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Thoughts on Simple Stereo and Wet-Dry-Wet Rigs

April 24, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

Regular viewers of TPS are no doubt familiar (and probably a bit envious!) of the wall of amps looming behind where Dan & Mick sit each week. Of course, they look nice but sound even better, especially when a few amps are run together in stereo or in wet/dry rigs. In this week’s episode, Dan & Mick provide some pro tips, gear recommendations, and technical considerations for creating a pedalboard and amp configuration that breaks out of the mono amp set up.

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Strymon Sunset, Riverside, and Chase Bliss Audio Brothers: Stackable Overdrives

April 19, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

It’s a great feeling when you discover the perfect pairing of a special overdrive pedal that pushes the natural gain of a favorite tube amp or a set of overdrive pedals that were simply made for one other. The concept is simple and the sound can be incredible: stacking one gain source into another can accentuate the best of both and result in a drop-kick of overdrive that is more than the sum of its parts.

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Shades of Shoegaze: Muffy Fuzzes and Modulated Reverbs

April 10, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

For many, the golden age of rock n’ roll was whatever captured your imagination as a youth. If you grew up in the late-80s to early-90s in the UK, shoegaze just might have been your thing. This week on TPS Dan & Mick get out of their comfort zone and tackle the classic combo of Electro-Harmonix Big Muff style fuzz pedals with some modern reverbs.

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Pedalboard Building Special: Mick’s Board Lives!

April 03, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

It’s not every day you get a pedalboard building tutorial from the guy who creates rigs for the likes of Noel Gallagher and Ed’Obrien (“Dan here!”) or are invited along as YouTube royalty walk through their own process of creating a professional board (“Mick here!”). This week’s episode on TPS, however, does just that: it’s project time.

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Beyond the Ibanez Tubescreamer 808

March 27, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

There seems to be fifty shades of green these days when it comes to clones, takes, and spin-offs of the now classic Ibanez Tubescreamer 808. The challenge before guitarists today is navigating this sea of green and finding a best fit for their own tastes and needs.

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Meet the Leslie Cabinet and it Stompbox Counterparts

March 20, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

The latest tenant in the TPS studio, however, at once dwarfs an apartment-sized fridge and is a good reminder that sometimes the best guitar effects aren’t guitar effects at all: meet the Leslie cabinet.

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What Is A Pedal Platform Amp?

March 17, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

This week Dan and Mick at TPS revisit this age-old problem with a new item of gear from Wampler: the Bravado amp.

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That Pedal Show – Thoughts On Clean Sounds, Part 1

November 19, 2016 | By Leslie Rich

In this episode Daniel and Mick discuss ‘clean’ tones... or at least start to. There's so much to discuss - with compression, light overdrive and tremolo, nevermind some of the modulation, that's so important for bringing life to basic clean tones.

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That Pedal Show – Classic Fuzz Tones: Where To Begin?

November 12, 2016 | By Leslie Rich

That Pedal Show begins the exploration of Fuzz. Beginning with going through some modern representations of classics - from the Satisfaction and Voodoo Child era.

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That Pedal Show Special – Slide Guitar With Ariel Posen

November 04, 2016 | By Leslie Rich

In this episode Daniel and Mick welcome all-round awesome slide guitar player, Ariel Posen, to the show.

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