January 5, 2016
Robben Ford digs in for some improv, live at Relix. The guitarist's latest album, 'A Day in Nashville,' Ford cut live during a single session.
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Good morrow fine people! If you want to skip the jibber-jabber, the initial pedal comparisons begin at 14:30.
If you're in for the long haul, however…
Brace yourselves, because in this episode Daniel and Mick dive fearlessly into the murky waters of Dumble legend. And it’s a long one, so grab a beverage and make yourself comfortable.
Played by many of the world’s most respected, toneful and tasteful players, a Dumble Overdrive Special amplifier is as rare as it is magical. What do they sound like? Frankly, who the hell knows because only a select few have ever been granted exclusive passage to the real heart of Dumbledom. So we’re borrowing a Fuchs Overdrive Supreme and standing on the metaphorical drawbridge.
Nevertheless, if you listen to records of your Dumble-playing heroes or you’ve seen them live, you’ll know those amps have given voice to some of the best guitar sounds – yes – ever. Can a pedal possibly capture that magic? Well, perhaps some of it, hence our petite videoette this very day.
The pedals we’re listening to are:
Mad Professor Simble
Amplified Nation Big Bloom
J Rockett The Dude
Custom Tones Ethos Overdrive
Van Weelden Royal Overdrive
And just for good fun, a Boss BD-2 Blues Driver linked up with a Boss GE-7 Graphic EQ
After we’ve had a quick listen to the Fuchs Overdrive Supreme, we play all the pedals through a Victory V40 head and 2x12 cabinet with Celestion G12H-65 Creambacks. And talk a lot.
Guitars are: Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster. Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster, Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard, Collings SoCo, 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior (SG).
As ever, all pedal switching and amp routing is handled effortlessly by TheGigRig G2.
Big thanks to Andertons Music for the Royal Overdrive; Jason Sidwell of Guitar Techniques for the Dumkudo and Ethos and Simon at Rocky Road for the Simble. Also to Sir Mitchell Of Keenshire for the Fuchs. Somebody leant us the Big Bloom too – credit when we know who it was!
For more on TheGigRig, see www.thegigrig.com
January 1, 2016
Suhr Artist Scott Henderson give us an in-depth look at his rig on location at the famous Baked Potato in North Hollywood.
Be sure to check out Scott’s latest album “Vibe Station” and stay tuned for upcoming shows.
For more information on Scott and Suhr:
Suhr Custom Classic
Suhr SH-100 Hand Wired Amplifier
December 31, 2015
December 19, 2015
THE SEASONS: OCTOBER
12 duets composed by Ben Wendel dedicated to 12 musicians released throughout the 12 months of 2015.
More info on this project and the artists involved can be found here: http://www.benwendel.com/theseasons
Gilad Hekselman - Guitar
Ben Wendel - Saxophone
Filmed at Jazz Haus Höfer
Video and Audio by Alex Chaloff
Special Thanks to Steve Brickman for additional camera work.