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


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


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?



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


  • 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