A Hang With Rabea [Strats, Pedalboard Update, Music Man, Neural, Real Amps, Stormzy & More!]
Published 02 Jun 2023
A long overdue catch-up with the man who has it all going on!
Welcome to the show!
The rise and rise of Rabea Massaad is a heartwarming testament to sheer passion, talent and dedication to doing what you love. A familiar face on the internet, Bea has been a key figure in the success of veritable six-string institutions including Andertons TV, Chapman Guitars, Victory Amps and more.
2023 sees him continue the ascendency to fully-fledged artist as he prepares for new projects, a place in the Ernie Ball Music Man artist family and plenty more cool stuff besides. It’s our absolute pleasure to welcome him back to TPS to chat about it all.
If the rig explanation leaves you confused, basically…
• All drives and compression go into the front of the Kraken.
• Out of the Kraken FX loop into the wet effects on the board.
• L-R out of the wet effects into the Mesa Stereo Power amp and Zilla stereo cab.
• The Kraken’s preamp signal is carried all the way through the wet effects as well.
• There are no wet effects in the Kraken and Marshall cab.
• The stereo Mesa and Zilla stereo 412 are panned hard left and right.
Rabea YouTube: https://youtube.com/@RabeaMassaad
Bare Knuckle Pickups Triptych: https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/pickup/strat/tt-custom-strat
Enjoy the show…
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Pedals & stuff in this episode…
• Schmidt Array SA750 XDM: https://www.schmidtarray.com/sa750xdm
• Boss TU-3s
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2nUhodT
• MXR M199 Tap Tempo
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3avwKu5
• Mission Engineering SP-25M-PRO Aero
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2UVAnTk
• Mission Engineering SP25L Pro Aero with LED Base
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3bJ8DbE
• Origin Effects Cali 76 Stacked Edition
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2vMuSdG
• Coopersonic Germaniac
• Fortin Tempest Architects Signature Overdrive
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/43zbjU0
• Stone Deaf PDF-1X Ghost Edition
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/43fkHwv
• Origin Effects Halcyon Green Overdrive
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3Oi6S9G
• Electro-Harmonix Micro Pog Octave
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2dxmneP
Australia: (Nano Pog) https://bit.ly/3oEElmk
• Mr Black Thunderclaw Distortion Pedal
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3bMmcah
• JHS Bender Fuzz
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2zQNpeI
• Strymon BigSky
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wpLdEx
• Strymon Timeline
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fzulGD
• Strymon Möbius
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2rmZgHS
• Strymon Volante
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2GqJ6Iw
• Lehle P-Split II - Link to latest version
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3bKM5aa
• TheGigRig G3
Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
0:50 Hello & welcome
3:40 The Stormzy/Reading story
7:30 Leo Frogleap, big & small gigs
10:43 Today’s rig
12:30 Basic board settings
15:40 Stone Deaf PDF-1X
18:50 Thunderclaw & Bender & POG!
20:40 Single coils?
22:20 Halcyon and Tempest ODs
25:30 Neural, modellers, flying beast
38:00 Strats and pickups
44:10 Pickguard makes a difference
46:00 Pickup sounds with some lovely ambience
50:40 1970 Strat & Rabea’s ’55 CS
54:56 Chapman & Music Man
1:01:45 Band activity?
1:04:30 Pickguard/pickups comparison
1:13:18 Rabea plays us out
Guitars in this video
• Fender Custom Shop ’55 Relic Stratocaster
• 1970 Fender Stratocaster
• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Relic Stratocaster
Amps in this episode
• Victory VX The Kraken head
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/35BrGSe
• Marshall 2061cx 212 cab with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers
No longer made
• Mesa 50:50 Stereo Power Amp
No longer made
• Zilla Custom 412 with 2 x Jensen Raptor 100 and 2 x Celestion V30 speakers
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