Mad Professor Kosmos Reverb Pedal Demo

Burgs has posted a demo of Mad Professor’s new Kosmos reverb pedal.

The Kosmos is a mono pedal, featuring 11 different reverb models in a standard-sized pedal format. It also has a freeze feature – just hold down the foot switch to keep the reverb going until you lift off again.

These mono pedals are great for running straight into a clean amp, or in the effects loop of an amp – especially if the amp doesn’t have a built-in reverb of its own.

Mad Professor is one of those pedal brands that most players haven’t heard of. I’ve been using their pedals for years, and I’ve normally got several of them on my main board at any one time. (My pedal cupboard has plenty of them too, waiting to fight their way back onto the board.) Not only do they sound great, they have the lowest noise floors around and lots of input headroom – perfect for stacking.

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T-Rex Handbuilt Mudhoney Demo

Danish Pete from Andertons (and before that, from demoing Mesa Boogie gear) has his own YouTube channel – and he’s just uploaded a demo of the new hand built Mudhoney from T-Rex.

He’s a phenomenal player. Give him a looper and an overdrive, and he’ll entertain for hours. This video is no exception.

There’s a really cool story behind this video. Pete had #4 of the original Mudhoney run, and he let T-Rex have it for their museum cabinet. Turns out that they took it apart, and used it as the basis for this new handbuilt series of Mudhoney pedals. So Pete’s in effect demoing a recreation of his old Pedal here.

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Mary Spender Breaks Down ‘Only One’

For this week’s Tuesday Talk, Mary Spender walks us through the history and recording of her new song ‘Only One’.

This is the first song where Mary has done all the engineering herself. She normally records in a studio, but this time she wanted to have more time to work on the song – and studio time quickly becomes very expensive.

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Sounds Like – Modern Tones Rig

Matt and Rabea are back with another Sounds Like video for Andertons – and this time they’ve built a generic rig for modern high-gain tones.

If you haven’t come across it before, the Sounds Like series is a great way to see how to build a rig to achieve a given sound.

Many of the videos stick to a budget of £1,500, and it’s been educational to watch just how much prices have gone up since the Brexit referendum.

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How To Sound Like A Gear Demo

Brian Wampler has posted a great video, walking us all through his exact recording process for the amps and pedals in his videos.

It’s incredibly generous of Brian to share this with us. For many YouTubers and professional musicians, recorded sound quality is a competitive advantage – and teaching these techniques is a source of income too.

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Michael Kelly 508 Demo

Over at Agufish, Hunter has posted his demo of the Michael Kelly 508 guitar – an 8 string djent monster machine.

Even if you’re not looking for a heavy riffage monster of your own, it’s worth checking out his video just for the song he wrote for this demo.

Michael Kelly guitars aren’t carried by the big outlets over here, so I’ve never seen or played one myself. A quick google shows that there are plenty of smaller shops offering them … and I do want a rosewood fretboard T-style of some kind this year …

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Donner Black Devil Drive Pedal Demo

Shane’s posted another of his Donner “amp in a box” pedal demos. This time, he’s looking at the Black Devil, which emulates the Peavey 6505 amp.

I’ve never played a real 6505, so I’ve no idea whether or not this pedal comes close. It does have a thick and saturated tone, which might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Do Microphonic Guitar Pickups Explain Tonewood?

Johan Segeborn is back – and his beard almost is too – with another of his mad science experiments about tone.

Ah, tonewood – and the endless debate of whether wood makes a difference or not. (It does, and so do other things.)

This time, Johan tries an experiment with pickups. How microphonic are they, and does that explain why tonewood makes a difference?

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3 Ways To Get Drums Without A Drumkit

Graham over at The Recording Revolution looks at how you can add drums to your recordings without having a real drummer or playing a real drum kit.

Many of us can’t play drums, and we don’t have the physical space for a drum kit of any kind either – and yet, we play music genres where drums are a major component of the overall sound.

So we need options – and Graham’s video shows 3 common options to fill in (pun intended) for a real drummer.

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King of Tone – Is It Worth It?

Chris Buck – sporting his new pirate look – has posted a vlog answering some questions he’s had about the King of Tone pedal.

He’s had a much happier time with the KoT to date than I’ve had, it’s fair to say. And it certainly sounds fantastic in his hands on this video.

Last year, I listed the KoT amongst my top 3 disappointing buys of 2017. I’ve still got it. (I’ve still got all 3 things that made the list, in fact.) I need to try it through my new amp setup first before deciding whether to move it on or not.

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