That Pedal Show

Thoughts For Two Guitars In A Band – That Pedal Show

April 26, 2019

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In this episode we take a very gentle stroll through some of the issues you might face when there are two guitars in the band. Clearly this is an almost endless topic so we’re starting with the really basic stuff.
We’ve all been there with volume struggles, tones not working together, poor definition of parts… and worse than all of that: not knowing what to do about it. So Dan and I talk through some ideas that may help before indulging in some petit jammagé at the end. Where the gremlins begin…

We had a massive whoopsie-daisy in this episode with cameras. Particularly annoying as we are actually doing something different and no doubt you’ll assume there’s some kind of foul play going on. It's not the case, we just lost media from two cards. Arrrrggggg!!!!
Before the cameras die, Mick’s guitar is panned slightly left; Dan’s slightly right.
During the jams however you’ll hear Mick right and Dan left because that makes more sense when you’re looking at our pedalboards. We didn't edit the jams at all so they are a bit meandering. We left it all in as the sounds are interesting even if the playing isn't ha!

I used the Drummer in Apple Logic to create some grooves. Then I called up the loop library in and simply dragged in some bass parts. During the filming I was playing it from my laptop over our PA speakers, enabling Dan and I to jam over. I then simply put the tracks underneath the show audio, lined it up, and did a super basic mix. That’s it.

Enjoy the episode, we hope it helps spark some ideas and inspiration to play with other humans! (Or machines, ahem).

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

Dan’s board:

• Schmidt Array SA525 Switcher Board

• Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner Mini

• JAM Pedals Rattler

• Analog Man Mini Bad Bob Booster

• Fredric Effects Dresden Synth Fuzz

• Boss VB-2w Waza Craft Vibrato
UK & Europe:

• Hartman Analog Flanger
No longer made

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man King Of Tone

• Analog Man ARDX 20 Dual Analog Delay & Amazeo

• Red Panda Tensor

• TC Electronic Sub’N’Up
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G2

Mick’s board

• Schmidt Array SA525 Switcher Board

• Boss TU-3S Tuner
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man Sun Face BC183 Fuzz

• Mythos Pedals Argo Octave Fuzz
UK & Europe:

• The Massive Secret
No info yet

• Kingtone The Duellist

• Klon Centaur
No longer made

• Boss DC-2w Dimension C
UK & Europe:

• Dawner Prince Boonar
UK & Europe:

• Analog Man ARDX 20 Dual Analog Delay & Amazeo

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

• TheGigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing - now that’s a lot of modulation! 00:00
- What are doing today? 3:35
- Our pedalboards and amps: 6:56
- A funky choppy example: 8:25
- Unison guitar? 12:30
- Different chord voicings… and then a capo: 16:30
- Inversions and voicings without a capo: 22:40
- And back to unison for a bit of gain structure chat: 25:44
- EQ & frequency, fat and thin…: 33:28
- …and thin and fat: 38:00
- Introducing effects to rhythm tones: 41:00
- Movement with modulation in rhythm parts: 44:57
- Volume problems: 49:25
- Jamming over backing tracks: 53:19

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at

Amps in this episode
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III with standard speaker
• Sovtek MIG-50 with Custom Bob Burt 1x12/Celestion Alnico Cream speaker

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