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That Pedal Show – Synth Sounds For Electric Guitar: Roland, EHX, Hologram & Digitech

Published on Jun 23, 2017

In this episode we have a preliminary taste of the main food groups when it comes to guitar synthesis. From the simple Digitech Synth Wah to the mighty Roland GR-55 and GK MIDI pickup, guitar synthesis offers you a colossal range of options and sounds beyond your ‘normal’ amps and pedals. Huge, crushing distorted synth lead lines, whammy-type bends, sample and hold, crazy church organ madness through to a full-on jazz trio? It’s all here and a whole world more besides. Let’s synthesise, baby…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Digitech Synth Wah
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• Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Engine
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• Electro-Harmonix Synth 9
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• Hologram Infinite Jets Resynthesizer

• Electro-Harmonix Hog 2
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• Roland GR-55
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• Deep Trip BOG Fuzz

• MXR M300 Reverb
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• The GigRig G2:

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Amps in this episde:
• Wampler Bravado & 1 x 12 cabinet with Celestion G12M-65 Creamback
• 1961 Vox AC30 with 2 x 12-inch Celestion Alnico Blue speakers

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
• Intro & background: 00:00
• A Jimmy Page story that involves a Roland GR-707: 1:48
• Three types of synth ‘pedal’? 3:10
• What is synthesis anyway? 3:58
• Digitech Synth Wah: 5:55 (sounds at 7:45)
• Today’s amps: 6:08
• Collings 360LT: 6:35
• Yep, this is a totally different frequency response: 10:19
• Electro-Harmonix Synth 9 sounds and discussion: 13:26
• Electro-Harmonix Superego sounds and discussion: 18:30
• Hologram Infinite Jets Resynthesizer: 22:00
• Electro-Harmonix Hog 2: 29:40
• Roland GR-55: 39:45
• What is a MIDI pickup anyway? 40:50
• Da, dah, da-da. dah, dadadada, dah-dah da, da-ow: 45:30
• Gray Guitars Admiral: 46:54

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Collings 360LT with Lollar Gold Foil pickups
• Gray Guitars Admiral

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