Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chemical Analysis: Silversun Pickups Pedalboard

It is no secret that Brian Aubert from the Silversun Pickups has one of the better guitar tones in modern music today. The fuzz that Brian conjures is perfectly nuanced in that it is not harsh but highly refined, yet it precariously balances on the verge of exploding into a supernova.

Silversun Pickups Pedalboard Circa 2006

I took this photo at the conclusion of their show at the Belly Up Tavern in November 2006. Brian was still using a Marshall head/cab and had a Big Muff pedal in his chain.

Silversun Pickups Pedalboard Circa 2007

I took this photo at the conclusion of their show at the Silverlake Lounge in April 2007. The Big muff pedal has been replaced by a Fulltone Full-Drive and a Line 6 Delay has been added. Brian was still using the same amp setup.

Silversun Pickups Pedalboard Circa 2010

This is a screen grab from their recent session and shows that Brian has replaced his Line 6 delay with the Eventide Time Factor and added a ProCo Rat pedal. I also believe he has switched to Hiwatt amplifiers. The big question happens to be what is the mysterious grey pedal(denoted with the green arrow)?


Anonymous said...

Thats a Octron from, i noticed he keeps going back and forth between line 6 and the time factor. - Nik

Anonymous said...

It's a FoxRox Octotron.