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In this episode we welcome incredible musician/solo artist and all-round diamond geezer, Josh Smith to That Pedal Shed. We’ve admired Josh’s breathtaking guitar skills and musicality for a number of years now. Dan recently put together his flying board that he uses when touring… which is exactly what he was doing during February 2018, when he was good enough to drop in, talk us through the board AND give us all an invaluable set of guitar lessons to boot!
We must also say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the supremely talented and humble Ariel Posen who was on tour with Josh. Ariel was very sporting for a little gag during this video, and played some beautiful guitar too. Thank you Ariel – we owe you one buddy!
Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing and background: 00:00
- Josh’s board begins: 3:30
- The Lovepedal Tchula story: 4:30
- Today’s amps, and the Tchula demoed: 6:35
- “I bought a Tchula and I don’t sound like you…” 8:00
- 13-58 strings. Really?! 9:20
- Mmmm, more Tchula: 11:40
- Mick and Dan try to play Josh’s guitar: 15:35
- How did you end up with this amp combination? 18:30
- Deep Trip BOG Fuzz: 20:50 (23:00)
- King Tone Guitar Duellist: 26:00 (27:23)
- And what about frets? 30:15
- Mick tries again, this time with the Strat: 32:40
- How is the Super Reverb set? 34:20
- Lovepedal Believe Octave: 35:00 (36:16)
- Believe with the Tchula, BOG Fuzz and Duellist: 37:52
- TC Electronic Flashback Mini and Josh’s Toneprint: 40:50
- Catalinbread Echorec: 44:00
- Eventide H9: 45:55
- …Leslie sound: 49:50
- How Josh uses his GigRig G2: 51:15
- The guitar lessons begin! 54:10
- Hybrid picked groups of five: 54:35
- More on hybrid picking: 56:50
- … and hybrid/triplet exercise: 58:13
- Three things to get your head around if you want to play over changes: 1:01:25
Amps in this episode
• Fender Super Reverb (reissue) with 4 x 10-inch Jensen P10R speakers
• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers
Both amps are running all the time unless otherwise indicated.
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