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The Right Guitar Tuner For You? – That Pedal Show

The Right Guitar Tuner For You? – That Pedal Show

September 27, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/OuMlFt8QdcM

And lo, at noon of the fifth day, the world cryeth in (almost) unison: “Surely they cannot make a 57-minute video about guitar pedal tuners?! They’re all the same, aren’t they?!”

And Dan and Mick looked down upon the people and said, “For too long you have placed your trust in that box that never quite makes an open D and G sound right. Wise ye up to these teachings and see if thy blessed instrument may sing more harmoniously. It will verily take as long as it takes.”
Yep, annoyingly there is quite a lot to say about guitar tuners. From the obvious (it needs to fit wherever you’re going to put it) to the not so obvious (accuracy is at best a moving target), we talk about relative pitch, sweetened tuning, silent tuning, monitor modes, buffers and plenty more besides. Including 432Hz, should you be interested.
One thing for certain is that you ought never to look at your tuner in the same way again.

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

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

• D'Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD

• Boss TU-3s
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2TN8y1i
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Li9A0Y

• TC Electronic Polytune 3 Noir
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/30GVcUn
Australia: http://bit.ly/348bMOY

• Peterson StroboStomp HD Tuner
Australia: http://bit.ly/2lM39so

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex Delay Pedal
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc

• TC Electronic Polytune Clip Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mVdcv6
Australia: http://bit.ly/2lN9Vhx

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

• 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: 00:00
- What are we doing today? 2:25
- Let’s talk about strobes: 7:52
- Display types: 9:19
- Peterson Strobostomp and TU-3 comparison: 10:25
- Remembering the Arion Stage Tuner: 12:01
- Polyphonic tuning? 12:50
- Silent tuning? 15:46
- …and non-silent, monitor mode: 16:45
- Accuracy – the really thorny issue: 18:40
- How do you tune your guitar? 19:05
- Dan’s Biffy Clyro tuning tangent: 22:15
- How accurate is it? 23:00
- Intonation problems… and why everyone is different: 23:35
- Mick plays a G#: 25:40
- Modern standard concert pitch: 27:20
- 440Hz is a recent thing: 28:25
- The harmonic series: 31:05
- It’s all a compromise and it’s all out: 33:40
- A 432Hz: 34:10
- Changing to pitches outside of 440: 35:35
- Let’s compare 432 and 440: 36:50
- Sweetened tunings: 38:25
- Presets in the Strobostomp HD: 40:15
- James Taylor, capos and acoustic guitars: 40:55
- …and why that is relevant to your guitars: 48:40
- Let’s not really talk about buffers: 52:00
- The summing up: 53:20

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• PRS S2 Singlecut Standard – https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/s2_singlecut_standard_2019
• Collings CJ35: https://www.collingsguitars.com/acoustic-guitars/cj-35/

Amps in this episode
• Orange Tremlord 30 112 / Lavoce Speaker
• Matchless HC-30 with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 / 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

We are on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives
https://www.patreon.com/ThatPedalShow

Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

Pedal Jams 24 Sept 2019 – That Pedal Show

Pedal Jams 24 Sept 2019 – That Pedal Show

September 24, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/FYmKQ23TtQw

 

This is Pedal Jams, 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… and have a little jam at the end. That’s it!

If you like this backing track, you can buy it at That Pedal Show Store… https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/collections/downloads

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

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

• Boss DD-200
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2kyinR3

• Origin Revival Drive Compact
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2kBDHFi
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mzwBBP

• Fender Bubbler Chorus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mbwhc2

• Spaceman Gemini IV
Australia: http://bit.ly/2ms7QHx

• 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 using today?: 2:14
- Overview of the Gemini IV: 2:38
- Amps today: 3:20
- Dan plugs into the Gemini: 4:06
- Mick plugs into the Gemini: 6:20
- Overview of the Revival Drive Compact: 7:20
- Mick plugs into the Revival Drive: 8:50
- Dan plugs in the Revival Drive: 11:17
- Overview of the DD-200: 14:14
- Dan jams on the DD-200’s looper: 20:20
- Overview of the Bubbler Chorus: 22:30
- Mick plugs into the Bubbler: 22:58
- Let’s jam! Or indeed not: 26:43
- Thank You!: 31:02

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster – no video yet
• Fender Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2Hlpy5Y
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 – Mick’s video at https://youtu.be/Ha82vk1wLyA

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC30 with Bob Burt Custom 1x12 with Celestion G12M Greenback
• Victory V140 The Super Duchess and V212VCD cab/Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 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

We are 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

What Are Ambient Tones Anyway? – That Pedal Show

What Are Ambient Tones Anyway? – That Pedal Show

September 20, 2019

This is the audio from our vide here: https://youtu.be/Yp61VmZM3q8

In this episode we dip a very tentative toe into the deep waters of ‘ambient’ sounds in guitar. As we discuss, putting labels on music is problematic from the off… but to us ‘ambient’ guitar is about building textures using combinations of delay and reverb, then manipulating those further with anything from modulation to pitch shifting to synthesis to looping etc etc etc… anything you can think of, basically. Soundscapes, textures, ambience, mood. 

Covering a whole movement in a hour seems at best foolish but this is That Pedal Show after all, where our sole intention is to spark some inspiration and questions in your minds for things you might like to try. So let’s see if that happens…

If you like the backing track used in this video (we’ve called it ‘Ambiphoria’ and it was made by Fraser our assistant, predominantly with the Chase Bliss Audio Mood and Empress Zoia), it is available from That Pedal Show Store. https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/collections/downloads

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

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

Boss Dm-2w Waza Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lGaoBw
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vT8ulc

EHX Deluxe Memory Man
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2WbQLhG

Boss RV-6 Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Q6NFw5

Red Panda Tensor
Australia: http://bit.ly/2URKYlb

Chase Bliss Audio Mood
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lJWgXQ
Australia: http://bit.ly/2m1wwq5

Empress Zoia
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lJWQ7Y
Australia: http://bit.ly/2k7bCFD

Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE
https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/products/d-m-drive-pedal?variant=41892490067

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
Welcome… and what are we doing today?: 01:31
Back in semi-geriatric land: 3:13
What’s on the board, and today’s amps: 3:39 (4:30)
What can you do? Textures… 4:54
Does texture mean loads of delay and reverb? 5:30
Who’s that on the phone? 6:20
Let’s get started with delay and overdrive: 6:48
What can we do with one delay?: 8:30
Now let’s add another delay…: 10:20
Now let’s add reverb…: 11:45
How do ambient guitars fit with a band?: 14:12
Putting an effect in the loop of a delay:15:34 (17:00)
Now let’s pitch shift that delay!: 19:55 (20:35)
What is the Chase Bliss Audio Mood?: 24:05
This isn’t normal looping: 25:28
Now we have a loop, let’s mangle it: 27:04
More Mood exploration: 29:12
Who’s that on the phone? 31:50
Mick isn’t thick. And remembers when computers came out, tangent: 32:35
What is Zoia?: 35:40 (37:30)
What on earth was that???: 37:40
Dan builds a modulated delay in 4 minutes…: 39:40
Some more questions from Mick 43:50
So who or what is the Zoia for?: 45:08
Mick laments his busy schedule: 50:25
Will we learn more about Zoia?: 54:30
Let’s try to be ambient and jam: 56:13

Guitars in this episode:
Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
Fender American Original 60s Jaguar – no video yet

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x with 1960AX cab / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers 
• Matchless HC-30 with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 / 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

We are on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives
https://www.patreon.com/ThatPedalShow

Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

Pedal Jams: Beetronics, TateFX, Old Blood Noise, Crazy Tube Circuits

Pedal Jams: Beetronics, TateFX, Old Blood Noise, Crazy Tube Circuits

September 17, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/wP8seWN7Uys

This is Pedal Jams 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. We then jam over a backing for some context.

Enjoy the video…

Pedals in this episode…

• Beetronics Octahive
Australia: http://bit.ly/2k6tX5x

• TateFX Antares Overdrive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2k2GQNY

• Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2m0bx75
Australia: http://bit.ly/2lJX6E0

• Crazy Tube Circuits Sidekick
https://crazytubecircuits.com/sidekick

The GigRig G2: http://bit.ly/2h8xSay

* 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
- Pedal Jams? What? Why? 1:42
- Pedals this episode: 2:48
- Beetronics Octahive: 3:10 (4:11)
- Today’s amps: 3:41 (4:08)
- TateFX Antares Overdrive: 8:11 (9:25)
- …and Octahive: 10:41
- Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain: 13:28 (20:38)
- Let’s jam: 26:19

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Classic Series ’60s Jazzmaster Lacquer – our video at http://bit.ly/2k1OKXY
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Gretsch G6228 Player’s Edition Jet BT w/V Stoptail: http://bit.ly/2lyCFdm
• 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior - Dan’s video at: https://youtu.be/0CORolxVmeY

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC-30 with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 / Celestion G12M Greenback
• Victory V140 The Super Duchess and V212VCD cab/Celestion G12M-65 Creamback Speakers

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

Synth Sounds For Guitar – That Pedal Show

Synth Sounds For Guitar – That Pedal Show

September 13, 2019

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

In this video we discuss synth sounds for guitar… but not in the MIDI-pickup-to-trigger-samples sense. Nope, here we’re talking about waveforms, oscillators, filters, modulation, manipulation and all that. The pedal everybody is talking about (in 2019) is the Meris Enzo, and for good measure we add the new SY-1 from Boss – the first Compact sized pedal to offer synthesis with no MIDI pickup required. Plus some others. 

Join us as we stumble through some sounds, ask and answer questions and hopefully trigger some creative ideas and possibilities for your own music journey. This is guitar, Jim, but maybe not as you know it.
Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

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

• Digitech Synth Wah
https://digitech.com/en/products/synth-wah

• Analog Man Envelope Filter
https://www.buyanalogman.com/Analog_Man_Block_Logo_Envelope_Filter_Pedal_p/am-blockenvelope.htm

• Greer Amps Lightspeed
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2KUP6rq
Australia: http://bit.ly/2KCxbd6

• Beetronics Swarm Fuzz Harmonizer
Australia: http://bit.ly/2k7dcax

• Meris Enzo
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lZmE02
Australia: http://bit.ly/2m6iROK

• Boss SY-1
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2m0a8xl

• Hologram Electronics Infinite Jets
Australia: http://bit.ly/2kc82Ks

• 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 – we’re not in Kansas anymore Micko: 0:00
- Welcome… and what are we doing today? 2:50
- I don’t know anything about synthesis: 3:24
- No, not MIDI-triggered-samples synthesis… 3:55
- …but let’s talk about GK pickups anyway: 5:45
- You don’t need a MIDI pickup: 7:25
- What’s on today’s board? And ocelots: 7:55
- Digitech Synth Wah sounds: 10:23
- Polly Phonic was a friend of mine:12:05
- Crazy frequency range: 13:31
- Tracking and bending : 16:05
- Beetronics Swarm: 18:30 (19:15)
- And with the Analog Mn Envelope Filter: 24:55
- What’s the blimmin’ point? 26:50
- Meris Enzo: 28:30 (29:10)
- Ring modulator: 32:05
- Secondary functions on the Enzo: 38:00
- Synth on bass? 41:05 (41:55)
- Boss: SY-1: 44:30 (45:18)
- Using an remote footswitch with the SY-1: 46:55
- Bass switch on the SY-1: 50:15
- And Swarm: 51:30
- And all on? Oh no: 52:48
- Hologram Infinite Jets: 54:50 (55:40)
- …and Enzo: 58:20
- What have we learned? 1:03:02 Enjoy the episode!

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Player Precision Bass: http://bit.ly/2kunG44

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x with 1960AX cabinet / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
• Matchless HC-30 & HK 212 cab / Celestion G12M Greenback 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

We are on Patreon – crowdfunding for creatives
https://www.patreon.com/ThatPedalShow

Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf

What About Gretsch Guitars?

What About Gretsch Guitars?

September 6, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/D9Qpna-bk9Q

In this episode we consider a slice of rock’n’roll history that deserves a little more attention from most of us. Dan and I are fans of Gretsch as much for the stunning, evocative aesthetics as the unique, genre-defining tones. Gretsch guitars were, are and always will be entirely their own thing.
Now, neither of us are connoisseurs by any means and, let’s be honest, our historical knowledge on the brand is shaky at best. Nevertheless with great thanks to our friend Adam Bowden-Smith at Gretsch who loaned us three of these lovely specimens, we take a gentle stroll through a handful of key Gretsch tonal touchpoints, with some more familiar (to us) classics on hand for context.
It’s far from a history lesson and for sure there are countless other great Gretsches still to discover… but let’s just dive in and see what happens. As always, the questions thrown up here will make a great follow-up show in due course. It’s the TPS way after all.
Please do check the Gretsch website to double check some of our doubtless shonky info. To whit…

At around 22 mins wish, I say Chet Atkins signed The Everly Brothers. He didn’t, sorry. They weren’t on RCA Victor. He did however help them get their deal at Warner Brothers. So I was a little tiny bit sorta kinda right. He was a mentor to them. He did sign Dolly though. Woah.

Pedals in this episode…

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

TC Electronic Polytune3 Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/30GVcUn
Australia: http://bit.ly/348bMOY

Hudson Broadcast Dual
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fkpnOX
Australia: http://bit.ly/2lEeMAU

Wampler Tumnus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2gclnLh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2jWWsPO

Jam Pedals Ripple Phaser
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2TzSAEY

Jam Pedals Waterfall Chorus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2MifNem

Catalinbread Adineko Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2k1O0lE
Australia: http://bit.ly/2kkhOu8

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

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
What are we doing today? 1:27
Pickups? 3:20
Today’s amps, and a tape echo: 4:20 (4:50)
Dan’s 6118T Anniversary: 4:30
Gretsch in rock music:
Can we do Pete Townshend? 8:11
Duane Eddy Signature 6120 and DynaSonics: 9:50 (10:30)
DynaSonic & Filter’Tron comparison: 11:50
Jazzmaster? 13:40
Gibson ES-335? 14:22
6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody and Duane Eddy compared: 15:30
A DC resistance point of note: 17:40
Chet Atkins was a solid dude: 21:00
Oh no. Mick picks. Or at least tries to: 24:14
58 for the humbucker?! It was 1957 you doofus! (Sorry, Mick here). 26:07
The Jet guitar and the ‘solid’body revolution: 28:55
BT Jet and Broad’Tron BT65 pickups: 30:00
BT Jet & Les Paul compared: 31:10
…and with gain… 32:30
Gold Foils? 35:49
Dan’s Tele? 38:13
Blacktop Filter’Trons and Mick’s G5422TG: 38:07
Arggghhh, enough talking: let’s just have a play: 41:30

Amps in this episode
Amps: Matchless HC-30 & HK 212 cab with Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
Victory V140 The Super Duchess & V212VC cabinet / Celestion G12H Creamback speakers

Guitars in this episode
Gretsch Electromatic G5422 TG – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2p9U1MU
Gretsch 6118T Anniversary Players Edition– Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2eKxfE5
Gretsch G6120DE Duane Eddy Signature: http://bit.ly/2lBx2Ll
Gretsch G6120T Limited Edition ’59 Nashville: http://bit.ly/2lAEczs
Gretsch G6228 Player’s Edition Jet BT w/V Stoptail: http://bit.ly/2lyCFdm
Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
Fender Classic Series ’60s Jazzmaster Lacquer – our video at http://bit.ly/2k1OKXY
Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2kwe7Bn
Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
Collings 360LT: http://bit.ly/2kwlp8d

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