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That Pedal Show – Balancing Dynamics With Clean & Drive Sounds Into Big & Little Amps

Published on Jun 9, 2017
Duration:
47:53:00

In this episode we discuss the massive subject of balancing clean and dirty sounds in terms of volume and feel. It’s really all about gain structure and amp headroom – topics that we’ve touched on in many videos to date because they are absolutely fundamental to electric guitar tone.
We use a Marshall Class 5 combo and a 1987x half stack – 5 and 50-watt amps respectively to – to help illustrate the concepts discussed, hopefully offering some useful advice and pointers along the way. Enjoy the episode!


Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
http://bit.ly/2fW8XJP

• Boss BD-2 (old Keeley mod) but try the Waza Craft Blues Driver…
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fBdXnz
USA: http://bit.ly/2g1XxVH

• Kingsley Page V2 Tube Boost
www.kingsleyamplifiers.com

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
USA: http://bit.ly/2rfACMd
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE

• Origin Effects Cali 76 Compact Deluxe Compressor
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cbsLUm
USA: http://bit.ly/2cyd9NR
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rPSRWo

• Providence Chrono Delay
UK & Europe http://bit.ly/2cw8jis
USA http://bit.ly/2cq7bvV

• MXR M300 Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2hLvESX
USA: http://bit.ly/2h1zupE

• Strymon TimeLine
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fzulGD
USA: http://bit.ly/2eE84Td
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pSEFKm

• The GigRig G2: http://bit.ly/2h8xSay

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Amps in this episde:
• Marshall Class 5 combo (version 1)
• Marshall 1987x & 1960AX 4x12 cabinet (with Celestion G12M Greenback speakers)


Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro & background: 00:00
- What are we doing today? 3:24
- Today’s amps – Big Jim & Little Jim: 5:34 (playing at 6:15)
- 5-watt and 50-watt ‘clean’ sounds: 7:00
- Today’s amp volume settings: 8:30
- Kingsley Page OD set dirty-ish, intro Big & Little Jim: 10:30
- … and then much louder with less gain: 13:38
- Using an OD pedal for dynamic ‘clean’ sounds: 14:56
- But what if I only have one amp? 17:36
- What happens when you crank Little Jim? 18:35
- Keeley-modded BD-2 with Big & Little Jim: 19:55
- What about getting more of a volume boost? 22:35
- Heavier gains and balancing volume: 24:55
- Compression pedal with Big & Little Jim: 35:50
- Guitars disappearing with fuzz? 41:38
- …and sitting under vocals? 42:38
- …but then the solo comes: 43:04


Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
- Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT

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