Gain staging and tone shaping refers to the fact that not just the amount of gain, but also where in the circuit it’s generated, has a huge impact on the tone and playing response. I’ll demonstrate this in the accompanying video.
Stacking drive pedals is an art unto itself. In this post I’ll demonstrate a couple of pedals that I use, and give you some ideas about what kind of sounds you can get with them in various combinations.
I’ve just completed a two-part article about the THD Flexi 50 amplifier. This is a pretty thorough (and quite long) piece of copy, so I decided to file it under articles instead of just posting it here. You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here. I’d love to hear from you, so don’t […]
…the low end often turns into a compressed, flatulent mess The Fuzz Face has existed for a lot of years and in a lot of different versions. Until recently the pedal was a very pedalboard-unfriendly, large, circular monstrosity. It didn’t have a 9V power supply input, and quite a few versions didn’t have true-bypass. Now, […]