Sam Yandle, Guitarist Reader: “I have a pedalboard of about 10 to 12 pedals that’s become quite an obsession. I don’t gig as much as I used to, but I do a bit of home recording and enjoy getting great sounds when I can plug in properly. Given that a lot of this ends up being late at night, I’m interested in direct sounds instead of mic’ing. I’m not ready to ditch my pedals in favour of total modelling just yet. I love being able to swap them, get new things, and the immediacy of having real controls and no menus!