Jannis, Ilias & Emmanuel join us for chat, playing and fun!
Welcome to the show! We are delighted to welcome our great friends Jannis Anastasakis, Ilias Pantoleon and Emmanuel Vourakis from JAM Pedals to Schwangri-La.
Regular viewers will know that we have a special relationship with JAM, not least because of our collaboration on the Harmonious Monk pedal. Its very existence is evidence of the deep respect we have for the inspirational art and craft that emanates from their facility in Athens, Greece.
While they were visiting the UK to see Blur at Wembley and take in a few dealers along the way, we thought it would be only proper to get them into the studio to talk… and play!
There are English language captions available if you find Jannis (or me and Dan) hard to understand.
The first track Jannis plays at 0:35 is a version of the track 'Agrypnia' by Greek songwriter Thanasis Papakonstantinou
You can see more of Jannis' personal music stuff at www.jannisanastasakis.com
Jannis also mentions an artist with whom he plays; Dan and I attended a gig. The artist is Michalis Siganidis.
Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:35 Jannis Solo Jam 1
4:40 Some background & context
7:27 Jannis’ start in electronics
9:15 Amazing artwork
11:23 Band Jam 1
13:40 Analogue at heart, the way it’s done
17:30 How does R&D work?
22:45 How hard was Harmonious Monk?
24:08 Jannis Solo Jam 2
31:29 The pedal that put JAM on the map
33:55 Jannis’ music style & influence
38:00 Jannis’ pedalboard & must haves
39:45 Bits of metal and springs
43:30 Dumb guitar players? [like Mick]
47:20 Jannis’ parallel career
50:45 JAM next steps?
52:58 Where is the pedal market going?
54:57 Band Jam 2
Guitars in this episode
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/EwBXaq72jQI
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged - no video yet
• 1971 Fender Precision Bass (belongs to Aynsley Lister)
Amps in this episode
• Fender Bassman 70 (1979) & Barefaced Audio Big Twin cabinet
(Bass amp for Jannis solo, and also the band jams)
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature 100/50 & 212 cab with TR1265B speakers
• Two-Rock TS1 50-watt 1x12 combo with TR1265B speakers
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