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Universal Audio Lion, Woodrow & Ruby With Tore Mogensen [Forget Direct - Do We Love 'Em Loud?]

Published 7 June 2024

A re-evaluation of UA’s amp pedals for Dan & Mick?

Welcome to the show. We are delighted to welcome our good friend Tore Mogensen back to Schwangri-La. We first met Tore many, many, many years ago when he was with TC Electronic. Then a few years back he moved to Universal Audio and set about bringing the recording giant’s guitar pedals to the fore.
While we’ve loved using many of the effects – particularly reverbs and delays – in our studio and on our pedalboards, it’s fair to say that Dan and I don’t really engage with digital amp simulation for two key reasons. First, we both avoid playing quietly at all costs and, second, we are indeed wedded to our beloved tube amps.
So, different day, more volume and somebody who knows them inside out… is this the way to enjoy UA’s digital amp sims?
Oh yeah, and why no MIDI? Let’s find out…

WHY NO DIRECT SOUNDS? Maayyyybe we'll do it another day. Maybe. We're addicted to speakers and cabinets at appreciable volume. No volume, no happy is the truth.

Enjoy the episode!

Interesting bits and go to sections…
0:00 Intro playing
1:06 Hello, welcome Tore!
2:12 The genesis of UA pedals
5:50 Today’s rig
6:10 Woodrow sounds
11:40 Adding the Galaxy
13:00 Boosting Woodrow with a treble booster
15:40 Taming the bear
17:30 Comparing a real amp to a modeller
18:28 Boost it!
23:20 Turning down
26:00 Using two in parallel
28:30 Lion and Woodrow
31:50 Tone Vs Volume
32:30 What happens with impedance?
35:20 Lion like a Marshall
45:54 Pedalboard practicalities
49:10 Single use vs multi modellers
50:22 Why You No MIDI?
58:36 Ruby… finally
1:08:20 Do we stand corrected?
1:10:00 Marathon Man

Pedals & Stuff used in this show
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research Turbo Tuner 200

• Pete Cornish TB-83 Extra Treble Booster

• BK Butler Tube Driver

• UA Lion ’68 Super Lead Amp
UK & Europe:

• UA Woodrow ’55 Instrument Amplifier
UK & Europe:

• UA Ruby ’63 Top Boost Amplifier
UK & Europe:

• UA Galaxy ’74 Tape Echo & Reverb
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G3S

Guitars used in today’s show
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:

• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop. Murphy Aged - no video yet, but it gets played on the channel a lot

• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster - Dan’s video here:

• 1962 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Standard - no video yet

• 1970 Fender Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:

• Cutler Custom Guitars Panama Classic - no specific video

Amps used in today’s show
• Mesa/Boogie 50:50 Stereo Power Amp - no longer made

• Zilla Custom 112 cabs with WGS12L speakers

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