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Because Everyone Needs A Ring Modulator For Guitar [Robot Sounds - With Band Jams & Everything!]

Published 07 Apr 2023

The most universally hated guitar effect of all time for guitar?

Welcome to the show! Mick here. I have been binge-listening to Wayne Krantz these past weeks. And every now again, up pops this crazy robot sound in his music… which I know is a ring modulator, but that neither Dan nor I have really explored. And then there’s Joey Landreth who, as usual, did things that defy explanation and understanding is this show here:

• The Brothers Land...

Like two Labrador puppies following some ripping Rottweilers, we have acquired three Modulators Of The Ring Kind and we’re going to attempt to: a) understand them, and; B) see if there’s anything remotely musical to be achieved here today. To whit, we’ve asked our old mucker and long-suffering TPS Drummist, Dougie Mussard, to join us for the afternoon and whack out some beats. Let’s see what happens…
Erm, Exterminate!
Enjoy the show…

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Pedals & stuff in today’s episode
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Reeves Electro ZO:

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• DOD Gonkulator

• Fairfield Circuitry Randy’s Revenge

• Electro Harmonix Frequency Analyzer
No longer available

• Stone Deaf Tremotron
UK & Europe:

• Mythos Pedals Oracle Analogue Delay

• Meris Mercury 7
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G3

Interesting bits and go-to sections
0:00 Intro ‘playing’
2:35 Why? Just why?
3:45 Today’s pedals
5:00 Background & context
8:30 Today’s amps
9:05 The connection with tremolo
10:00 What is a ring modulator?
13:33 Let’s hear it then
14:54 EXH Frequency Analyzer
17:36 Let’s add some fuzz
18:30 Split the signal Iommi style?
20:50 DOD Gonkluator
23:58 Fairfield Randy’s Revenge
26:15 Expression pedal control
29:48 Band Jam 1
31:40 Band Jam 2
35:40 Band Jam 3
38:41 Closing thoughts

Guitars in this video
Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard with Maestro Vibrola Light Aged

Fender Custom Shop ’52 Heavy Relic Telecaster - Dan’s video here

Fender Player Precision Bass - no video

Amps in this episode
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb with Jensen C-12K speaker
UK & Europe:

• Marshall 2245 JTM45 & 2061cx cab with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers

• 1979 Fender Bassman 70 & Barefaced Cabs Big Twin

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