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The 9 Nation Guitar Rig Challenge [All Your Gear From One Country?]

Published 21 Jul 2023

Welcome to the show! ’Tis once again a day for slightly random challenges. In this episode, the slightly random factor is Country Of Origin. Each of us selects one country from a possible nine - excluding the USA, UK and Australia – whereupon we are required to put together a rig hailing from that nation.
Four pedals, one guitar, one amp. There is a whole convoluted system of point scoring that’s too boring to explain here, but you get the idea: make a rig from the country of… That’s countrywang!

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Pedals & stuff in this episode

Dan’s Board
• Anasounds Bitoun Fuzz

• Kernom Ridge
UK & Europe:

• Anasounds Utopia

• Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry

Mick’s Board
• Dan Drive Bonk Machine
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• Vahlbruch Kaluna

• Vahlbruch SpaceTime TAP

• JPTR Kaleidoscope

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro
0:30 Today’s challenge & rules
3:42 Choose your nation!
4:23 Mick chooses his rig
8:33 Dan chooses his rig
11:41 The gear reveal!
15:31 Dan’s core tone
20:51 Mick’s core tone
25:40 Dan Anasounds Bitoun Fuzz
29:20 Mick Dan Drive Bonk Machine
33:00 Dan Kernom Ridge
38:23 Mick Vahlbruch Kaluna Drive
42:48 Dan Anasounds Utopia
43:12 A visitor - Jack Griffiths!
46:18 Mick Vahlbruch SpaceTime
50:34 Dan Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry
56:14 Mick Kaleidoscope
1:02:40 Who won?
1:03:55 National Jamthem
1:10:41 Closing thoughts

Guitars used in this episode
• Gray Guitars Admiral - no video yet
• Nik Huber Krauster II - Dan’s video here:

Amps in this episode
• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper & 2x12 cabinet with 1 x Celestion Alnico Blue and 1 x Celestion G12H Anniversary

• Hughes & Kettner Puretone with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 with 2 x Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
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