St. Vincent | Nice Rack NYC

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    • #108102

      Annie Clark of St. Vincent recently came into the shop with a list of criteria for a new pedalboard system.

      1. Fly as checked luggage, doing lots of fly gigs this year with a new record coming out.

      2. End the tap dancing routine and focus on playing guitar, singing and interacting with audience.

      3. Must Sound Great

      4. Be easy to set up, no full time guitar tech on tour.

      A week later Annie picked up her new rig comprised of a Z Vex Mastotron, Death By Audio Interstellar Overdrive, Boss Super Shifter, Eventide PitchFactor & an Eventide Space. The effects are wired in True Bypass Series, Routing via a RJM Music Mini Effects Gizmo, controlled by a RJM Music MasterMind. Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Power Supply. Custom System Interface, Silent Tuning Option & Tap Tempo Switch by Nice Rack NYC. Annie re-purposed a Moog Expression Pedal that she liked the feel of.

      With St. Vincent using an Ableton Live Rig to playback ambient sound effects and percussion, I was able to take inbound PC messages from Ableton into the MasterMind. Making the pedalboard respond to incoming preset messages freed Annie to focus on playing and singing while letting go of the memorized & stressful pedalboard tap dance routines for each song.

      The entire rig is set up in under 3 minutes requiring only 5 patch points.

      Sonic quality is obviously of concern when your effects are either premium hi-fi like the Eventides or Boutique Unique devices by Z Vex & Death By Audio. The RJM Music Mini Effects Gizmo not only handles your audio well, it sounds damn good too.

      Packed into a Pelican 1720 Rifle Case with wheels makes Fly Dates and New York City living easy. This rig will go to the 4th floor of a walk up, ride in the trunk of a cab and handle a TSA molestation with no difficulties at all.

      Annie commented that having a pedalboard like this would increase the efficiency and artistic quality of each St. Vincent performance. When you see a St. Vincent live show that you enjoy, remember a part of that quality came from Nice Rack NYC being able to interpret the unique needs of the player, the music and the logistics.

      Nice Rack NYC

      Custom Cables, Racks & Pedalboards



    • #122649

      Do you carrie anything like this;

      Bad customer service has force me to look else where

    • #122650

      Good timing on your inquiry. I do not presently inventory said items. I am tendering bids from a few metal work shops for a batch of similar items. 

      Please email me your address and I will contact you after they are in stock. 



    • #122661

      cool looking rig, just watched the video of this rig yesterday.

      Seems like an interesting band, must check them / her out.



      PS…. love your company name!

    • #122662

      Thanks for the kind words Martin.

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