That Pedal Show

Transistor & Valve Amps Wet Dry: Quilter & BluGuitar

February 8, 2019

This is the audio from our YouTube video here:

Dan and I are both dyed-in-the-wool valve amp fans – unashamedly and unapologetically so, based on decades of their use and abuse. In this show however, we follow last week’s realisation (for us at least) that transistor amps really have moved forwards in recent years. There comes a time in every tube-amp-fan’s life when they need to listen to the best of the latest solid-state amps to hear what’s changed… Watch last week’s episode here:

Here we move along a little bit, pairing a Quilter 101 Reverb and BluGuitar Amp 1 with a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and head deeper into wet-dry territory on the end of Mick’s pedalboard. No real agenda, no science, just the same question we have all the time: can these sounds offer the requisite inspiration to really play?

The signal routing of Mick’s board is as follows, top to bottom (specific pedal links further below)

Wah wah (outside of G2)
G2 loop 1: Analog Man Sun Face Fuzz
G2 loop 2: Fulltone Octafuzz
G2 loop 3: J Rockett The Dude OD
G2 loop 4: Analog Man / Maxon OD9
G2 loop 5: Klon Centaur
G2 loop 6: Wet/dry split to GigRig Humdinger. Main out to DRY amp. Buffered out to…
Also G2 loop 6: Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Delay
G2 loop 7: Boss DC-2w Dimension C
G2 loop 8: Analog Man ARDX 20 delay
G2 loop 9: Supro Tremolo
G2 loop 10: Neo Instruments Mini Vent II (rotary speaker)
G2 output 1 to wet amp

Loop 6 stays on all the time so the dry amp is always on. The Belle Epoch Deluxe is also always on to cure a phase reversal problem when you switch it on and off. The delay level is controlled with the Dunlop Mini Volume X pedal to the left of G2.

The little green box with the LCD readout is the Amazeo controller for the Analog Man delay. It uses control voltages to create modulation and offer tap tempo.


Pedals & Amps in this episode…

• Schmidt Array SA525 Switcher Board

• Boss TU-3S Tuner
UK & Europe:

• Analogman Sun Face BC183 Fuzz

• Fulltone Octafuzz
UK & Europe:

• J Rockett The Dude
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man / Maxon OD9/808 Mods Classic, With Bad Bob Booster

• Klon Centaur
No longer made

• Boss DC-2w Dimension C
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man ARDX 20 Dual Analog Delay & Amazeo

• Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe CB-3
UK & Europe:

• Supro Tremolo
UK & Europe:

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

• TheGigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
Intro playing: 0:00
What are we doing today 2:20
What did we learn in episode one? 3:00
Explaining today’s wet/dry: 6:35
Why are we doing this? 7:15
What you heard in the intro / Dan going through Mick’s board: 8:05
Quilter 101 Reverb: 14:40
Solid state and digital? 15:08
But what about cabs? 16:10
Back to the Quilter: 17:30
Compared with the HRD 18:20
HRD and Quilter with the Maxon OD9: 19:58
HRD and Quilter with the J Rockett The Dude: 23:25
…and humbuckers: 24:15
Randy Bachman? 27:35
Mick is liking The Dude: 28:25
HRD & Quilter wuth a BC183 Fuzz (after some clean): 29:29 (31:18)
Quilter clean with humbuckers: 36:28
Amp settings: 40:47
Quilter Wet Dry with the HRD: 42:55
Totally yeah: 45:28
Cured the phobia? 46:40
Back to the BluGuitar Amp1: 47:40
Well, that was loud: 55:40

Guitars and amps in this episode:

• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at
Nik Huber Krautster – Dan’s video at
Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335
Boss Nextone Artist
Quilter 101 Reverb
• BluGuitar Amp1
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

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