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Money No Object Rig Challenge: Dan vs Mick

Published on 27 Dec 2019

After last week’s budget rig challenge, how about the no-holds-barred dream rig? The sky is the limit for the one guitar, one amp and three pedals on a board that we could realistically source. What do we choose and who wins?

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

Now we’ve gone and done it. If last week’s budget rig challenge didn’t upset enough people (bizarrely it did), let’s remove the budget and ask what Dan and I would put together with the gear we have available to us. We stopped a long way short of borrowing £500,000 ’59 Les Pauls and £100,000 Dumbles… Maybe that’s for another day. Nope, this one has a toe still on planet Earth, being the kind of gear we actually take out and gig.

Yes, it’s ridiculous, ostentatious and potentially offensive to some people. If that’s you, please chill out, understand that it's a bit of fun. Dan and I have dedicated our //whole// lives to guitar. And this is all we have to show for it. It's tragically hilarious when you look at it like that.

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

Dan’s Rig
• 1965 Fender Telecaster (yep. it’s ’65 not ’64 as we later discovered)
No longer made

• Effectrode Vacuum Tube Preamp

• Thorpy FX Camoflange
UK & Europe:

• Roland RE-201 Space Echo (Soundgas reconditioned)

• Matchless HC-30 with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 / Celestion G12M Greenback

• The GigRig Modular Power Supply System

Mick’s Rig
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster
No longer made

• Schmidt Array SA250 Pedalboard

• Dan Drive Austin Pride Fuzz
Find Dan on Instagram @dandrivepedal

• Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive
Try klondirectsales on ebay, or your favourite vintage gear dealer

• Free The Tone Flight Time FT-2Y Digital Delay

• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with 2x12 cab / TR1265B speakers

• The GigRig Modular Power Supply System

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro – what are we doing today? 0:00
- The rules: 0:59
- Guitars choice, Mick: 2:25
- Guitar choice, Dan: 4:12
- Dan's amp: 7:35
- Mick's amp: 9:13
- Are these amps almost over? 9:55
- Pedalboard reveal: 11:40
- Mick's vlog (that Dan forgot to do again): 14:35
- SOUNDS - Dan: 23:30
- SOUNDS - Mick: 34:20
- Blue Strat & the ’61: 50:35
- Red Tele and the ’65: 53:45
- The verdict: 58:25

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