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Guitar Rig For Your Mate Challenge: Hate Or Great?

Published 24 Apr 2020

Welcome to the show. Regular viewers will know that Dan and I both have a strong 'home' when it comes to our main guitars and amps. In Dan’s case it’s a Fender Telecaster and his Matchless C30 amp. For me it’s a Stratocaster and my Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature. People have been asking how we might fare playing each other’s main gear… so that's what we're doing. And just to make it more interesting, we also choose four pedals for one another that will hopefully challenge and inspire in equal measure.
Join us as we go through the selection process and skate out on to the thin ice of each other’s gear.

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

Dan’s Board (for Mick)
• Analogman Prince of Tone

• Effectrode Blackbird Tube Preamp

• JHS Pink Panther (now called the Lucky Cat – link to latest version)
UK & Europe:

• Crazy Tube Circuits White Whale

• Mick’s Board (for Dan)
Dan Drive Secret Machine - try ATB Guitars or find Dan on Instagram

• Free The Tone Heat Blaster
UK & Europe:

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

• Catalinbread Adineko Delay
UK & Europe:

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Hello. And Covid: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 0:55
- The Rules Of The Challenge: 1:25
- Dan’s choices for Mick#1: 2:00
- Mick’s choices for Dan#1: 3:50
- More Dan… 5:18
- More Mick… 6:30
- Picking a delay for Dan: 9:04
- A delay for Mick? 9:46
- Mick starts putting Dan’s board together: 11:00
- Dan’s board signal path: 15:30
- The reveal! 17:55
- Finally some guitars… Dan, Strat, Two Rock and Dan Drive: 21:10
- Free The Tone Heat Blaster: 28:00
- Secret Machine and Heat Blaster: 30:20
- Catalinbread Adineko: 33:25
- …and Secret Machine: 34:48
- Neo Instruments Mini Vent II: 37:28
- Dan’s general thoughts: 40:00
- Mick, Tele and Matchless: 40:55
- Effectrode Blackbird: 42:40
- Crazy Tube Circuits White Whale: 50:45
- JHS Pink Panther/Lucky Cat: 54:30
- Analogman Prince Of Tone: 57:40
- Dan back on the Tele: 1:01:58
- Mick back on the Strat: 1:05:10

Guitars in this episode:
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - no video yet

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC-30 with Matchless ESD 212 cabinet / Celestion G12M Greenback & G12H speakers
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 212 cabinet / TR 1265B speakers

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