Bass Guitar FX Board & Chat With Dishan Abrahams

October 19, 2018

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

Our first bass video!
In this video we welcome our great friend and utterly monster bass player, Dishan Abrahams. Dishan has a glittering list of credits including Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis and many, many more. His current main gig is with UK singer/songwriter, Jess Glynne.
Before filming, Dan had put together Dishan’s latest board, so we take the opportunity to go through it while talking more generally about the bass discipline and mindset.
You’ll also notice the equally wonderful Dougie Mussard on drums to provide a bit of context for the bassing, not to mention un petit peu de jammage as well. Dougie and Dan have been playing together since before the dawn of time, so bless ’im he had no choice but to be the TPS Band drummer. Hooray!

We spectacularly managed to not have a bass amp handy, so we improvised with a JHS Colour Box and a powered PA cab for the room. The DI is treated to an Ampeg SVT and 8x10 Plugin via our Universal Audio Apollo 8P.

The drums are mic’d in the Glyn Johns fashion, and the guitar amps are mic’d as usual, so there’s spill everywhere on the jams. Room baby, room.

And yes, the bass is high in the band mixes. It’s a bass video!

Enjoy the video…

Pedals used in this video

• Boss TU-3 Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2KGbkNf
USA: http://bit.ly/2M4EJGl
Australia: http://bit.ly/2B06quU

• Aguilar Tone Hammer Preamp Direct Box
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2yBlpaa

• Origin Effects Cali76 Limiting Amplifier (compact version linked below)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2BYRKwx
USA: http://bit.ly/2C5WXCM
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MCHxuu

• Panda Audio Future Impact 1
http://www.panda-audio.com/fi.php

• Boss OC-2 Octave
No longer made

• Boss OC-3 Super Octave
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2pQJrK8
USA: http://bit.ly/2dJOjwx
Australia: http://bit.ly/2OmfoZz

• Musitronics MuTron III
No longer made

• Tech 21 SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver DI
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2OqZBJf
USA: http://bit.ly/2OZ2FeI
Australia: http://bit.ly/2PyunMA

• Malekko Diabolik Analog Fuzz
Australia: http://bit.ly/2IUXwiA

• TheGigRig Quartermaster QMX8
https://www.thegigrig.com/quartermaster

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

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro, board build shots and bloooooze: 00:00
- Oh no, the first thing we played as a band… 2:27
- Welcome! 2:30
- Hang on, did you say Kylie Minogue? 3:04
- Who is that behind the bangy things? 3:17
- Dishan’s gigs: 4:10
- Playing bass, not easy: 5:15
- You can’t be a passenger: 6:33
- Dishan’s ’63 Fender Precision Bass: 9:31
- Grooving: 10:00
- Dishan’s bass ‘amp’ today: 11:20
- And the pedalboard: 12:48
- Origin FX Cali76: 12:55 (13:30)
- Aguilar ToneHammer Preamp: 15:25
- Panda Audio Future Impact: 17:25 (18:43)
- A bit more grooving: 19:52
- The original Akai Deep Impact: 21:05
- Boss OC-3 and OC-2 Octave pedals: 23:18 (24:01)
- Bass and synth crossover: 26:30
- Musitronics Mu-Tron III: 27:20 (27:52)
- SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver DI: 29:30
- Pedalboard at The Pyramids! 34:15
- How does it work in a mega band? 34:45
- Any advice for aspirant musicians? 35:45
- Dish’s fave players? 38:45
- Did you go to bass school? 40:11
- Dishan gives Mick a brief bass lesson: 41:30
- Bass thinking vs guitar thinking: 43:00
- What is a ghost note? 43:55
- Drums and bass, that special relationship: 47:00
- Jam! 52:47
- More jam… 54:26

Guitars in this episode:
• 1963 Fender Precision Bass
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Macmull S-Classic: https://www.macmull-guitars.com/s-classic.html

Amps in this episode
• JHS Colour Box / EV EKX12P powered speaker
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature and 1x12 cabinet / WGS12L speaker
• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper and 1x12 / Celestion Alnico Cream speaker

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Pick’N'Mix: Unicorn V2, Super Retro Phat Mod, Pride Of Texas, Fat General

October 16, 2018

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/C4z4D5WfgSw

This is Dan’N’Mick’s Pick’N’Mix where we feature four pedal 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 the video…

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 Unicorn V2
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2A9kLCC
USA: http://bit.ly/2Ptbdrf
Australia: http://bit.ly/2ym14WZ

• Keeley Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2A9x8P0
USA: http://bit.ly/2yhmpkt
Australia:

• Danelectro Billionaire Pride Of Texas
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2A9x8P0
USA: http://bit.ly/2IUd71F
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wZpZNm

• Thorpy FX The Fat General
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2CfqfNB
USA: http://bit.ly/2OqQeZI
Australia:

• 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 pedals: 0:44
- JHS Unicorn V2: 2:15 (3:27)
- Today’s amps: 3:00
- …and Pride Of Texas: 4:50
- Danelectro Billionaire Pride Of Texas: 9:55 (11:35)
- The Des tangent: 16:24
- Keeley Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod: 17:00 (18:10)
- Kenny Loggins? 24:00
- Thorpy The Fat General: 26:45
- All on! 35:25

Guitars in this episode
• Fender 60s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2BuMqMZ
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 (no video yet)

Amps in this episode
• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature with 112 cabinet and WGS12L speaker
• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper with 212 cabinet and Celestion G12M Greenback and Celestion Alnico Blue Speakers

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

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Adventures With UA OX Part 2: Recording Songs At Real World Studios

October 5, 2018

This is the audio from our video plublished here: https://youtu.be/iP-5yl6GVFQ

Late in 2017, we had the great pleasure of spending a day at Real World Studios. Check it out http://realworldstudios.com/
Universal Audio’s OX Amp Top Box was being released, so we thought it would be fun to try it in a proper musical situation. Here is the first video: https://youtu.be/L7VaqEPwvgM

This episode is the long-awaited Part 2, where we reflect on the day, the finished tracks and our experiences with OX - timings below.

HUGE thanks…
- Patrick and Fraser from Real World for their time, skill and Fonzy-cool.
- Chris and Tom from Universal Audio who engineered; Tom produced and mixed the tracks, including the vocal sessions. Hero!
- Our wonderful drummer, Dougie Mussard
- Simon Whitehead for his massive capacity for indulging our egos.
- Tim Oliver and everybody else at Real World
- Jamie Masters at Echo Studios
- Universal Audio https://www.uaudio.com/

We’ve released the tracks via iTunes and Amazon – search 'That Pedal Show Band'. Our Patreon Patrons will receive a free download link.

NOTES & CREDITS
All songs written by Mick Taylor & Daniel Steinhardt (© Because Tone Records 2018. All Rights Reserved).
Guitars, bass, vocals: Mick Taylor & Daniel Steinhardt
Drums: Dougie Mussard

• Engineered by Chris Wright, Patrick Phillips & Tom Waterman
• Assisted by Fraser Latimer
• Produced & Mixed by Tom Waterman
• Mastered by Dave Collins – http://collinsaudio.com
• Filmed & Edited by Simon Whitehead
• Recorded at Real World Studios, Bath – http://realworldstudios.com
• Vocals recorded at Echo Studios, Buckingham - http://www.echostudios.org.uk

• All electric guitar sounds 100% OX – http://uaudio.com/ox
• Recorded & mixed exclusively with Universal Audio Apollo interfaces

Pedals in Mick’s Track
• Analog Man Sun Face BC183
http://www.buyanalogman.com/Analog_Man_Sun_Face_p/am-sun-face.htm

• Fulltone Octafuzz
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2eG68c3
USA: http://bit.ly/2fGlWfT

• Kingsley Maiden D
www.kingsleyamplifiers.com

• Analog Man / Maxon OD9 with Bad Bob
https://www.buyanalogman.com/Maxon_OD_9_808_Mods_p/am-maxon-od-9-mods.htm

• Analog Man ARDX 20 Dual Analog Delay
https://www.buyanalogman.com/category_s/513.htm

• Hamstead Signature Analogue Trem
http://www.hamsteadsoundworks.com

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

 

Pedals in Dan’s track
• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot
www.analogman.com

• Analog Man Bad Bob
www.analogman.com

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
USA: http://bit.ly/2rfACMd
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE

• Mooer E-Lady Flanger
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2g7sSnk
USA: http://bit.ly/2gptjKc

• Analogman ARDX20 Delay
www.analogman.com

• Strymon TimeLine
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fzulGD
USA: http://bit.ly/2eE84Td
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pSEFKm

• TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2h8jTGV
USA: http://bit.ly/2uDLpRh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2uHUszg

Why do we have preferred retailers? See here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro: 0:00
- What are we doing? 0:43
- What has this taken so long? 1:16
- What is OX? 2:01
- We wrote songs! 5:50
- Dougie deserves a honk: 7:00
- Real World is not the real world: 8:10
- What gear did we take? 8:22
- Vocals? 13:18
- Mick's track: 16:35
- …and discussion: 20:30
- Mick's guitar solo – mics & OX comparison: 22:49
- Overall impressions – Mick: 29:01
- Mick's intro guitar: Collings & Marshall: 33:00
- Dan's track: 39:30
- …and discussion: 43:35
- More (b)ass than class: 44:00
- Dan's solo part – mics and OX: 47:00
- What have we learned? 52:00

Guitars in this episode:
• Collings 290 DCS – Mick’s video http://bit.ly/2dDG96k
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster - Mick’s video http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - Dan’s video http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary – Dan’s video https://youtu.be/AZmX6rH0sqI

Amps used for the tracks
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature / Two-Rock 212 cabinet / TR12-65B speakers
• Marshall 1987x head / Marshall 1960AX cabinet / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
• Vox AC30 with 2x 12-inch Celestion Alnico Blue speakers

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Pick’N'Mix: Vibe Machine, Southland, Floyd Fuzz, Panther Cub 2

October 2, 2018

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/lf4rQobEMBY

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

• DryBell Vibe Machine V-2
USA: http://bit.ly/2DNv17w
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Nf8wYG

• Greer Southland Harmonic Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2P4aZqn
USA: http://bit.ly/2NVD7zB
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Nhwjax

• Tru-Fi Floyd Fuzz Ram’s Head
http://tru-fi.com/tru-fi-floyd-fuzz/

• JHS Panther Cub V2
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2AFrfLW
USA: http://bit.ly/2KnRsOH
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MrPdPt

• 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
- We’ve had a difficult day: 2:00
- Today’s pedals? 2:39
- Today’s amps: 3:50
- DryBell Vibe Machine V-2: 6:45 (7:18)
- Greer Southland Harmonic Overdrive: 12:55 (13:29)
- …and Vibe Machine: 14:11
- Tru-Fi Floyd Fuzz Ram’s Head: 20:00 (20:35)
- …and Vibe Machine: 26:02
- JHS Panther Cub V2: 28:08 (28:40)
- …and the Vibe Machine and Southland
- All on! 33:30

Guitars in this episode
• Fender 60s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2BuMqMZ
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 (no video yet)
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS

Amps in this episode
• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature with 112 cabinet and WGS12L speaker
• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper with 212 cabinet and Celestion G12M Greenback and Celestion Alnico Blue Speakers

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

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USA: Riff City Guitar & Music Company http://bit.ly/2cyOYjD
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

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Plugged In Acoustic 2

September 28, 2018

This is the audio from our YouTube video published here:https://youtu.be/Pz7TCmNe5Zs

Amplifying acoustic guitars is a problem area for literally anyone who plays live with the ol’ flattop. Dan and I both do our fair share of acoustic gigs so we thought we’d start looking at some basics, many of which we covered in Part 1.
In this episode we extend our look at some floor-based devices to help enhance your plugged-in sound, alongside some more general tips, ideas and discussion around the whole subject. We chose the LR Baggs Align Series pedals because they’re new, and the T-Rex SoulMate Acoustic because it’s what Dan uses live. So without further ado…

Pedals and amps in this episode
• LR Baggs Align Series Session
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QhAOEG
USA: http://bit.ly/2CvTeyv

• LR Baggs Align Series Equalizer
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wSckJ9
USA: http://bit.ly/2NpU1Fj

• LR Baggs Align Series Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2M7FcCU
USA: http://bit.ly/2wThWU9

• T-Rex SoulMate Acoustic
https://www.t-rex-effects.com/soulmate-acoustic

• AER Compact 60 III
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oNdi5O

• Mesa Boogie Rosette 300 Two:Eight
USA: http://bit.ly/2MSdlf7

Guitars in this episode
• Martin OMC-28E with LR Baggs Anthem pickup system
https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/standard-series-reimagined-2018/omc-28e-2018/

• Martin OM-18E with LR Baggs Anthem pickup system
https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/standard-series/om-18e/

• Collings CJ35 with K&K Pure Mini System
https://www.collingsguitars.com/acoustic-guitars/cj-35/

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

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Introduction and hello! 00:00
- What kind of dog is that? 1:25
- But if you could have any dog… 2:00
- What are we doing today anyway? 3:20
- Today’s guitars & pickups & amps: 4:00
- Martin OMC-28 - AER Compact 60 3: 6:07
- LR Baggs Align Series Session with Martin/LR Baggs Anthem: 7:27
- …and with Collings CJ35/K&K Pure Mini: 11:40
- LR Baggs Align Series EQ: 12:50
- Key acoustic guitar frequencies? 14:40
- Dan loves bass! 15:42
- LR Baggs notch filter for feedback rejection: 20:30
- LR Baggs Align Series Reverb: 23:20
- T-Rex Soul Mate Acoustic: 30:50
- Effects in the Soul Mate: 35:19
- T-Rex Modulation/chorus: 39:27
- T-Rex Compressor: 40:35
- The perennial struggling of volume differences between picking and strumming: 41:55
- T-Rex Soul Mate Boost: 42:34
- T-Rex Soul Mate Looper: 45:10
- LR Baggs Session into T-Rex Soul Mate Acoustic: 47:30

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Victory, Kingsley & Origin Preamp Pedals

September 21, 2018

This is the audio from our video posted here:

 

In this episode we take a look at three professional quality pedal preamps capable of Marshall ‘plexi’-type tones. That term of course means many things to many people so we don’t spend too long worrying about it… but we do spend absolutely bloomin’ ages listening to the new V4 The Sheriff pedal from Victory, our old favourite Kingsley Constable V2 and the Origin Effects Revival Drive.

One key difference between a pedal preamp and a 'normal' OD pedal is the way they are designed to be used. Typically a preamp has much more output and EQ scope and is therefore able to feed straight into a power amp or FX loop return, essentially adding a whole alternative front end to your amp/board/recording setup. Most 'normal' pedals don't sound at their best used that way and perform better in conjunction with the front end of your amp. Which is great when you love your amp... but if you don't, or want something entirely different, a whole separate preamp could be the answer.

Whether they actually sound like a Marshall Plexi is a moot point. Much more interesting is the depth and range of their sounds when hitting the power section of your favourite amp. Thus, we hook up the trusty Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and work our way through a bunch of guitars.

This is a really, really long video – we admit that Dan and I take way too long getting to the point here, even for us. So we’re making some new rules about video length from now on. Nevertheless, if you use the interesting bits and go-to sections information below, you can get some of your life back. Maybe. Better still, go and find somebody you like and spend real human time with them. It really is better than watching YouTube.

Please enjoy the episode!

Pedals in this episode…
• TheGigRig Three2One

https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• 

Origin Effects Revival Drive Custom

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2w7XdLr

USA: http://bit.ly/2Mi9nvO

Australia: http://bit.ly/2MHlqz4



• Victory V4 The Sheriff

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2OJmLGQ
USA: http://bit.ly/2xu2H4t

• Kingsley Constable V2
http://bit.ly/2NZ2Vdj

• Fender Mirror Image Delay

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2E4m9W0
USA: http://bit.ly/2GnRbdw

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

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 00:00
- An altered experience and today’s context: 1:25
- Revival Drive recollections: 2:30
- Victory V4 Pedals: 3:28
- Constable, Revival Drive & Sheriff? 4:40
- What about those weird valves then? 5:20
- The Victory Four Cable Method: 7:20
- Today’s signal path: 7:40
- Kingsley Constable: 8:36 (9:20)
- Victory V4 Sheriff: 14:04
- EQ affecting gain: 15:34
- The Mick’s fallen out of love with his Strat tangent: 18:05
- The new Strat journey? 19:10
- Origin Revival Drive: 21:27 (21:41)
- Revival Drive & Constable and RD’s EQ: 24:20
- RD & Sheriff & Kingsley: 27:00
- Plexi? It means different things… 28:43
- Amp in a room vs the recorded guitar sound: 30:00
- Thanks to Jaques and the Royer R121: 30:25

- All three pedals played with…
…Dan’s Tele: 33:35
…Mick’s Gretsch: 35:01
…Dan’s Les Paul: 36:30
…Mick’s white Strat: 37:30
…More Les Paul and some delay: 39:40

- Mick’s current guitar nightmare: 46:55
- Cleaner sounds from the pedals…
…Sheriff & Constable: 49:40
…Revival Drive: 52:23

- The Sheriff 4-cable method in action: 1:00:40 (sound starts at 1:04:30)
- Can you still use other effects in the loop? 1:06:55
- Why would you use a pedal like this anyway? 1:09:10
- Victory V4 Sheriff into the front of the amp? 1:10:04
- Closing thoughts: 1:16:55

Amps in this video:
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe VIII with standard speaker

Guitars in this video:
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic - watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2p9U1MU
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• Fender ’60s Reverse Headstock Strat - watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2BuMqMZ

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

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

We are also on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives
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Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt
USA: Riff City Guitar & Music Company http://bit.ly/2cyOYjD
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

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Plugged-In Acoustic 101

September 14, 2018

We delve into the world of amplified acoustic guitars.

This is the audio from the video published here: https://youtu.be/ZC_ZwbS2j5Q

It’s a problem area for literally anyone who plays live with the ol’ flattop. Dan and I both do our fair share of acoustic gigs so we thought we’d start looking at some basics on the show.
We start off by reminding you what an acoustic guitar kinda/sorta sounds like with a mic in front of it, before heading into the world of plugging in via a PA system and/or acoustic guitar amplifier. We also take a brief look at a couple of ‘pedals’, more of which in part 2.

Apology time: I make THREE SCHOOLBOY ERRORS during the show (Mick here)…
I call the non-cutaway Martin a 000-18E. It is in fact an OM-18E - links below.
I explain that a piezo pickup is a piezo-electric transducer. And then like a total dumbass call it an electro-magnetic device. Which of course it isn’t. Piezo-electric transducers use pressure to create a current. Electro-magnetic pickups uses a magnet and a coil. Sorry - brain-fry!
I call the pickup system in the Martin guitars an LR Baggs Lyric. It is in fact an LR BAGGS ANTHEM (link below).

Apologies all round - brain trying to do too many things at once.

Apart from all that, please enjoy the episode!

Pedals and amps in this episode…
• LR Baggs Align Series Session
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QhAOEG
USA: http://bit.ly/2CvTeyv

• LR Baggs Align Series Equalizer
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wSckJ9
USA: http://bit.ly/2NpU1Fj

• LR Baggs Align Series Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2M7FcCU
USA: http://bit.ly/2wThWU9

• Orange Acoustic Pre
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Cw8trn

• AER Compact 60 III
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oNdi5O

• Mesa Boogie Rosette 300 Two:Eight
USA: http://bit.ly/2MSdlf7

Guitars in this episode
• Martin OMC-28E (with LR Bags Anthem pickup)
https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/standard-series-reimagined-2018/omc-28e-2018/

• Martin OM-18E (with LR Bags Anthem pickup)
https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/standard-series/om-18e/

• Collings CJ35 (with K&K Pure Mini pickup)
https://www.collingsguitars.com/acoustic-guitars/cj-35/

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Oh no – they’re singing! 0:00
- Hello! 3:00
- What are we doing today? 3:45
- What proportion of your gigs are acoustic? 4:20
- …because people like it! 5:51
- The sound of a mic’d acoustic guitar: 8:44
- … Martin OM-18E, OMC-28E and Collings CJ35
- Back in the room: 14:38
- Mick has no sense of humour about acoustic guitars: 15:02
- Are you reluctantly acoustic? 16:05
- Acoustic was nowhere in the 1980s: 16:45
- Plug in… and all the problems start: 18:00
- Oops, we accidentally bought a PA system: 19:14
- The sound of a nice pickup into a PA: 19:50
- …and an undersaddle straight into the PA: 20:59
- And that’s the sound of plugged-in acoustic guitar as we know it: 23:45
- More reluctant purchases: 25:30
- Mick’s acoustic sound, and what we’re not prepared to give up: 26:57
- LR Baggs Align Series: 31:15
- Orange Acoustic Pre Twin Channel: 34:11
- Phase and the acoustic guitar: 36:25
- Tangent time… 39:35
- …combine harvesters: 39;35
- …The Wurzels' sagely advice: 40:28
- Acoustic guitar pickup types: 41:50
- What about a microphone? 43:50
- And back to the program: 45:27
- Acoustic guitar amp – another reluctant purchase: 46:48
- Mick’s acoustic rig: AER Compact 60 3: 47:50
- Piezo pickups and tone ‘problems’: 54:30
- Mesa Boogie Rosette 300: 55:15
- Parametric mids explanation: 58:20
- Oh no, they’re jamming again: 1:00:02
- Acoustic guitar into an electric amp? 1:04:35 (1:05:55) (1:07:45)

 

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Danish Pete Invades TPS!

September 7, 2018

We welcome the wonderful, the inimitable, and the very Danish Peter Honoré to the show.

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

Peter is known and loved by countless YouTube viewers across the globe from his work on Andertons TV. But he did plenty of interesting, real musician stuff before that too – if you want some history on this Great Dane (woof) watch this: https://youtu.be/CEqKWhR-N-w

In this video Peter talks about his collaboration with Thorpy Pedals on The Dane Overdrive & Booster, as well as entering into a little Tele-off with Dan’s pair of pickin’ planks.

Yes, we could have gone on much longer… but there will be more when we build Peter’s pedalboard. In the meantime, please enjoy the episode!

Please note this is Mick’s board not Peter’s… but with The Dane on it!
We still haven’t built Peter’s board. That will happen at some point.

• Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2n375iZ
USA: http://bit.ly/2nR2Z1y

• Boss TU-3S Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2nUhodT
USA: http://bit.ly/2nntRpc
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Li9A0Y

• Analogman Sun Face BC183 Fuzz
http://www.buyanalogman.com/Analog_Man_Sun_Face_p/am-sun-face.htm

• Fulltone Octafuzz
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2eG68c3
USA: http://bit.ly/2fGlWfT

• Thorpy FX Warthog
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ELIE48
USA: http://bit.ly/2BXKVpz
Australia: http://bit.ly/2GS31xb

• Thorpy FX The Dane
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wLUk32
USA: http://bit.ly/2NnSrE7

• ProAnalog Devices Manticore
www.proanalogdevices.com

• Free The Tone Tri-Avatar Multi-Dimensional Chorus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2eKxYoF
www.freethetone.com

• Analog Man ARDX 20 Dual Analog Delay & Amazeo
https://www.buyanalogman.com/category_s/513.htm

• Supro Tremolo
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2pZrAkZ

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II
http://www.neo-instruments.de/en

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

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Three Tele loop’n’jam: 00:00
- The Dane. The big reveal (yes, we know it’s too late now): 5:40
- What Peter likes in an OD: 6:30
- Just in case you’ve been living under a rock… 7:30
- The three Telecasters: 10:20
- Today’s amps: 11:26 (12:20)
- The Dane! 12:56
- Boost before drive: 14:50
- Pete’s go-to kind of amp? 17:15
- Dan plays The Dane: 21:00
- Dane with P90s: 24:20
- And a Les Paul/humbuckers: 25:25
- Red vs Purple – finally: 28:10
- …and Butters: 34:00
- Tone IS in the fingers: 35:40
- What picks do you use? 36:05
- I used to be a Strat guy: 37:15
- A Tele is a grown-up’s guitar: 39:15
- Can you play without vibrato? 40:25
- We’re not next door to Andertons y’know: 42:30
- Pete loops us out: 46:15

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster –watch our video at http://bit.ly/2Hlpy5Y
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster Heavy Relic: http://bit.ly/2PexMiY
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• Collings 290 DCS – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k

Amps in this episode
• Fender Super Reverb reissue with four Jensen P10R speakers
• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper and 2x12 cabinet. 1 x Celestion Alnco Blue, 1 x Celestion G12-H Anniversary

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Joey Landreth & Kirk Fletcher Take Over TPS!

August 31, 2018

The fantastic Joey Landreth and Kirk Fletcher just happened to be in our locale on the same day...

This is audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/WspUxDSoDu0

Joey was getting ready for his September 2018 UK tour and Kirk is preparing to release a new album on October 19 called Hold On. So we sat them on the stools, turned on the cameras and asked them to do what comes naturally.

MASSIVE thanks to them both for such a wonderful day and enough inspiration to last a lifetime - these guys are simply tremendous humans.

For more on Joey including tour dates, please go here: http://www.joeylandreth.com/

For more on Kirk and his new record, please go here: http://kirkfletcherband.com/

Pedals in today’s episode…

Joey’s board

• LAA Custom The Italian Wah
http://www.laa-custom.com/en/

• TC Electronic Polytune Mini Noir
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2jKaukT
USA: http://bit.ly/2k2Gu4B
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vn6b6N

• Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Compressor
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2BYRKwx
USA: http://bit.ly/2C5WXCM
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MCHxuu

• Mythos Joey Landreth High Road Fuzz
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2C1GJur
USA: http://bit.ly/2PlSHAL

• Kingtone Guitar The Duellist
http://www.kingtoneguitar.com/NEWSTORE/product/the-duellist/

• Chase Bliss Audio Thermae
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2MEvgWw
USA: http://bit.ly/2Cb7mgG
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wuEvhR

• Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wonMwL
USA: http://bit.ly/2wuEBWL
Australia: http://bit.ly/2oln0MC

• Selah Quartz V2 Timer
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vMq8SP

• Supro Tremolo
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2pZrAkZ

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

 

Kirk’s board

• Vintage Vox King Wah
No longer made

• Vemuram JanRay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2FvsYBS
USA: http://bit.ly/2D4f8I9

• TC Electronic Polytune Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2jKaukT
USA: http://bit.ly/2k2Gu4B
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vn6b6N

• Catalinbread Valcoder Tremolo
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2onKP6h
USA: http://bit.ly/2oln8M6
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wyJM7q

• Catalinbread Topanga Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2BYxZFg
USA: http://bit.ly/2oln8M6
Australia: http://bit.ly/2qVOTyJ

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Opening mini jam: 00:00
- Joey here, Kirk here, hello! 2:19
- Kirk’s board briefly: 3:13
- Joey’s board briefly: 3:47
- Chase Bliss Audio Thermae: 4:32
- Kirk’s pedals… and the honking begins: 6:12
- Kirk, 633 amp and the Vemuram Jan Ray: 7:15
- Jan Ray into Catalinbread Topanga and Valcoder: 7:50
- Wah-wah! 8:20
- Kingtone The Duellist… 9:45
- …& tremolo: 11:04 (11:49)
- Mythos High Road Fuzz: 12:30
- Joey’s UK Tour and album: 14:10
- Seven degrees to Kevin Bacon? 15:02
- Kirk’s new record: 16:11
- Kirk’s choppy chords and solo tone with wah: 17:34
- Joey’s Mule Reso/Bender for Forgiveness: 18:34 (20:15)
- Sonny Landreth? 22:32
- The blown-up compressor: 23:15
- Kirk’s Ron Ellis guitar and Topanga Reverb: 24:01 (24:35)
- Lowell George? 26:25
- JAM TIME! 27:33
- Joey’s Josh Williams Mockingbird: 32:19
- Kirk’s 633 Amplifier: 33:18 (35:58)
- Some talk of recording amps: 35:20
- Joey’s capo and capo technique: 36:50

Guitars in this episode:
• Sorokin Guitars 8 0008: http://www.sorokinguitars.com/8-0008.html
• Mule Joey Landreth Mulecaster: http://muleresophonic.com/joey-landreth-mulecaster/
• Josh Williams Mockingbird: http://joshwilliamsguitars.com/joey-landreths
• Moollon T Classic: http://www.moollon.com/front/product/product_list.php?code=002&seq=46
• Ron Ellis Custom Build

Amps in this episode
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature and Two Rock 2x12 cab with TR1265B speakers
• 633 Amplifiers Custom Build with Celestion Alnico Gold Speaker: http://www.633amp.com/

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