides greater than 80db of noise reduction.
The THETA PREAMP PEDAL is a true professional guitar Preamplifier with an internal +/-15 volt power supply providing more than 3 times the headroom of a typical 9 volt pedal. This amount of headroom is required for proper tone shaping and a higher level of performance than would otherwise be possible with a standard 9 volt power supply.
Add to all of these features dual remote control jacks, which allow all of the THETA PREAMP PEDAL switch functions to be controlled via MIDI control functions or simple switch closure, and you have one powerhouse Guitar Preamplifier.
The THETA distortion circuit is in a class of its own with better sensitivity, response and tone than any other guitar preamplifier. The discerning player knows how much better you can play when the response between their fingers and their ears becomes magic. That is the definable level of performance that the THETA provides.
TC Electronic Polytune 2
TC Electronic has taken all that is awesome about the PolyTune and fine-tuned perfection with the addition of a ridiculously accurate (+/-0.1 cent) ultra-fast strobe mode and a retina-scorching bright display that guarantees maximum visibility under all circumstances and gives you the Polytune 2 Polyphonic Tuner Pedal
The original PolyTune rocked the world. It forever changed the way TC Electronic looked at tuning. The world’s first polyphonic tuner took the hearts of guitarists by storm.
TC Electronic Polytune 2 Polyphonic Tuner Pedal Features:
- PolyTune - Tune all strings simultaneously
- New super-fast precise strobe tuning mode with +/- 0.1 cent accuracy
- Improved analog circuit
- New retina-scorching bright display
- DC output for powering other pedals
- 3M Velcro for pedal board attachment
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll know this. With PolyTune, you simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning! It really is as simple as strum - tune - rock! This way, you spend minimum time tuning and maximum time doing what you love the most - playing.
And They Thought Einstein Was Bright!
The display on PolyTune 2 is primed with some of the brightest LEDs you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Remember when some tuners were really good for daytime gigs, and others excelled in dark clubs? With PolyTune 2, you get an instant clear overview, no matter what the situation. And the ambient light sensor makes sure you get just the right amount of brightness every time. It’s truly amazing how bright they get, so don’t come complaining if planets want to orbit your pedalboard.
The Strobe Is Strong with This One
The original PolyTune was best in class when it came to precision. Great – but why stop there? TC Electronic received many requests from the guitar community to add a strobe tuner – a decision TC Electronic had been debating internally as well. So let there be strobe! For fine-tuning your precious gear and giving it the care and attention it deserves, to super accurate tuning in the studio or by a roadie on stage. This strobe tuner is lightning fast and ultra-precise.
PolyTune 2 – FineTuning Innovation
With PolyTune 2, TC Electronic wanted enhanced performance and maximum precision, without getting away from what made the original PolyTune such a hit. Have a look at its features, which combine the revolutionary with a strong display of innovation.
Full Strobe Ahead
The strobe tuner in PolyTune 2 is super accurate and super fast. Fine-tune your instruments with surgical precision at blinding speeds
The tuner magnet feature slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, delivering a quick and easy tuning experience – any time, every time.
MonoPoly instantly recognizes whether you play one or more strings and replies with the appropriate polyphonic or monophonic tuning mode.
PolyTune 2 stores your preferences. From pitch reference to tuning mode, it hangs on to this information even after it is powered down, making sure you only have to set how you want things to happen once.
Strum. Tune. Rock.
More than just a simple Chorus/Flange pedal, the
Moog Music MF-108M Moogerfooger Cluster Flux Chorus Flanger Pedal is the ultimate in time modulation! From subtle swirling to complete insanity, the Cluster Flux defies the laws of time and space. This limited edition 100 percent analog Moogerfooger features a Bucket Brigade Chip based delay line that oozes vibe and tone. Like all Moogerfoogers, it’s built like a tank for a lifetime of use.
Moog Music MF-108M Cluster Flux Pedal Features
- The ability to sync LFO modulation effects to MIDI Clock or Tap Tempo
- The ability to control Delay Time with MIDI Notes for tuned flanger comb-filter effects
- CV control of Delay Time, LFO Rate, Feedback, LFO Amount, Mix
- Send/Return Insert for external processing of BBD feedback loop
- A second output configurable via DIP switches for different types of stereo outputs
- A Spillover mode allows for creation of interesting drones and other feedback effects
- Control of Delay Time, Mix and Feedback in Chorus setting for extreme chorus effects
- Bi-polar feedback design creates Flanging effects w/ even or odd harmonic emphasis
- Wide-ranging LFO Rate for very slow to audio rate modulation
- Input/Output Level controls for use with wide range of devices
Don't be fooled by the Chorus/Flange switch. While the Moog Cluster Flux can conjure up a monstrous Jet Flange and sparkling Chorus sound, it also can transport you straight into another dimension.
Create an array of unique sounds with 6 wave shapes (Sine, Triangle, Square, Ramp, Reverse Ramp and Sample and Hold). Each shape is the foundation for a completely different musical inspiration. Tap in the tempo of your LFO via the TAP TEMPO button, or sync the Cluster Flux to a MIDI clock.
Positive and Negative Feedback allow you a wider range of tones and voicing than you would find in a normal stomp box. These can even be used to drive the Cluster Flux into tuned self-oscillation.
Use the Amount and Rate controls for expression and modulation of the delay line. Anything from vibrato to a jackhammer, these controls can make it happen. Just want a little bit of an effect? Use mix control to dial in the perfect blend of original and effected signal.
Want more control? CV jacks on the back allow for control of Time, Rate, Mix, Feedback and Amount via the Moog EP-2 Expression Pedal, CV or other Moogerfoogers.
Like all Moogerfoogers, the MF-108M Cluster Flux is made to work with all sound sources: Guitars, Drum Machines, Keyboards...you name it. The Cluster Flux is of course built in the classic Moog fashion and is guranteed to give you a lifetime of musical joy!
Fuchs Plush Replay
Using a unique circuit topology, the Plush Replay Tube Delay Pedal features up to one second of pure warm delay. The Replay has a True High Voltage power supply providing 300 volts to a genuine tube audio stage as well as a real tube level indicator. The Replay was designed as a replacement for tube delay pedals. The objective was to free the player from maintenance, the cost of replacing tapes, and to provide a simple to operate, musical platform for your musical expression.
The unit is a full function unit, which can operate with pedal or rack level effects and is built from the finest premium parts, and will give you years of enjoyment and high performance with no maintenance required. All connectors are Neutrik quality, the case is a solid 16 gauge steel enclosure with an industrial powder coat and baked on silk screening for long life and durability during use. The internal circuit boards are G-10 glass-epoxy and the circuit boards are double sided.
The Replay Tube Delay also features the same proprietary great-sounding digital technology used in many of other Plush pedals, for the delay line. The control panel is angled, and features ultra-bright LEDS for highest visibility on stage or even outdoors. The control panel features: LEDS for: Power, peak signal, tap tempo on, tempo indicator, echo mute. Replay's operation is as simple as a tape delay. No fancy programming, or software silliness. Designed by musicians for musicians.
A discrete (delay only) effects loop, allows you to process the delayed signal through a reverb, or outboard device, prior to mixing within the tube audio stage. This output may also be used for a remote footswitch. While the Replay can be used on a pedal board in-front of an amplifier, for best performance, we encourage its use in an effects loop. The Replay is simple to operate its unique retro styling is equally at-home in a studio, as it is on a stage.
Hammond Leslie Rotary Effects Pedal
Designed and built in America, the Hammond Leslie Digital Rotary Effects Pedal allows the distinctive rotary, moving sound of a Leslie to be added to any, guitar, bass, keyboard, or studio rig. This is Hammond Organ USA's first-ever release of a Digital Leslie Pedal!
Derived from the state-of-the art Digital Leslie onboard the new Hammond Sk series stage keyboards and the flagship B-3mkII Organ, the Leslie Pedal evokes vintage 122 and 147 Leslies, and the Model 18, basis of the classic Vibratone Guitar cabinet made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughn and others. The fourth model replicates the distinctive PR-40 stationary speaker cabinet, which was standard issue with Hammond Organs in the 50′s and 60′s, and a “secret weapon” for many vintage studio guitar recordings.
Rotary controls allow adjustment of virtual mic placement, ramp up and down speeds, overdrive, horn and bass balance, EQ and overall volume. Three footswitches provide true bypass, speed and brake control, stereo in/out. A gain switch allows the Leslie Pedal to be used in a guitar effects chain, or direct inject into a sound reinforcement system/keyboard amp.
The Original MU-TRON III Plus Envelope Filter Pedal translates the envelope or volume profile of every musical passage into an easily-controlled, vowel-like sound, as you play.
Use MU-TRON III Plus to create a variety of synthesizer sounds with most electrified instruments: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, flute, saxophone, brasses... even microphone. The sharper your attack and the more percussive your instrument, the wilder your sound will be. Besides providing that inverted snap
(perfect for funky bass), MU-TRON III Plus also functions as an automatic wah
pedal. Full instructions are included, but you decide how far you want to go.
Powered by 9V battery or optional #HAZPS1A adapter.
Moog MF Flange
The MF Flange is a 100 percent analog BBD based phase manipulator with a dedicated voicing switch and mono or stereo output capabilities. The two-position Type switch toggles between two voice modes: vocal or a traditional flanger. There is also a fully sweep-able feedback knob, which determines the resonant peak of a sweep, as well as a wide-range Time control that pushes the creation of sound capabilities of this analog effect far beyond the limitations of a traditional flanger.
Moog MF Flange Minifooger Flanger Guitar Pedal Features
- True Bypass
- 100 percent analog wide-range Flange
- Extreme time and phase manipulation possibilities
- Mono or Stereo out
- Designed to perform with any Guitar, Amp, or Bass guitar configuration
At Minimum position sweeps are gradual and fluid. As rate is increased, the movement becomes tighter and more focused. At maximum position, the modulation sound becomes is rapid and transitions to hard, percussive pulsing.
Determines the amount of modulation applied to the delay time. As depth is increased, the sound transitions from light motion and phasing all the way into massive multi-octave sweeps.
At maximum position you can easily craft traditional or vocal, metallic flange sounds. As the Time control position is reduced, delay time is increased and sounds become thicker and warmer. At Minimum position, the MF Flange is capable of approaching analog chorus.
This control brings focus and resonance to the sweep of a sound. We recommend starting at mid position and then adjusting from there. WARNING: at maximum position this control can cause the MF Flange to self-oscillate.
The lower position subtracts feedback from the mix and dry signal, producing a more vocal sound - shifting the comb filter 1/2 octave. In the Upper position, feedback is positively summed with the input signal and dry signal producing a more traditional flanger sound.
Expression Pedal Input
This input is assigned to the Time control. Use an expression pedal to manually sweep through the delay frequency range of the MF Flange.
To access both outputs (in bypass), you will need to remove the bottom of the MF Chorus and set this switch to Stereo. Then use a 1/4 inch TRS to TS insert cable or TRS to TS splitter.
Walrus Audio Phoenix Power Supply
The Phoenix Clean Power Supply is a 15-output isolated power supply, utilizing two internal custom wound toroidal transformers to provide the highest noise filtering and cleanest power, giving artists the purest sound in their signal chain possible.
The Phoenix fits under most pedal boards including Pedaltrain (PT JR and up), Pedal Pad, Blackbird Boards, Creation Music Company, and Holeyboards. The Phoenix comes in a durable midnight blue texture enclosure and can more than hold up to the demands of touring.