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the legend of El Pescadoro surfaces..

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by TV the Wired Turtle, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    folklore has it, the legendary luchador of the california coast & gypsy matador of the of the seven seas: El Pescadoro, once shared a fishing expedition across chi-towns waterfront w Leonard Chess. ??!

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  2. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    I said it on instagram... this is the best looking Nocturne graphic to date.
    This and a fuzz can be my entire bass board.
    Can’t wait for this one.
     
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  3. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

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    Wow,,, freakin cool,,, when's pre-order open?
     
  4. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    blue blue christmas maybe

     
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  5. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

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    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I was just thinking I need a better reverb pedal for the Rackabilly. Please enlighten us further.
     
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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    More cool stuff, and i ain't even bought me a Jr Barnyard yet! I need to get with ito_O
    This one looks coool!
     
  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    I love absolutely everything about that. You are swinging for the fences man......every product is as cool or cooler than the last. Killerrrr
     
  8. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Thank T! Is that "Splittin the Uprights at the 50"? :)
     
  9. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    a simplified JR Barn is in this box
     
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  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Very cool. This would be a nice addition for my theoretical direct rig. Will the reverb and preamp have separate in and out or a Y connector like the new mystery brain?
     
  11. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Okay, i have visions of Luther and Robert junior ripping it up behind Sonny Boy! Maybe Jimmy Rogers 'n Muddy!:)
     
  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    dig this sound, listen to the recorded ambience and the guitar textures, this aint about dripping on fullerton. More about Jumpin on the waterfront till dawn



     
  13. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    nope, this box is smaller than the MB. no room for extra anything. :)
     
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  14. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Is this the mystery pedal you referred to before but weren't ready to discuss? I noticed the Jr Barnyard sounds real good into a reverb tank now you have it packaged into a box?
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats T, that is a cool style.
     
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  16. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Yes!...this.
     
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  17. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

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    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    OK, never mind, that probably wouldn't work for me. A preamp in the amp's effects loop probably wouldn't be a good idea. But for others, this looks like a killer pedal.
     
  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    if youre talking about our solid state Quilter amps, the Jr Barnyard gives the amp a SOUL!!! Tommy Harkenrider was the first one to find this out, good heavens the Quilter sounds soooo great w it. So ya.. that preamp pushing the reverb in the pro block got me thinkin.. and you know what happened after that.
    :)
     
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  19. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    no 60's "reverb tank" here at all.. this is way before premier & leo got springy. Think 50s!
    When you hear the opening rift in Maybelline by Chuck Berry or Bo Diddley's first hit Road Runner of Chess's Checker label, you hear that sound. In the first 12 seconds of Etta James "at last" you hear a dramatic shift of the studio space around the strings, to an upfront sound of string and then her voice hits enveloped in natural reverb. Universal Recording and Chess Records had a beautifully dense, warm, and open quality.
    Early on it was chambers and later in the 50's it was both chamber, drainpipe mics hanging down in the basement AND 600lbs electroplate EMT.
    No springs there and not really any particular room but a culmination of sounds from blaring guitar amps in the recording space, and that sound in the tube mixing console sent through a floor drainpipe w a speaker into a basement to ribbon and tube mics.. not to mention the melding of the EMT 140 mechanical steel plates and magnetic drivers.
    Its a 50's haunting bloom that is neither tape echo or reverberating 60's springs.
    The irony is this is a live sound that surrounds a guitar in a mix, its not an on-top surface effect, that drippy springs created in the 60s.. its the underneath, below the chop of the waves churn and boil. The darkness of salty kelp fingers reaching up from in the shallows of the waterfront's glimmering blue twilight. Or even the River bottom's silty turbulence murmuring beneath the winding edges of city streets.


     
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  20. Byron

    Byron Gretschie

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    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    Fascinating subject. I'm recording at the moment and am steadfastly avoiding close drum miking. Just a bit of distance (or a lot) goes a long way in creating the old sound that I love. We debated removing the angular foam panels from the walls too but that would bug the other studio users.
    So....room sound! Or the emulation of room sounds. Looking forward to this pedal.