El Pescadoro vs JR Barnyard size comparison

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by Merc, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Thought I’d post a side by side shot size comparison for anyone thinking of picking one of these up this year.

    Both the El Pescadoro and JR Barnyard really nail that octal tube amp in pedal form. The preference for one over the other would come down to price, pedalboard size, and if you want an additional reverb matched for it. Having both simply allows you tailor your board in the future. But really you’d likely be happy with either one for that vintage tone.

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice comparison Merc
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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  4. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Now there's a great PSA!
     
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  5. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
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  6. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Is the pescadoro smaller than the mystery brain?
     
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Yes, here's a size comparison of various Nocturne pedals:
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  8. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Do any of you fellas use El Pesky/Jr.Barnyard on the clean channel of a solid state amp? I love my Standel clean sound and I'd like to have an always-on preamp that could give me some saturation without changing the tone (like the pedals I'm using now do), but my amp doesn't have tubes to saturate...:)
     
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  9. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    A bit smaller. It’s about 4 and 5/8” wide, and 3 and 5/8” tall if that helps. The top mounted jacks save it some board room for being a two in one pedal too.
     
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  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    ya totally. I have both a Tonemaster Deluxe which is a digital solid state amp and a grip of Quilter amps.

    I had the Jr Barnyard out about a year and a half when the Quilter Pro Block started making its rounds through the roots rock community, and one prolific guitarist and band leader who uses my stuff is Tommy Harkenrider of The Memphis Kings. These guys move between west coast blues, jump blues, bebop jazz and 50s R&B. Tommy got sponsored by Quilter and started using the Jr Barnyard in front of that and it made the amp come alive. I was thumbing my nose at those amps until this point.. As of yesterday I had 4 quilters! :) Just sold my 101 head for the new Superblock. I suggest grabbing one of these little amps, they arent expensive and you barely need to move the attenuator above 15 watts to just get a big beautiful sound with any good preamp. Obviously I'm gonna mention mine but you could get a great clean tone w one of these amps a Boss GE-7 eq/boost for example.

    Here Paul Pigat is running through my Bettie Blondeshell amp w a grez guitar, and Tommy has the quilter problock on a nocturne 112 w the Jr Barnyard on. He solos after Pauls initial solo right around 1:45. That should let you hear some of this.. Tommy tends to ride his tone control for a warmer sound. Paul is the oppposite, he had the mystery brain AND the Jr Barnyard on. :)
     
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  11. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Here is a side by side of a first run of both pedals

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  12. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida

    That’s a very cool first JR Barnyard. Maybe it’s just me but the white looks to have aged slightly to a very pleasant tone.
     
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  13. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Such killer playing. I’m sure I’m not the only one wishing they were there that evening.
     
  14. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    I don’t think it was ever a Snow White color it was more egg shell. I guess that’s a question for @TV the Wired Turtle
     
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  15. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    The JrBarnyard and Mystery Brain really do work well together. Do you have a preference which is first? I tend the like the MB before the JrB.
     
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  16. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

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    How’s the Epoch Deluxe?
     
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  17. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

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    United States
    Daaayem,,, great sounds abound!
     
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  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    Those first JR Barnyards are all flying lead (tons of wiring inside) and I was using a solvent proof vinyl logo over white powdercoat boxes w a clear coat of silver glitter. I then shot a polyurethane clear over the enclosure to seal the logo onto the box. Over time you see yellowing over white products in the same way say an olympic white gibson SG looks almost banana yellow over the years. :) I used to call the paint color
    "dirty snow white" because the powder coaters always jacked up the glitter coverage and used cheap flake that was only shiny on one side. In anycase, those folks sold the business to a much more competent crew.
     
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  19. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I used to use the jr barnyard before the mystery brain because I liked to hit the echo with the gritty preamp of the jr barnyard. I was also using the echo as more of a doubling or reverb so the el Pescadoro really covers that. Now with both the MB & the EP I cover a lot of different ground. Ad in the fluid drive and it gives me whatever I need
     
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  20. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Heck I hadn’t tried it with the echo! Thanks!
     
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