Ep. 58000 - It’s A Reduction In Decreasing The Decreasing

Quick Rundown

  • Song Exploder newsletter “Five Song Fridays”. 5 songs sent in a spotify or youtube playlist for you to check out (stab: chika-waaa)

  • “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” documentary.  (Stab: Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl)

  • Hateful Eight cast actually destroyed an authentic Martin from the 1870’s by accident https://reverb.com/blog/the-hateful-eight-hates-on-six-strings?_aid=fb (Stab: Solid Gold FX Apollo Phaser)

 

 

NAMM!

  • Boss Waza Craft amp (stab: JHS Twin Twelve)

    • Solid state 150W

    • Power scaling 1, 50, 100, 150W

    • Cabinet resonance options: Vintage, modern, deep

    • Line our air feel?? Rec, Live, Blend.

    • Matching 4x12 and 2x12 cabs available with waza craft speakers

    • Sort of based on an EL34 sound?

    • http://www.bossus.com/products/waza_amp_head/

  • Boss VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato (stab: Mercy Seat Holy Dove)

    • Rate, depth, rise time(controls initial onset of effect) controls

    • 3 modes: latch, bypass, unlatch

    • Standard/Custom switch (original VB2 setting and updated modern setting)

    • Expression in for real time depth control. Toe up = off

    • http://www.bossus.com/products/vb-2w/

  • Boss VO-1 Vocoder (stab: Moog MF Ring Mod)

    • Guitar in/out, XLR in, send/return

    • Choir mode uses guitar only to make choir sounds, (background stuff)

    • Advanced mode is Boss’s new vocoder sound

    • Talk Box mode is the classic talking guitar lines

    • Vintage mode is more electronic/synth sounding

    • http://www.bossus.com/products/vo-1/

  • Neunaber Immerse Reverb (stab: Red Witch Ivy)

  • Fender American Elite Series (stab: Mercy Seat Consider the Raven reverb)

    • Pretty much the next level of quality from Fender, these are replacing the American Deluxe series

    • New truss rod adjustment above the neck pickup

    • 4th gen noiseless pickups

    • New colors, new body contours, and neck shapes and heels

    • “All short post” tuners, not sure about this

    • suspension bridge” for tele thinlines, also not sure about this

    • Strat, HSS strat, lefty strat, tele, thinline tele, all $1800 except thinline is $1900

  • Fender Offset Telecaster (stab: Walrus Audio Mayflower)

    • It’s a telemaster. Jazzmaster body, tele guts

    • Indie builders have been making these for years, guess fender is feeling the heat

    • Super limited 500 of each of 3 colors

  • Fender In-Ears (stab: Seymour Duncan 805 overdrive)

  • Fender Bassbreaker amps (stab: Carl Martin Plexitone)

  • Blackstar has two new amps (stab: Caroline guitar company Kilobyte delay)

    • Artist 15 and Artist 30

    • 15 is a 1x12 combo, 30 is a 2x12 combo. Sounds good!

  • MXR M300 Reverb (stab: Mr Black Supermoon)

    • 6 reverbs: Plate, spring, epic, mod, room, pad

    • Tone, decay, mix controls.

    • True bypass, 100% analog dry path.

  • Reverend Airwave electric 12 string (stab: Mad Professor Snow White auto-wah)

    • Semi-hollow body

    • Fully intonatable 12 string bridge and locking tuners

    • 2 P-90s

    • Shorter 24-¾” scale

  • TC Electronic Ditto X4 Looper (stab: Keeley Phase 24)

    • 2 Independent loops each w/ 5 min record time and unlimited overdub/undo/redo

    • Serial/Sync switch

      • Serial mode = each loop is exclusive (thnk switching A to B section)

      • Sync mode = Both loops stack. Loop 1 sets master tempo for both. Better for intricate looping compositions. Loop 2 is not restricted by the time of loop 1 (so 4 bar percussive thing, 16 bar chord progressions can happen)

    • 7 loop effects including half time, reverse, once, tape stop, fade, double, and hold

    • Decay control allows old loops to fade away as new ones are added.

    • USB port lets you export and import tracks

    • Stereo in/out, MIDI control, custom setting dip switches on the back

      • Stereo in/outs let you run two instruments (guitar/bass for example) and output to two separate amps.

    • http://bit.ly/1JZGHkt

  • TC BonaFide Buffer and Spectra Comp Bass Compressor (stab: Devi Ever Godzilla Fuzz)

  • Pedal Genie: D - TC Viscous Vibe

  • Walrus Audio Julia Chorus and Contraband Fuzz (stab: Aguilar Octamizer)

    • Contraband is a simple beefy fuzz, only one level control and thick/thin switch

    • Julia chorus/vibrato, No mode switch, just increasing chorus depth introduces vibrato

    • To me sounds a little like the Small Clone.

  • Catalinbread CSIDMAN, Adineko, and Bicycle Delay (stab: Earthquaker Bit Commander)

    • CSIDMAN

      • Digital delay that has random CD Player skip effect!

      • Skipping sounds like self oscillation but generates randomly and shuts off randomly. Sounds amazing

    • Adineko

      • Oil can style delay, very warbly and almost reverby sounding

      • Dark repeats, warbly sound

    • Bicycle Delay

      • Lots of modulation on the repeats

      • Filtering/flanging and pitch shifting up or down

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QxSn6kkXmk

  • Tone King Royalist II and Iron Man II MIni (stab: Earthquaker Arpanoid)

    • Royalist II

    • Iron Man II Mini

      • 30W 8ohm max stand alone attenuator

      • 9V dc power, Amp in/speaker out/Line out

      • Hi/Low range, total of 18 distinct attenuation levels

      • Footswitch for Solo mode! Still attenuating the signal, but it just raises the volume a bit for leads. Cool!

      • http://www.toneking.com/products/ironman-ii-mini/

  • Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall Delay (stab: Bogner Burnley Distortion)

    • You know.

    • Tap functions as self osc. switch when held

    • SLB switch, short/long/both. Toggle between DM2 sounds and DMM sounds OR both togheter

    • Sine/Triangle/Square wave modulation with independent rate & depth controls

    • Sounds bananas. $400. May 30th.

  • T-Rex Replicator Analog Tape Echo (stab: Caroline Cannonball)

    • Real deal tape echo

    • Tape cartridge means easy maintenance, tape itself has a 3 month life span of continued use.

    • 4 switches : On/Off, Heads, Chorus, and TAP TEMPO!

    • Heads switch controls two ranges of delay lengths. Short/long

    • 2 expression inputs

Street price $899….  http://www.t-rex-effects.com/replicator