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Rick Beato At That Pedal Show! [Recording Guitar Tips, Producing & More]

Published 14 Apr 2023

Rick drops in to chew the fat on guitar tone, recording and all that good stuff

Welcome friends and thank you for joining us for this very special episode. We are delighted to welcome the incomparable Rick Beato to the show! Rick is a musician, educator, producer and well, all-round sensation on YouTube, having clocked up close to 3.5 million subscribers at the time of this video. That’s about 10 times That Pedal Show, just to put it into perspective.
Rick contacted us to say he was heading to the UK, so we jumped at the chance of inviting him to Schwangri-La for a chat.

There is sooooo much stuff we could have talked about, but we decided to centre on a general discussion around producing and recording guitar. Rick’s knowledge and insight on the subject is a treat for all of us.

Please note, Rick doesn’t play in this video. For whatever reason he didn’t feel like playing today.
And neither did Dan, so don’t get all handbag that it’s me playing and not them (Mick here, hello. Must be something I said?!).

Enjoy the video, and after that, head on over to That Pedal Shop to see what yer can find!

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Hello, welcome & background
2:10 College professor?!
4:09 How did Rick get started in music?
7:57 Perfect pitch?
9:30 Becoming a producer
14:45 Start point for recording guitar
21:15 Stereo, mono, two amps?
23:15 Recorded sound vs room sound
26:45 Selecting gear for recording
28:35 Tracking gain tones
30:40 Volume?
31:30 Has it got easier with tech?
34:50 Tracking discipline - good enough?
36:10 Rick’s choice of pedals?
37:40 Two full stacks?!
39:15 Is old school loud R’n’R dead?
41:45 Rick listens to a few tones
50:40 Context is everything
51:25 The future for Rick Beato

Pedals & stuff in today’s episode
• Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Mkii

• Fairfield Circuitry Randy’s Revenge

• Mythos Argo
UK & Europe:

• Kingsley Juggler Mk3

• The Gigrig QMX 4

• TC Electronic SCF Chorus+
UK & Europe:

• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk Mk1
No longer available new, though there are still a handful at That Pedal Show Store

• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk Mk2
UK & Ireland:

• Free The Tone Future Factory
UK & Europe:

• Eventide H90
UK & Europe:

• Chase Bliss Audio CXM 1978 Reverb

• The Gigrig G3 Atom

Guitars in this video
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:

• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged - no specific video

Amps in this video
• Marshall JTM45 (modern reissue)
UK & Europe:

• Marshall 2061cx 212 cab with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers

• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue with Jensen C12-K speaker
UK & Europe:

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