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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by bluescube, Dec 16, 2013.
Video by EH, I assume, but nicely done. A+ for originality!
I don't know who you are, Frankenstomp, but welcome. You're my new favorite pedal reviewer. I don't ever remember laughing out loud at GearManDude.
Thanks, guys! I hope to make another episode in the coming weeks. But if JoeNeri was referring to my video, I am most definitely not affiliated with EHX, or anyone. Next episode will be some other brand.
That is the single greatest thing I have ever seen!
Well done Frankenstomp!!! And welcome to the forum-keep them videos coming!!!
Another welcome to Frankenstomp! Best pedal review ever! I like the way you cut through the BS with humor and get down to the heart of the matter.
Good to know. Welcome to pedal geek land.
I know some people hate them, but I like the way Blackstone implemented his pots - Looks like 9mm with some topper. Are they custom?
I don't think so. I seem to remember something on a DIY site when someone wanted to source them. You might want to send an email to Small Bear Electronics and see how they respond, because unorthodox rotary pot offerings can be something that are easy to miss in a Mouser or Digi-Key catalog.
...When I see those pot bodies, they don't look custom to me at all - it's just the knobs on the shaft that are different. But in a mini-pot, maybe it is all one piece.
I think I would hate them for some applications, but they would be especially cool if offered as an option - the current style for something that sits on top of your amp, and a traditional style for on the floor.
A well done honest review including the "buy"/"don't buy" at the end. I thought it was very helpful.
That was brilliant! Amusing, yet informative. Plus the playing wasn't wankerish at all. There is a new dude man doing gear reviews and he will be the king of the tone-shack.
You sir is one heck of brilliant monster! DEFINITELY THE BEST PEDAL REVIEW I SAW IN YEARS IN YOUTUBE. I'm literally laughing out loud while watching it! Keep it up man! More from frankenstomp!!
Btw, how many hours did it take you to edit this? I'm a part time hobbyist video editor geek
Thumbsup from me as well, awesome job!
So I already spread the word...
Thanks for the great feedback! This was shot and edited over maybe about week, maybe 10 days tops, working on it mostly nights after the Bride of Frankenstomp went to sleep.
Definitely eager to see more.
OK, now for my gig review-and no, I wasn't able to put up a video like Frankenstomp's... or anyone else...
First, the whole rig-guitars were a Guild Starfire IV, a Frankenstrat (Warmoth neck, Fender Roadhouse body, Hwy1 pups) and a '96 Foto-Flame telly... pedals were Thomas Organ Crybaby, Soul Food, 808 tubescreamer, Dano CC Drive, '86 RAT, Dano Tuna Melt, Homebrwe Psyilocibe Phasor, Dano Fab Echo, and Boss RV-3... amps were a '73 Super Reverb (Friday) and a Carvin Vintage 16 (Saturday) both set for a clean tone...
I first tried the pedal with the gain up some (11 o'clock), and it was MEH, too distorted for an "edge of breakup" sound, so I backed the gain down-went from all they way down to about 8:30, that seemed to sit fairly well. Tone went from about 1 o'clock to 11 o'clock after about a set, and volume was set to unity, to maybe a touch above... the Guild REALLY liked the pedal, I could kick it on, and it would just get that guitar to pop right up in the mix, great for solos (I play in a 3 pc. blues band) especially clean. Tried the same thing with the Fenders, not quite so much... the Soul Food worked better with the Fenders when I had the Tubescreamer on, again it would bring the guitar forward in the mix without necessarily getting louder...
I wound up using it as a presence boost, since that's what the Soul Food seems designed to do best-that nasally sound was certainly there, enough for me to NOT use it as an "all the time on" pedal, but it was nice for solos (getting the BB King snarling 355 tone out of the Guild was pretty nice!). It's an OK pedal, but I'm not sure if it's right for me... of course, if it was a real KLON that I shelled out $$$$ for, I'd be royally ticked... I think I'll let the pedal stay for a bit, and see if it grows on me... if it doesn't, then hello CL Tampa Bay...
Frankenstomp is the new Jack Black!
FWIW, here's a Soul Food clip, recorded on my iPhone: Clip
The signal chain is:
Gibson Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute (P-90)
EHX Soul Food (Gain: 9:00; Tone: 11:00; Volume: 11:30)
Fulltone Fat Boost 2 (Volume: 2:00; Drive: 11:30; Bass: 11:00; Treble 2:00)
BF Princeton Reverb clone with bass-reduction tweaks, Fender/Eminence V1030 (Volume: 6; Treble: 7; Bass 3; Reverb 2+)
The same chain and settings were used for the backing track, using a TC Electronics Ditto looper.
Nicely done, thanks!
For what it does I like the Soul Food (boost, little bit of breakup).
i´ve ordered this pedal , should have it like in two months ? and i´ve bought a telecaster highway one this month very rich encounters..