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.