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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Mike M, Jul 28, 2021.
Want, anybody have this or recommend the company?
I’m pretty tempted by one of the myself! He also has that preamp paired with a Chess-style reverb in a single stomp box called the El Pescadoro. The RJ Ronquillo demo sounds fantastic.
The owner of the company is a member of the Gretsch forum and is very highly regarded over there. His space echo style pedal is a big hit.
Thanks I just ordered one of these, can't wait till the end of September when they ship.
Wonder if they will pare well with SS amps like the Fender Tone Masters
I know YouTube demos are not the best way to evaluate a pedal, but this just sounds like a muddy Tube Screamer to me.
Go to 4:25 in that second demo video, where he demonstrates the pedal by itself. Sounds terrible to my ears. Just muddy and broken sounding. Sorry, just being honest.
Make sure you get in vaccinated when it arrives.
I'm not hearing pre-war or late 40s/50s tone there. An octal 6SC7/6SN7 preamp would be a much better solution.
I've got one of the first generation. I don't know what if anything has changed. I love it. It's been on my pedal board since I bought it and it's my go to pedal when I want some overdrive, but not too much. It would probably get much more overdriven, but that's not what I use it for. I highly recommend it. I've owned several of this guys pedals and they've all been extremely high quality and exactly as advertised.
I like it a lot. Thread here, with clips:
I love it. I play alot of western swing and it's perfect.
Thanks, just broke down and ordered one, thanks for the recommendation!
I’ve had one for a few yrs, great little pre for an old school vibe, swing or jump blues. I esp like it into a small lower headroom amp with some P90s.
Lots of people pair it with the Quilter heads, so I’m sure it will sound fine into a SS amp.
I also have an El Pesc, which is like half of a Jr B, less gain and adjustment, into a killer reverb.
An added bonus is the Jr B is also good on upright bass, and ac guitar.
It is an acquired taste tho. IMO awesome for some things and kinda weird and wonky in other applications.
I have an El Pescadoro, love it, can get through a night with just that and a clip tuner. It is a character pedal in spades, though, and its not hard for me to imagine a player hating it. It seems to be quite well-made, just based on a few months' experience. Noise floor with both sides on is quite high, not enough to bother me in a playing situation with drums etc but it definitely makes a racket. It definitely works as advertised; whether that's the right sound for you or not is impossible to tell from here. But I dig mine.
I owned one, and several Atomic Brains. Well made, nice colors, etc. The Junior Barnyard does that thing it does exactly as it should, if that makes sense lol. I was also able to ape most of the tone with a Timmy, toggle all the way up and treble rolled down. No, its not exactly the same thing but good enough for me.
That being said, the Mystery Brain is a keeper.
Just so we all know who Junior Barnard was and why this pedal sounds like it does:
I have a JR Barnyard on order. Nocturne is big with the Gretsch crowd.
Yeah that's what drew me in, BIG fan of him and Willis.
I’m interested to hear what you think, that Damien guy’s videos are the bomb!!
I had the 1st generation, I traded up for a new one (Tavo is an old friend). It's a great pedal that DOES get the octal sound. It really can turn a tele and a Princeton into a ES-125 and an octal amp. (I own an octal amp as well, with a 6SJ7 preamp). It's instant T-Bone Walker/Charlie Christian/Junior Banard. Having an actual hollowbody helps of course, but the pedal apes the sound very well with a solid body like a tele. That old school grindy jump blues thing.
Tavo (Nocturne) makes good stuff.
They ship September 30 (they say)
If we are still alive, will update then.
Thanks. Don't have a big box jazz guitar, but have high hopes with my Tele and Epiphone Casino.