As has been the trend since his massive board during the Kid A/Amnesiac years, Ed has continued to switch out quantity for quality. As opposed to the dozens of Boss pedals used in the passed, Ed has switched to more “boutique” pedals, which can be used more effectively and efficiently. Ed’s gear love is no secret as well, so it’s no surprise to see pedals like the Golden Horsie Klon(currently going for about $1500 used) on his board. He seems to have finally found a setup which is (relatively) simple, but completes all of his needs. The importance of delay in his sound is obvious, then, since it corresponds to almost half of the effects on his board. I hope to post analysis of how he uses each effect soon. If you have any questions before then, feel free to ask(sorry about the horrible writing, did I just change the subject five times throughout a single paragraph? oh well)
BOSS FV500L - KorgPitchblack - Klon Centaur - a Carl Martin Pedal(AC-Tone?) - Lovetone Big Cheese - Diamond Compressor - EHX HOG and HOG foot controller(the HOG is on the first board, the controller on the second) - Wah-Wah Pedal (possibly a Cry Baby)
Diamond Tremolo - Digitech Whammy WH4 - Line 6 DL4 - Diamond Memory Lane 2 - EHX Deluxe Memory Man - BOSS DD7 - Strymon Timeline - Akai Headrush E2 - BOSS FV500 - BOSS FS-5U
I separated the board listings for readability, but they are interconnecting, with the first leading directly into the second. Due to the nature of his bypass setup, however, it can be assumed that all of the pedals on the second board are after those on the first.
The mass of footswitches on each board are used to activate each effect. Very popular with modern guitarists, this allows Ed to switch between pedals far more quickly, and also gives him total true bypass.
The boards seem to be set up such that Ed has overdrive/distortion and modulation on the first, and delay on the second. At least one of the Boss Volume pedals is being used as an expression pedal.