I have a guest slot at a mate’s gig. What gear do I take?
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Welcome to the show! Please excuse the indulgence. I’ve been invited to play and sing at my dear friend Neville’s gig. It’s not just a jam; it’s a fairly ‘serious’ show at a decent venue and Nev has asked me to bring my own amp. So what about pedals? How to choose something appropriate that makes me happy with – and inspired by – my tone… without overcomplicating it or being too overblown?
Dan very graciously helps me walk through a bunch of stuff – I want to end up with just two pedals ideally: one overdrive and one delay. Let’s see what unfolds!
Sorry I forgot the Two-Rock detail shot at 9:50. Ran out of time to fix it.
I mention the TPS recording setup around 4:30. Here are details just in case anything wasn’t clear…
• Sennhesier MKH416 (voice mics)
• Austrian Audio OC18 (cab mics)
• AKG C414 XLII mics (room mics)
• Meris 440 Preamps (for the guitar cab mics)
• Universal Audio Apollo 8p interfaces
• Apple M1 Mac Mini running Apple Logic
Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 What are we doing today?
1:33 Are we overthinking this?
4:30 Current TPS recording setup
7:14 Dan’s finished the test board
9:00 The contenders today
9:45 Recap of Mick’s Two-Rock CRS
11:30 Two-Rock, no pedals, Strat
14:12 Two-Rock with Tele
16:35 What speaker?
17:05 There is more gain…
19:40 Two-Rock settings for pedals
20:14 First overdrive choices
21:02 Let’s make predictions
23:38 TS808 & Boss SD-1 sounds
30:10 D&M Drive sounds & TS808
35:23 Kingtone Duellist & TS808
38:18 Cornerstone Gladio sounds
42:00 We never do this
42:40 Gtown HolyGrail DualDrive sounds
47:52 Delay choices
49:36 Delay pedal sounds
53:09 Delay sounds Mick uses
1:02:34 What about just a Fuzz Face?
1:11:11 TS808 & Klon?
1:16:22 TS808 & Thorpy Heavy Water
1:20:19 Closing thoughts and discussion
1:22:07 Are we overthinking this?