Greg Koch visits That Pedal Show with the Koch Marshall Trio band for jams and banter. We also demo his signature Reverend Gristlemaster guitar, The Greg Koch amp and of course the Gristle King pedal. Get ready for a ride of truly savage tomfoolery!
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Ah, Greg Koch. Gregory Kochery. The Gristlemeister, Sasquatch of six-string savagery. Do you dig it? Well we dig it to epic new levels in this video as our old chum finally descends on That Pedal Show to split our sides with tales of wanton guitar heroism… and a lot of hard work and idiotic compulsion for this thing we loosely call ‘music’.
Greg tells us all about his beginnings as a pro musician, before we get into the nittiest-gritty on his signature Reverend guitar, Koch amp and Gristle King pedal.
And just when you thought it couldn’t scale any more magnificent heights, we are thrilled to welcome Koch Marshall Trio: Toby Lee Marshall on organ, and Gary Koehler on drums for renditions of tracks The Tulsa Tussle, Unrepentant and Sweet Tea. Even Dan and I get in on the action for some jams. More saggage than savage, but hey…
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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Welcome! 1:30
- Why are you here? 3:15
- Mullet, the king of hairstyles: 5:10
- Our first memories of Koch: 7:25
- Fender, English breakfast and avoiding black pudding: 8:30
- Sweet session Chicago: 11:40
- Wildwood and great guitars: 16:00
- Greg’s Reverend guitar and… noiseless pickups? 19:15
- Blues foetus? 25:00
- More on those Fishman Fluence pickups: 27:00
- Being big, and small guitars: 31:00
- Greg’s Koch amp journey: 35:20 (39:36)
- Harmonic vibrato (tremolo): 40:55
- Dan plays Greg’s amp: 43:10
- Mick plays Greg’s amp: 46:15
- How silent are the pickups? 48:40
- The Gristle King pedal: 1:01:25
- The music business is a hellscape: 51:23
- Bringing joy to people via playing: 55:20
- Eckhart Tolle and The Power Of Now: 55:20
- It’s all one music, people: 58:25
- Greg’s advice: 59:35
- Greg plays with the band – The Tusla Tussle: 1:04:50
- Unrepentent: 1:11:38
- Sweet Tea: 1:17:03
- Dan joins for a jam: 1:04:50
- Mick joins for a jam: 1:18:19
Guitars in this episode:
• Reverend Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster in Blucifer Blue and Wow Red
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2q0DvSA
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender 1961 Stratocaster - no video yet
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2mpJA8X
Amps in this episode
• Koch Amps The Greg Signature 212 / Jensen Falcon C10-40
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2XY03Qm
• Matchless HC-30 with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 / Celestion G12M Greenback
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