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Plugged In Acoustic 2

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/

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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

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

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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

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Plugged-In Acoustic 101

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/

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

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!

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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