The pedalboard is built by Vertex Effects Systems, and is powered by their custom universal voltage power supply that allows me to use it anywhere in the world. On top of that sits the footswitch for my Two-Rock amp, to control the tremolo and boost functions.
Firstly I go into a Sonic Research St-200 strobe tuner. It's the most accurate, compact and reliable stage tuner I've found.
Next is my Free The Tone Matt Schofield Signature SOV-2 Overdrive. The SOV-2 pedal is my all time favourite overdrive, and has been a vital part of my rig for many years. I'm honoured to now have my own signature edition. The MS version is based on my personal favourite original early production Providence Free The Tone SOV-2 that was on my pedal board for many years. It's been updated with a new buffered, noisless switching system that drives the cables back to my amp while sounding exactly the same as plugging straight in. The SOV is a very responsive and dynamic overdrive, and while it can be very rich, thick and textured, it always remains exceptionally clear and open, and transparent to the guitar and amp. The Free The Tone Matt Schofield Signature SOV-2 Overdrive is a limited edition pedal and is only available for 2013, so grab one while you can! Honestly, it's really great!
After that, for a long time, I have used a Klon Centaur as clean boost. There's something about the Klon that just adds a certain "bigness" to the sound that I haven't heard in anything else. For the last few months I've also been enjoying a Vemuram Jan Ray in place of the Klon. It's another great boost pedal, one of the best I've heard, and the first thing to come along that made me pull the Klon of the board. Recently, in the studio, I've also been experimenting with a Timmy pedal in this particlaur slot. They all have their own different flavours, and all sound great, and compliment the SOV very well.
Next is my Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay. It's always on, and set a little longer than a slap-back echo, with no repeats. Although it's a subtle part of the sound, it has none the less become a key ingredient for me, and is the only stomp box delay that I like as much as my favourite tape echo units. It's simply voiced very well. It also, very importantly, doesn't mess up the dry signal in anyway.
After this the signal returns to a Vertex interface box which provides a stereo output, with phase and output adjustment, and a "break-out" interface loop, so I can easily patch other effects between the overdrives and delay.
I've used Providence cables for along time, and recently I've been using the new Free The Tone cable too. The bored is wired with Providence H207, and I'm using Free The Tone CU-6550 from the guitar and back to the amp.