Huge thanks to Joey Landreth for joining us for Episode 100! Check out thebroslandreth.com and joeylandreth.com!
Show notes are available at tonecontrolshow.com
Ep. 94 - New from Gibson! The “Aw, man” level of relicing
Fortin Amplification 33 Clean Boost (stab: Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss Fuzz)
Amp Designer Mike Fortin has teamed up with Meshuggah to make this
20db, single knob, clean boost pedal. Not overdrive or distortion which keeps the natural vibe of your amp
Additional input for channel switching lets you boost the distortion channel but not the clean channel (or vice versa)
Switch channels and turn the pedal on/off with a single button press
True bypass, hand built in Canada
Gibson Burstdriver Les Paul (stab: Catalinbread Adineko)
A Les Paul with a built in analog overdrive
Totally a normal Les Paul otherwise
On the control cover on the back is a battery compartment and three trim pots for Level, Tone, and Gain
From the Custom Shop for $5700 GIBSON WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
Who is this guitar for?
Should they have done this on a much cheaper Les Paul like a Studio or Faded?
Is this better than having any one of the myriad boost pedals out there?
This also happened https://www.gearnews.com/gibson-les-paul-standard-chipped-damaged-site/
GIBSON WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
Adventure Audio Dream Reaper Fuzz https://adventurepedals.com/products/dream-reaper
Dr Scientist Bitquest guitar sound fun times machine and sometimes fuzz
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.
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
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!
Boss 40th Anniversary Box Set (stab: JRockett WTF Fuzz)
Contains the original 3: PH-1 Phaser, OD-1 Overdrive, and SP-1 Spectrum
All hand wired in Japan - Limited edition of 1500 boxes
SP-1 is a spectrum boost. Like a movable EQ bump from 500hz to 5Khz
Spectrum knob controls frequency range, Balance knob is essentially effect level. Not an output level
Cool silver screw design is a throwback to original Boss pedals
Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler $240 http://proguitarshop.com/dr-scientist-sounds-frazz-dazzler-v2.html
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
Positive Grid (stab: Fairfield Meet Maude)
Bias Mini Amp
It’s like Bias Head but smaller
Available for Guitar and Bass
Bias Twin Pedals
Smaller versions of the 3 Bias pedals
Distortion features Boost switch
Modulation and Delay both feature tap tempo
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
TC Electronic Pipeline Tap Tremolo (stab: Bogner Burnley Distortion)
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
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
TC Mimiq Doubler http://www.tcelectronic.com/mimiq-doubler/
Basic Audio (Thanks Ranger Ryan!) (stab: OBNE Haunt Fuzz)
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
Emerson Electronics Blender Demo
Neck, Neck blended w/bridge, Neck/Mid, Neck/mid blended w/bridge, Middle, Middle/Bridge, Middle/Bridge blended w/neck, Bridge, Bridge blended w/neck.
TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 (stab: Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss Fuzz)
Now features “Mash” footswitch, a pressure sensitive expression pedal built into the footswitch
Mash does different things depending on the reverb setting
Toneprint enabled, mash can control multiple parameters
3 Toneprint slots
Shimmer reverb is finally included, based on technology in the Sub n Up Octave pedal
Also now Flashback 2 with Mash and updated Tape and Analog presets, and the new Crystal delay which features sounds from Sub n Up and 2290.
Gibson Modern Double Cut (stab: Lovepedal High Power Tweed)
That weird guitar we saw at NAMM/CES is finally available
From the custom shop, so $$$$
Mahogany body, maple cap
2 Humbuckers, so… a different shaped Les Paul
24 medium jumbo frets
Available in Bullion Gold, Metallic Alien Green, Candy Apple Red, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, and Sterling Fade
A bunch of other stuff from Gibson
Les Paul Standard “Paint-Over”
SG Custom, Firebird Custom, Explorer Custom, Flying V Custom (All but the SG feature top binding. Looks sharp)
Seymour Duncan Power Amp (stab: Mojo Hand DMBL)
Just a quick one.
Check out Riesenwolf here: https://www.facebook.com/Riesenwolf/
Thanks to Jack Stolz from Too Late The Hero for joining us this week!
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
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
Lovepedal High Power Tweed Twin
Matchless 30W, HH Telecaster
TLTH (stab: some random thing)
Jack doesn’t fear the reaper
From the upcoming album Survivor’s Guilt - Ghouls and Ghosts
Ep. 89 - What are they? G-holes?
TC Electronic Mini Mimiq and Hypergravity (stab: MH DMBL Drive)
Mimiq doubler and Hypergravity compressor have been hit with the shrink ray!
Gear Supply Co is Kickstarting guitar pedals (stab: Wampler Faux tape echo)
Four pedals in the line up: Light Drive, Medium Drive, Harmonic Tremolo, and Compressor
Early bird pricing available for all pedals! Pledge $125 and get a pedal of your choice. Retail price is $150.
JACKS AND POWER ON TOP
Epiphone Johnny A Custom archtop (stab: Strymon El Capistan)
Flame maple top, mahogany body
Gibson ‘57 Classic Pickups, ebony fretboard, Bigsby B70
Price is speculated to be under around $800
Glacial Zenith by Adventure pedals
2001 American Stratocaster, blackface sim, slight reverb
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Fault Overdrive/Distortion (stab: CB CSIDMAN)
Double footswitch drive pedal
Gain 1 is light and chimey to tight and crunchy, Gain 2 is a heavier distortion
Volume, low, mid, high, gain 1 and 2 controls
EQ controls are boost/cut
Ratio Tuners by Graphtech (stab: Lovepedal Dover Drive)
They are things!
TC Electronic PolyTune 3 (stab: SD Warp Drive)
Now has TC’s BonaFide buffer built in
Switchable between true and buffered bypass
While in buffer mode, tuner can be set to always-on
Still features ultra bright LEDs, polyphonic, strobe, and needle tuning modes
IK Multimedia Fulltone Collection (stab: Mr Black Supermoon)
Fulltone and IK have partnered to include 3 classic Fulltone pedals in AmpliTube
OCD, TERC (that 80’s rack chorus), and SSTE (solid state tape echo)
Reverb.com has a shootout between the OCD plugin and a real pedal
$209, but on sale for $149
Catalinbread Perseus $179
Drop C PRS Zach Myers SE, Blackface deluxe, small amount of EQ
Positive Grid X-Drummer (stab: DBA Interstellar Overdriver)
Line 6 Helix LT (stab: BE Cadavernous reverb)
More affordable version of the Helix
Trimmed design and I/O, all the same sounds
$1000, original Helix pedalboard is $1500, rack is $1400
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.
TC Electronic Mimiq
Right from the rafters of radical Ryan’s raspberry repository, Pladask Elektrisk
(stab: SG Electroman)
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.
Experimental gated delay. Delays come in the harder you play!
Built in effects loop, threshold, release, mix, feedback, and time controls
- LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://tonecontrolshow.com/post/159676986754/interview-with-pladask-elektrisk
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
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.
Hologram Effects Dream Sequence https://hologramelectronics.com/dream-sequence/
MJT Tele, Fender blackface sim
Darkglass Microtubes B7k Ultra
Walrus Audio Warhorn (stab: Walrus Audio Mayflower)
Mid-range, transparent overdrive
Toggle switch offers two types of clipping
Up: more compressed, symmetrical clipping
Down: asymmetric, open and more organic sounding
Level, drive, bass, treble,
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)
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
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
Burntaxe (stab: OBNE Haunt Fuzz)
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
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?
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
Seymour Duncan Duality Pickups (Stab: Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl)
Best of active and passive pickups in one
More emphasis on the coils and magnet than traditional actives
Still offers low noise, high headroom and signal strength
Tight lows, strong mids, and clear highs
“A lot of string content built into the voicing”, so not as much preamp sound
Black or zebra open coil, neck, bridge, or matched sets.
Red Witch Empress Chorus - http://www.redwitchpedals.com/empress
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
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
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)
Based on a Jazzmaster but with a slightly smaller body
Slightly different contours as well
Available in HB or P90 models
Available with trem or tuneomatic bridge
3 way selector, volume/tone/tone
Lovepedal Dover Drive
Keeley something 1962X
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.
Level - Overall output of the pedal
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
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
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
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
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
Voodoo Lab Pedalboards (stab: Some random jamup sim)
Super easy mounting for their power supplies
Dipswitches on power supplies face up, easy toggles
3 sizes, plus one with a looper and power built in
$130, $170, $200, and $450.
Supro Guitars (stab: Mr Black Supermoon)
Rivolta Guitars (Stab: Old Blood Noise Procession)
By Dennis Fano!
Fano left the Premier Builders Guild but they kept his name (or something)
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
Preorders: 2/20/17, for sale 3/20/17
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
Stone Deaf Wap Drive http://www.stonedeaffx.com/warp-drive
Rainger FX Dr. Freakenstein’s Dwarf Bitch
Chapman Guitars (stab: Red Witch Factotum)
Launched in 2009, focus was on crowdsourced guitar design
2017 is bringing 29 new guitars to the lineup
Standard and Pro series, Pro features the new ML-V
Standards are made in Indonesia, going to more affordable than current Chapman line
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
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
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)
Ultra durable, break resistant strings
“Won’t break or rust. If they do, we’ll replace them absolutely free”
Acoustic and Electric options
Elixir Optiweb Strings (Stab: EH POG)
Even thinner coating than nanoweb
Sounds is “crisp” and “natural”
Doesn’t feel slick like Polyweb coating. Has natural grip and feel of uncoated strings
Still features anti-rust coating on plain strings
Gibson (Stab: Walrus Audio Mayflower)
Still hollow, no F-holes
Spruce top, stoptail and tuneomatic bridge (original had a Bigsby)
Biiiiig archtop guitar now in a more affordable Studio model
Studio model was made in the past, developed a cult following, being reintroduced