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Robben Ford At TPS! [New Pedalboard, Little Walter Amp, Playing Tips & More]

Published 26 April 2024

"A true guitar legend joins us to talk playing, tone and much more!

Welcome to the show. It is indeed a big day for Dan and I as we welcome one of our all-time playing heroes to Schwangri-La, Mr Robben Ford.
Dan has been working with Robben for a little while now, helping him to get a new pedalboard together for new tones and inspiration.
In this video we talk about his recent playing life, taking in a few choice guitars along the way. Please note there is/will be a separate video in which Robben shows us his fabled Dumble Overdrive Special amplifier and tells its amazing story. In more recent times, his Little Walter 50-watt ’59 model has been taking care of business, as it is in this video!

Massive thanks to Robben for being here, enjoy the episode!

Quick signal path explanation…
Robben’s signal chain goes in the order that you see it on the QMX6 switcher from right to left.
The volume pedal is placed AFTER the QMX switcher and BEFORE the delay and reverb which are not in QMX loops. Reverb is last in the chain.
Guitar plugs into the input of the QMX.

Please check out…
• Robben Ford’s Guitar Dojo -
• Tour dates, general info, merch etc -
• That Pedal Show Store - how we fund this show -

Pedals & stuff in this show
• Lehle Mono Volume S
UK & Europe:

• TC Electronic Polytune Mini Noir
UK & Europe:

• Hermida Audio Zendrive
No longer available new

• Mythos Argo
UK & Europe:

• Fairfield Circuitry Randy’s Revenge
UK & Europe:

• Electro Harmonix Micro POG
UK & Europe:

• Jam Pedals Harmonious Monk MkII
UK & Europe:

• Jam Pedals Boomster Mk2
UK & Europe:

• Mad Professor Silver Spring Reverb

• Strymon TimeLine
UK & Europe:,

• Hotone Ampero Control Midi switcher
UK & Europe:

• The GigRig QMX6
UK & Europe:

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing and hello!
2:12 Pure, Robben’s latest studio album
5:57 All about the guitar again
7:52 New reverbs and delays
11:07 ‘Mint’ reverb example - TimeLine preset
13:25 Robben’s new pedalboard
15:40 The only way to move forward
16:11 Zendrive still rules
16:57 PRS Robben Ford Ltd McCarty
19:00 Zendrive sounds
20:36 Dynamics and melody
27:28 Approach to altered scales
30:55 Q from Simon Jarrett, diminished I to IV
40:50 Little Walter ’59 amp
44:13 Dumble sound at lower volume?
47:00 Robben’s other PRS
49:45 The tailpiece is so important
50:39 Dan’s LP Junior?
52:10 Supernatural Tele story
59:12 The magic right hand
1:00:12 MIDI control for Strymon Timeline
1:03:07 1966 Gibson 335 12-string conversion
1:07:10 The beauty of volume
1:09:05 Fav sax players
1:13:00 EH POG for bebop
1:15:25 Mythos Argo
1:16:40 Fairfield Ring Mod
1:17:50 Harmonious Monk
1:19:20 Jam Boomster

Guitars used in today’s show
• 1966 Epiphone Riviera
• PRS Robben Ford Limited Edition McCarty x 2
• 1966 Gibson ES-335-12 (converted to a six-string)
• 1960 Fender Telecaster

Amps in today’s show
• Little Walter 50-watt ’59 & 212 cab with ToneSpeak Austin 1250 and Manchester 1290 speakers

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