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Coronation Pickin’ Challenge [Or 6 Ways To Achieve Ruling Tone, Dan Vs Mick]

Published 05 May 2023

Some right royal rigs to help your Accession To The Tone!

Blimey. Here we are during the celebration weekend for the coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom. So what better excuse for a royal-themed challenge show?! We must both choose up to five things and one guitar that are either royal- or heraldic-themed… in order to demonstrate some key concepts of guitar tone. What could possibly go right?
Who shall be crowned King Of Tone, and who will be sent to the Tower?
Enjoy the show…

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Pedals & stuff in today’s episode
Mick’s Board
• Kingtone Duelist

• TheGigRig Humdinger

• Dawner Prince Boonar
UK & Europe:

• Diamond Vibrato - not currently made

Dan’s Board
• TC Electronic Polytune Noir
UK & Europe:

• Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress - no longer made, link to newer version below
UK & Europe:

• JHS Angry Charlie V2 - no longer made, links to newer version below
UK & Europe:

• J Rockett The Majestic

• TC Electronic Alter Ego - no longer made

• TheGigRig QMX6

Interesting bits and go-to sections
0:00 Intro & outline
2:35 Rigs assemble, Mick
6:36 Mick signal path
7:36 Rigs assemble, Dan
9:33 Heroes arrive
10:56 Amps reveal
12:40 Pedalboards reveal
15:00 Guitars reveal
16:40 Dan rig quick play
17:57 Mick rig quick play
21:39 Dan - Flanger Before Overdrive
26:02 Mick - Using Two Amps Basics
32:35 Dan - Volume & Gain Stages
39:45 Mick - Fun With Wet-Dry
46:50 Dan - Delay Levels & Gain
52:40 Mick - Multi-Head Delay As Reverb(ish)
59:20 Mick - Gain Stacking
1:04:14 Closing thoughts and results

Guitars in this video
• Gibson Custom True Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Aged - no video yet
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - Dan’s video here:

• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Relic Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:

• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - Mick’s video here:

Amps in this video
• Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb with Jensen C10R speaker
UK & Europe:

• Tone King Imperial MkII with 112 cab / standard speaker
UK & Europe:

• Marshall JTM45
UK & Europe:

• Marshall 2061cx cab with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers
No longer made

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