Bill Frisell – Pedalboard Demonstration 2012

The Fretboard Journal magazine took a trip to Bill Frisell’s Seattle home to talk pedals. As anyone who has seen Frisell perform over the years can attest, this is a musician who loves guitars, effects and mixing it up. Here, he puts his current setup through the paces for us. It’s an up-close look at one of the guitar world’s most important innovators.

Frisell is quick to admit that his pedal board changes often — new finds are always being tried out. He’s also done plenty of recordings and live dates with no effects at all.

Effects pedals heard in this video:

  • Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2
  • Boss TU-2
  • Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer (stock)
  • TC Electronics Hall of Fame
  • Electro-Harmonix Freeze
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Wright Sounds Fuzz Stang

Shown, but not used in the video:

  • Electro-Harmonix Micro POG
  • Way Huge Electronics Ring Worm
  • Aguilar Audiolex
  • Z.Vex Ringtone

Frisell’s custom Jazzmaster was built by J.W. Black, with custom art by Terry Turrell. The amp is a vintage Gibson GA-18.

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