Wet-Dry & Wet-Dry-Wet Setups Explained – That Pedal Show

January 25, 2019

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/bSz7GrRdHc0

Regular viewers will know that Dan and I are big fans of the wet-dry rig. According to our definition at least, that means using two amplifiers where one of them gets signal from ALL of your pedals including reverbs and delays (wet), while the other gets only the drives (dry). And maybe compression. And maybe modulation depending on how you like it.

It’s a very simple concept… until you get into the nuts and bolts of signal routing, signal splits, phase and isolation, whereupon the confusion can come along all too quickly.

So this video attempts to break all of that down and – with the help of a diagram or two - we hope to demystify things.

Once we’ve talked about wet-dry, we add a third amp for wet-dry-wet. All the principles are the same, so it shouldn’t be too much of a brain stretch. Finally you have a use for those unloved 'other' amps you have kicking around. Or a great excuse to buy one or two more. :0) Enjoy!

 

Pedals in this episode…

 

• TheGigRig Three2One

https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

 

• Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner Mini

USA: http://bit.ly/2AYjob5

Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

 

• Kingsley Page Tube Boost V2

http://kingsleyamplifiers.com/products/pedals/7/

 

• Keeley D&M Drive

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

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

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

 

• TheGigRig Humdinger

https://www.thegigrig.com/humdinger

 

• Triangulo Lab Chorus Ensemble

https://triungulolab.bigcartel.com/

 

• Mooer Trelicopter

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2i8yiDi

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

 

• Strymon TimeLine

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

USA: http://bit.ly/2eE84Td

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

 

• Neunaber Immerse Reverb

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

USA: http://bit.ly/2Ey6YIp

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

 

• Bespeco VM13 ZUM

http://www.bespeco.it/en/volume-and-expression-pedal/2074-vm13zum-0799804318502.html

 

• 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: 0:00

- What are we doing today? 3:08

- What are the big questions? 4:45

- Today’s amps: 6:10

- What is wet-dry anyway? 7:10

- A normal rig and FX chain… 10:10

- …moving to wet-dry: 12:20

- Isolation and signal splitting: 13:30

- Marshall – the dry amp today: 14:45

- Marshall & Two-Rock together: 16:45

- Where is the signal split happening? 17:25

- Tremolo in both amps: 18:40

- Delay and reverb in only the wet amp: 19:10 (19:30)

- Choosing what goes wet and what goes dry? 21:31

- We need to talk about phase: 22:00

- In phase, out of phase: 24:24

- What about earth and isolation? 29:15

- Moving the modulation effects to the wet amp only: 31:30

- Trem to one amp and both amps, compared: 33:40

- Amps with different characters? 35:30

- Chorus and vibrato, wet only: 36:55

- …and with delay and tremolo: 38:30

- A dense band mix? 39:35

- But I don’t have a fancy-ass switcher – what about me?! 41:30

- Okay, time for wet-dry-wet: 42:45

- Three amps: 44:50

- How loud is that? 45:20

- Wet-dry-wet with tremolo… 47:00

- …with and without the dry amp: 47:40

- Stereo reverb and delay: 48:25 (50:33)

- Wet-dry-wet, delay, no dry amp: 52:08

- …and reverb: 52:57

- 100 per cent wet in the wet amp (kill dry): 56:00 (58:00)

- Higher and lower headroom amps? 1:01:00

- Higher and lower FX level in the wet amps: 1:05:50

- What have we learned? 1:13:10

- And the final, really annoying point about phase: 1:15:52

 

Guitars in this episode:

• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT

• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K

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

• Collings 290 DCS - watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k

• G&L ASAT Special

 

Amps in this episode

• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature and 2x12 cab with Two-Rock TR 1265B speakers

• Marshall 1987x and Marshall 1960A cab with Celestion G12M Greenback speakers

• Sovtek MIG 50 and 1x12 cab wth Celestion Alnico Cream speaker

 

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

 

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Please visit our preferred retailers!

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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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Viewer Comments & Questions 21 Jan 2018

January 21, 2019

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

Here's the link to the main show being discussed – it was about classic wah-wah pedals and their interaction with fuzz. https://youtu.be/mT_8cayp3RI

 

Also Mick’s Strat Vlog, Part 2. https://youtu.be/c8VrLWnW8Pk

 

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

 

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Please visit our preferred retailers!

UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt

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

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Viewer Comments & Questions 14 Jan 2019

January 14, 2019

This is VCQ - here's the video version. https://youtu.be/ryCeO3HAAEw

 

This segment is where we answer your questions and comments – hopefully every Monday.
The main focus of the Q&A will be the main 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 Great Uni-Vibe Sounds, Signal Chain Considerations & Associated Tangents. https://youtu.be/Te97X_WBRyQ

Yeah, we had some background noise on this one… even using lavalier mics and with Adobe’s noise reduction plugin. If anyone knows how the hell broadcasters deal with this, I’m all ears. Cheers! Mick

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Uni-Vibe Sounds & Questions

January 11, 2019

This is the audio from our YouTube video of 11 Jan 2019. https://youtu.be/Te97X_WBRyQ

 

In this episode Dan and I ask and answer some common questions about classic Vibe style pedals. The original Uni-Vibe pedal first appeared in 1968, introduced by Japanese company Shin-ei and released in the US by Univox, erm, according to Wikipedia. The name Uni-Vibe is now a trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing Inc.

The Uni-Vibe sound was immortalised into rock history by Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower among others and has since become a staple of many pedalboards. It’s a four-stage phaser that uses light dependent resistors around a bulb to creates a unique modulation effect that's kinda part phaser, kinda part chorus and definitely all magic.
Join us as we dial in a bunch of sounds and mess with settings and pedalboard position to help you on you quest for the perfect vibe tone. Let’s pulse and throb baby…

Pedals in this episode…

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

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

• Chase Tone ’68 Red Velvet Fuzz
https://chasetone.com/chase-tone-68-red-velvet-fuzz/

• Fulltone Full-Drive1 FD-1
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2PKpL5a
USA: http://bit.ly/2LmQaWh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rFuUSH

• Drybell Vibe Machine
USA: http://bit.ly/2DNv17w
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Nf8wYG

• Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe
https://www.sweetsound.com/mojovibe.htm

• Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe CS-MDV2 MKII
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2pKQOCY
Australia: http://bit.ly/2A3ZtGA

• Boss MD-500
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wfNNiu
USA: http://bit.ly/2REOBsp
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vEfgd2

• JAM Pedals Retro Vibe Mk.2
https://www.jampedals.com/retrovibe/

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

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

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

• 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: 0:00
- New Callaham bridge in Mick’s Strat: 2:10
- What are we doing today? 3:08
- Today’s big questions: 3:45
- What is vibe anyway? 4:16
- Today’s amps: 5:25
- Vibe or vibrato? 5:55
- Chorus and vibrato modes? 8:50
- Vibe and rotary speaker compared: 11:48
- Doppler and rotary? 15:01
- Vent high and low frequency difference: 16:30
- The famous Pink Floyd song: 17:14
- Vibe and harmonic tremolo compared: 18:25
- What about signal chain position for vibe? 23:55
- New Fulltone Full-Drive1: 25:40
- Vibe before and after overdrive: 27:45
- Vibe before and after fuzz: 29:40
- …and with the volume down in the guitar: 30:50
- …and with more drive in the amp: 33:10 (34:07)
- Speed and intensity controls? 37:34
- Five vibe pedals compared with with fuzz: 39:17
- …and with a clean tone: 43:33
- Tweaking the Drybell… and more comparisons: 45:03
- Tweaking the MD-500… and more comparisons: 48:00
- What about humbuckers? 53:20
- And P90s? 56:13
- Surely not all on? 57:30
- What have we learned? 58:30

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet
• Nik Huber Krautster II - Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2fKv0RU

Amps in this episode
• Fender ’65 Super Reverb (reissue) with 4x10 Jensen P10R speakers
• Marshall 1987x (reissue) with 4x12 Celestion G12M Greenback speakers

We hope you enjoy this episode. 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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Viewer Comments & Questions 7 Jan 2019

January 7, 2019

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

Video here: https://youtu.be/TQWzArp2Zec

 

The main focus of the Q&A will be the main 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 Using Pedals Into Gainy Amps… And Loops!. https://youtu.be/8LW_v-U5QV0

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

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Using Pedals & Loops With Gainy Amps – That Pedal Show

January 4, 2019

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/8LW_v-U5QV0

In this episode we meander through what seems to be a huge point of discussion with a lot of people: using pedals with overdriven amps. As regular viewers will know, Dan and I tend to use cleaner / higher headroom amps for the basis on which to stack different gain sounds from pedals. However, lots of people really like the sound of an overdriven amp… which is where the ‘problems’ really start when adding pedals.
We run through comparisons of using common gain pedal types into contrasting amps: one clean/high headroom and one heavily overdriven to try to shed some light on the issues you may be having. And of course the discussion would not be complete without discussing delay and reverb into either the front of the amp, or the loop.
As always, there really are no answers, just better questions, and what we hope to arm you with here is simply a better understanding of the various gain stacking relationships you will encounter when using pedals with amps.

If you’re at any point confused which amp you’re hearing: Amp 1 lit on G2 means it’s the Hiwatt. Amp 2 lit means it’s the Victory. Enjoy!

Pedals in this episode…

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

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

• Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2dvn8Xy
USA: http://bit.ly/2deXzpR
Australia:

• Xotic Effects RC Booster SH
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2dYulwD
Australia: http://bit.ly/2F3ucY4

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot
http://www.analogman.com/fuzzface.htm

• Keeley Filaments
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2PTsOrQ
USA: http://bit.ly/2ihcnud
Australia: http://bit.ly/2A2HmjZ

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

• Lovepedal Hall Mod Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2esaVB5

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

• Empress Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wpXw6M
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wq2lgp

• 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: 0:00
- What are we doing today: 1:39
- Today’s amps: 2:10
- Today’s questions: 2:50
- Today’s board & pedals: 3:06
- FX loops & gain? 4:00
- The PRS S2 Singlecut Standard: 4:35
- The Hiwatt: 5:45
- The new dB meter, and new pedalcam: 6:17
- Victory VX 100 The Super Kraken: 7:08
- JEM!: 8:45
- Tube Screamer into Hiwatt: 10:45
- …and Victory: 12:05
- RC Booster into Hiwatt: 14:30
- …and Victory: 15:45
- The Victory’s preamp focus function: 21:00
- Keeley Filaments into the Hiwatt: 24:02
- …and Victory: 26:00
- Fuzz?: 29: 17
- Fuzz into Hiwatt: 31:10
- …and Victory: 32:48
- Can Mick even get one good sound out of the JEM Jr? 35:50
- Delay and reverb - front end or FX loop? 38:30
- …and more discussion on FX loops in general: 42:45
- Delay level issues: 47:35
- Like dirty amps but have no loop? 49:20
- What about mid-gained sounds? 50:15
- Delay and reverb into the Victory with less gain: 52:50
- Keeley Filaments, Hiwatt, delay and reverb in the front: 55:55
- What have we learned? 57:20

Guitars in this episode:
• PRS S2 Singlecut Standard: https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/s2/s2_singlecut_standard_2019
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Ibanez JEM Jr: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/jemjrsp_02.html
• PRS DGT - watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I

Amps in this episode
• 1973 Hiwatt DR-103 and Two-Rock 212 with Two-Rock TR 1265B speakers
• Victory VX The Super Kraken and Victory V212VG cabinet and Celestion Vintage 30 speakers

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

You can buy TPS merch to support our efforts https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com

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Please visit our preferred retailers!
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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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Pick’N'Mix: NV81, DMBL, Echotopia, Resound

January 1, 2019

 

This is the audio from our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/W-eK6JodKQI

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

• LAA Custom NV81 Boost
http://www.laa-custom.com/en/products-en/effects/series81/nv81-boost.html

• Mojo Hand FX DMBL
https://mojohandfx.com/collections/products/products/dmbl

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia
https://crazytubecircuits.com/echotopia

• Cusack Music Resound
https://cusackmusic.com/products/resound

• The GigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
Info coming in about half an hour…

Guitars in this episode
• G&L ASAT Classic
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• PRS DGT - watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I

Amps in this episode
• Supro Black Magick (non reverb)
• Sovtek MIG50 and Marshall 1960AX cabinet (Celestion G12M Greenback 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
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