Ep. 000021 - Here's The Thing: Iso Cabs Sound Weird

000021 - Here’s The Thing: Iso Cabs Sound Weird

Jimi Hendrix - “Hear My Train a Comin’” documentary on Netflix. Just came out last year around when “People, Hell and Angels” came out. Really great doc, definitely worth checking out.


  • JHS Emperor Analog Chorus/Vibrato   

    • Double-wide design with on/off, tap tempo, expression input

    • 3207 bucket brigade chip allows for sounds from the Boss VB-2, CE-2, Ibanez CS9, Arion SCH-1, and others

    • 4 knobs (volume, tone, depth, speed) 2 switches (chorus/vibrato, and waveform)

      • You can add square wave,  the vibe wave to the chorus, or the chorus wave to the vibe

    • True or buffered bypass via internal dipswitch

    • Stereo out via TRS splitter cable

    • $299

    • http://youtu.be/pcEO4RvmgIU

    • http://bit.ly/1q72831

  • Elixir HD Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

    • Unique Tension Profile

    • The trebles have increased tension to improve their articulation.  And, the interaction of the tension profile with the soundboard adds harmonic content to the bass strings

    • Available in Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze

    • http://www.elixirstrings.com/hdlight/index.html

  • Pedal Genie

    • Create a wish list of pedals you want to try out

    • TONS of gear from a great list of manufacturers

      • Aguilar, Catalinbread, Mad Professor, Walrus Audio, Wampler, 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!

    • Pedalgenie.com/tonecontrol

    • 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

  • Korg SDD-3000 Pedal    

    • Pedal version of the 80’s rack unit by the same name made famous by The Edge

    • This unit is known for its preamp and Korg faithfully recreated it for the pedal version

    • Lots of controls on this thing

      • 4 switches, tap/bank down, bank up, A, and B

      • Knobs for input level, delay time, feedback/regeneration, waveform, modulation/intensity, frequency, and balance/effect (mix)

      • small buttons for delay time fine tuning, midi control, program, time, and switches for input and output attenuators

      • Low and high pass filters

    • Total of 80 sounds can be stored over 2 channels in 40 banks

    • Exact recreation of the rack unit but with new delay sounds like “Pitch” that has a whammy effect on the repeats. Expression controlled!

    • $400

    • http://youtu.be/Hy3THdwHXEY

    • http://www.korg.com/us/products/effects/sdd3000_pedal/

  • Beat Buddy   


Questions from Brian Rizzi:

“Cab micing philosophies (placement and mic choices). ISO cabs? Etc. (both live and studio)”

“Guitars, amps, effects...check! I love hearing about some of the other accessories as well like the kick starter for the guitar stand you talked about awhile back. Love other interesting tools of the trade like my AmpClamp Pro Mic-Mountsor my John Dixon case - heard of any other interesting "accessory" gear lately?”