Viewer Comments & Questions: 10 December 2018 – That Pedal Show

December 10, 2018

This segment is where we answer your questions and comments – hopefully every Monday.

The main focus of the Q&A will be the main show that went out on the preceding Friday, but we'll answer other stuff too.

 

Here's the link to the main show being discussed – it was about Marshall Blues Breaker style pedals. https://youtu.be/XBOjIVs4b7o

 

We also talked about the recent refret video: https://youtu.be/nONCCSdA9Ds

 

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Marshall Bluesbreaker Style Pedals

December 7, 2018

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/a6bDuYkuiIs

In this episode we revisit the venerable Marshall Blues Breaker overdrive pedal of the early 1990s. This one was very kindly loaned to us by our good friend Chris Buck (honk). Thank you Chris!
The pedal was designed to sound somewhat like the even more venerable Marshall 1962 model 2x12 combo, used most famously by Eric Clapton on the 1966 album ’Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton’… by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. Needless to say, that’s where the amp picked up its new name. Phew. That’s a lot of Blues Breakers and Bluesbreakers, but I think it’s right. Mick here.
We start by listening to the original, then stomp through a bunch of modern pedals that take the Blues Breaker pedal, combo, or the head version JTM45 – as their principle inspiration.

Couple of things to note. First, there’s hefty low end in this mix. Maybe it was the bigger cabs. If it’s too much for you, just notch down your graphic EQ a few dB from about 120Hz down. My mixing headphones (Beyer DT880 Pro) are very balanced... a lot of modern 'listening' headphones accentuate bass and I should remember to check that. Apols.

Second, we were remiss in not getting a modern Marshall BB-2 Blues Breaker pedal. Maybe we can revisit that at some point soon.

Yes, that is a real 1965 JTM45 at the end. It’s on next week’s show…

Meantime, please enjoy the episode…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• D’Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD
USA: http://bit.ly/2x4Bm6m
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tfHqHN

• Original Marshall Blues Breaker
No longer made

• JHS Morning Glory V4
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2REVhDE
USA: http://bit.ly/2rn6E7B
Australia: http://bit.ly/2REPZb0

• Keeley 1962x
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Qdu12l
USA: http://bit.ly/2BUgIeh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2SyT2ls

• Z Vex Box Of Rock
Australia: http://bit.ly/2JbC5JS

• Snouse Electric Company Black Box 2
https://www.snouse.com/index.html

• Analog Man King Of Tone
http://www.analogman.com/kingtone.htm

• Wampler Pantheon
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2POI0eU
USA: http://bit.ly/2R9c8OK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2zwyfFn

• Dunlop EP-103 Echoplex
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc
USA: http://bit.ly/2cLB8JH

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Grumpy? 1:00
- What are we doing today? 1:25
- Bluesbreaker. Eh? 1:50
- What does it mean? 2:45
- And the pedal? 5:00
- …that has spawned many others: 7:15
- Simon’s Clapton knowledge: 8:19
- The ‘listening objectively impossibility’ tangent: 10:20
- Today’s amps: Victory prototype: 12:20
- Blue is back! 13:50
- Sovtek Mig50: 15:03
- Red is back! 16:10
- Why are we doing this… and the Pantheon 16:42
- Questions: and today’s pedals: 17:15
- The original Blues Breaker and Dan’s Tele: 18:15
- …and with humbuckers in Mick’s ES-335: 19:30
- Gain range in the Blues Breaker: 20:45
- …and with the Strat: 22:43
- JHS Morning Glory V4: 25:21
- Keeley 1962x: 28:32
- KT66 and KT88? 32:10
- ZVex Box Of Rock: 33:38
- ZZ Topless and the tribute band tangent: 35:25
- Box Of Rock with the Tele: 37:44
- Snouse Electric Company Black Box Overdrive 2: 40:18
- OD pedals making amps sound small? 43:20
- Analog Man King Of Tone: 44:30
- Is the KOT a BB clone? 46:25
- KOT with humbuckers: 47:40
- Wampler Pantheon: 51:09
- Our faves? Dan 58:05, Mick 1:00:50
- And ooh, it’s only a real 1965 JTM45… 1:06:45

Guitars in this episode:
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 (2017 model) No video yet
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS

Amps in this episode
• Victory V140 Deluxe prototype and V212VC cabinet (Celestion G12M Creamback 65)
• Sovtek MIG50 and Marshall 1960AX cabinet (Celestion G12M Greenback speakers?

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15W Amp With 112, 212 & 412 Cabs

November 30, 2018

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/XBOjIVs4b7o

In this episode we take a popular ’small’ guitar amp – Fender Bassbreaker 15 1x12 combo (Celestion V-Type speaker), and put it through a couple of bigger extension cabinets, to see what we hear and feel.
The cabs are a Victory V212VC 2x12 with two Celestion G12M Creambacks… and a Marshall 1960A 4x12 with four Celestion G12M Greenbacks.

The settings for the Bassbreaker 15 amp throughout are:
Lowest gain mode
Gain 10 o’clock
Bass 11 o’clock
Middle 11 o’clock
Treble 1 o’clock
Master 3 o’clock
Reverb varies

We also use a selection of OD pedals along the way to see what they bring to the party. Towards the end, we go super low on the volume with a Z Vex Nano Head Tube Amp through the 4x12 and discuss how it sounds and feels.

Questions that will come up from people annoyed this isn’t a lab style A/B comparison…

Q: Why didn’t you use the same speaker types?
A: We don’t have that many of the same type, and the differences between them are just as interesting, we think.

Q: The amp is running at different impedances: surely that makes a big difference?
A: Yes it will. But... 412s and 212s are often different impedances from your amp's internal speaker.

Q: Two cabs are open back, one is closed – does that make a difference?
A: Certainly. And it will vary significantly depending on the size, shape and decoration of the room in which you’re playing.

Q: Why do this at all – a pointless and arbitrary comparison?
A: Maybe, but, ultimately there are no answers, only better questions and the point of all TPS videos is to arm you with some of the latter to spark some inspiration for your own tonal journey.

Mick’s post-ep thoughts…
“Hmm. What we're hearing and feeling in the room was quite different from what the mics captured. We were both ‘struggling’ with the quietness and relative lack of headroom from the Bassbreaker, and of course the Z Vex Nanohead was super quiet, as we discuss. Yet when recorded, everything sounds big and full and fat – really good in fact!
“It underlines the frustrating old truth. As careful as we are with recording and mixing, YouTube videos really don't deliver the physical experience of actually being in the room. So… please get out there and try things, people – the tone will be familiar, but the actual physical experience of it may be very different!

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• D’Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD
USA: http://bit.ly/2x4Bm6m
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tfHqHN

• Wampler Pantheon
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2POI0eU
USA: http://bit.ly/2R9c8OK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2zwyfFn

• True North Tweed Drive
https://www.truenorthpedals.ca/

• Z Vex Box Of Rock
Australia: http://bit.ly/2JbC5JS

• NRG Kicker 5457
https://shop.nrgeffects.com/kicker-5457

• Dunlop EP-103 Echoplex
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc
USA: http://bit.ly/2cLB8JH

• Keeley Eddie Heinzelman Verb O Trem
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2TWwmwY
USA: http://bit.ly/2E5wlC9
Australia: http://bit.ly/2zxLl7Y

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing? 1:27
- Today’s amps: 2:04 (2:40)
- The reality of many modern stages: 5:04
- The Bassbreaker 15 base tone: 7:50
- Bassbreaker and BOR, Les Paul: 9:15
- … and PRS Silver Sky: 10:00
- Dan ponders the volume of acoustic drums: 10:50
- The Bassbreaker settings: 11:27
- Reverb? 12:00
- That guitar is LOUD! 12:50
- …ah, thats why: 13:37
- Z Vex Box Of Rock and volume lift: 15:50
- Easier to make small amps sound big when recorded? 16:25
- True North Tweed Drive and BOR compare: 17:53
- The cab comparison finally begins: 19:15
- What is that 212? 21:02
- Bassbreaker 112 & 412 comparison: 22:09
- How are we mixing audio? 24:10
- More of the True North: 33:45
- BOR, Les Paul and all cabs: 30:44
- Different depending on where you stand: 33:45
- NRG Kicker 5457 and single coils, all three cabs: 37:20
- Z Vex Nanohead! 45:00
- Have we learned anything? 55:58

Guitars in this episode:
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• PRS Silver Sky: https://www.prsguitars.com/electrics/bolton/silver_sky
• Macmull S-Classic: https://www.macmull-guitars.com/s-classic.html

Amps in this episode
• Fender Bassbreaker 15 combo
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2AwROzJ
USA: http://bit.ly/2zwItrT

• Z Vex Nano Head Tube Amplifier
https://www.zvex.com/products/nano-head-tube-amplifier-micro-amp

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Pick’N'Mix: JHS The AT+, Tru-Fi Zosa Fuzz, Fulltone Mini DejaVibe MkII, ZVEX Instant LoFi Junky

November 27, 2018

This is Dan’N’Mick’s Pick’N’Mix where we feature four pedals that are new (to us anyway).

Our agenda is purely to plug them in, see what cool sounds and features we find, and combine them in whatever way inspires. That’s it!

Enjoy…

 

 

Pedals in this video

 

TheGigRig Three2One

https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

 

D’Addario Pedal Tuner

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD

USA: http://bit.ly/2x4Bm6m

Australia: http://bit.ly/2tfHqHN

 

JHS The AT+

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2RgXMM0

USA: http://bit.ly/2DHOrcp

Australia: http://bit.ly/2DLarD4

 

Tru-Fi Zosa Fuzz

http://tru-fi.com/tru-fi-zosa-fuzz-pedal-guitar-pedal/

 

Fulltone Custom Shop Mini Deja Vibe MkII CS-MDV2

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2FRDxmO

Australia: http://bit.ly/2KzLvQz

 

ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky

Australia: http://bit.ly/2BzklWU

 

The GigRig G2

https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

 

* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners

 

 

Interesting bits and go-to sections…

Intro playing: 0:00

Today’s amps: 1:28

Tin Spirits is no more! 3:10

Reverb & trem in the King Cobra: 4:38

Today’s pedals: 5:40

JHS AT+: 6:00 (7:36)

Tru-Fi Zosa Fuzz: 13:38

Fulltone CS Mini Deja Vibe MkII: 18:45 (20:45)

ZVex Instant Lo-Fi Junky: 25:55

All on! 30:25

 

 

Guitars in this episode

Macmull S-Classic: https://www.macmull-guitars.com/s-classic.html

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Relic – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2Hlpy5Y

PRS DGT – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I

Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS

 

 

Amps in this episode

Matchless King Cobra – thanks Neville Marten!

Fender Super Reverb reissue

 

 

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Viewer Comments & Questions 26 Nov 2018

November 26, 2018

This is where we answer your questions and comments – hopefully every Monday.

The main focus of the Q&A will be the show that went out on the preceding Friday, but we'll answer other stuff too.

 

Here's the link to the main show being discussed – it was about Boss’s Dimension series of modulation effects. https://youtu.be/UR9Zh6yv1YU

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. Please subscribe to our channel.

 

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Boss Dimension D, C and DC-2W

November 23, 2018
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Viewer Comments & Questions: 19 Nov 2018

November 19, 2018

This is where we answer your questions and comments – hopefully every Monday.
The main focus of the Q&A will be the show that went out on the preceding Friday, but we'll answer other stuff too.

Here's the link to the main show being discussed – it was about understanding drive and gain pedal types with Josh Scott of JHS Pedals. https://youtu.be/sd4JgAJkaKo

We also talk about the utterly awesome Devin Townsend show. https://youtu.be/_zm5QD7smSw

We hope you enjoy this episode. Please subscribe to our channel.

You may even want to buy a T-shirt to support our efforts https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com

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