Evan Skopp and Frank Falbo took me to the music room which was equipped with a dreamy array of guitars and amps, AND all of the cool gear Seymour Duncan produces. I started with my Nash Tele and a vintage Fender amp to test some of the tube distortion (preamp) pedals. For you nerdy gear-heads like me: they have real Phillips-Sylvania tubes and electronics which actually work the tubes, unlike most so called "tube" pedals. It's really amazing when you hear the difference. I chose the Twin Tube Classic over the newer Twin Tube Blue which totally surprised me. I liked the Twin Tube Mayhem a lot, but I don't have much application for that "death and doom" sound...
I would go on about the technical stuff I learned but I realize hardly anyone gives a &^%# about that (so here goes)... I got a chance to use the Shape Shifter pedal for the first time while tracking the new Blame Sally album this week. It's the most versatile tremolo I've ever used - it can be outrageously experimental sounding but I needed a glowy vintage sound which was effortless to dial in. I just LOVE a gorgeous guitar sound!
Stay tuned for more adventures from the world of Pam and Jeri
(ok, Jeri's world lately but we'll fix that). Pam and I are working on an idea for our upcoming show at Yoshi's, May 19th. Wanna mark your calendar for that, yes? I'll do a live demo of all of the above and it will make total sense to your senses.