The solid-state debate has been raging for decades, but are we finally at the point where even purists will feel solid-state amps sound as good as tube amps? We pit Quilter and Roland combos against Fender and Dr. Z tube amps, and you can see what you think.
Also, our thoughts about pedals, given the comment by Joe Bonamassa several months back about pedal users being lazy. We know it's been debated to death, but we thought we'd opine about it because, you know, why not?
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George Ellison is a former guitar tech and is also a guitar player. He knows a few things about guitars too, and he’s more opinionated than he sounds.
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Finally, if you’ve read this far then we know you’re a gear head, so we’ll tell you what was used in this video, because we know you’re probably wondering:
TC Electronic Polytune 3
Fulltone Deja Vibe
Analog Man TS9
BAE Audio Hot Fuzz
Catalinbread Semaphore (tremolo)
TC Electronic Nova Delay
Pedaltrain Classic 2 / Strymon Zuma
Fender Vibrolux Reverb
TC Electronic Polytune 2
TC Helicon Play Electric (vocal effects only)
Strymon Sunset (overdrive)
Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight Fuzz
Electro Harmonix C9 Organ
Strymon El Capistan (delay)
Strymon Flint (reverb/tremolo)
TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper
Friedman Tour Pro 1525 / Pedal Power 4x4
Dr Z Maz 18 Jr.
This is GuitarGuys episode #4, recorded 11/10/2018 (we delayed editing and didn’t get it posted until 5/8/2018).