Special guest Eric de Jong, aka @DutchGuitarDude from the Netherlands will join Thomas for this packed episode.
Eric is a passionate AMP1 user, having it in a combination with different pedals and the BOSS MS-3 for many years. On this week's Academy of Tone, he will show his unique tricks and tips to create a setup that is almost an alternative for the AMPX! ;)
Eric will also introduce us to his "Zero Gain" technique, which is based on our Lo Gain feature for the combination with overdrive pedals. You'll get to hear how it sounds and learn how it's done.
As Thomas and Eric are big fans of Michael Landau, they will also discuss some of his playing styles, his inspiration to them, and what kind of gear he was using during different eras. They will also explore how to get some of his sounds with the Amp1.
On a personal note, Eric will show us why he can't live without the Maxon SD-9 and give us some insight into what's going on in his musical life.
So mark your calendars and tune in for a jam-packed episode full of valuable insights, expert tips, and great music.
0:00 - 9:23 - Intro - Thomas and Eric play “?” by ?
9:24 - 11:07 - What will the show be about?
11:08 - 18:25 - Wishbone Ash concert and Low gain mode + clip
18:26 - 19:48 - How to save Low Gain mode into Amp1
19:50 - 23:23 - Why Zero Gain on Amp1?
23:24 - 29:50 - Zero Gain on all channels of Amp1
29:51 - 30:25 - Zero Gain with SD9 as boost
30:26 - 34:20 - The other side of Zero Gain = Max Gain
34:21 - 39:20 - Sounds from Eric’s pedalboard
39:21 - 41:32 - The Bluguitar Facebook group
41:33 - 45:00 - Is this setup the poor man’s AmpX?
45:01 - 50:00 - The Ibanez SD9 in Eric’s setup
50:01 - 52:00 - The Arion SCH-1 Chorus in Eric’s setup
52:01 - 1:02:20 - A little bit of history about Michael Landau
1:02:21 - 1:04:20 - The Roger Mayer Voodoo-1 and MS3 Vibe in Eric’s setup
1:04:45 - 1:05:22 - The Delay and Reverb in Eric’s setup
1:05:23 - 1:08:01 - Switching to Modern for the solo on Amp1
1:08:02 - 1:09:09 - Question from chat: What guitar is Eric using?
1:09:10 - 1:14:15 - The Strymon Timeline in Eric’s setup
1:14:16 - 1:15:40 - Eric plays a song he wrote for his girlfriend
1:15:42 - 1:19:35 - Question from Chat: Is Eric going Stereo?
1:19:36 - 1:20:50 - Sound example of Michael Landau video
1:20:51 - 1:24:09 - Recreating the sound of Michael Landau on Amp1
1:24:10 - 1:38:35 - The different phases of Michael Landau
1:38:36 - 1:42:07 - General chat responses
1:42:08 - 1:43:20 - Friedman was the tech guy for Michael Landau in Burning Waters?
1:43:21 - 1:45:55 - The Ocavio in Eric’s setup
1:45:56 - 1:48:00 - The Voodoo1 in Eric’s setup
1:48:01 - 1:50:20 - The DIY pedal in Eric’s setup
1:50:21 - 1:51:40 - Question from chat: How does Eric pan his stereo signal?
1:52:10 - 1:56:55 - Eric and Thomas play together and Outro
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