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Bigger Tone For Aynsley Lister With Delay & Wet/Dry

Published 21 Jan 2021

British blues artist Aynsley Lister pops in to see if Mick can make his sound a little bigger.

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the show! Back in October 2020, British blues artist and our good friend Aynsley Lister dropped into Schwangri-La to get some tone help. Now if you’ve ever heard heard Ayns play live, you know he really doesn’t need any help! Yet as he explains in the video, a whole two-hour show of just guitar and amp can sometimes call for a little more variety. Thusly, Ayns is wondering if the addition of a little delay might help him achieve a wider, more varied soundstage for parts of the set.
We work through some basic delay textures before introducing him to wet/dry and a little harmonic tremolo.

As I explain in the intro, do excuse the format of this. It’s a little bit rough around the edges and fly-on-the-wall in nature, but we think it’s nonetheless interesting!

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Gear In This episode
• 1970 Fender Stratocaster, refinished by Dave Walsh at

• Rift Amplification Aynsley Lister Signature amp

• Fender Vibroverb reissue (no longer available new)

• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner

• T-Rex Octavius (not currently available new - try the Quint)

• T-Rex Alberta overdrive

• Free The Tone Final Booster
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• Maxon AD-9 Pro
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• Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe
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• Boss DD-500 Digital Delay
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• Dunlop DVP4 Mini Volume X / Expression Pedal

• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
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Interesting bits and go-to sections
- Intro, what are we doing?: 00:00
- Ayns' current pedals: 02:25
- Plugging in: 03:02
- Clean sounds, guitar turned down: 04:19
- Ayns explains the 'problem': 05:35
- Maxon AD-9?: 10:27
- Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe: 13:47
- Boss DD-500: 15:45
- Ayns reacts to the Boss: 18:15
- Echorec-style delay in the Boss: 23:12
- What about that Strat then?: 29:05
- And the Vibroverb?: 32:05
- Setting up wet/dry: 34:15
- Adding delay and trem to the wet amp: 36:00
- Wet/dry signal diagram: 38:07
- You've made me louder!: 41:00
- Why wet/dry works: 42:39
- Everything to one amp?: 45:00
- Swapping the amps over: 45:45
- Aynsley's thoughts today: 51:20
- An update from home: 53:30

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