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Great Vox AC30 Tones With Dan's Current Pedalboard – That Pedal Show

Published on May 11, 2018

In this episode Dan reflects on his recent reconnection with his vintage Vox AC30, following some gig and recording preparation with his band Tin Spirits.
Dan is using the AC30 connected to a Fryette Power Station to provide some attenuation, which helps put the amp in a sweet spot in terms of tone, dynamics and feel… but without excessive volume.
Using that as the base tone, we go through his current selection of boosts, OD and fuzz to get all kinds of drive textures, throwing in some modulation and ambience for good measure.
Dan is using the AC30 in its (modded) EF86 channel.
Enjoy the episode!

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-300 Mini Tuner

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot

• Analog Man Bad Bob Booster

• Keeley D&M Drive
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• T-Rex Mudhoney: The Danish One
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• J Rockett Touch Overdrive
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• Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl HiFi
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• Strymon TimeLine
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• Analog Man ARDX20 Delay

• Chase Bliss Audio Condor EQ/Pre/Filter
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• Walrus Audio Fathom Reverb
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• TheGigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 00:00
- What are we doing today anyway? 1:00
- Dan and Tin Spirits: 3:00
- Micky Three-Drinks: 3:33 (bizarrely)
(and Friday supermarket woes)
- Why Dan’s using the AC30 again: 4:35
- That point where it just works: 7:25 (8:18)
- AC30 with the Power Station: 9:00
- How does he have the AC30 set? 11:15
- What is an EF86 anyway? 12:00
- Glorious amp sound! 14:06
- Strat, Tele and 335 ES-335 compared: 15:00
- AnalogMan Bad Bob Booster: 16:58
…with delay and reverb: 18:40
- Are we becoming a couple? 20:45
- D&M Drive: 21:25 (25:44)
- Louder and quieter with the Power Station: 24:30
- D&M Drive & Walrus Fathom reverb: 28:45 (29:20, 32:36, 34:45)
- Bad Bob Boost & J Rockett Touch Drive: 37:20
- What is that weird harmonic thing: 38:23
- Warped Vinyl, ARDX20 and Fathom: 39:50
- Fuzz – Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot: 41:00 (41:27)
- T Rex Mudhoney: 46:07
- What about your other amps? 52:45
- And how do you cope with different guitars? 55:00

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster - watch Mick’s video at
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 -• Guitars/2016/Memphis/1958-ES-335-VOS.aspx
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at

Amps in this episode
• 1961 Vox AC30 - watch Dan’s video at
• Fryette Power Station:

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