Rather than do a ‘best of’ style post, every year I’m going to do a rundown of what amps I’m using for pedal platforms, and why.Continue reading “2022 Review: Pedal Platform Amps”
Over on Twitter, my friend Alessandro asked for opinions about Mad Professor’s Little Tweedy Drive.
Yes, I have opinions about this particular pedal. I wasn’t a fan when I first got this pedal. Will that change, when I take a second look at the Little Tweedy Drive? Read on to find out.Continue reading “TweedTalk #3: Mad Professor’s Little Tweedy Drive”
Back in March 2020, I picked up a second hand Paisley Deluxe (Paisley Drive Deluxe? Even Wampler’s own marketing uses both terms …), and really struggled with it. And that has bugged me ever since.
A lot has changed since then. Will that make any difference, or will it still be a pedal that just isn’t for me? Details below 🙂Continue reading “Second Bite: Wampler Paisley Deluxe”
Rather than do a ‘best of’ style post, every year I’m going to do a rundown of what amps I’m using for pedal platforms, and why.Continue reading “2021 Review: Pedal Platform Amps”
I’ve had Fender’s MTG:LA overdrive pedal for coming up on two years now, and it’s fair to say that it’s largely spent most of that time sat in its box on the pedal shelf. It’s a pedal for Strats and Teles, but I play my Les Paul most of the time.
Last July, I had a go at using additional pedals to shape the tone of the MTG:LA, to try and make it work better with my Les Paul. While I liked the results, nothing really stuck, so the pedal went back onto the shelf.
Let’s give the MTG:LA another go, this time by trying my new secret weapon: the Marshall DSL20HR.Continue reading “Second Bite: Fender MTG:LA Overdrive Pedal, Through The Marshall DSL20HR”
It’s not every pedal that gets not one, but two First Impressions posts here on the HomeToneBlog. In fact, I believe this is the first one that I’ve done this for.
How does the Mad Professor Super Black preamp pedal sound, when I run it straight into a power amp? Let’s find out.Continue reading “First Impressions: Mad Professor Super Black Pedal (Straight Into A Power Amp)”
I recently managed to tear myself away from my beloved Tweed Deluxe amp long enough to snag a second-hand Super Black pedal. And I swear that I didn’t realise this is (partially!) a tweed pedal when I bought it!Continue reading “First Impressions: Mad Professor Super Black Preamp Pedal (Into The Front Of An Amp)”
I’m supposed to be rehearsing the four (possibly five) songs for acoustic guitar that I’m aiming to record by the end of the year. However, for the last few weeks, I’ve been lured away by the seductive purr of my guitar amps.
Here are three short narratives on the sirens that have waylaid my acoustic adventures …Continue reading “Studio Diary #27: A New Lease Of Life To My Old Amps”
First time around, the NABLA Custom Black Tweed overdrive pedal just fell a little bit short of what I was hoping for. While I loved the feel of playing the pedal (honestly, it’s like playing an amp), I struggled with the EQ controls and the lack of top-end presence in the overall tone.
That was last year. Six months or so later, do I still feel the same?Continue reading “Second Bite: NABLA Custom Black Tweed Overdrive Pedal”
Rather than do a ‘best of’ style post, every year I’m going to do a rundown of what amps I’m using for pedal platforms, and why.
Previous articles: Continue reading “2020 Review: Pedal Platform Amps”