That Pedal Show

Dave Gregory: 12 Strings, XTC & More!

May 17, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/EYVgr7NCYEY

In this episode we are delighted to welcome Dave Gregory to the TPS studio. Dave has garnered much praise and respect for his work in British rock band XTC from 1979 to the late 1990s. Melodic, creative and always moving forwards, Dave’s playing inspired a whole generation of guitarists, not least a young and eager Australian with long, flowing blonde hair and a penchant for elaborate inversions. Yes, in a tale of ingenuity and daring, the Australian dreamt of leaving the endless sunshine, free-flowing beer and barbys so that he might be nearer to his hero. In Swindon.

10,000 miles and much alopecia later the Australian tracked down Gregory in Wiltshire and persuaded him to join his band, Tin Spirits, whereupon the fairytale was complete. He even asked him to be a guest on his YouTube channel along with a trio of Rickenbacker 12-strings, a Strat and an ES-335.

 

Well that’s one reading of it anyway. Enjoy the show!

 

 

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

 

TheGigRig Three2One

https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

 

Jim Dunlop CryBaby BB535 Wah

We think… No longer made. Try the 535Q (it has a boost in it)

 

Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner Mini

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

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

 

Original Dallas Artbiter Rangemaster

No longer made. Try the Analog Man Beano Boost

 

Dinosaural Opticompressor

No longer made

 

Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2umWN0Z

 

Boss DS-1

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

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

Australia: http://bit.ly/30nmmjn

 

Chicago Stompworks The Double Dave

https://www.chicagostompworks.com/

 

1974 Electro-Harmonix Big Muff

No longer made

 

Custom Burns Buzz Around Clone

One off custom build

 

Strymon Lex

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mzgn5T

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

Australia: http://bit.ly/2nuAA1x

 

Strymon El Capistan

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

USA: http://bit.ly/2cud3aB

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

 

Strymon Flint

UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2G3EVQ3

USA: http://bit.ly/2tmFl0W

Australia: http://bit.ly/2FkLm49

 

TheGigRig G2

https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

 

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RIFF CITY extension

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…

Intro playing: 0:00

What is the Ricky? 1:51

Beginning of XTC for Dave: 4:20

George Harrison’s guitar: 5:23

Dave’s first Rickenbacker 12: 6:30

12s are hard to play? 11:00

New sounds / old gear: 13:45

All Of A Sudden: 15:50

Roger Rossmeisl: 17:30

The 1964 1993: 19:30

John Lennon and the solidbody: 25:50

The three Ricky 12s compared: 28:50

The Blender control? 31:15

Travelling with a Ricky? 33:15

Tuner orientation: 34:50

Danelectro 59X12: 35:35

Dave’s 1963 Strat: 44:04 (52:00)

The refinish and the bow in the neck: 48:00

Vintage guitars rule: 56:00

The awesome 335 story: 58:44

335 sound: 1:09:05

Dave’s pedalboard: 1:10:40

Chicago Stompworks Double Dave: 1:11:50

…and the octave: 1:12:51

1975 EHX Big Muff: 1:13:30

Boss DS-1: 1:14:45 (1:15:25)

Burns Buzzaround Clone: 1:21:15 (1:23:45)

Dallas Arbiter Rangemaster: 1:26:05

 

Guitars in this episode:

1964 Rickenbacker Model 1993

1976 Rickenbacker 360/12

Rickenbacker 660/12

1963 Fender Stratocaster

1964 Gibson ES-335

Danelectro 59X12

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

 

 

Amps in this episode

Matchless C-30 Head and 1x12 cab with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker

 

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