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That Pedal Show – Chase Bliss Audio Brothers & Strymon Sunset. Plus A Bit Of Riverside Too

Published on Apr 14, 2017

In this episode we compare two superb dual-stage overdrives, both new for Spring 2017.
Both pedals offer three modes per side and have the ability to stack side A into B; B into A and – usually – have both sides running in parallel. There is also an element of programmability in both pedals.
One key difference between them, however is that the Chase Bliss Audio Brothers has an entirely analogue signal path, while Strymon’s Sunset uses a goodly chunk of DSP.
Let’s plug them in and see what we think…

Pedals in this episode…

• Chase Bliss Audio Brothers
UK & Europe

• Strymon Sunset
UK & Europe

• Strymon Riverside
UK & Europe

• Providence Chrono Delay
UK & Europe

• Source Audio Reflex Universal Expression Controller
UK & Europe

• The GigRig G2:

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro & background: 0:00 - 3:40
- Today’s amps: 03:40
- Why do we use two amps anyway? 4:25
- Strymon Sunset discussion and intro: 5:34
- Is it analogue or DSP? 8:40
- Sunset A side modes examples: 8:40
- Sunset B side modes examples: 10:50
- Sunset A into B: 13:00
- Sunset B into A: 18:05
- Sunset A&B in parallel mode: 20:00
- Chase Bliss Audio Brothers discussion and intro: 23:30
- Brothers IC & JFET sides compared, drive: 24:30
- Brothers IC & JFET sides compared, boost: 25:20
- Brothers IC & JFET sides compared, fuzz: 26:35
- Brothers both sides in series: 28:40
- Brothers both sides in blend mode: 29:55
- Programmability / DIP switches / expression pedal: 32:30
- Sunset programmability and expression pedal: 33:01
- Brothers programmability / DIP switches / expression pedal: 35:35
- Chase Bliss Faves switch: 38:25
- Strymon Favourite switch: 39:15
- Both pedals with the guitar volume pot? 41:17
- Riverside & Sunset quick A/B comparison: 48:00

Amps in this episode
• Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III - No longer made, link to latest version
UK & Europe:

• Victory V40 head & V212VC cabinet
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Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• PRS DGT – watch Mick’s video at

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