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Thoughts On P90 Pickups & Humbucker Comparisons

Thoughts On P90 Pickups & Humbucker Comparisons

April 27, 2018

We take a gentle stroll down the path of P90 pickups. We found ourselves in the lucky position of having a bunch of wonderful P90-equipped guitars at our disposal, so what better excuse to plug ’em in and have a listen next to some similar guitars that use humbuckers.

This audio is taken from our YouTube video, Friday 27 April 2018, https://youtu.be/KZUobUDVAD0

As always with us, this isn’t a scientific comparison, and yes the guitars have some significant differences. Regular viewers will know that we’re more interested in the variables than the similarities… because that’s real life!

We plug in all kinds of guitars with different levels of gain and have a listen. Simple as that – please enjoy the episode…

 

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
http://bit.ly/2fW8XJP

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

• Emanating Fist Electronics Dope Priest
Try Facebook? We weren’t having much luck with Google.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/emanatingfistelectronics/

• Analog Man Bad Bod Booster
www.analogman.com

• J Rockett Touch OD
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2r4nl7r
USA: https://rockettpedals.com/
Australia: http://bit.ly/2jxYYLo

• Keeley El Rey Dorado
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Hx5cWx
USA: http://bit.ly/2FlFna9
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wZpZNm

• Walrus Audio ARP-87 Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2khFrA2
USA: http://bit.ly/2yLOder
Australia: http://bit.ly/2xXMsvF

• Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2FTFZIx
USA: http://bit.ly/2IukBrC
Australia: http://bit.ly/2HCDQyd

• TheGigRig 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, background and context: 00:00
- What is a P90 pickup anyway? 2:30
- We have some cool P90 guitars at the moment: 6:10
- Is that a 1954 ES-125 or are you just pleased to see me? 6:37
- Collings I-30LC and Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335: 11:04 (12:15)
- But wood and construction doesn’t make any difference right? 17:10
- The I-30 and 335 acoustically: 18:03
- PRS DGT & McCarty Soapbar: 20:30
- Soapbar & Dogear?: 21:50
- Simon’s 1960 Les Paul Special Reissue: 27:10
- What about pot values? 29:20
- Gibson 1958 Les Paul reissue and 1960 Special Reissue: 30:35
- …and now with some Plexi-type gain: 32:35
- 1961 LP Junior and Collings 290 DCS: 36:40
- What the hell is that tuner? 37:10
- A guitar tuner tangent: 38:24
- And back to the Juniors: 39:05
- The P90 can do pseudo acoustic: 42:15
- A Robbie McIntosh tangent: 42:50
- What have we learned so far? 43:45
- SG, LP Jr & Fuzz! 45:29
- And the Huber… finally! 48:34

Guitars in this episode:
• 1954 Gibson ES-125
• 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2r9lRJZ
• PRS DGT – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I
• PRS McCarty Soapbar (2002)
• Gibson SG Standard (2002 model)
• Collings 290 DC S – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Memphis/1958-ES-335-VOS.aspx
• Collings I-30LC – http://www.collingsguitars.com/electric-guitars/i30-lc/
• Gibson Custom - 1958 Les Paul Standard - http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2018/Custom/Historic-58-Les-Paul-Standard.aspx
• Gibson USA 1960 Les Paul Special
• Nik Huber Krautster II – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2fKv0RU

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x head with 2061x cabinet, Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

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Pick’N'Mix – Laney LA30BL, Supro Tremolo, ZVEX BOR, Wampler Reflection, BCC Iommi TI Boost

Pick’N'Mix – Laney LA30BL, Supro Tremolo, ZVEX BOR, Wampler Reflection, BCC Iommi TI Boost

April 26, 2018

This is Dan’N’Mick’s Pick’N’Mix where we feature four (or five) pedals (and amps) 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!

This episode first aired as a YouTube video, 10 April 2018. https://youtu.be/97TShWATTDk

There’s a strong Laney theme in this episode, not least because the splendid people there offered us a first look at the new-for-2018 LA30BL. Dan got all fizzy about this when we saw it at NAMM back in January 2018. And it would be entirely rude to play it without the Black Country Customs TI Booster, right?
But the fun doesn’t stop there. ZVEX’s Box Of Rock is beloved of so many people. A so-say ‘JTM45 in a box’, it’s high time it got an airing on TPS. We’re also a-wobblin’ and a-shimmerin’ thanks to Supro’s Tremolo – with the all-important Harmonic mode – and the new Reflection Reverb from Wampler.
Enjoy the video…

Pedals in this episode…
• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Laney Black Country Customs LA30BL Head & LA212 Cabinet
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Gvxbp6

• Laney Black Customs TI Boost
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Ip9fVb

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

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

• Wampler Reflection Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2EdqZ3n
USA: http://bit.ly/2xihX26
Australia: http://bit.ly/2zwyfFn

The GigRig G2: http://bit.ly/2h8xSay

* 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
- Feedback! 1:30
- Today’s pedals (and amp): 2:20
- Laney LA30BL: 3:04
- SGs! (Well, an SG and a Les Paul Junior): 7:10
- Today’s amps, including the Laney LA30BL: 7:24
- Laney Black Country Customs TI Booster: 10:28
- … and with the Strat and Wampler reverb: 11:53
- The lower harmonic sound in the LA30BL? 13:30
- How loud are we today? 14:35
- …and back to the Tony Iommi Booster: 15:45
- The Mesa rejoins the party: 17:50
- … more treble booster! 18:45
- ZVEX Box Of Rock: 22:20
- Supro Tremolo: 27:03
- Difference between ‘normal’ and harmonic tremolo: 31:49
- Wampler Reflection Reverb: 32:34
- And we’re approaching the ‘all-switched-on’ moment: 39:00

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Gibson 1961 Les Paul Junior – watch Dan’s video at https://youtu.be/0CORolxVmeY
• Gibson SG Standard (2002, USA) Borrowed from Mick’s mate Neville. Thanks Nev!

Amps in this episode
• Laney Black Country Customs LA30BL with LA212 cabinet (Celestion G12M Greenback speakers)
• Mesa Lone Star Classic 1x12 combo with Mesa/Celestion C90 speaker

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Which 15W Amp? Fender Blues Jr, Vox AC15 & Fender Bassbreaker 15

Which 15W Amp? Fender Blues Jr, Vox AC15 & Fender Bassbreaker 15

April 25, 2018

We take a detailed look at the three most popular 15-watt 1x12 valve combo amps currently on the market: Vox AC15, Fender Blues Junior and Fender Bluesbreaker 15.

This episode originally aired 29 December 2017 as a video on our You Tube channel. https://youtu.be/BNgaIfhkdAc

Some of this won't make sense because this was originally a video... people are asking us for podacasts of the audio and we're obliging! 

We feature all of these amps on the show from time to time… and are subsequently asked to compare them. So sit back, grab yourself a refreshing beverage and join us as we get into it. This is a long one because there’s a lot of ground to cover and – as regular viewers will know by now – short and snappy isn’t really our style.

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

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

• Thorpy Veteran
UK & Europe: https://www.andertons.co.uk/thorpyfx-veteran-dual-fuzz-and-boost-pedal-veteran
Australia: https://www.pedalempire.com.au/collections/thorpy-fx

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

• Xotic Effects RC Booster SH
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2dYulwD
USA: http://bit.ly/2eyHONV

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc
USA: http://bit.ly/2cLB8JH

• TheGigRig 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: 00:00
- What are we doing today? 1:00
- The amps that totally passed Dan by: 1:24
- Dan is struggling with Old Red: 4:35
- Clean sounds compared: 6:02 (talking)…
- … comparison starts at: 7:27
- Guitars make a difference: Mick’s Gretsch and Dan’s Tele compared: 10:30
- Not huge headroom, eh? 11:45
- EQ Sections in each amp: 13:35
- Light OD / crunch sounds though all three amps: 17:45
- Mick’s Mexy Strat neck tangent: 22:35
- Strat with crunchy sounds in all three amps: 24:19
- Highest gain in each of the amps with Telecaster: 26:00
- Low/medium gain, Les Paul and pushing the power amps: 29:45 (playing at 31:10)
- FUZZ! 38:59 (playing through all three amps at 40:50)
- A good ’normal’ overdrive pedal (D&M Drive) and all three amps: 45:45
- Goodbye Strat, hello PRS DGT: 49:00
- Using a booster to drop some bass off: 52:40 (playing at 53:50)
- Reverb in each of the amps: 57:00 (sounds at 58:00)
- Tremolo in the AC15: 1:02:58
- Pairing the amps together and wet/dry: 1:05:12
- All three amps: 1:10:52
- Thinking of an upgrade then? 1:13:48

Amps in this episode
• Fender Blues Junior III (with 1 x 12-inch Fender Lightning Bolt speaker by Eminence)
• Vox AC15C1 (with 1 x 12-inch Celestion Greenback speaker)
• Fender Bassbreaker 15 (with 1 x 12-inch Celestion V-Type speaker)

Guitars in this episode
• Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2p9U1MU
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• Fender 60s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2BuMqMZ
• PRS DGT Model: Watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I

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Dan’s Fender Custom Shop ’52 & ’63 Teles Compared

Dan’s Fender Custom Shop ’52 & ’63 Teles Compared

April 24, 2018

This episode introduces Dan’s new Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster to the TPS Family… compared of course to Dan’s NOG (Number One Guitar), Ol’ Red.

It originally aired March 27 2018 as a video on our YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/qfLs2rAWYEU

Ol’ Red really is a spectacular guitar – a Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster that Dan has had from new. It’s done a lot of gigs. The question on everybody’s lips: how do they compare in sound? Let’s find out…

The new guitar is…
2017 Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster
Ash body in Heavy Relic Butterscotch Blonde
Maple neck with ’65 Strat ‘C’ shape
51 Nocaster Relic neck pickup
51 Nocaster Relic bridge pickup
Medium jumbo frets on a 9.5-inch radius ’board

Pedals used in this video…
• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot
www.analogman.com

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

• Keeley Germanium Super Phat Mod
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2kS9LnD
USA: http://bit.ly/2kTQX7w
Australia: http://bit.ly/2I1jVZR

• Walrus Audio ARP-87 Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2khFrA2
USA: http://bit.ly/2yLOder
Australia: http://bit.ly/2xXMsvF

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

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

Interesting bits and go-to sections:
- Intro playing: 00:00
- NOS or Closet Classic? 1:53
- Why are we making this video? 3:20
- Spec differences between Blonde and Red: 4:25
- Today’s amps: 7:44
- Diving straight for the fuzz: 8:35
- Come on, start off a little cleaner: 10:21
- Is it twangier/scoopier? 13:10
- Wow, Red is SO much louder… 14:10
- Maybe the pickups need adjusting: 15:50
- Yep, that’s changed things: 16:30
- Aaaaaand… back to the Sun Face: 18:10
- D&M Drive: 20:15
- Pseudo Keef? 22:15
- Some nice chords: 22:45
- Neck pickups? 25:55
- Dan’s red Tele and Mick’s blue Strat: 27:18
- …and Dan’s new Tele: 28:20

 

Amps in this episode…
• Marshall 1987x with Marshall 2061x 2x12 cabinet (Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers)
• Fender Super Reverb reissue ( 4x10 Jensen P10R speakers)

Pedals used in this video…
• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot
www.analogman.com

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

• Walrus Audio ARP-87 Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2khFrA2
USA: http://bit.ly/2yLOder
Australia: http://bit.ly/2xXMsvF

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

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

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

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• Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

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Five Modern Fuzz Pedals – ZVex, Thorpy, ProAnalog & Wampler

Five Modern Fuzz Pedals – ZVex, Thorpy, ProAnalog & Wampler

April 23, 2018

We follow up from our recent adventures in vintage-style fuzzes with some slightly more modern excursions around the fantabulous fields of fuzz.

This episode first aired Jan 5 2018 as a YouTube video, https://youtu.be/UKiSj-2Vc5w

This is the audio from that video so some of this might not make absolute sense without the visuals! 

Now clearly this is a product sector absolutely awash with wacky, weird and wonderful devices from a plethora of makers, be they individuals or multinational corporations. So how on Earth do you just pick five? Well, you just pick five, get on with it and wait for the deluge of comments from people wishing you’d chosen something different. If that sounds like you, consider this as Part 1 with more to follow in time, based on your helpful suggestions.
For everybody else, we hope this provides a little context to some of the other options out there to a strictly vintage-style fuzz and encourages you down the path of the seismic square wave. Swathe yourself amid blankets of woolly warmth, or perhaps splutter forth with grainy, gated aggression. Who doesn’t love a bit of the ol’ fuzzy goodness, eh?

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

• ZVEX Fuzz Probe
Australia: http://bit.ly/2AsW0Qh

• ZVEX Fuzz Factory 7
Australia: http://bit.ly/2AsW0Qh

• Thorpy The Veteran Silicon
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ENNY6x
USA: http://bit.ly/2CN39wh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tqLvNr

• ProAnalog Devices MkIV
www.proanalogdevices.com

• Wampler Velvet Fuzz
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2CiP4Fv
USA: http://bit.ly/2Ag91LE
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Cy8WrK

• Empress Echo System
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2x5i4z4
Australia: http://bit.ly/2x0K9K7

• Neunaber Immerse
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2hLaceo
Australia: http://bit.ly/2ov7Ztu

• TheGigRig 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: 00:00
- What a terrible couple of weeks we’ve had! 1:52
- What are we doing today anyway? 4:00
- Thorpy The Veteran Silicon, fuzz side: 6:18 (playing at 9:26)
- Today’s amps: 7:40
- Dan’s crazy Tele (again): 8:50
- Thorpy The Veteran, fuzz and treble boost: 16:01
- ProAnalog Devices MKIV: 19:52
- ZVEX Fuzz Factory 7: 25:32 (playing at 27:06)
- FF7’s controls: 27:30
- STAB! 30:40
- ZVEX Fuzz Probe: 33:13
- Wampler Velvet Fuzz: 39:41 (42:20)
- Fuzz Probe into Velvet Fuzz: 46:30

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x into Marshall 2061x 2x12 with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers
• 1961 Vox AC30 with 2x12 Vox Alnico Blue speakers (normal channel)

Guitars in this episode
• Collings 290 DC S: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k
• Fender American Vintage Stratocaster: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Duesenberg Bonneville: https://duesenberg.de/en/guitars/bonneville

 

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

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Five Spring Reverb Pedals & A Fender Super Reverb Amp

Five Spring Reverb Pedals & A Fender Super Reverb Amp

April 22, 2018

We get all springy with a selection of reverb pedals designed to sound like a great amp spring reverb.

This episode originally aired December 1 2017 as a YouTube video. https://youtu.be/K4eB_1OzU3A

What you're hearing hear is solely the audio, so our apologies if some things don't make sense like they would in the video. 

Two of today's pedals contain real springs while the other three use digital business to emulate the sound. All the way through we have our trusty Fender Super Reverb amplifier for comparison, and a bit of light overdrive just for fun. Which one do you like best?

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

• ProAnalog Devices Manticore
http://www.proanalogdevices.com/

• Fulltone OCD
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2dhU2ro
USA: http://bit.ly/2cPeUXK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2qgh9eW

• Carl Martin Headroom
https://carlmartin.com/headroom/

• Crazy Tube Circuits White Whale
https://crazytubecircuits.com/white-whale

• Tone City Tiny Spring
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2AJBNZw
USA: http://bit.ly/2AhRIgW

• JHS Spring Tank
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2iohTvL
USA: http://bit.ly/2BAfLWg
Australia: http://bit.ly/2k9V9jr

• J Rockett Boing
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ByQCv9
Australia: http://bit.ly/2jxYYLo

• TheGigRig 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: 00:00
- Dribbling? 1:20
- What are we doing today? 2:00
- Today’s pedals: 3:37
- Bong? 4:45
- The Fender Super Reverb’s Reverb: 5:30
- Carl Martin Headroom: 11:58
- … compared with the Super Reverb: 12:30
- Crazy Tube Circuits White Whale: 19:00
- … and some ProAnalog Devices Manticore: 23:50
- … White Whale tremolo circuit: 25:35
- Tone City Tiny Spring: 26:46
- Pre-delay? 28:45
- JHS Spring Tank: 31:00
- Do you fear treble? 36:00
- JHS & CTC White Whale compared: 38:50
- J Rockett Audio Boing: 40:15
- Mick’s Mini Vent tangent: 45:02
- Let’s turn them all on: 46:35

Amps in this episode
• Fender Super Reverb (reissue) with 4 x 10-inch Jensen P10R speakers

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

We hope you enjoy this podcast. 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
https://www.patreon.com/ThatPedalShow

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

The Story Of Mick’s Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature

The Story Of Mick’s Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature

April 22, 2018

Mick talks about – and plays – his Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature. He got the amp part way through 2017 following a very long journey, much soul searching and a little bit of luck here and there!

This episode originally aired on YouTube as a video, January 16 2018, as part of the Our Guitars & Gear playlist.  https://youtu.be/nbEIKoG47wY

 It’a post-2016 model, after Two-Rock was acquired by new owners led by one Eli Lester, and also rehired original designer Bill Krinard.

For more on Two-Rock amps, please visit https://www.two-rock.com/

The cabinet used in this video is the Two-Rock 2x12 with TR 1265B speaker.

Pedals used in this video:

• Analogman / Maxon TS9/808 mod with built-in Bad Bob Booster
• Keeley D&M Drive
• ProAnalog Devices Manticore Man Lion
• Free The Tone Tri-Avatar Chorus
• Analogman ARDX20 Delay & Amazeo
• Hamstead Soundworks Signature Tremolo
• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Vintage Stratocaster: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335: no video yet!
Collings 290 DC S: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k

 
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Big Amp Small Amp, Volume, Tone & Feel

Big Amp Small Amp, Volume, Tone & Feel

April 22, 2018

We take a loose wander through one of the very most important – and yet confusing – topics in electronical guitaralisation: the interdependence of volume, tone and feel. Moreover, the difference between what you hear and feel in the room while playing… and what ends up hitting the recorder.

This episode first aired on YouTube, March 16 2018 https://youtu.be/gmBkcTicyKQ

No single video or podcast could ever hope to address the whole topic, but spurred on by a conversation that Mick had with the venerable Michael Landau just recently, a theme emerged for a discussion and we decided to run with it. We started in one place, veered to various others and hopefully passed via a few illuminative rest points along the way: quintessential TPS.
If you’re hoping to garner some solid how-to information, this really isn’t the video for you. It’s one of those ‘leading to better questions’ voyages on which we so often find The Good Ship TPS.

There are elements of this podcast that won't make much sense at all as we have a dB meter going in the video version and a lot of on-screen graphics.

If you are confused why the amps sometimes sound the same volume through the headphones, despite a 30dB difference on the dB meter… It’s because we vary the input gain of the microphone to the recorder. The in-room experience is //radically// different between the quiet and loud sounds, but we have no real way of demonstrating that other than by trying to explain it in words and reactions.
It’s another reminder of why you can’t really trust video demos of products for a definitive idea of what they sound like. Because microphones are not your ears and gut... and they never will be.

Please enjoy the episode – we hope it encourages you to ask new and better questions. Or indeed confirms what you already know. Either is fine with us!

Pedals in this episode…

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

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

• Bigfoot Octo Puss Passive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fcCgtJ

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT275
www.analogman.com

• Hudson Broadcast
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fkpnOX
USA: http://bit.ly/2yUnL5C
Australia: http://bit.ly/2oUbqrw

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

• Longamp Roxanne
https://en-gb.facebook.com/longamp/
Watch this space…

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

• Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2FTFZIx
USA: http://bit.ly/2IukBrC
Australia: http://bit.ly/2HCDQyd

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

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro and welcome: 00:00
- What are we doing today? 2:22
- Landau? 2:37
- The problem with this room and today’s amps: 4:46
- The mic doesn’t know what it’s hearing: 5:53
- How loud are we? 7:50
- Wow, these amps are very different: 9:00
- How quiet can we go with the Marshall and it still be playable? 10:10
- And let’s make the Mesa a bit louder… 15:21
- Cleaner sounds? 21:20
- Two years of sat in here listening to audio… 25:00
- Let’s make the amps the same volume: 25:35
- Shall we aim for 90/95dB? 26:45
- No, okay then… 27:40
- Mesa and Marshall compared at similar volumes: 29:00
- You’re pronouncing it all wrong: 30:19
- The farmer and the Rolls Royce ute: 31:50
- The Hudson Broadcast: 100-watt Mesa, 5-watt Marshall: 34:07
- …and the D&M Drive: 35:30
- A look at our room mics: 38:28
- Attenuation on board in the Mesa – 100/50/10: 40:10
- A relevant tangent: in-amp, low-power mode: 41:28
- Let’s try the other channel in the Mesa, and attenuate: 43:06
- Let’s add some wet effects: 45:11
- And back up through the watts on the Lone Star: 47:08
- Does Mick like the 10-watt mode? 51:21
- Both amps together: 53:20
- Yes, we have to move: 56:21

Amps in this episode
• Mesa Boogie Lone Star Classic 1 x 12 combo with Mesa/Celestion C90 speaker
• Marshall Class 5 1x10 combo (version 1)

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Kirk Fletcher Pedalboard Rebuild

Kirk Fletcher Pedalboard Rebuild

April 22, 2018

We welcome the fantabulous Kirk Fletcher to That Pedal Shed. Kirk is a supremely talented solo artist, sideman and all-round wonderful human being from Los Angeles, California.
But heavens, he is in dire need of a pedalboard upgrade!

This episode first aired on YouTube January 12 2018.  https://youtu.be/540MVIzeJUE

We start by having a look at the pedals Kirk is currently using, before Dan gets it into a bit more order by replacing the power solution and putting it all on a small board with a QMX8 loop switcher by TheGigRig.
If you want to see more detail about how Dan approaches board builds, power and so on, please check the Matt Schofield board build video here: https://youtu.be/sgxJZu6LgLM and Mick’s pedalboard build here: https://youtu.be/-wpAnCeHPQs The techniques and processes are all the same.

We then move on to a bit of Kirk’s background and playing history, before coming back to the board and experimenting a little more.

Please check out Kirk’s music by visiting his website http://kirkfletcherband.com/
His 2010 solo album is called ‘My Turn’ - available at all decent sources online - and there is a new album on its way in 2018!

A huge thanks to Kirk for coming to see us! Please enjoy the podcast…

Pedals in this episode…

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

• Vox V847-A Wah Pedal
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2CVM5mK
USA: http://bit.ly/2D7MXZ1

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

• Lovepedal Tchula
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2EAmBvE

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

• JAM Pedals Tube Dreamer
http://www.jampedals.com/

• Electro-Harmonix Small Stone EH4800 Phase Shifter
No longer made in this format, but…
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mnvelY
USA: http://bit.ly/2r2zb5h

• TC Electronic Flashback Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2h8sZOG
USA: http://bit.ly/2i8L2WI
Australia: http://bit.ly/2EzEomM

• TC Electronic Flashback (some originals left Jan 2018, Flashback 2 also available)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2u3UHm8
USA: http://bit.ly/2D6gJhF
Australia: http://bit.ly/2CVjyxO

• Catalinbread Topanga
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mj3leK
USA: http://bit.ly/2CVd81y
Australia: http://bit.ly/2qVOTyJ

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 00:00
- That’s Josh Smith we’re talking about: 2:00
- You can say ‘blues’ Dan: 2:20
- What are we doing today anyway?: 2:45
- Kirk’s current pedals: 4:00
- Dan builds the board montage: 8:30
- Hang on, that was already on?! 9:55
- Lovepedal Tchula: 12:00
- Vox V847 wah: 13:55
- Vemuram Jan Ray: 14:30
- JAM Pedals Tube Dreamer: 15:00
- EHX Small Stone: 15:34
- TC Electronic Flashbacks: 17:15
- Josh Smith’s Flashback Toneprint: 21:25
- Some history and background on Kirk’s playing journey: 24:30
- Dumble introduced you to Landau?! 28:10
- All back to BB (and T Bone): 31:15 (32:23)
- Moving towards Robben: 25:30 (37:12)
- Y’know, uptown! 40:10
- A little jam: 41:00
- Back to the board… 44:00
- Kirk noodles for a while with his Collings and Mick’s Strat: 50:21
- A little more jam: 55:25
- And a bit with the Victory Sheriff 44 (and Dan’s Tele after a while): 59:18

Amps in this episode
• Fender Super Reverb combo (reissue) with 4x10-inch Jensen P10R speakers
• Victory Sheriff 44 into Marshall 2061x 2x12 cabinet with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers

Guitars in this episode
• Collings I-35LC: http://www.collingsguitars.com/electric-guitars/i35-lc/
• Fender American Vintage Stratocaster: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K

 

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Matt Schofield: Tone, Technique, Amps & Pedals

Matt Schofield: Tone, Technique, Amps & Pedals

April 21, 2018

We’re honoured to get a visit from our good friend, Matt Schofield. Matt is an astonishingly good blues-based player from the UK who we’ve known for many years.

This first aired as a video on our YouTube Channel, July 14 2017. https://youtu.be/shAtnDUXGlQ

These days Matt spends most of his time in the US, never ceasing to astound fans and audiences with his incredible touch, tone and sophisticated approach to blues guitar.
During this pedcast we ask Matt about his approach to guitar tone, his technique and all that other fun stuff that goes hand-in-hand with it. Matt brought along his pedalboard, his SVL 61 guitar and of course his signature Two-Rock amplifier, leaving us somewhat stunned – there’s some killer playing, but also some really good general advice on tone and approach in this video.
Enjoy the episode!

FOR MORE ON MATT PLEASE VISIT http://www.mattschofield.com/

A NOTE ON NOISE AND HUM…
For this episode, Matt had his Two-Rock at proper gig levels. It is a phenomenal sonic and physical experience (which bizarrely never sounded painful or unpleasant) that’s all part and parcel of his tone.
As a result, there is more hum and extraneous noise than normal (Dan is currently building Matt a new board to help with that, but that’s another story).
The important thing to say is that we use NO hum reduction software or anything of the kind. What you’re hearing is the vocal mic (gained very high to pick up the voices, plus plenty of compression) get faded up and down as Matt speaks. It gives an accentuated impression of the hum, even though it was pretty loud in our little room. When the amp mics are on, we use NO hum reduction, it’s just that the mic on the cab is gained so much lower than our voice mic, so the hum doesn’t seem anywhere near as loud. Hope that makes sense.

Pedals in this episode…

• Sonic Research ST-200 Tuner
USA:http://bit.ly/2ngtr4I
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

• Free The Tone MS SOV Matt Schofield Overdrive (Ltd Edition only, now discontinued)
(alternative) Free The Tone Custom Series SOV-2 Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2t7OB8Z

• Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2uo4vw2
Australia: http://bit.ly/2uWHM7g

• Vemuram Shanks 4K
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2unROkO

• Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ueERcD
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vhXZDi

• Henretta Crimson Tremolo
www.henrettaengineering.com

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Amps in this episode:
• Two-Rock Matt Schofield Signature
• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature
http://www.two-rock.com/

Guitars in this episode
• SVL 61 http://www.svlguitars.com/svl-61.html

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro, background and some talk about organ trios: 00:00
- Play some tasty stuff, Matt? 6:50 - 9:28
- Is that slap delay always on? 9:35
- Outlining chords and a long discussion on ’sophistication’ in blues playing: 12:35
- But can you learn it? 20:50
- “I’m a horrible session player” 22:00
- Matt’s approach to setting up ANY amp: 26:03 / 27:03
- Tone pot on the bridge pickup… 31:00
- …and tweaking the pots on pedals: 31:20
- Good amps are like racing cars? 34:45
- “I never plug in at home!” 35:30
- What are you looking for in an OD pedal? 38:30
- Free The Tone MS SOV: 39:08 (46:55)
- Mad Professor Royal Blue OD: 41:56 (43:13)
- Do you care about noise and hum? 42:00
- Buffers and your clean tone: 44:25
- Does it always have to be loud? 47:30
- Vemuram Shanks 4K Fuzz: 50:30 (53:20)
- That second Mad Professor Delay: 56:30
- Henretta Tremolo: 57:04
- Checking out Mick’s new Two-Rock (right at the end)

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