New video up! Video demo of my go-to distortion pedal, the BOSS Dual Overdrive SD-2
Spent this afternoon reconfiguring the big board. Added an Electro Harmonix Freeze pedal and replaced the TC Spark Booster with my Boss Dual Overdrive SD-2. I’ll be using this current setup with my custom Starr ODS-HRM head, which is a clone of a Dumble amp. Here’s a quick video of me running the current setup through its paces. Shot with a Canon EOS-M camera using the onboard mic.
Finally finished shooting this video demo of my live gear. A little lengthy but I give an in-depth tour into my guitar, amp and pedalboard as well as some insight into how I use them to get my tones. Enjoy!
This particular guitar has a bound Swamp Ash body with a baked Maple neck and is equipped with an original Floyd Rose locking tremolo and hot wound LSL humbuckers. The overdriven tone grabs you by the throat with its heavy and aggressive yet articulately clear roar. Rolling back the volume yields a chimey, barely-breaking up bluesy voice that tugs at your soul. There are no dead spots on the neck and notes sustain forever regardless what string or fret you’re on.
Imagine my disappointment when I found out the this guitar is already spoken for! But Lance assured me that they can build me one exactly like it if not better! Check out the Saticoy XT in action in the video below. This is my solo on Mystic Reign’s “Ride Hard”, now available on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon
Here’s a quick demo video of one of my favorite pedal combos on my board: Guyatone Wah Rocker and Electro Harmonix Micro POG. Funky Fun!
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Played a gig with Mystic Reign last night in Victorville, CA and used my recently acquired Friedman-modded Marshall head for the gig. My setup worked pretty well! More than enough volume on tap, and TONE for days! Nothing beats a 100w beast pushing enough air for you to feel the hairs on your forearms move!
I’ll need a proper effects loop to route my delay and reverb into as running them in front of the amp makes their levels unpredictable. Looks like the Bad Cat Unleash attenuator/boost is the answer, will report back when I get it.
This clip is a good demo of my use of the amp. My Explorer has a 6-way toggle switch which allows me to get single coil sounds as well as full humbuckers. You’ll also hear the RC Booster as an attenuator (reverse boost), the 95Q Wah and the Dunlop Hendrix Tribute Unvibe.
Click on the play button to listen.
I’ve been looking for a suitable amp for live use and have settled on a Hot Rodded Plexi type of amp. After several weeks searching, the stars aligned and I’m now the proud owner of a 1979 Marshall JMP 2203 100w head. The bonus is that it’s already modified by Dave Friedman of Friedman Amplification with his “kitchen sink” mod. I’ve played through Friedman’s amps at the 2013 Winter NAMM and was thoroughly impressed so it’s awesome that this amp came to me with the mods I wanted.
Here’s a photo of the Marshall along with my other gear. The cab is a Mesa Stiletto 4×12 loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s. The pedalboard is a PedalTrain Pro with the following pedals: Dunlop 95Q Wah, Guyatone WR3 Wah Rocker, Dunlop Hendrix Tribute Univibe, Danelectro Milkshake Chorus, MXR Script Phase 90, MXR Micro Flanger, Earthquaker Devices Hummingbird Tremolo, MXR Classic 108 Fuzz, TC Electronic Spark Booster, Boss SD-2 Dual Overdrive, Xotic RC Booster, TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay/Looper, TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb, This1smyne Buffer, One Control Iguana Tail True Bypass loop switcher. Everything is powered with a Joyo Power Supply mounted under the board.
Here’s a a quick and dirty walkthrough the amp and the different pedals.
I might shoot a completed demo video in the future but in the meantime I’m having a great time blasting through this rig! Enjoy!