Yeah, I know. I haven't revised my pedalboard 349.174 times. It only feels like I have...
I got this Fulltone FullDrive 3 about a week ago, and started tweaking it to sound its best in combination with my HX/DA. Right now I'm feeling pretty good about this combination of gear on the ol' pedalboard:
Left to right, an Eventide TimeFactor multi delay, an Eventide ModFactor multi modulation pedal, a two-loop switch box, the FullDrive 3, and in the back, a Boss tuner. The power boxes are Voodoo Labs' ISO 5 and PP Digital.
I swapped out the TC Nova Delay for this Eventide box, that does a lot more, and sounds a bit less digital when it's supposed to. The ModFactor has been around for a while, but I'm now using it for more things, and wasn't using the analog stuff I had that did the same thing, since this is so much more programmable. Both of the Eventide boxes are superb creative tools for me, and I'm really getting into using them more and more.
The FD3 is becoming my favorite OD and clean boost, and it's really all I need on the board right now for that. The HX/DA really doesn't need an OD pedal, but it's nice to have the options of different colors that certain pedals give the player, and I like the clean boost in particular, it's very handy to vary the tone of the amp just a touch.
The looper lets me take the buffered Boss tuner in or out of the signal path, to affect the tone, or not, depending on needs (I like what it does for the split coil tones on humbucker guitars). I have the Eventide boxes on the other loop, though both are true bypass the way I have them set up. The reason for this is that switching them out makes the signal path shorter, and that affects the tone a tiny bit when I'm not using a buffer.
Cables for the analog path are all PRS/Van Damme. The digital boxes are connected and sent back to the switch box with Lava Ultramafic, also a great cable that I ordered to length (I always add a little extra length as a service loop so I can pull a pedal off the board a few inches to make adjustments without disconnecting everything).
I find that the Eventide stuff works very well with the HX/DA's tone. With some amps, I preferred the TC stuff, or all analog. But this combination is working for me right now.
A Fulltone Clyde Deluxe is an on-again, off-again kind of thing. Clients rarely want to hear wah on ads. It's unfortunately too associated with porn in their minds.
So that's what I'm running these days. It's a very simple setup, but extremely flexible and it sounds great.
How about my fellow HX/DA owners?