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That Pedal Show – Muffy Fuzzes & ’Verb: Shades Of Shoegaze

Published on Apr 7, 2017

In this episode we’re treading on some very thin ice, way out of our usual comfort zones… talking very loosely about late 1980s British indie genre, Shoegaze.
After we stumble uncomfortably through a brief (and probably incorrect) history of what it was and how it came to be (try Wikipedia for something better), we haul ourselves onto the solid ground of fuzz pedals! Specifically EHX Big Muff-inspired fuzzes from four different manufacturers, plus a lovely old 1974 Sola Sound Tonebender for good measure.
Add plenty of reverb, a couple of offset guitars, turn it up and watch ’em go!

Pedals in this episode…

• EarthQuaker Devices Cloven Hoof
UK & Europe:

• Way Huge Russian Pickle Fuzz
UK & Europe:

• Big Tone Music Brewery Royal Beaver

• Stone Deaf FX Fig Fumb
UK & Europe:

• 1974 Sola Sound Tonebender
Only available used

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex Delay
UK & Europe:

• Keeley Caverns Reverb - No longer made, link to latest version
UK & Europe:

• Neunaber Immerse
UK & Europe:

• The GigRig G2:

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Amps in today’s episode
• Marshall 1987x head and 1960AX 4x12 cabinet
USA That Pedal Shop:

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

Guitars in this episode
• Fender American Pro Jazzmaster
• Fender Mustang

Interesting bits and go-to sections
- Intro – Mick & Dan shoegazing! 0:00-2:00
- What is Shoegaze anyway? 3:30
- Mick’s mostly incorrect music history timeline: 5:00
- Sort of slowly getting to the point: 9:15
- Today’s pedals and an awesome joke about entendres: 10:15
- Today’s amps: 11:00
- Offset Fenders! 12:30
- PLAYING - finally! 13:50
- EarthQuaker Devices Cloven Hoof discussion and sounds: 13:50
- …and with reverb: 18:01
- Way Huge Russian Pickle discussion and sounds: 19:56
- Cloven Hoof and Russian Pickle compared… with Keeley Caverns - Reverb: 21:30
- Big Tone Music Brewery Royal Beaver sounds and discussion: 22:58 (playing at 24:07)
- Stone Deaf Fig Fumb sounds and discussion: 30:17 (playing at 31:35)
- 1974 Sola Sound Tone Bender 37:30
- What have we learned, Round 1? 39:38
- A little bit on mid-scoop, volume and transients: 40:50
- Conclusions and closing thoughts: 42:10

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