Plus, how and why a reissue of a reissue Fender became his go-to axe.
Meanwhile, coguitarist Dave Grahs– the band’s resident punk rocker– discloses a surprisingly roots-y side.
reduced, open E string.John Lee Hooker-” Bottle Up & Go”
Famed session player Shawn Tubbs’ new namesake overdrive offers a powerful EQ along with a beefy boost.
The Shawn Tubbs Tilt Overdrive is the tonal culmination of a lifetime in music. Shawn not only needed a practical tone tool to give him the right sound quickly in any musical context – he aimed to combine the greatest vintage amp tones & recorded guitar sounds of all time into one ideal sound. Now that tone is available to you in a compact 9v double pedal with a unique Tilt Boost.
The sound in Shawn’s head is a cranked single-channel vintage amp – but not any single amp. His ideal tone takes the best part of each great example & tweaks it to suit his personal guitar style. For Shawn a guitar tone has to have the right mids to cut through the mix & feel great to play – all while cleaning up great with your hands & your guitar’s volume knob. The Drive Circuit of the Shawn Tubbs Tilt Overdrive takes you anywhere from edge of breakup to an all-out solo tone with a musical distortion that always inspires. Note clarity, organic feel, & record-ready cut are the hallmarks of this unique drive you have to play for yourself.
To make the pedal as versatile as possible Shawn needed a great boost – but he had encountered something trying different boosts. Totally clean boosts… aren’t. When adding level there’s a low end buildup that makes your tone bloated. The opposite of what you want! That’s where the Tilt Boost comes in. Strategic frequency choices to taper low end & an internal 18v mod for high headroom let you achieve anything from precision tone sculpting to an authentically transparent boost. Use it to get more of the killer tone you already love or add sparkle to a rig that needs a little help. Solos with the Tilt Boost really cut, but you could also use it always-on for more clarity & a punchy feel. It’s even inspired Shawn to approach how he sets his amps in new ways integrating the Tilt Boost. There’s just one problem: once you hear it, you’re not going to want to turn it off!
Maestro’s new line of affordable, vintage-flavored stomps covers all the bases from distortion to delay and more.
Now, after decades, Gibson has revived the Maestro brand for 2022 with the debut of the Maestro Original Collection line of effects pedals with five new pedals–the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Invader Distortion, Ranger Overdrive, Comet Chorus, and Discoverer Delay–all designed, voiced, and styled for the musician looking to shape a unique sound. The Maestro Original Collection pays tribute in sound and style to the brand’s pioneering classic models, while staying true to Maestro’s trailblazing spirit with modern features, expanded versatility, and advanced tone-tweaking capabilities.
Maestro’s influence has shaped music, from the Rolling Stones to the Raconteurs, Pete Townshend to George Harrison, Clapton to Frampton, and the Foo Fighters to the Black Keys. “Maestro was the first commercially successful pedal, it changed everything, and set the entire world of pedals and effects into motion,” says Mat Koehler, Senior Director of Product Development, Gibson Brands. “We’re using the distinct Maestro aesthetic to develop unique takes on each of these effects in a way that’s fun and looks back at the past, but with an awareness of what modern guitarists require. Maestro sounds are relevant to new, casual, and professional level players and everyone at Gibson felt a responsibility and obligation to revive Maestro because it’s vital to pedal history.”
Check out this demo of a rather faithful recreation of a classic echo box—right down to the beautiful imperfections.
Offering 1600ms of stereo delay, 7 repro-tape head combos and spring reverb, a 40-second stereo looper, and full MIDI control, the NUX TAPE ECHO (NDD-7) pays tribute to the original Space Echo while combining modern feature updates.
NUX TAPE ECHO uses Core-Image technology to recreate all the properties of the original Space Echo from 1974. It provides control of Bass, Treble, Time, Repeat, Level and Reverb, as well as further adjustment of Wow, Flutter, Saturation and Kill Dry. With different combinations of the virtual repro-tape heads, you have 7 delay pattern options. The longest delay time can reach 1600ms using Tap Tempo. You can even engage self-oscillation to get an infinite feedback.
An important feature of Space Echo is the spring reverb, which has also been recreated here. Core-Image technology captured the natural spring reverb sound and combined it with the warm and organic delay; NUX TAPE ECHO gives you lush echoes.
NUX TAPE ECHO also features a looper (SOS mode) with a maximum recording time of 40 seconds in stereo. Elsewhere, the pedal has 3.5mm MIDI IN/OUT jacks – you can assign the settings via a corresponding editor software. It’s a versatile and compact tool for modern guitarists looking for retro echo sound!
NUX TAPE ECHO highlights include:
• Up to 1600ms stereo delay time
• 7 Repro-Tape Heads combinations and Reverb only
• Core-Image technology brings natural Tape Echo with parallel spring reverb
• Realistic infinite pitch-shift feedback with TIME & REPEAT knobs tweaking
• Sub-division time signature with Tap Tempo foot switch
• 40 seconds stereo phrase loop
• Optional delay time display (MS / BPM)
• MIDI In/Out
• Holding ON footswitch for self-feedback
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