Mike McCready’s Pedalboard – Pearl Jam

UPDATED: December 12, 2013

The following lists are the different Mike McCready pedalboard effects and configurations. These entries are collected from different images, online discussions, interviews and official releases and are a fair representation of what could have been part of a Mike McCready pedalboard.

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Mike McCready’s Pedalboards

Mike McCready Pedalboard – Yield Era

Mike McCready PedalboardDuring the release of their 2002 Album Riot Act, Sony music posted on their website the full details on the gear the boys in Pearl Jam used to create the album. Also posted was their stage set-up as of 1998 (which coincides with their return to steady touring following the release of Yield). These pedals have been building up since at least the recording of Ten and reached their peak during Binaural, after which a much more different Mike McCready pedalboard configuration could be seen.

According to the chart provided (see image), here is what composes¬†Mike McCready’s Pedalboard (alternatives included for discontinued pedals):

BrandDunlopDunlopDunlopBossMXRErnie BallIbanezFender
PedalUV-1 Uni-VibeUni-Vibe Control Pedal535Q Crybaby Wah PedalDM-3 Analog DelayM-101 Phase 90Stereo/Pan VolumeTS808 Vintage Tube ScreamerBlender Custom Octave/Fuzz
TypeModulationOtherFilterTime-BasedModulationDynamicsDistortionDistortion
NotesAs of TenNot used as expression pedal, ON/OFF onlyAs of VitalogyAs of VitalogyAs of Vs.Used to pan between clean and tS-9, also used an Ernie Ball PanAs of Ten, also possibly the TS-9 versionBinaural only - "Nothing as it seems"
Alternative?BBE Soul VibeAvailable NewAvailable NewMaxon 9-Series AD-999 Analog DelayAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable New
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Mike McCready Pedalboard – Riot Act Era

As Riot Act is a change of direction for Pearl Jam, it accompanied a change in the Mike McCready pedalboard configuration. New effects enter and old ones leaves, making it distinct from what was being accumulate since the beginning of his time with Pearl Jam.

BrandBossDunlopMXRHughes & KettnerGreedtoneBossLine 6Ibanez
PedalDM-3 Analog Delay535Q Crybaby Wah PedalM-101 Phase 90Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKIIClassic OverdriveOC-2 OctaveDL4 DelayTS9 Tube Screamer
TypeTime-BasedFilterModulationOtherDistortionPitch/FrequencyTime-BasedDistortion
NotesKeeley Modified
Alternative?Maxon 9-Series AD-999 Analog DelayAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewBoss OC-3 SUPER OctaveAvailable NewAvailable New
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Mike McCready Pedalboard – 2005

BrandDunlopHughes & KettnerIbanezFulltoneBossLine 6Line 6
Pedal535Q Crybaby Wah PedalTube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKIITS9 Tube ScreamerDP-1 Distortion ProDM-2 Analog DelayDL4 DelayMM4 Modulation
TypeFilterOtherDistortionDistortionTime-BasedTime-BasedModulation
NotesKeeley Modified
Alternative?Available NewAvailable NewAvailable NewFulltone GT-500 FET Distortion + Booster and OverdriveMaxon 9-Series AD-999 Analog DelayAvailable NewAvailable New
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Mike McCready Pedalboard – 2011

This is the board from the PJ20 Tour.

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BrandMXRDiamondLovepedalXotic EffectsMXRWay Huge ElectronicsRockboxElectro-Harmonix
PedalMC-404 CAE Crybaby Dual Inductor WahCompressorAmp 50 OverdriveAC Booster OverdriveCustom Audio Electronics MC-401 BoostGreen Rhino MKII OverdriveBoiling Point Overdrive SN 2847XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator
TypeFilterDynamicsDistortionDistortionDynamicsDistortionDistortionPitch/Frequency
Notes
Alternative?Available NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable New
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BrandLine 6Line 6
PedalDL4 DelayMM4 Modulation
TypeTime-BasedModulation
Notes
Alternative?Available NewAvailable New
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Mike McCready Pedalboard – 2013

As Pearl Jam continue touring in support of their 20th anniversary, Mike updated his board.

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BrandLudwigLine 6Line 6Electro-HarmonixMXRDiamondMXRLovepedal
PedalPhase II Guitar Synthesizer 1970MM4 ModulationDL4 DelayPOG2 Polyphonic Octave GeneratorMC-404 CAE Crybaby Dual Inductor WahCompressorM-101 Phase 90Amp 50 Overdrive
TypeFilterModulationTime-BasedPitch/FrequencyFilterDynamicsModulationDistortion
Notes
Alternative?Available NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable NewAvailable New
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BrandXotic EffectsMXRWay Huge Electronics
PedalAC Booster OverdriveCustom Audio Electronics MC-401 BoostGreen Rhino MKII Overdrive
TypeDistortionDynamicsDistortion
Notes
Alternative?Available NewAvailable NewAvailable New
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