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In this episode we welcome mega-talented solo artist, session player and sideman, Simon McBride to TPS for a pedalboard rebuild.
Mick had been shooting some videos with Simon for Victory Amplification and noticed that Simon’s board was in need of a little Dan-style TLC. So on his next trip south, Simon dropped in with his pedals.
The way Simon approaches his amps and sounds in general is kind of opposite to how Dan and I normally approach things (very gainy amps with the FX loop in use) which brings a new set of challenges as you’ll see in this video. The most obvious of which is the high level of extraneous hum and additional grounding problems that a highly gained amp brings with it. Dan tried solving it all the usual ways (watch our recent video on that here https://youtu.be/JAllMFGdQTI )… but ended up employing a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor, right at the end of the video.
The result are those super gained but extremely articulate tones that enable Simon's incredible approach and technique to come through in full glory. And what glory it is!