That Pedal Show – Get More From Your Fender Blues Jr, Loud & Quiet. And Other Small Valve Amps!

Published on Oct 14, 2016

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In this episode Daniel and Mick use a bunch of different boosts and ODs through the venerable Fender Blues Junior, in this case a version III model.
It’s an extremely popular small valve amp for good reason - excellent value for money, a range of good tones and of course, highly portable while being plenty loud enough for small gigs (and big ones if you’re mic’d!)

• Fender Blues Junior III
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The point of the video is to help you get a handle on what kinds of boosts, overdrives and boosts might suit your gain needs, depending on your playing style, volume level and of course your guitars. We make some interesting discoveries along the way!

Pedals In This Episode…

• Xotic RC Booster. Today In G2 Loop 1
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• Xotic EP Booster. Today In G2 Loop 2
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• Boss BD-2 Blues Driver. Today In G2 Loop 3
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• Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini. Today In G2 Loop 4
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• Thorpy Gunshot. Today In G2 Loop 5
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• Fulltone OCD V7. Today In G2 Loop 6
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• Strymon El Capistan. Today In G2 Loop 10
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• Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe (loop 2)
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As ever, all switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2.

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
• Intro, background, today’s amp settings etc: 00:00 – 06:25
Amp sounds, no pedals: 6:26
Xotic EP Booster (loop 2) & RC Booster (loop 1) comparison: 9:00
Fender Super Reverb (60-watt 4x10) headroom example: 12:20
Boss BD-2 Blues Driver (loop 3) & Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini (loop 4) compared: 15:24
BD-2 (loop 3) & Tube Screamer (loop 4) boosted with the Xotic boosters: 18:00
Thorpy Gunshot (loop 5) sounds: 23:25
Fulltone OCD (loop 6) sounds (and Thorpy compared): 25:14
Less gain with the gainer pedals (today’s big discovery!): 30:14
What about playing very quietly? 36:06

Guitars in this episode
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• Gretsch G6118T-LIV Players Edition Anniversary
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Collings 290DC S – watch Mick’s video at
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at

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