I have recently acquired a Tech 21 British V2 Sansamp from the Character series. for the purpose of recording direct.
Here is a pretty good youtube series. “Pedal Power” by D’addario strings has been around for a while but Dweezil Zappa has stepped forward to host the show, and it’s pretty cool.
Here is Episode 3 with Zane Carney, a pretty innovative guitarist with a huge theoretical knowledge (I must work on this!):
Guitar slinger friends, I have just launched a separate Youtube channel dedicated to videos in French!
The reason for it: there is a large offering of demos or general guitar and effects talk in the English speaking world, but not much so in the French speaking world.
To kickstart this new channel, I have released three videos in a new series dedicated to what I call “Legendary Pedals”: the Proco RAT, the Boss DS-1 and the Ibanez Tube Screamer.
In a departure from all my other videos, there is some talking before the demo bits. I recount the history behind the pedals and their famous users and I give some tips as well. If you don’t speak or understand French, jump to about half way on each video to hear some tones!
After hearing so much about Wampler, I bought a Pinnacle a few months back. Wampler’s offering is of course not limited to drive pedals and it carries the whole gamut of effects. The Pinnacle is a “brown sound” pedal meaning it aims at reproducing Eddie Van Halen’s tone.
It’s capable of much more though as I am trying to show in this video. I especially like its amp like compression, it even gets Clapton-esque in position 2 or 4 on a Strat. I go through all the settings in this demo and give an example of how well the pedal stacks with some tasty delays or reverbs coming from my also newly acquired Eventide H9 (more about this amazing piece of gear in another post).