Has "That Pedal Show" Jumped The Shark?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by omahaaudio, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    3,085
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Location:
    IL, USA
    I like it. I don’t read much into it - purely entertainment and they are talking about guitar-related things, which I like. That being said, I don’t have time to watch an hour of anything at home these days, so it’s been a while.
     
    MilwMark likes this.
  2. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    555
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    the Telecaster Forest
    Pete Thorn is the coolest & best reviewer of them all because he not only shows you what the pedal/ device does but how it can be used in the context of a song. He is always eager to share his knowledge and experiences in studio setup/ recording techniques. I always learn something new & interesting from his reviews or his Sunday talk show. The time he puts in to making a review is amazing which not only includes the recording process but the actual composition of original songs in multiple parts. Even though his guitar style is light years from mine, I never get tired of watching him play.
     
  3. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,344
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Well, had to Google jumped the shark.


    The Gretsch episode seemed pointless, I generally have it on as background and see what catches my eye/ ear but even as background noise that got turned off. But some episodes are gold so it's worth subscribing and just watching the stuff that interests you.

    Mick and Dan are very anti guitar forum and I know they wouldn't do a live Q and A at the Birmingham guitar show ( the UK's biggest) because it's not their audience. Their musical tastes are horrendously limited ( at least Mick's are as he says the most) so more content that gets them out of that Pink Floyd/ post SRV rut would be good. It's just very inward looking; but I don't pay their wages so they can do what they like.
     
    bgmacaw likes this.
  4. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    10,108
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Location:
    near Arnold's
    Dan is the only reviewer who plays punk/new wave/Brit pop/indie-oriented guitar that I’ve found. They’ve had members of several new wave and Brit pop a d indie bands on the show for extended interviews. I’ve never seen that on other channels. I find your take curious I that respect.
     
  5. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    10,108
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Location:
    near Arnold's
    Like anything, it’s interesting to see two camps basically.

    1) too long and not informative enough

    2) enjoy the extended discussions, “philosophical”/contextual discussions and banter

    I’m in camp two. Other than a very few of JustNick’s vids, I very rarely learn about gear from a demo.

    But I enjoy TPS as a talk show between mates loosely organized around a topic I like.
     
  6. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    8,160
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Obscure Simpsons reference.

    Season 7, Episode 16 :D

     
    4pickupguy and Snfoilhat like this.
  7. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,260
    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Location:
    atlanta
    I think they are going to branch out and start reviewing guitar picks and instrument cables and also refrigerators. because they want more licks or whatever thegoogle uses for counting wheelbarrows of money for advertisers.
     
  8. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,344
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I suppose he does to some extent and you get bits of his jazz background as well. Fair enough but what comes across more of the time is a very blues rock approach. Again, I'm largely having it as background and not sat there focusing so my bad.

    When they throw some in some cool wah wahed klezmer licks this Friday I shall be full of praise...

    _____________________________________________

    Andy when he was at PGS had quite a few punk/ new wave things going on. I remember him demoing something with Holidays in Cambodia. So I associate him much more with those styles.
    Not a reviewer but the Anyone Can Play Guitar channel does mostly punk, new wave, indie type stuff.
     
    MilwMark likes this.
  9. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    23,802
    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    Location:
    Near Milwaukee
    I'm going through a wave of disinterest in YouTube gear videos.

    I still love my Gearmanndude T-Shirt.

    I look and listen if I'm really interested in buying but the novelty seems to have peaked and gone.

    I've been doing Audible in the car or history lectures from YouTube or interviews with famous musicians.

    There was an extreme combination or fun/novelty/education for me 10-15 years ago. Now I'd rather listen to Mike Campbell tell old stories about touring.
     
  10. claes

    claes Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    922
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Location:
    sweden
    The gretsch thing seems sponsored to me and only makes them loose credibility.
    I like him in acoustic paradiso with pete but I'm not big on pedals anyway.

    I'm questioning if not more and more youtubers has started to sell out lately.
     
  11. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    64
    Posts:
    2,273
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Location:
    Omaha
    Well played sir.
     
  12. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,126
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Location:
    Savannah GA
    Same here. There are a couple I'll still watch if there's a unique topic or product I'm interested in, but it's become so ubiquitous and homogenous that it's all just a blur anymore. I do like watching Norm's Rare Guitars when it ISN'T Lemmo's GOTD, and I also look out for Greg Koch doing acoustic guitars. That and the very occasional Captain Meets does it for me. Oh, and Paul Davids but that's not a gear channel.

    Now, Hot Ones, Binging with Babish, and Strictly Dumpling - that's a different story :)
     
  13. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,144
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Location:
    South London UK
    Popularized by Jon Hein, a radio personality from the Howard Stern Show, in the 1990s and early 2000s, the phrase derives from a scene in a Season 5 episode of the 1970s sitcom Happy Days in which the character Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis.

    That’s cleared that up.
     
  14. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,126
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Location:
    Savannah GA
    Well, having watched the episode when it first aired, he doesn't jump over the shark, he jumps onto the shark and beats it up. A minor but significant detail. :)
     
  15. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,040
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Location:
    Very Deep South
    IMG_20170727_180111588.jpg
     
    4pickupguy likes this.
  16. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    23,802
    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    Location:
    Near Milwaukee
    It was goofy.

     
  17. WilburBufferson

    WilburBufferson Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,888
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    I know, eh? We are inundated with YouTubers selling us the latest thing when the truth is that any Boss pedal will get you 90% there, 90% of the time. I like a lot of the aforementioned YouTube channels, but like you, I'm just tired of the predictable script. And it's not like any of this stuff is cheap. Most of the pedals on TPS are pricey, as in, $200 and up. Pedal porn, a lot of it. We could be at a tipping point with this stuff?

    Having said that, Dan and Mick have had some great interviews. Ed O'Brian, Josh Smith, Kirk Fletcher come to mind.
     
  18. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,255
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    SATX
    This. The only time I find I can watch an entire show of theirs anymore is when they are really “teaching” a concept like their wet/dry vids, etc. Otherwise, I tend to hop on, watch bits, skip around, and pop back off the channel.
     
  19. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,770
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Location:
    Decatur, GA
    When I'm looking for something in particular, I'm happy there are YT vids that might give me a little taste what it sounds like... or how I might use it best. But just tuning in to watch two guys rambling for an hour about godknowswhat... well, maybe I should just go play my guitar.
     
  20. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,618
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Location:
    Near Athens GA USA
    Even when he's shilling a product, which is quite often, he does it pretty well. With some other YouTube reviewers, it's like they're reading a marketing department press release.
     
    gkterry likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.