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Because Everyone Needs A Treble Booster [Yes You Do]

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Published 25 Mar 2022
Duration:
1:09:48

Welcome to the show! In this episode Dan and I crank our way through some of the very best treble booster pedals available… into a proper loud-and-driving vintage AC30.
Now we appreciate a couple of things at this point. First up, treble boosters really aren’t for everyone, but we ask you to bear with us. As we discover – or at least as I discover because Dan already knows it – it’s really all about how you use them. And we can all use them.
Which brings us to the second point: what if you don’t have a cranked vintage AC30? Well fear ye not because we move on to demonstrating what happens when you use a cleaner amp. A common-or-garden overdrive pedal could be your best friend here.
Right, ready? Enjoy the video!

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Pedals used in this video
• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Sonic Research ST-300 Mini Tuner
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

• Pete Cornish TB-83 Extra
http://www.petecornish.co.uk/vintage....

• Kingsley Peasant
http://kingsleyamplifiers.com/product...

• Union Tube & Transistor Snap
https://www.uniontone.com/shop/glaqj3...

• Pigdog Dirty Mac
https://www.pigdogpedals.com/shop/

• Bigfoot Trouble Booster Uno
https://www.bigfootengineering.com/bo...

• Reeves Electro Lux Master
https://reeveselectro.co.uk/product/l...

• Catalinbread Skewer
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3IEJXB8
USA That Pedal Shop: https://bit.ly/36kID9y

• JAM Pedals Custom Shop Rooster
USA That Pedal Shop https://bit.ly/3um33H0

• Pedal Pawn Texan Twang
https://pedalpawn.com/shop-1/ols/prod...

• R2R Electric Two Knob Treble Booster
https://www.r2relectric.com/trebleboo...

• Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3uQx29Q
Australia: https://bit.ly/3BoLto6

• Walrus 385 Overdrive
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3tD2Eks
Australia: http://bit.ly/2fubkpp
USA That Pedal Shop: https://bit.ly/3Gs0yHB

• Source Audio Collider Delay & Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2HwaALt
Australia: http://bit.ly/323SzgS
USA That Pedal Shop: https://bit.ly/3ozRtX3

• TheGigRig G3
https://www.thegigrig.com/g3

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro
2:42 What are we covering today?
3:20 Treble booster histrionics
4:20 Why it sounds magic
6:00 Behold the glorious vintage AC30
8:40 What are we hearing?
11:00 Pete Cornish TB-83 Extra
13:00 Amp cleaning up with dynamics
13:30 Lester into AC30 sweet spot
17:30 Union Tube & Transistor Snap
19:45 Pigdog Pedals Dirty Mac
22:00 Bigfoot Trouble Booster Uno
25:00 Reeves Electro Lux Master
32:00 Catalinbread Skewer
35:10 Jam Pedals Rooster
39:50 Pedal Pawn Texan Twang
43:30 R2R Electric Two-Knob
47:00 What about a cleaner amp
48:00 Our new Fender BassBreakerManThing
49:50 Into a clean amp - OUCH!
51:00 Overdrive pedal to the rescue
54:00 And with reverb…
57:41 Texas Twang Bass Breaker
1:00:50 Treble booster as pre-gain booster
1:01:25 Walrus Audio 385

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster - Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/rnQ4OIJFTgY

• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged - no video yet

• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Relic Stratocaster - Mick’s video here: https://youtu.be/amCnjNQCmiE

• 1961 Les Paul Junior - Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/0CORolxVmeY

Amps in this episode:
• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers

• Fender Custom Shop Bass Breaker with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers

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