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READER BOARDS

With more than 20 pedals on his impressive board, Tom Willey is prepared for pretty much every eventuality - but his ‘box of crayons’ is also designed to sound great at lower volumes…

READER BOARDS

What inspired you to create this board?

“I like having a lot options – it’s like a giant box of crayons! I grew up in the 1980s during the hair band/ shredder era, but also loved the classic rock of the 60s and prog-rock sounds of the 70s. So with that in mind, I strove to create a rig that could cover all those diff erent bases. I also like to tweak my pedals on the fly, which is why I went with separate floor pedals as opposed to using multi-eff ects units or digital modellers – I don’t want to have to deep dive into a preset just to add a little gain or lower the treble!”

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What do we think about the most talked-about guitar of the year? Find out in our May 2018 issue, on sale now. Inside, we sit down with Paul Reed Smith to talk out about the two-year design process that gave birth to the Silver Sky and we put John Mayer’s new PRS signature model through its paces in an in-depth 10-page review. The magazine also comes bundled with a FREE Joy Of FX magazine for every reader that includes reviews of Fender’s new-for-2018 stompbox line, new EarthQuaker Devices pedals, an interview with Way Huge pedal guru Jeorge Tripps and more. Back in the main mag, we get up close and personal with Eric Clapton’s £25,000 writing and recording acoustic, check out The Temperance Movement’s live gear, interview Steve Morse and review even more hot new guitars, amps and effects from Eastman, Blackstar, JHS Pedals, Lowden and plenty more besides. We also salute the genius of Freddie Tavares and you can enter our competition to WIN a drop-dead gorgeous Lake Placid Blue Fender American Original ‘60s Telecaster worth £1,659. The May 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale in print and digital formats now. Essential reading for guitar addicts.