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Gain Stacking With Pedals Makes Your Life Better. (Yes It Does)

Published on 11 Sep 2015

In this episode, Daniel and Mick discuss what happens when you use two or more overdrive/boost pedals stacked together... into both clean and overdriven amp channels.

Using an Xotic EP Boost, Keeley Modded Boss BD-2 Blues Driver and JHS Angry Charlie, the guys explain and demonstrate what happens when you use the pedals in different orders, and how the amp's level of overdrive has a fundamental effect on the resultant tone.

As ever there are no hard-and-fast rules – That Pedal Show is here to help you apply what we discuss to your own pedals and rig to inch ever closer to that sound in your head!

Daniel is playing his 2002 Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard. Mick is playing his c2000 Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster. The amp today is a Mesa Boogie Lonestar head and Zilla 1x12 oversize cab with a Celestion G12H-75 Creamback.

As ever, effects switching is handled effortlessly by TheGigRig G2.

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