Ep. 94 - New from Gibson! The “Aw, man” level of relicing!

Ep. 94 - New from Gibson! The “Aw, man” level of relicing

Ep. 93 - You Still Sitting On That Ball?

Ep. 93 - You Still Sitting On That Ball?

  • Fender Play (stab: Keeley 1962x)

    • Online lessons provided by Fender

    • Lessons are short, easy to follow, and the smartphone app helps you keep track of progress

    • Teaches you guitar by helping you learn songs you already know

    • High quality video from multiple angles

    • Includes tips and tricks, support articles, maintenance advice, glossaries, etc

    • Free 30 day trial, $19.99/mo after that. Cancel anytime.

    • https://www.fender.com/play

  • Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe (stab: OBNE Reflector)

    • Now includes 6 echo program controls

      • Mode 1 - stock EP-3 sound. Modes 2-6 give you dark analog delay, rotary speaker affected repeats, resonant filtered repeats, and two separate deluxe memory man settings w/ different modulations

    • Each mode has a specific function that is altered by the Depth knob as well as one that is controlled by the expression pedal

      • Expression can control delay time, or special feature of each mode

    • 80-800 milliseconds

    • Still features the amazing EP-3 preamp circuit but runs internally at 22 volts

    • True or buffered bypass w/trails available via internal dip switch

    • Self oscillation footswitch with internal trim pot for oscillation rate!

    • $329

    • http://catalinbread.com/product/belle-epoch-deluxe/

    • http://proguitarshop.com/catalinbread-belle-epoch-deluxe.html

  • Boss 40th Anniversary Box Set (stab: JRockett WTF Fuzz)

  • Pedal Genie

  • EHX Expression Pedal (stab: Strymon Big Sky)

    • Finally a normal design!

    • “Glass reinforced nylon chassis”, soooo, fiberglass?

    • TRS Polarity switch means you can use it with pretty much all pedals

    • Expression reverse control swaps the toe up/down

    • http://www.ehx.com/products/single-expression-pedal

    • $50!

  • Positive Grid (stab: Fairfield Meet Maude)

    • Bias Mini Amp

      • It’s like Bias Head but smaller

      • Available for Guitar and Bass

      • Streamlined controls

    • Bias Twin Pedals

      • Smaller versions of the 3 Bias pedals

      • Distortion features Boost switch

      • Modulation and Delay both feature tap tempo

    • https://www.positivegrid.com/summernamm17

  • MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe (stab: AA Glacial Zenith)

    • New version has tap tempo, modulation, a bright switch, and tap divide!

    • Tap divide has an LED screen displaying subdivisions

    • Controls for Mix, Regen, Delay, Speed, and Width

    • Expression in, 40ms - 1.2 seconds of delay

    • https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CarbonCopyDlx

Ep. 92 - We Did Already Did It

  • TC Electronic Pipeline Tap Tremolo (stab: Bogner Burnley Distortion)

    • FINALLY!

    • Tap tempo is hold for 2 seconds, then tap in the tempo like Boss pedals do

    • Speed, depth, volume, and subdivision controls

    • Subdivision has customizable setting. Sequence up to 4 bars of different divisions

    • Mini toggle switch for vintage, square, or toneprint modes

    • True or buffered bypass

    • http://www.tcelectronic.com/pipeline-tap-tremolo/ $129

  • MPLS Guitars and Basses (stab: JHS Warbletron)

    • One Design - Any Scale

    • Single guitar design available in 24, 25, 25.5, 28.5 Baritone, 30 Baritone, 30 4-string bass, 30 6-string bass, 34 4-string bass, or custom!

    • Mahogany body, set maple neck, soapbar single coil pickups (JM style)

    • Volume, bass roll off, and pickup blend controls - no pickup switch!

    • White or black, other color options available for custom order

    • http://mplsguitars.com/guitars-and-basses/

  • Pedal Genie

  • Basic Audio (Thanks Ranger Ryan!) (stab: OBNE Haunt Fuzz)

    • Specialty: DIRT

    • If you're looking for some original dirt circuits, Basic Audio is one of the best places you can go. His pedal catalog is quite large which provides plenty of options and not only that, he's open for custom work. He often released special editions of pedals that have unique enclosures. He usually posts them on his Facebook page! And he has a Reverb Shop!

    • Scarab Deluxe $200

      • Tonebender type pedal but with a lot more going on

      • Bias knob controls the bias of the 3rd transistor. Fully CCW is very splatty, but still musical, fully CW is more overdrivey and a good jumping off place for “fuzz haters”

      • FAT Control adjusts the low end at the input of the circuit which changes the fuzz amount and saturation

      • FAT control can go from snappy, fast response, lower gain sound to really thick and saturated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1iNAtEmeSo

    • Fuzz Mutant $180

      • I know the common way to describe OD and distortion and Fuzz is to talk about "grit", but this mutated fuzz seems to have "grip".”

      • Seems to have that “squelchy” thing more than the Scarab.

      • Can get so overboard it turns into some weird octave monster

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0-TkzfhTsw

http://basicaudio.net/index.php

Ep. 91 - This just in: Anyone can play guitar!

https://www.seymourduncan.com/power-amp/powerstage-170

Ep. 88 - I'm Going To Send You Fart Goblin

Thanks to Jack Stolz from Too Late The Hero for joining us this week! 

Check out Jack's Vlog on youtube!

  • Earthquaker Devices Erupter Fuzz (stab: MS Holy Dove)

    • Single knob fuzz pedal: Bias

    • Adjusts the bias of NOS silicon transistors

    • Has a center detent for the “perfect fuzz setting”

    • At center, tone is huge, slight volume boost, tons of sustain

    • Turn it down, it becomes more gated with lower output

    • Turn it up, it becomes louder and “more refined”

    • Fixed master output level and gain

    • $145 https://www.earthquakerdevices.com/erupter

  • Dr. Z EMS (stab: Bogner Burnley)

    • 50 watt head, based on three iconic tones of Marshall years

    • Dual EL-34 power section, tube rectified power supply.

    • Combine switches for “touch” and “low” and produce the bloom and feel of early American Tweed amps, combined with the EL-34 tone

    • Switchable to solid state rectifier for more of a 70’s feel

    • Cascaded gain stages then lead to an 80’s style tone

    • https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/25695-dr-z-amplification-releases-the-ems

  • Pedal Genie

  • TLTH (stab: some random thing)

    • Jack doesn’t fear the reaper

    • From the upcoming album Survivor’s Guilt - Ghouls and Ghosts

    • https://www.facebook.com/toolatetheherome/ 

Ep. 89 - What are they? G-holes?

Ep. 89 - What are they? G-holes?

 

http://www.graphtech.com/products/brands/ratio

Ep. 87 - Money Can Be Exchanged For Goods and Services

Ep. 86 - GJENGANGAR!

  • Line 6 Helix LT (stab: BE Cadavernous reverb)

  • Positive Grid announce BIAS Modulation (stab: Bogner Burnley Distortion)

  • Khrosis by Porter Guitars (Stab: Keeley 1962x)

    • First guitars from the guys at Porter Pickups

    • Designed around swapping loaded pickguards

    • Body is routed for all pickup configurations (like a big channel inside)

    • Solderless! Inside, the jack is wired to a quick connect, so you can add/remove pickups in about 5 minutes

    • Steel screws thread into alloy inserts in the body so you don’t have loose screws over time

    • Fret board choice of maple/rosewood, Medium C neck, 25.5” scale, 12” radius, 22 medium-jumbo stainless frets, graphtech nut, Alder body.

    • Pickup combos: T-Style, SSS, HSS, Humbucker, Mini-HB, wide range, and P-90

    • $2500, pickguards are $350. Promo deal right now for Guitar + 1 extra pickguard FREE.

    • http://porterguitars.com/

  • Pedal Genie

    • TC Electronic Mimiq

  • Right from the rafters of radical Ryan’s raspberry repository, Pladask Elektrisk

  • (stab: SG Electroman)

    • https://pladaskelektrisk.com/

    • Romferd ~ $200

      • Delay/Vibrato/Noise maker. Tons of additional control for weird sounds

      • Volume, mix, feedback, Cycle (40, 70, 100ms), Tone switch (LP Filter, 1.5, 3, and 16k cuttoff), Sway (vibrato), Rate control for vibrato, Smod (self modulation)

      • Smod control appears to self oscillate/create noise. Good for ambient, runaway effects.

    • GJENGANGAR ~$250

    • LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://tonecontrolshow.com/post/159676986754/interview-with-pladask-elektrisk

Ep. 85 - Load, Bitch!

Ep. 85 - Load, Bitch!

 

  • Lowbrow Effects ToneBender Mk2 clone

    • MJT Tele, Dr. Z 18W sim

  • Taylor Guitars Academy Series (stab: OBNE Procession)

    • Focused on great sound at a reasonable price

    • First line to feature the beveled arm carve outside of the 900 series

      • Arm carve is more comfortable, allows the top to vibrate more easily

    • Dreadnought, Grand Concert, and nylon string Grand Concert

    • Nubone nut! Sitka spruce top, layered sapele body, mahogany neck on the GC, Sapele on Dreadnought

    • GC Nylon has a mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, “lutz spruce” top is a hybrid of sitka and white spruce, layered sapele back/sides

    • Nylon is $858, Dreadnought & Grand Concert are $798

    • https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/series/academy/story

  • Positive Grid BIAS Delay Pedal (stab: JRockett WTF Fuzz)

    • World’s first “cross platform” delay pedal. Guess that means it’s for DAW and pedalboards?

    • Fully customizable delay sounds via the desktop/mobile apps

    • Works on it’s own as a traditional delay

    • Controls for Preset, Mix, Feedback, Time, Mod, Depth, Rate, and Reverb

    • Can store 20 total presets, MIDI control, tap tempo, true or buffered bypass, expression control, USB, Bluetooth

    • 10 default presets

    • Subdivision switch for quarter, dotted eighth, and eighth note triplet

    • All knobs go to 11.

    • https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-delay/

  • Pedal Genie

  • Walrus Audio Warhorn (stab: Walrus Audio Mayflower)

Ep. 84 - Yo Dawg, I heard you like effects loops

  • Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings (stab: Bogner Wessex Overdrive)

    • They’re expensive. $15+

    • Guarantee is only 90 days……………. K

  • EHX Synth 9 (stab: TC Viscous Vibe)

    • Get it?

    • 9 Classic synth sounds

    • Wet/Dry out with independent vol controls

    • Controls 1 and 2 change different parameters on each preset

    • Built in compressor/limiter to keep stuff punchy

    • $221.30

    • http://www.ehx.com/products/synth9

  • Coppersound Pedals Labyrinth ********** (stab: SD Warp Drive)

    • Routing pedal built to work with anything involving an FX loop

    • Some reverb/delay pedals have loops that allow you to stick external effects into the repeats, but then you can’t use that external pedal normally

    • Labyrinth allows you to route that external pedal normally, or through an FX loop

    • EXP and THRU modes. THRU is normal signal chain operation, EXP is the loop.

    • Courtesy 9V out like a tuner pedal

    • http://coppersoundpedals.com/product/labyrinth/

  • Burntaxe (stab: OBNE Haunt Fuzz)

  • Pedal Genie

  • Smallsound/Bigsound from Righteous Ryan (stab: WA Mayflower)

    • Built by a fella named Brian Hamilton in Philadelphia, PA

    • “FUCK overdrive” was inspired by pretty much that thought. Too many pedals sound the same

      • Think, blown out speakers, overdriven tape, amp sag, fuzzzzzzy OD

      • Multiple JFET gain stages

      • “Crackle” function is envelope controlled drive. Play harder, get more dirt. Can be momentarily engaged/disengaged

    • Mini is based on the FUCK, but smaller, and slightly different so they can work well together

      • Same JFET build, but now has extra bass and a bass cut knob for wider range

    • Pretty Years

      • High gain subminiature tube fuzz/distortion. Has lowpass filters that also shape texture of the distortion.

      • SWITCHES FOR DAYS for pentode/triode/low-voltage/feedback/active bass and treble/

Ep. 83 - Does The Pickup Have Reverb?

Ep. 83 - Does The Pickup Have Reverb?

Welcome Ryan "Fluff" Bruce to the show! Check out what he's up to over at https://www.youtube.com/user/fluff191 

Pickup the Sleep City EP by Rest, Repose here: https://restrepose.bandcamp.com/

  • SPINAL TAP! (stab: Way Huge Green Rhino)

  • EHX Canyon Delay & Looper (stab: Bogner Burnley Distortion)

    • 3 second digital delay with 60 second looper

    • Looper will save loops after power down!

    • Hold tap divide switch for secondary controls on delay/feedback

      • Mod depth/speed for example

    • 11 delay modes: digital, modulated, multi tap (this is awesome), reverse, deluxe memory man, tape, reverb + delay, octave delay, shimmer, sample and hold, looper

      • Multi tap is like a set number of repeats with no decay. They just stop after delay time is reached

      • Octave is one octave up on each repeat

    • Features built in tap tempo as well as external tap jack, internal switch for delay trails, and delay subdivisions

    • http://www.ehx.com/products/canyon

  • Seymour Duncan Duality Pickups (Stab: Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl)

  • Pedal Genie

  • Questions for Ryan “Fluff” Bruce - https://www.youtube.com/user/fluff191

    • Beard files on “Does tuning down make you heavier” https://youtu.be/oqRhA4pDc4Y

      • Has your opinion changed? What tuning do you primarily use and why?

    • Discussion: Do you guys think with the advent of pro-level modeling (Fractal, Kemper, etc) we’ll start to hear tones that are unique to those devices. Will bands start to create guitar tones that are technically unachievable in traditional tube amps?

      • Basically, will “modeling” go away and be replaced with new sounds

  • Sort of related to your “WIll tube amps always be a thing” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYRvq4RAC9c

Ep. 82 - Blood, Sweat, and Tears... and John Mayer's Legs

Big thanks to Ryan Johnson for sending in indie builder info! 

  • PRS Sonzera and JMOD 100 (stab: Way Huge Red Llama)

    • Sonzera comes in 20W combo, 50W combo, and 50W head

      • Focused on “affordability” with amazing tone.

      • More American amp voiced

      • Combos are 1x12

      • 50W head and 20W combo = $800, 50W combo = $900

      • 20W: 2 channel, 6L6 power tubes, 50W EL34 power tubes

      • Two channel, each w/ bright switch. 50W features independent reverbs per channel

      • http://www.prsguitars.com/products/sonzera

    • J-MOD 100 - John Mayer signature amp

      • 100W, 6L6, single channel w/ switchable overdrive and FX loop

      • “Tone is huge and clear” sounds like tons of headroom

      • No reverb built in, FX loop was designed around using external tanks

      • Accepts EL34, 6CA7, and KT77 tubes

      • 2x12 closed back cab w/ Celestion G12-65 Heritage

      • Amp: $5990, Cab: $1090….. kay

  • Suhr JM Pro (stab: Old Blood Noise - Haunt Fuzz)

  • Pedal Genie

  • Builder 1: Industrialectric // http://www.industrialectric.com/

    • Where they're made: Toronto, Canada  (stab: Walrus Audio Jupiter Fuzz)

    • Builder: Andrew Ferrari

    • Industrialectric is a small company run by Mr. Andrew Ferrari in Toronto, Canada. They're really for the adventurous musician, the "screw the rules" type of player. They're lo-fi, they're noisy and brutally beautiful.  His pedals are guitar, bass and synth friendly. Alessandro Cortini, of Nine Inch Nails fame, demos one of Andrew's pedals on That Pedal Show (Will provide link).

    • Current Run of Pedals:

    • RM-1N: Reverb and Dirt machine. The RM-1N features 9 knobs, two switches and a momentary switch--Plenty of control that ranges from clean and lush, or dirty and chaotic.

    • Controls:

      • Level - Overall output of the pedal

      • Reverb Mix

      • Reverb Depth- How deep and massive the Reverb will sound

      • Feedback - Produces longer Reverb trails and oscillation

      • Pre-Gain - The Gain stage introduced into the Reverb

      • Post-Gain - The gain stage introduced after the Reverb

      • Tone

      • Drone - THIS KNOB WILL GENERATE A MASSIVE NOISY OSCILLATING DRONE, SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE TO THE CIRCUIT AND STARTS WORKING WHEN TURNED ALMOST UP. YOU CAN GET MORE RANGE WHEN DRIVING THE GAIN STAGES INTO IT

      • Reverb Output 1 and 2 - PANS BETWEEN OUTPUT 1&2 OF THE REVERB MODULE, WHEN THE KNOB IS IN THE MIDDLE IT COMBINES BOTH OUTPUTS. THIS IS MEANT TO BE A VERY SUBTLE CHARACTERISTIC AND IF YOU HAVE KEEN EARS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENT TEXTURES

      • Hi/Low Switch - SELECTS BETWEEN A HIGHER OR LOWER FREQUENCY OF THE REVERB

      • Reverb Length Switch - WHEN THIS SWITCH IS ENGAGED IT DISABLES THE FEEDBACK KNOB AND THE REVERB MIX, REVERB DEPTH, AND REVERB OUTPUT KNOBS CAN BE USED TO DIAL IN VERY LONG REVERB TRAILS AND INFINITE DECAY!

      • MOMENTARY SWITCH TRIGGERS OSCILLATION AND FEEDBACK ON THE FLY AND IN OTHER SETTING CAN BE USED TO CONTROL THE REVERB DECAY

    • Demos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8EKZOuTuRM

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C28TicuhbZg&t=458s

  • ECHO DEGRADER: LO-FI Delay Madness (stab: Earthquaker Disaster Transport)

    • CONTROLS: OUTPUT The overall volume of the effect

    • TIME The time of the echo repeats, from a very tight reverb tank/tub sound to extremely slow and very degraded, crunchy, repeats.

    • REPEAT / BLEND This is one of the unique parameters of this pedal, it serves as the overall volume of the repeats as well as the dry and wet blend of the echo and can serve as a nice warm boost.

    • TONE / THRESHOLD The other unique parameter of this pedal, it serves as an overall tone control and a threshold for oscillation and many other functions when combined with other parameters.

    • DEGRADE This control will cut down the signal going through the delay and can act as sort of a comb filter static noise sound. In other settings it will produce arpeggiated delay rings and in others sound like a really old screaming destroyed tape machine when the stability is thrown off.

    • TAPE STABILITY This control emulates how a tape can produce subtle pleasing modulation to being completely torn up and thrown off of the machine!

    • TAPE INPUT These modes are very interactive and dynamic with how loud or heavy your signal going in is. If playing guitar, you can produce subtle to very drastic modulation based on how hard you hit your strings. This switch works in conjunction with the tape stability control.

    • TAPE FIDELITY There are two modes with this switch, in the down position the repeats are full with tape noise. In the up position the repeats are of a higher frequency and more lo-fi and noisy.

    • MOMENTARY FOOTSWITCH This footswitch can be used as a killswitch, stutter switch, trail switch, oscillation, and can modulate the tape stability function when used together.

    • SPECIAL FUNCTIONS -  What sets the Echo Degrader apart from other delay pedals is that it has the ability to repeat your signal for a long time without going into oscillation. These lengths vary from pedal to pedal because the components are all made differently the lengths aren’t always the same. You can essentially make beats and orchestrate a whole song out of it! It’s a lot like a loop pedal but very organic and it evolves over time. There a infinite possibilities with this pedal

  • Demos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l33EF1-w5c

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzH7ZpE92w

  • His 3rd pedal is a wild Synth madness pedal based on the Schumann PLL. It's hard to describe but if folks are interested they can check the site and KNOBS did a demo of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldll03Ocg8o

    • You can find Andrew's pedals at Axe and You Shall Receive...a Canadian retailer.

    • Prices: RM-1N $280 + Shipping , ECHO DEGRADER $260 + Shipping, 4046-M $330 + Shipping

    • Also at Big City Music in the US

    • And East Stomp Boutique in Europe

    • Also, check out ILoveFuzz.com for threads related to these pedals: http://ilovefuzz.com/viewforum.php?f=246

    • KNOBS also did a 4 minute feature on Andrew where he talks about design philosophy-- an excellent watch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csCh_9zICoE&t=4s

Ep. 81 - We Are Burt

Ep. 81 - We Are Burt

  • Vox MV50 (Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss Fuzz)

    • Mega tiny amp heads

    • Features “nutube”, a “revolutionary new tube design” as a preamp

    • 50W, Speaker, Line, & Headphone out, Volume, Tone, Gain controls  

    • 3 flavors: AC (AC30 approximation), Clean (loads of headroom), and Rock (Aggressive tones)

    • 1x8 cab available

    • http://voxamps.com/MV50

  • Voodoo Lab Pedalboards (stab: Some random jamup sim)

  • Supro Guitars (stab: Mr Black Supermoon)

    • New guitars in the vintage Ozark body shape

    • Hampton - $1099

      • 3 gold foil pickups, mini humbucker size single coils

      • 5 way selector

      • 12” radius, 25.5” scale, Alder body, maple neck

    • Westbury - $999

      • Same as above but with 2 humbuckers

      • 3 way selector

    • Jamesport - $899

      • Same as above but with 1 bridge humbucker

  • Rivolta Guitars (Stab: Old Blood Noise Procession)

    • By Dennis Fano!

    • Fano left the Premier Builders Guild but they kept his name (or something)

    • Combinata

      • 2 P-90s

      • Reminiscent of RB6 body shape

      • $1200 for solid finish, $1350 for burst (nicer wood top)

      • Mahogany body & top, set maple neck, double bound body

      • 24 fret! 25” scale

  • Chase Bliss Audio: Brothers drive (stab: Mercy Seat Holy Dove)

    • Combination boost, drive, fuzz

    • Build on two independent JFET / IC analog channels totaling six unique circuits

    • Swap effect order, series/parallel, presets, all the chase bliss dip switches, etc

    • MIDI controlled

    • Preorders: 2/20/17, for sale 3/20/17

    • $349  http://chaseblissaudio.com/brothers/

  • Walrus Audio (stab: Fairfield Meet Maude)

    • Roadmap for 2017!

    • RED - High gain distortion/fuzz, January

    • Jupiter V2 - Fuzz - February

    • Warhorn - Overdrive - March

    • Monument - Harmonic tap tremolo - April

    • Utility Line Series 1 - volume, expression, buffer, and tap tempo - May

    • ARP-87 - Multi-delay - July

    • Utility Line Series 2 - Buffered blend, patch bay, ABY switch, Strymon/eventide remote - August

  • Pedal Genie

  • Chapman Guitars (stab: Red Witch Factotum)

  • Way Huge/MXR (stab: SolidGoldFX Electroman)

    • Conquistador Fuzzstortion $149 (Limited run!)

      • Huge splatty zippery squrewave fuzz

      • Volume, tone, fuzz controls

      • Built in noise gate. Super high gain, super low noise.

    • Russian Pickle $159

      • 90s era Muff style fuzz

      • BC183C chips

      • Volume, tone, distortion controls

      • More mid-focused but less gain than Swollen pickle

    • Mini DynaComp $99

      • Looks like my BYOC

      • Script era design, added LED and 9V input

      • “Attack” button allows for the pick attack to be vibrant and present but still offers the benefits of compression

  • DOD/Digitech (Stab: Wampler Faux Tape Echo)

    • Cab Dry VR

      • Dual cabinet simulator, 7 guitar cabs, 7 bass cabs

      • Pedal to integrate into your DAW or mixing board

      • Dual mono for stereo or two independent paths

    • Freq Out

      • Natural Feedback Creator

      • Allows you to choose the harmonic of feedback (3rd, octave, sub, etc)

      • Natural feedback, not adding any synths into signal.

      • Momentary/latching option. Dry switch on/off.

  • Ernie Ball Paradigm (Stab: Carl Martin Classic Opto Envelope)

    • https://www.ernieball.com/paradigm

    • Ultra durable, break resistant strings

    • “Won’t break or rust. If they do, we’ll replace them absolutely free”

    • Acoustic and Electric options

    • March 1st

  • Elixir Optiweb Strings (Stab: EH POG)

  • Gibson (Stab: Walrus Audio Mayflower)

    • Johnny A

      • Still hollow, no F-holes

      • Spruce top, stoptail and tuneomatic bridge (original had a Bigsby)

    • L-5 Studio

      • Biiiiig archtop guitar now in a more affordable Studio model

      • Studio model was made in the past, developed a cult following, being reintroduced

Ep. 79 - What Happens In This Podcast Will Shock You. At 34:20 I Cried

Ep. 79 - What Happens In This Podcast Will Shock You. At 34:20 I Cried

  • Fender American Professional Series (Stab: TC Viscous Vibe)

    • Sits just below the new American Elite line (more like the now end-of-life’d original American Standards)

    • New “Deep C” neck shape. Thinner towards headstock, thicker towards body. Combination between a C and a U.

    • Bone Nut(!) 22 Narrow-Tall 6105 Frets

    • Treble bleed circuit

    • Stratocaster

      • Standard

      • Lefty

      • HSS w/ Shawbucker

      • HH w/ 2 Shawbuckers

      • Pop-in trem arm on all models

    • Telecaster

      • Standard

      • Lefty

      • Deluxe (HH)

      • New bridge design, more like the vintage ashtray style but a bit shorter walls

      • 3 compensated brass saddles (finally)

    • Jazzmaster & Jaguar both feature the more user friendly Mustang bridge

    • Jazzmaster has simplified controls: 3-way toggle, volume & tone

    • P-Bass, lefty P-Bass, P-Bass 5 string

    • Jazz Bass, Lefty, 5 string, fretless.

    • http://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-series/american-professional/

  • Pedal Genie

  • Derek year in review

    • Catalinbread CSIDMAN ep 58

    • Roli Seaboard RISE ep 60

    • Klon clean boost ep 67

    • Fender Flea Jazz bass ep 68

    • Fuzzrocious greyfly ep 69

    • Favorite PG pedal: OBNE Procession

  • J’s year in review

    • This year went so fast.

    • Neunaber pedals (from last year, Immerse reverb this year.

    • A solid year for pedal development.

    • The bogner / Neve pedals in general.

    • Lots of reverbs and stuff this year, I think the Catalinbread Adineko and DBA ghost Delay.  Solid Gold FX electroman.

    • Has fender come out with tons of new guitars this past year?

    • Major advancements in tuner pedal technology!

    • Obviously the MODO bass instrument from IK multimedia

    • Worst of the year goes to Gibson for their “2017” lineup where the traditional model doesn’t have traditional features.

    • But…

    • Gibson gets a clean slate for 2017!

Ep. 77 - Your Face Is Excellent Right Now

Ep. 76 - For All You Fancy Bitches

Ep. 75 - The 2017 Gibson Ph

  • Derek’s Orange Micro Terror (stab: Some jamup thing)

  • TC Electronic Mimiq follow up - Price: $129 (stab: …..you know….)

  • Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings (stab: Carl Martin Bass Drive)

    • Sign up to test out Ernie Ball’s new guitar strings!

    • Answer a short survey, (name, address, type of string preference, sizes, etc)

    • If selected, they send you some strings to try out. Cool!

    • https://www.ernieball.com/paradigm

  • TC Electronic (stab: Death by Audio interstellar Overdriver)

    • New series of pedals! “Smorgasbord of tones”

    • Slightly smaller than tone print line, simpler design/operation

    • In/out/power on the top!

    • Fuzz, distortion, metal distortion, overdrive, digital delay, analog delay, reverb, compressor, booster, phaser, flanger, vibrato, chorus

    • Available in November

    • http://www.tcelectronic.com/smorgasbord-of-tones/

  • Pedal Genie

  • Strymon Riverside multistage drive (Stab: JHS Twin Twelve)

    • Strymon’s first drive pedal!

    • Hybrid JFET/DSP design

    • Low/High gain modes for vintage style drive or more modern saturated distortions

    • Push control toggles between flat or mid-bump EQ

      • EQ push is after the analog front-end gain

    • Continuously variable circuit tuning tweaks multiple parameters under the hood as you change the Drive control. “Infinite Sweet Spot” as they call it.

    • Favorite switch offers 1 preset, plus current setting. Like 2 drives in one.

    • Boost switch input for +6db, expression input controls any/all knobs in any direction OR used in “volume mode” to control volume level of effect

    • 3-way Presence toggle on rear panel. Used for adding brightness/darkness to different amps

    • Secondary controls for Noise Reduction and Boost Level.

    • http://www.strymon.net/products/riverside/

  • Sweetwater Custom In-ear designer (stab: Wampler 30 Something)

    • Partnered up with Westone

    • Customize the model, color, faceplate, logo, and cable choices

    • Sweetwater will then recommend an audiologist in your area to get the custom ear impressions made

    • http://www.sweetwater.com/custom/westone/home

  • PRS Guitar Clinic (stab: Walrus Audio Plainsman)