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In this episode we skip merrily once again down the Green-brick road towards Emerald City to try and find our way back to Tube Screamer home. DorothyDan clicks the heels of his ruby slippers and ends up, happily for this overblown analogy, right back in Kansas where the JHS Bonzai is waiting. Mick is probably Toto, about to be euthanised by all the people who wished he’d play the PRS Wicked Witch Of The West Silver Sky. The Audio Kitchen Big Chopper is probably Glinda The Good Witch Of The North.This analogy has definitely run its course now.
For anyone who actually wants some information (welcome, you must be new), the Ibanez Tube Screamer is among the most used/loved/hated/fabled/derided overdrives of all time ever. We have the three most popular ones – TS808, TS9 and TS10 – and we’re comparing them with what seems to be the best Tube Screamer clone yet: the JHS Bonsai. And some other things…
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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 2:30
- Today’s pedals: 3:09
- The ‘new’ TS10: 3:45
- Today’s amps – Audio Kitchen Big Chopper: 4:08
- Today’s amps – Fender Super Reverb: 5:55
- JHS Bonsai & Keeley 808 Mod+: 8:11 (9:08)
- Slow Dancing again; tangent: 10:08
- Differences between the 808 and the TS10? 11:15
- JHS Bonsai and the TS808+: 11:45
- TS9 and the Bonsai: 14:20
- TS808 & TS9: 16:11
- TS10 & Bonsai: 16:57
- It’s not an SD-1 YOU IDIOTS! 21:12
- But we’ll do the comparison anyway.
- The Keeley setting in the Bonsai: 23:14
- Yes, the back wall has shrunk: 25:30
- RYRA 808, Leeley 808 and the Bonsai: 26:45
- Walrus Audio Warhorn: 30:17
- Hudson Sidecar: 35:35
- Warhorn with humbuckers and P90s pickups: 41:35
- RYRA 808 with humbuckers and P90s: 43:39
- Nobody needs another Tube Screamer? 46:10
- Bonsai and P90s: 50:01