I felt it was appropriate to pop this one up again in light of the current hoo-hah around the mighty Bad Monkey and Josh Scott's little video. Sadie and I had a crack at this LONG ago. 2009, if I recall correctly. She was 7 years old then. If you're wondering what Sadie's up to these days you can visit her at https://www.instagram.com/sadiekingman/ where she's kicking goals in the health industry world. And the Bad Monkey? I still have it. It gets pulled out of its box every couple of years for a catch up. Rock on.
Original text from this video's first upload (2009):
*UPDATE, JAN 2013* This video sounds veritably crap compared to the standards I can achieve today. So I apologise in retrospect. However, I don't have another Klon to reshoot so I'll gladly accept any donations to help achieve the same. Thanks.
Original post, Oct 4, 2009:
I made the clip not to be nasty (I would always prefer a Klon if I could afford it) but to show that you can approximate a sound if you try hard enough. The Klon has a gorgeous clean boost that can in no way be rivaled by the Bad Monkey, but the Bad Monkey may satisfy people's dirt needs. Your call. YouTube compression doesn't help much but it will put you in the ballpark.
I used my Telecaster with Brierley's pickups. The Tele ran to the Bad Monkey, then to the Klon. The Klon ran to the Clean channel of my Laney VC50 which is loaded with Greenbacks. A Violet Audio 'The Amethyst' did the microphone honours and Logic recorded it via an M-Audio ProFire 610 interface. Enjoy.