That Pedal Show
Viewer Comments & Questions: 29 July 2019

Viewer Comments & Questions: 29 July 2019

July 29, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/GlUNDElg0y0

Welcome to That Pedal Show! Please subscribe to our channel and visit our store https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com

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 about tape echo units. https://youtu.be/a89AIAk6Vmw

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Echo Fix & Space Echo – That Pedal Show

Echo Fix & Space Echo – That Pedal Show

July 26, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/a89AIAk6Vmw

 

In this episode Dan and I take a listen to the new-for-2019 Echo Fix EF-X2. It’s a modern take on Roland’s seminal RE-201 Space Echo, that uses real tape for the echo/delay effects. We also include some common modern delay pedals, both tape simulation and analog delays, to get an idea of how things compare. What do we think?

 

Enjoy the episode!

 

 

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

 

TheGigRig Three2One

https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

 

TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini

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

USA: http://bit.ly/2k2Gu4B

Australia: http://bit.ly/2vn6b6N

 

Roland Space Echo RE-201

https://soundgas.com/collections/processors-effects/roland-tape-echo/

 

Echo Fix Tape Echo EF-X2

https://echofix.com/

 

Belle Epoch Deluxe

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

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

 

TC Electronic FlashbackII X4

Links as soon as it’s actually out and available

 

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2f8N2i1

Australia: http://bit.ly/2yad65a

 

Jam Pedals TPS Ltd Rattler

https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/collections/pedals-1

https://www.jampedals.com/rattler/

 

Keeley D&M Drive

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1

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

https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/collections/pedals-1/products/d-m-drive-pedal

 

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?: 03:20
  • What is the blue tape machine?: 04:48
  • What is the difference between tape and analogue delay?: 07:25
  • Amps today?: 09:30
  • First listen to the Space Echo clean: 10:25
  • Comparing Space Echo to the MXR Carbon Copy: 11:35
  • Analogue vs Digital delay with gain: 16:19
  • Explaining the mechanics of the Space Echo: 18:05
  • First listen to the Echo Fix: 20:35
  • Space Echo vs Echo Fix with gain: 23:20
  • The importance of impedance/buffering with the Space Echo: 26:30
  • Multi-tap tape sounds: 29:23
  • The effect of head gap and tape speed on delay time: 32:21
  • Space Echo vs Echo Fix with longer delay times: 37:00
  • Belle Epoch Deluxe compared with the tape machines: 38:40
  • FlashbackII X4 in tape mode: 46:04
  • Recap of the sounds covered and the differences between units: 47:08
  • Thanks!: 51:20

 

Guitars in this episode:

 

Amps in this episode

  • Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 212 cabinet / TR 1265B speakers
  • Matchless HC30 with Bob Burt Custom 1x12 / Celestion G12M Greenback

 

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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Viewer Comments & Questions 22 July 2019

Viewer Comments & Questions 22 July 2019

July 22, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/3mtxK1zqmw8

Welcome to That Pedal Show! Please subscribe to our channel and visit our store https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com

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 a trip to the incredible ATB Guitars in Cheltenham. https://youtu.be/GpJJkSBP-YQ

 

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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Epic Vintage Guitars At ATB – That Pedal Show

Epic Vintage Guitars At ATB – That Pedal Show

July 19, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/GpJJkSBP-YQ

 

They say “never start with an apology”, so we won’t. Not everyone loves vintage guitars – in fact many people think it’s all a load of pish. Dan and I are not such people and so we took this opportunity to visit ATB Guitars in Cheltenham, UK and fill our boots with an afternoon of complete and utter kids-in-a-sweetshop indulgence. 

There is no real point to this video, other than to remind ourselves that it’s only this very moment that ever matters; simply to do and to experience.

MASSIVE thanks to Mike and David at ATB for making us so welcome and letting us have the run of the store! https://www.atbguitars.com/ Instagram @atbguitars

Questions arising…
Q: Are vintage guitars really ‘better’?
A: No. Modern guitars aren’t better either.

Q: You couldn’t tell in a blind test though, could you?
A: Maybe, but if your brain is trying to tell, you’re not doing anything relating to actual music.

Q: That’s every guitar gear video ever, isn’t it?
A: Touché. Probably! The bit after the video in the venue or studio is

Q: Did Mick buy that Strat?
A: Not today. But one day when the day is right I will.

Q: Why didn’t you play the //insert any guitar we didn’t play here//?
A: We chose the ones that interested us the most.

We’ll answer everything else we can in Monday’s VCQ.

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE
https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/collections/pedals-1/products/d-m-drive-pedal

• DanDrive Austin Pride
Find Dan on Instagram @dandrivepedal

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

• Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2RVldeS
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ovelqa

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

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

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Here we come, walking down the… 0:00
- 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster: 02:30
- 1959 Gibson ES-335 and more old hollowbodies… 04:45
- Plug in the Switchmaster and ’59 ES-335: 12:40
- Mick reflects on his reissue 335 and the real ’59: 17:10
- Amps today? 18:35
- Plug in the ’59 355 and ’66 Casino: 19:20
- Effects today?: 23:02
- 1955 Gibson Les Paul Custom: 25:25
- A gilding of Goldtops: 27:40
- A look at some Les Paul Juniors: 35:25
- Gibson SGs: 36:45
- Plug in the ’55 Goldtop & ’64 SG: 39:05
- Plug in the ’53 & ’57 Les Pauls: 48:40
- Dan reflects on the ’57 Les Paul compared to his ’58 Reissue: 54:40
- Fender corner! 58:20
- Strat heaven: 1:04:43
- 1963 Korina Body Fender Stratocaster: 01:14:49
- L Series Fender serial numbers?: 01:17:07
- The only bases anyone ever needs: 01:18:30
- A note on Fender headstocks: 01:19:00
- 1974 Fender Hardtail Stratocaster: 01:20:00
- The only reissue in the shop! 1:20:40
- A brief look at the amps: 01:21:30
- Plug in the ’58 Strat & Tele: 01:22:16
- Plug in the ’61 and ’63 Strats: 01:31:30
- Plug in the ’58 Jazzmaster: 01:37:20
- Plug in the ’62 Stratocaster: 01:42:48
- A note on old guitars: 01:50:02
- Thank you! 01:51:00

Guitars in this episode - check https://www.atbguitars.com/ to see what’s still there!
• 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
• 1959 Gibson ES-335
• 1959 Gibson ES-355
• 1955 Gibson Les Paul Custom
• 1957 Gibson Les Paul
• 1953 Gibson Les Paul
• 1955 Gibson Les Paul
• 1964 Gibson Firebird VII
• 1961 Gibson SG (Les Paul) Junior TV Yellow
• 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior TV Yellow Maple Body
• 1965 Gibson SG Standard
• 1964 Gibson SG Standard
• 1958 Fender Telecaster Custom - Prototype/Catalogue
• 1958 Fender Jazzmaster
• 1966 Fender Jazzmaster
• 1963 Fender Esquire
• 1957 Fender Stratocaster
• 1958 Fender Stratocaster
• 1959 Fender Stratocaster
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster
• 1962 Fender Stratocaster
• 1963 Fender Stratocaster (Korina body)
• 1974 Fender Hardtail Stratocaster
• 1982 Fender Stratocaster

Amps in this episode
• 1955 Fender Deluxe (5E3 narrow panel)
• 1959 Magnatone 280A

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

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

We are on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives
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Please visit our preferred retailers!
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Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

Viewer Comments & Questions: 15 July 2019, Chris Buck – That Pedal Show

Viewer Comments & Questions: 15 July 2019, Chris Buck – That Pedal Show

July 15, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/Yhv5TlRRRlY

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 with the wonderful Chris Buck, for his latest pedalboard build. https://youtu.be/fNkdVZ2w3zU

For more on Chris, go here: http://www.buckandevans.com/

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

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https://youtu.be/Yhv5TlRRRlY

Chris Buck Pedalboard Build - That Pedal Show

Chris Buck Pedalboard Build - That Pedal Show

July 12, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/fNkdVZ2w3zU

In this episode we welcome the fantabulous Sir Christopher Of Buckshire back to TPS Manor. 

Chris is the Buck in Buck & Evans, about which you can discover more on ye olde Interwebs: http://www.buckandevans.com/

Chris visited us back in August 2018 where we made this video: https://youtu.be/T-hKSOz-VBw and in this visit he returns to update his pedalboard with a full G2-based system. Dan and Chris discuss the layout and other requirements before cracking on with the build. We then plug it in and have a good listen… of course.

Massive thanks to Chris for his time and always-excellent hangs!

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• Alder & Ash The Earl Pedalboard
https://www.alderandashpedalboards.com/product-page/the-earl-standard

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

• Ceriatone Centura Professional Overdrive
http://www.ceriatone.com/centura-professional-overdrive

• Snouse Blackbox Overdrive 2
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2VCE9QL

• Analog Man King of Tone Version 4
http://www.analogman.com/kingtone.htm

• VSAudio Straight Flush
https://www.vsaudio.com/index.php/product/straight-flush/

• Origin Effects Cali76-CD Compact Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2uVGMBL
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rPSRWo

• TheGigRig Humdinger
https://www.thegigrig.com/humdinger

• ThorpyFX Gunshot Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ecWCgK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Fn89br

• GraceTone Effects FF-01 Fuzz
https://www.gracetoneeffects.com/fuzz-boxes

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

• Dawner Prince Boonar
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lXzfON

• Hello Sailor Effects Custom Range Master
https://hellosailoreffects.weebly.com/

• Supro Delay
https://suprousa.com/delay/

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

• Love Pedal Rotary Reverb
www.lovepedal.com/rotaryreverb/

• Korg Pitch-black Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/32kWEwK

• TheGigRig Power
https://www.thegigrig.com/power

• 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…
- If we’re going to do a fake intro, at least let’s make it really wooden: 0:00
- 24? What? 0:53
- What is on Chris’s old board? 1:00
- Chris’s G2: 1:25
- Pulling the old board to bits: 2:40
- Thinking about layout: 3:50
- The Boss pedal bottom plate trick… and disco: 5:45
- Cable tie considerations for a tidy board: 6:30
- 13 pedals: 7:30
- Making audio cables: 9:50
- And another trick… 10:50
- Testing a patch cable: 13:00
- …hang on, we need to save some time here: 15:25
- Let’s plug in: 16:45
- How Chris runs his amps: 17:00
- Ceriatone Centura: 17:35
- Chris’s first reaction: 19:30
- Snouse Black Box OD 2: 21:05 (22:03, appropriately enough)
- The OD pedal journey: 23:00
- Are you embarrassed by your pedalboard? 23:28
- Origin Cali76 Compact Deluxe: 24:10 (25:39)
- Analogman King Of Tone: 27:55
- Centura - Cali76 - KOT: 29:15
- VS Audio Straight Flush: 30:00 (32:58)
- Centura - King Of Tone - Straight Flush: 33:54
- Thorpy Gunshot: 36:20
- Hello Sailor Treble Booster: 38:55 (41:45)
- Gracetone Fuzz: 43:30
- The wet-dry first listen: 45:35
- …with some delay: 47:20
- It is wet-dry, honest: 48:40
- Supro Delay: 52:17
- …and tremolo on the dry amp: 53:33
- Why two Echorec-style pedals? 57:15
- Chris plays us out: 1:00:06

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Highway 1 ’60s Stratocaster with Radioshop Chris Buck Signature ID Pickups
• Yamaha Revstar RS720B

Amps in this episode
• Victory V140 The Super Duchess and Zilla Custom 112/EVM12L Speaker
• Victory V40 Deluxe with Victory V112-WC-75

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

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

We are on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives
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Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

•Note about Riff City Guitar
It was with a heavy heart that Dan and I heard that Riff City was closing as of July 2019. This video was shot and edited before that which doesn’t really matter… what does matter is that we want to thank Joe and everyone there for their support and friendship over the first years of TPS. We wish everyone involved with Riff City the vey best for the future – for absolutely sure when one door closes another one inevitably opens. Our very best to you Joe and team!

Viewer Comments & Questions: 8 July 2019 – That Pedal Show

Viewer Comments & Questions: 8 July 2019 – That Pedal Show

July 8, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/hLYHoElCG3U

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 a video about impedance, resistance, capacitance and a bunch of other nerdy electronics stuff with our wonderful friend, Simon Jarrett of Kingsley Amps & Pedals: https://youtu.be/pmUq8uK_AL8

 

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

 

We are also on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives

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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

Tone Caps, Bright Caps, Input Impedance & Other Nerding With Simon Jarrett – That Pedal Show

Tone Caps, Bright Caps, Input Impedance & Other Nerding With Simon Jarrett – That Pedal Show

July 5, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/pmUq8uK_AL8

Nerd warning! This show is probably not for first-time viewers, nor anyone looking for quick and simple answers. This stuff is deep, fundamental… and yet all grounded (pun entirely intended) in basic electronics!

We are delighted to once again welcome Simon Jarrett to the studio. Simon is the man behind Kingsley Amplifiers (and pedals), based in Maple Ridge, Canada.
Dan and I have been consistently blown away with Kingsley’s range of pedals and preamps, partly because of their meticulous design and build quality and partly because they are imbued with Simon’s own personal musical connection with tremendous guitar tone.
We attempt to unravel some of that in this show, talking about guitar electronics basics such as input impedance, capacitance in guitar controls (low pass filter) and amp/pedal input stages (coupling capacitor/high pass filter), gain stage biasing and all those interrelated factors that have a fundamental effect on your guitar sound… long before you get into to worrying about which of the 487 Tube Screamer clones to buy.
It will be well over the heads of anyone looking for quick fixes or simple answers and advice… but absolutely fascinating for anyone who has been playing and tweaking for years and not quite connecting the dots of what’s actually happening (like me, Mick here).
Massive thanks to Simon and his wife Christine for taking time out of their vacation to spend time nerding at That Pedal Show.

Enjoy the episode. If you dare!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

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

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

• Kingsley Surf Prototype
Not out (yet?)

• Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Keeley Mod
No longer made

• Kingsley Architecht Prototype
Not out (yet?)

• Kingsley Squire EF86
http://kingsleyamplifiers.com/products/pedals/17/

• Kingsley Constable V2
http://kingsleyamplifiers.com/products/pedals/58/

• Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe 1100-TT
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2WbQLhG

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

• 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
- Simon lives in Canada and makes amps and pedals: 2:45
- What are we doing today? 6:50
- Resonant peak? 8:20
- Fundamentals, harmonics and their relationship with guitar tone: 9:45
- …and clipping: 12:48
- Capacitance, inductance, resistance in pickups, reactance and pots: 14:30
- Capacitors on tone pots in guitars: 17:50
- Back to resonant peak: 19:00
- Rolling down a 0.022uF cap in a Stratocaster: 20:50 (23:15)
- 0.0022uF and 0.022uF caps compared: 24:30
- Input impedance and why it matters: 29:10
- Guitar pickups are high impedance devices: 30:30
- Les Paul/Constable/input impedance: 34:43 (35:53)
- Coupling caps & bottom end: 37:14 (38:30)
- …and input impedance: 39:05
- A treble booster is attenuated bottom and top: 39:40
- Oh WOW, so THAT’S what a treble booster does. Sort of: 41:20
- The effect of the volume control and treble bleeds: 44:40 (48:20)
- Mick’s massive generalisation: 55:27
- Considerations for the first gain stage of the amp: 57:05
- Bias in preamp valves: 58:50 (1:03:30)
- Simon plays us out (1:11:37)

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet

Amps in this episode
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with 212 cabinet / TR65B speakers
• Fryette Power Station with Two Rock 112 cabinet / WGS12L speaker

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

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

We are 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

Viewer Comments & Questions: 1 July 2019 – That Pedal Show

Viewer Comments & Questions: 1 July 2019 – That Pedal Show

July 1, 2019

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

Welcome to That Pedal Show! Please subscribe to our channel and visit our store https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com

 

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 a video about mic’ing amps with different mics in different locations. https://youtu.be/sePQePcP8Ho

 

We also talk about a video with Pete Thorn about his Suhr PT15 I.R. amp: https://youtu.be/lzp_SnpA6Lo

 

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

 

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