I’ve picked up another pedal of eBay to try. It was only £25. I don’t mind taking a chance on a pedal when it’s that cheap. Especially as they often turn out to be well worth the money.
Will the Golden Brownie follow the trend? Here’s my first impressions of it.
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This conversation was originally posted to my Twitter feed.
Good afternoon! I’m a bit late with this week’s #CoffeeAndKlon. There’s a couple of reasons why. And one of them does involve the Klon.
I’ve been a bit flat for most of this past week. Delivered a couple of workshops and a talk on the Saturday and Wednesday, and didn’t have much left in the tank after that.
So Thursday and Friday, I’ve mostly been finishing off the home studio revamp. A bit of upgraded gear, and mainly about getting the gear I already have back into use.
Continue reading “CoffeeAndKlon #22: Who Needs Pedals When You’ve Got A Great Amp?”
Marshall’s new Origin amp is best described as “vintage-voiced”. But what does that mean?
It’s easier to explain when you can hear it next to something else. So here are two demos. The first one is the Origin, and the second one is a JCM 800 – the sound of 80’s rock.
Have a listen, and then I’ll describe what I hear.
Sorry for my ugly mug. I’m too cheap to pay SoundCloud for access to their mini player 😀
What Are The Differences?
There’s three areas where the Origin sounds noticeably different to the JCM 800.
- where the energy is in the mids
- how hard the clipping is
These are the same three differences between the Origin and a Plexi amp. The JCM 800 is simply further along the gradient on all three measures.
The differences are a little starker to my ears, because the JCM 800 has a tighter sound. You can hear that by comparing the performances, and how much closer together in timing the two guitars sound from track to track.
What do you think? Comments below!