15W Amp With 112, 212 & 412 Cabs

November 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pedals in this episode…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 27, 2018

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

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

Enjoy…

 

 

Pedals in this video

 

TheGigRig Three2One

https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

 

D’Addario Pedal Tuner

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

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

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

 

JHS The AT+

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

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

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

 

Tru-Fi Zosa Fuzz

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

 

Fulltone Custom Shop Mini Deja Vibe MkII CS-MDV2

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

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

 

ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky

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

 

The GigRig G2

https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

 

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

 

 

Interesting bits and go-to sections…

Intro playing: 0:00

Today’s amps: 1:28

Tin Spirits is no more! 3:10

Reverb & trem in the King Cobra: 4:38

Today’s pedals: 5:40

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

Tru-Fi Zosa Fuzz: 13:38

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

ZVex Instant Lo-Fi Junky: 25:55

All on! 30:25

 

 

Guitars in this episode

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

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

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

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

 

 

Amps in this episode

Matchless King Cobra – thanks Neville Marten!

Fender Super Reverb reissue

 

 

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Viewer Comments & Questions 26 Nov 2018

November 26, 2018

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Boss Dimension D, C and DC-2W

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

November 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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ZVEX Vibrophase, FEA Photon Fuzz, NRG Poker, Fender Marine Layer: Pick’N'Mix

November 13, 2018

This is the audio from YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/cOIHmv64g2Y

Dan’N’Mick’s Pick’N’Mix is where we feature four pedals that are new (to us anyway).
Our agenda is purely to plug them in, see what cool sounds and features we find, and combine them in whatever way inspires. That’s it! Enjoy 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

• NRG Poker BC107
https://shop.nrgeffects.com/poker-bc107

• FEA Labs Photon Fuzz II
https://www.fealabs.com/products/photon-fuzz-ii/

• ZVEX Vibrophase
https://www.zvex.com/products/vibrophase-phaser-pedal

• Fender Marine Layer Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2E6IvWR
USA: http://bit.ly/2pRRztu

• 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
- Oooh, a bit too loud: 1:42
- Today’s amps: 1:53
- Today’s pedals: 2:29
- NRG Poker BC107: 3:06
- Red & Mick’s Gretsch: 11:40
- FEA Labs Photon Fuzz II: 13:09
- ZVEX Vibrophase: 19:15
- Fender Marie Layer Reverb: 27:52
- All on! 33:35

Guitars in this episode
• 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
• PRS DGT – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I
• Macmull S-Classic: https://www.macmull-guitars.com/s-classic.html
• Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2p9U1MU

Amps in this episode
Matchless King Cobra – thanks Neville Marten!
Fender Super Reverb reissue

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

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

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Viewer Comments & Questions 12 Nov 2018

November 12, 2018

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

Here's the link the main show being discussed – it was with the utterly awesome Devin Townsend. https://youtu.be/_zm5QD7smSw

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

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Mick’s Board 2018

November 2, 2018

This is the audio from the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/53R5o7qQEVw

 

Mick says: “Dan made my first proper, grown-up’s, flightcased G2 board back in March 2017 – you can watch that video here: https://youtu.be/-wpAnCeHPQs
“That board has served me exceptionally well, but it’s time for an upgrade! I recently acquired a Schmidt Array SA525 pedalboard – lighter and better dimensions for what I need – so what better excuse to have a switch-up?
“This video documents the various stages of the first build. If you want to see more on the specifics of making cables and connecting power, please check out some of other pedalboard build videos, including the one linked above.
“As always, pedals will come in and out so this isn’t set in stone, but the awesome thing about board like this when you have the power and audio in place is that it’s a super simple job to switch things out.”

Signal Path: The pedals run in the order they appear in the loops of G2.

Wet/dry? Loop 6 on G2 is connected to a Humdinger by TheGigRig. That goes to the dry amp (in this case the Victory V40 Deluxe). That means everything before Loop 6 goes to both amps.
Everything after Loop 6 (DC-2, delays, tremolo and Mini Vent II) goes to the wet amp only (the Two-Rock). Why don’t I use the volume insert for the dry amp send? You need to have post gain turned on in order to do that, and I’m super sensitive to the sound of extra buffers.

Please enjoy the episode!

Pedals and board in this video…

• Schmidt Array SA525 Switcher Board
https://www.schmidtarray.com/sa525

• 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

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

• Klon Centaur
No longer made

• Boss DC-2w Dimension C
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QITxIG
USA: http://bit.ly/2zkob3Q
Australia:

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

• Free The Tone Flight Time Digital Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2uCOem6

• 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

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 2:00
- Cases and boards? 2:45
- The build begins: 3:48
- The old board is stripped off: 5:27
- Layout idea #1: 6:15
- Power: 8:00
- …and power problems: 9:00
- Cabling: 10:00
- The moment of truth: 11:17
- Power problem solved: 11:45
- And we’re in the game! 13:30
- Best way to use G2? 14:15
- Presets? 14:50
- Black Hole Sun again? 16:00
- Gain stages, starting with the Warthog 17:30
- Wet dry: 20:35
- D&M Drive: Mick side: 22:25
- Klon or D&M Drive? 23:03
- D&M Drive both sides: 26:05
- Warthog & Klon: 27:45
- Analog Man Sun Face BC183: 28:14
- Fulltone Octafuzz: 29:10
- Why the different gain stages? 31:30
- Why don’t you just use multi-FX: 32:30
- Collings 290 DC S: 34:45
- Reverb in the amps? 35:30
- Modulation – Mini Vent II: 37:20
- Supro (harmonic) Trem: 39:10
- Boss DC-2w Dimension C: 40:45
- All three mods together? 47:50
- Delay: Analogman ARDX-20 & Free The Tone Flight Time: 49:30
- Analogman Amazeo: 56:00

Guitars in this episode:
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Collings 290 DCS – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k
• PRS Silver Sky – on loan, thank you! https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/bolton/silver_sky

Amps today
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 2112 cabinet / WGS12L speaker
• Victory V40 Deluxe with 1x12 Custom Zilla cabinet / WGS12L speaker

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

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