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Joey Landreth & Harmonic Tremolo

Joey Landreth & Harmonic Tremolo

April 21, 2018

We take a fun journey through vintage harmonic tremolo with our great friend Joey Landreth.

This episode first aired on our YouTube channel 11 August 2017. https://youtu.be/FDRHDy9GI-M

Along the way we take in a couple of cool new OD/fuzz pedals on Joey's new board too. If you don’t know who he is, head to iTunes/Spotify/wherever right now! Or www.joeylandreth.com

The harmonic tremolo effect featured in a handful of Fender amps from the early/mid sixties. It differs from ‘normal’ amplitude-varying tremolo in that different frequencies of signal are modulated in slightly different ways. It gives a slightly more modulated, almost swirling sound that you can hear put to incredible effect in this episode.

To whit, we compare the in-built harmonic trem from a genuine 1960 Fender Super with a Walrus Audio Monument pedal version as an intro to the whole deal.
Also in this episode is a lovely 1966 Fender Twin, but we swap that out for a Victory V40 Deluxe and get some crazy dual-tremolo action going (we couldn’t turn the Twin’s tremolo on properly – arrrghhh!).

MASSIVE thanks to Jack at Origin Effects for bringing the old amps along.
MASSIVE thanks to Joey Landreth for being Joey Landreth.
We also would like to send some MASSIVE thanks to Tom Waterman from Universal Audio, for help with our continuing experiments to sound better, here courtesy of an Apollo 8p interface running some Neve and SSL channel amplifier/strip plug ins. Mmmmmm.

Pedals in this episode…

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

– KingTone Guitar Jesse Davey Fuzz
http://www.kingtoneguitar.com

– Electro-Harmonix Freeze Nano
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2vFxlYY
USA: http://bit.ly/2uprrHH
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wIHDnX (JHS modded version)

– Mythos Mjolnir Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wIFcSA
USA: http://bit.ly/2vOxvwK

– Walrus Audio 385 Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2vFIvwZ
USA: http://bit.ly/2upqMKr
Australia: http://bit.ly/2fubkpp

– KingTone Guitar The Duellist
http://www.kingtoneguitar.com

– J Rocket Audio Boing Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wIuIT7
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vPI3g2

– Chicago Iron Tychobrahe Octavian
http://chicagoiron.com/

– Origin Effects SlideRig Compact Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fIChER
USA: http://bit.ly/2fzzOgX
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vOun47

– Fishman Aura Spectrum DI
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2kYAo9U

– Walrus Audio Monument
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2upuijX
USA: http://bit.ly/2vPy3mP
Australia: http://bit.ly/2upcQ37

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

– The GigRig G2: http://bit.ly/2h8xSay
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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Harmonic tremolo bliss out: 00:00
- Intro & background: 01:40
- What is a brownface Fender? 04:00
- And blackface and tweed? 06:10
- What’s new on Joey’s board? 07:35
- KingTone Guitar Jesse Davey Duellist: 9:40
- Duellist & Jesse Davey Fuzz: 13:10
- Walrus 385 Overdrive: 14:44
- Tremolo… finally: 17:25
- Walrus Audio Monument regular tremolo: 18:15
- Harmonic tremolo explanation: 19:14
- 1960 Fender Super tremolo: 19:55
- Monument Trem harmonic tremolo & 1960 Fender Super tremolo: 23:50
- What about the phase of the amps? 26:10 & 27:00
- How does Joey use the harmonic trem? 30:15
- Let’s have a change of amp: 32:00
- Victory V40 Deluxe: 32:38
- Fender Super & Victory V40 Deluxe: 33:08
- Dan’s amazing double trem experiment: 33:53
- Eh, what’s happening there? 36:50
- The most awesome sound of 2017 so far… 37:20
- Joey plays us out: 40:35

Amps in this episode
- 1960 Fender Super
- Victory V40 Deluxe head and V212VC cabinet

Guitars in this episode
- Collings I-35LC www.colingsguitars.com

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Josh Smith Pedalboard & Guitar Lesson

Josh Smith Pedalboard & Guitar Lesson

April 21, 2018

We welcome incredible musician/solo artist and all-round diamond geezer, Josh Smith to That Pedal Shed.

This episode first aired on YouTube Feb 16 2018. https://youtu.be/Af-3vDo4zkU

We’ve admired Josh’s breathtaking guitar skills and musicality for a number of years now. Dan recently put together his flying board that he uses when touring… which is exactly what he was doing during February 2018, when he was good enough to drop in, talk us through the board AND give us all an invaluable set of guitar lessons to boot!

For more on Josh, please head to http://www.joshsmithguitar.com/
If you want to buy his latest record, Over Your Head, it’s available in all the usual places, including on VINYL!
If you want to know more about Josh’s main guitar, please go here: http://www.chapinguitars.com/

We must also say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the supremely talented and humble Ariel Posen who was on tour with Josh. Ariel was very sporting for a little gag during this video, and played some beautiful guitar too. Thank you Ariel – we owe you one buddy!

Please enjoy the podcast…

Pedals and things in this episode…

• Schmidt Array 450 Pedalboard
https://www.schmidtarray.com

• Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-300
USA: http://bit.ly/2AYjob5
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

• Lovepedal Believe
Not currently in production

• Deep Trip Bog Fuzz
http://deeptripland.com/bog/
USA: http://bit.ly/2suMImG

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

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

• Lovepedal Purple Plexi
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2c9Nskr
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Er7Tfa

• Catalinbread Echorec
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mORqUL
USA: http://bit.ly/2mP1eOt
Australia: http://bit.ly/2BWjXTM

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

• Eventide H9
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2soMptw
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Eql13Q

• 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 and background: 00:00
- Josh’s board begins: 3:30
- The Lovepedal Tchula story: 4:30
- Today’s amps, and the Tchula demoed: 6:35
- “I bought a Tchula and I don’t sound like you…” 8:00
- 13-58 strings. Really?! 9:20
- Mmmm, more Tchula: 11:40
- Mick and Dan try to play Josh’s guitar: 15:35
- How did you end up with this amp combination? 18:30
- Deep Trip BOG Fuzz: 20:50 (23:00)
- King Tone Guitar Duellist: 26:00 (27:23)
- And what about frets? 30:15
- Mick tries again, this time with the Strat: 32:40
- How is the Super Reverb set? 34:20
- Lovepedal Believe Octave: 35:00 (36:16)
- Believe with the Tchula, BOG Fuzz and Duellist: 37:52
- TC Electronic Flashback Mini and Josh’s Toneprint: 40:50
- Catalinbread Echorec: 44:00
- Eventide H9: 45:55
- …Leslie sound: 49:50
- How Josh uses his GigRig G2: 51:15
- The guitar lessons begin! 54:10
- Hybrid picked groups of five: 54:35
- More on hybrid picking: 56:50
- … and hybrid/triplet exercise: 58:13
- Three things to get your head around if you want to play over changes: 1:01:25

Amps in this episode
• Fender Super Reverb (reissue) with 4 x 10-inch Jensen P10R speakers
• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers
Both amps are running all the time unless otherwise indicated.

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

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

Graham Coxon On Life, Music, Gear & Inspiration

Graham Coxon On Life, Music, Gear & Inspiration

April 21, 2018

In this episode we welcome the wonderful, enigmatic and popular-music-changing Graham Coxon to the show.

This first aired March 9 2018. https://youtu.be/_ijyk89uOCI

Graham is a founding member of legendary British band, Blur who reigned alongside Oasis at the top of the 1990s Britpop scene. They’ve sold millions of records and go down as one of the most famous and successful British bands ever. Graham also has a successful solo career and he does soundtracks too.
Coxon’s unorthodox, visceral approach to guitar and music is influenced by – and continues to influence – a long line of alternative players who eschew a traditional scales-and-‘correct’-technique approach in favour simply whatever works best in the context of the music. Quite a bit of this video centres around that whole discussion as it unfolds into a fascinating and inspiring insight into what's going on inside his head. Recollections of a few classic Blur guitar moments are the icing on the cake.
Please note that there’s not a huge amount of playing in this video. That Pedal Shed is entirely out of context with Graham’s usual worlds of all-encompassing live performance, immersive songwriting and in-the-moment recording.
He is a true artist and we thank him warmly for his insight and candour… and of course his colossal contribution to British music.

We asked Graham if he’d like to plug any current activity. He’s way too modest for all of that, so please check out www.grahamcoxon.co.uk and sign up to his newsletter to find out what’s going on in his world.

Meantime, enjoy the podcast…

Pedals in this episode…

• Boss TU-3S Chromatic Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oRwPSY
USA: http://bit.ly/2nntRpc
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Fl5ejn

• Xotic EP Booster
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ed1cvg
USA: http://bit.ly/2doDQW0

• Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cbsLUm
USA: http://bit.ly/2cyd9NR
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rPSRWo

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

• Suhr Koko Boost
www.suhr.com

• Thorpy Gunshot
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ecWCgK
USA: http://bit.ly/2dbrodZ
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Fn89br

• BAE Hot Fuzz Pedal
http://www.baeaudio.com/hot-fuzz

• Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2D6pRhk
USA: http://bit.ly/2tlcYjZ

• TC Electronic Alter Ego
USA: http://bit.ly/2FibdcJ
Australia: http://bit.ly/2FzwPkb

• Strymon Flint
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2G3EVQ3
USA: http://bit.ly/2tmFl0W
Australia: http://bit.ly/2FkLm49

• 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 and welcome: 00:00
- Graham’s 2017 board: 1:30
- What about RATs then? 3:18
- And Marshalls, and Boogies? 6:45
- Bug Man, Coffee & TV: 12:48
- “But, what was great about Oasis”… 13:20
- Graham and the Telecaster: 16:00
- How did your style and approach evolve? 19:48
- The solo at the end of Coffee & TV? 20:55
- Beetlebum… 25:14
- Visual inspiration… and lyrics: 30:35
- Guitar sound on Battle: 35:14
- “No point in learning scales” 38:23
- Soundtracks? 43:30
- “Not interested in being me any more”: 44:45
- A few sounds from Graham’s board: 48:30
- And the fuzz on Song 2? 56:18

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster

Amps in this episode
• Victory Sheriff 22 and V212VH cabinet (1 x Celestion G12H Anniversary, 1 x Celestion Vintage 30)
• Marshall 1987x with Marshall 2061x 2x12 cabinet (Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers)
Both amps are running all the time

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

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Introduction To MIDI For Guitar Pedals

Introduction To MIDI For Guitar Pedals

April 21, 2018

We delve into the near-limitless possibilities that MIDI brings to the guitar pedal world.

This episode was first published on YouTube 20 April 2018. https://youtu.be/LfTwFIiEUUc This is simply the audio from the show - we've been asked a lot for a podcast version! 

It’s a big subject with a tremendous number of potential applications, so we start from the beginning and explain the three basic functionality benefits that MIDI offers to pedal users. They are PCM (patch/program change messages), CC (continuous control) and MIDI Clock.
The upshot is that if you have MIDI-enabled pedals and some form of MIDI controller you can access a vast number of patch and parameter changes across multiple devices with one single footswitch press.
Please note that this video is focussed on the kind of pedals we use – high quality stompboxes, preferably with as much analogue signal path as possible. Regular viewers will know that we’re not into digital multi FX, rack gear or digital modelling amps/processors. They can all benefit from MIDI control as well of course, but we don't deal with them here.

Please enjoy the podcast…

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

• Source Audio Reflex Universal Expression Pedal
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oxpLvg
USA: http://bit.ly/2HA7O9x
Australia: http://bit.ly/2fapzQL

• Ramble FX Kismet
https://www.ramblefx.com/

• Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl HiFi
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2H7vIJ9
USA: http://bit.ly/2v1iOHS
Australia: http://bit.ly/2JxcATd

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

• Eventide H9
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2soMptw
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Eql13Q

• Chase Bliss Audio Midibox
http://chaseblissaudio.com/product/chase-bliss-audio-midibox/

• TheGigRig MIDI Driver
https://www.thegigrig.com/midi-driver

• 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 and background: 00:00
- We have some new toys: 1:13
- Today’s amps: 1:46
- MEAT! 2:08
- Today’s questions: 2:47
- What is MIDI? 3:45
- PCM, CC and MIDI clock? 5:05
- PCM: program change messages: 5:33
- Can all pedals do MIDI? 8:45
- How does the MIDI switcher know what to change in the pedal? 10:08
- MIDI channels? 12:25
- Programming the MIDI controller: 15:58
- Ramble FX Kismet and Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl HiFi: 16:20
- MIDI connections? 19:55
- An example with the Warped Vinyl HiFi: 21:50
- What is that Collings? 23:25
- Sounds in the Kismet: 25:30
- CC – continuous control messages: 30:25
- MIDI clock for synchronised temp changes: 37:55
- MIDI clock with reverb and delay: 38:30
- Eventide H9 App and MIDI clock: 40:35
- H9 / TimeLine / Warped Vinyl with dotted 8ths? 43:35
- Let’s create some patches: 46:33
- Dan plays the new presets (thank goodness): 50:00
- …and remote control with Bluetooth? 53:10

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Collings I-30LC – http://www.collingsguitars.com/electric-guitars/i30-lc/

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

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
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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