If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to go back and listen to our first ever LIVE episode!
Updates from the last episode: We talked about a bunch of cool Positive Grid stuff and just recently they announced that BIAS (the amp modeler) is coming to desktop! Fun!
UPDATE: This is a bigger deal than I realized. It has amp matching like that Kemper thinger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlLICu58_GQ
All new organ tone generator, similar to sounds you can make with a POG, but more focused on specific organ types
5 knobs: dry volume, organ volume, modulation control, click (for actual organ key click sounds) and a rotary selector for different organ types
9 organ sounds, some with trem or rotary speaker modulation
Two outputs, one dry, one organ. Standard 9v adapter included
Third Man Bumble Buzz Fuzz
A fuzz pedal put out by Jack White’s Third Man Records
Designed and built by Union Tube & Transistor in Vancouver
NO CONTROLS! WHAT? Single button to engage.
Sounds very splatty, octavey, ring-mody, bit crushy… its a hot mess.
$325 at CME, cool for a unique piece if you’re thinking like a collector… but I want controls for that price.
PRS SE Basses
New SE Kestrel and SE Kingfisher
SE Line was introduced in 2001 to bring high quality Korean built guitars to the PRS line at a lower price point. Some say they’re underpriced on the market, they’re so good
Looks like a larger standard PRS double cut body, “vintage style”
34” scale, 22 frets, 7.5” radius
Alder body, 5-ply maple neck w/ walnut strips, rosewood fingerboard
Neck through construction
Passive single coil J-Bass style pickups (PRS designed) 2 vol, master tone
Hipshot bridge allows through the body strings, or top mount
Newer design, “modern style”
34” sacle, 24 frets, 7.5” radius
Swamp ash body, 5-ply maple neck w/ walnut strips, rosewood fingerboard
2 passive PRS designed humbuckers, looks like the musicman style pickup
same controls & bridge
Also neck thru design
Create a wish list of pedals you want to try out
TONS of gear from a great list of manufacturers
Coldcraft Effects, MXR, T-Rex, Z-Vex, Wren & Cuff, to name a select few
They send you one at a time, and you keep it as long as you like
$34.95/mo but the first month is only a buck!
Good news everyone! if you get a pedal you can’t live without, you can keep it! Contact Pedal Genie and they will give you a buy-out option based on the pedal and your length of membership.
Pedal Genie PRO! 3-pedals at a time for $59.95/mo
Dr. Z Therapy
35 Watt 6L6 based head “with the flavor of a low power tweed twin”
Post phase-inverter master volume
Front panel has master, bass, mid, treble, and volume
5AR4 tube rectifier tube
Took elements from early Fender tweed amps and added the Dr. Z treatment
DryBell Vibe Machine
Another original univibe circuit but in a normal enclosure this time!
Vibe/Chorus & Original/Bright switches, Intensity & speed knobs
2 on/off jumpers inside: one for output buffer, and one for Leslie rotary speaker ramp simulation
External trim pots for output level, overall depth range, and symmetry which changes the wave shape
Expression pedal calibration mode from 5-250k so it works with anything
$295, but that’s a whole lot better than the Korg NuVibe we talked about last week at $500
From Brian Rizzi (@brmetalfan) “You always hear of guitars from a certain year, or pedals / amps that are more desirable because they were made between a certain date range. Do you think that anything out now fits the bill? What (if anything) in 2014 is the equivalent of a 58 Les Paul or an early 90's rectifier.”