Demo Request

If you’d like to see a video of a particular product, then let me know!

150 Responses to “Demo Request”

  1. Grant Ferstat

    TESTING testing!

    I request that you keep doing what you do so well! Congrats on the site mate it looks wonderful.

    All the best

    GF.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Thanks Grant! So I shall. Keep on keeping on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Paul Hanna

      Hey Flee,
      Glad you like the site. I’m not seeing the name/email font problem that you describe. Mind giving me a quick spec check? Operating System/Broswer/Version of the Browser? That would really help – keen to make sure the site is as rad as possible.

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  2. Voxfazer

    Hi,

    I’d like (really really) to see what happen on your face when you’ll turn on the Ritual (fuzz, obviously) from Black Arts Tonesworks !

    Thanks for all your amazing work, greetings from France,

    Voxfazer

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey there,

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I’ll contact Black Arts Toneworks for you to see whether they’re into the idea. All I can do is try…

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

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  3. Paul Hanna

    Personally, I’d love to see some Strymon demos (Timeline, Mobius, Brigadier). I keep hearing all these amazing things about them but would love to see one given the Burgs treatment.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Paul – don’t I know you? ๐Ÿ˜›

      Yes, I would LOVE to demo the Strymon stuff. However, I believe they prefer to do their demoing in-house for the most part so I’m not sure I’ll have much success in that department. I’ve asked them in the past but have received less than enthusiastic responses. I’ll try again, though…

      Cheers,

      B

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      • Paul Hanna

        Yeah, I’ve seen their demos. Too much talking, not enough shredding.

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  4. Matt Murphy

    Hi Brett,

    First off, I would like to thank you for all the hard work you put into these demos. They are very informative and very helpful.

    Would you be able to do a demo on the Fulltone GT-500, preferably through a strat and something with some 6V6’s?

    Thanks!

    Matt

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks so much for your kind words and support. We aim to please! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have, on several occasions, asked Mike Fuller for demo units in order to accommodate requests like yours. On every occasion I have been declined. I can’t do more than that unfortunately as a I refuse to go and spend money on gear when the builder concerned doesn’t want to play ball (there are others in this ballpark as well).

      I understand where they’re coming from to a certain extent as their businesses are large and established enough not to need the humble services of yours truly to help promote them further. Several other large companies that will be known to you have taken the same stand and some don’t bother replying to my emails at all.

      I tried!

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

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  5. Konstantin

    Hello Brett! Greetings from Russia! Thank you so much for your reviews, that’s great! It’s very helping to do the right choice. And it’s always interesting to discover something new in a guitar world. Would you be able to do a comparison of “screamer based” overdrives, especially for VFE and Rockett drives? Thanks a lot!

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  6. Edison Lo

    Hi Brett, Awesome videos! Check out a brand called NxGeneration. a guy from thailand handmakes these pedals and his “Warm Drive” is an absolute killer pedal! Check it out!!

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  7. sam

    hey Brett, love your videos!! any chance you could demo a JHS Bunrunner!? you rock! thanks a lot from Kansas City USA!

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  8. Alec MacGrory

    Hi Brett, Really enjoy your demo’s, great playing and highly informative comments. Only thing I’d like to ask for is demos to be a/b’d between single coil & humbuckers more often, and could you please, please, please demo more stuff through a dirtier channel as well?
    Many thanks, and keep up the great work.

    Alec.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Alec,

      Thanks for writing. That’s a very valid request for the humbucker/single coil comparison. I will take it on board as I believe it’s important too. Nice one. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  9. Luca Z

    Hi brett, your reviews are awsome, and you made me boy the fuzzhugger algal bloom!
    I would like to ask you if you can do a brief demo of your laney vc50.
    Thanks from Italy

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Luca,

      Thanks for writing. I hope all is well for you and your family.

      My brother currently has my VC50 in his studio. It will take some effort to get it out of there as I believe he loves it. Also, my amp has been highly modded with Greenbacks and EL’s. Still, I’ll take on board your request and certainly grant your wish if/when the amp comes home.

      Best regards,

      Brett Kingman

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  10. Matt Mullin

    Brett,

    You easily produce the best YouTube demos out there; a combination of great playing & articulation of each pedal’s features.

    How about the Red Witch Fuzz God II? I love a lot of Ben’s work, but no good demo’s exist of this nasty box(Ben’s video notwithstanding.) Beside the fact it’s from a great manufacturer, I think it stands far enough apart from other Fuzz to merit a look for that reason alone. I know you’d kill it.

    Again, love your work, thank you, and keep it up.

    Good On’Ya from Georgia, USA
    Matt

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Matt,

      Ben is a friend of mine whom I don’t see enough of. We planned for me to cover some of his gear over a year ago so your request gives me a good excuse to chase him up about it. Leave it with me…

      Thanks for writing and for the kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  11. GzAV

    Hi Brett,

    I really love your demos that which are always very instructive and very complete. You made me discover a lot of great products, some of which are now part of my (too small) pedal collection.

    If I’m not wrong , you made demos on both Laney L20H and Laney L50H. According to the specs they have different power amp tubes (EL84 vs El34). Do they sound quite different ? Would it be possible to have a side-by-side comparison demo ?

    Thanks again for your great work and keep on demoing.

    Greets from GzAV, Belgium

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey GzAV,

      Thanks for writing and apologies for the late reply. I’ve been on tour and my manners have suffered accordingly…

      I haven’t tried the L20H so I can’t really comment. I’ve asked for a demo unit but they’re few and far between in this part of the world apparently. Sorry mate!

      B

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      • Jason

        G’day Brett,

        Just like everyone above I’ve also been enjoying your demos for quite a while now. It’s so good to see and hear Aussie accents on the web doing awesome gear demos! Thanks so much for your efforts.

        As a result of all your hard work I’ve actually made a few (probably too many) purchases of the gear you have done demos for.

        I noticed you’ve received a couple of requests for a demo of the Laney Lionheart L20H and also the Catalinbread RAH. I actually own both of these and I’d be more than happy to lend them to you for a demo if you’d like.

        Cheers

        Jason

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  12. Liam Sutherland

    Hi Burgs,

    Firstly, really like your demos, you’re a great player and appreciator of effects. I like your guitar choices too.

    I was wondering if you’d come across the Carl Martin DC Drive at all? I have one and I can’t get it to gel at all. It’s very bright and can be overly gain-y. I’d love to see what you make of it.

    Anyway, good luck on the tour.

    Cheers,
    Liam

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Liam,

      Thanks very much for the kind words. They’re appreciated greatly!

      I’ll check with the powers that be regarding the DC drive. I haven’t tried one – or even seen one! – so I can’t really comment. You should contact CM if you’re not happy as they’re very good at accommodating customers with issues.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  13. Kyle

    Can you please do a demo of the catalinbread RAH?! I can’t find a good quality demo with good sound on the interwebs

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Kyle,

      Thanks for your request. I’ll have to ask Nicholas and the team at Catalinbread for a demo unit. I’d like to hear it as well. That said, the demo that Kitty put up on Catalinbread’s own channel was pretty darned good; I’m not sure I could add that much to the picture, but I can try!

      Cheers,

      BK

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi TJ,

      Thanks for your request. I’ve sent a request on your behalf to Majik Box in the USA. If they get back to me with a positive response, great! Fingers crossed.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  14. David

    Could you do a demo of the zvex FAT fuzz factory? Haven’t found a good one… And I would be so happy if you played I don’t live today. Love your demos. Been subbed for about a year. Great work :). Keep up the excellent work!

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi David,

      Thanks for all your support and kind words recently. It doesn’t go unnoticed and I appreciate it a lot.

      Zvex aren’t big on dishing out demo models from what I can gather. You might have to put in a request with them yourself for this one, as they may perceive any advance from me as a fishing (which couldn’t be further from the truth as I have way too much work as it is). I’ll be happy to accommodate if they give the thumbs up as although I’ve never tried one of their products at length, I’ve always admired them from afar.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

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  15. Keith Hales

    Hi Brett , great demos dude. Anyway went out and got a Carl Martin DC drive on the strength of your demo, tried it the other night at rehearsal, sounds awesome. Enough of the pedal stuff my main reason for the email is your hog telecaster in particular is the neck on it a standard Tele spec? I am in the process of contacting Smitty guitars as regards purchasing this guitar. I play Les Pauls and have only recently been thinking of a Telecaster and after seeing yours I was well impressed. Im used to 59 spec neck on my LP so I will be asking Smitty for this and also change of selector switch position also a la LP so you needn’t worry about your tele having a twin.
    Keep on with the demos.
    Cheers
    Keith

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Keith,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad to have been of useful service in your tone quest. ๐Ÿ™‚

      The Tele we call The Hog was a co-op design between myself and Eric Smid. I had very specific ideas for it which, thankfully, were on the money, as the guitar is pretty amazing and everything I’d hoped for.

      Firstly, the neck profile was lifted from one of my all time favourites, the Ernie Ball Music Man Axis. It has basically the same feel, profile and radius.

      The pickups are by Mick Brierley, a set he calls ‘Vintage Modern’. There’s an A5 in the bridge and an A2 in the neck position. The brief to Mick was for a set of humbuckers that could spank like a Tele but shove like a sweet PAF when shown some gain from a pedal or amp. He succeeded in spades.

      I asked Eric to build the guitar primarily from mahogany (but it had to be light) so we could get away from the standard ash/alder sound of a Fender. Again, this approach worked as the guitar is super resonant, light and with plenty of mids associated with high-grade mahogany.

      The pots had to be 500k to allow all the tops to shine through. I insisted on an EVH low-friction pot for the volume as I ride the volume knob all night for clean-up and crunch. Also, there’s a treble bleed in there.

      Lastly, I wanted front mounted pickups, Music Man style, a hard-tail Strat bridge and Sperzel machines. All of these things add to mass, stability and a super solid feel. An oil finish over the entire guitar and Charvel-style rounded shoulders on the neck completed the picture.

      I actually suggested to Eric that he make The Hog a production guitar after I’d played mine. I think a guitar as good as this deserves to be shared with others if they’re interested. I have no problem with that at all.

      Enjoy yours, I have no doubt you will.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

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  16. Chris Forever

    Hey Brett, love your work, was wondering if you could get some goods done on the Effectrode Blackbird, Im on the waiting list for it and the ETHOS overdrive and Effectrode dosnt have but one vid out there and its done by a player/owner.

    I ask because I really respect your input and both the Effectrode Blackbird preamp andf the Ethos overdrive TLE/Classic are the same cost Im really leaning on the ETHOS due to player input, but Effectrode is looking mighty fine and promising, maybe you could help clear up the confusion for those of us on the fence that dont have a chance to demo the Effectrode or hear it in action before purchasing.

    Loving your vids to no end, keep up the great work mate.

    sincerely,

    Chris

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for writing and for the kind words. I would be happy to accommodate you with an Effectrode Blackbird demo. I don’t own one, however, so I’ll have to put in a request on your behalf to the manufacturer. Of course, it will be at discretion whether or not he avails me a demo unit.

      I can speak for the Ethos, though. It’s a pretty amazing preamp and I regret greatly having to sell mine when times were tough a year or two ago.

      Stand by, hopefully I’ll be able to help out soon.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  17. Robert

    Hi Brett,
    I use a Sarno Steel Guitar Black Box as the first ‘pedal’ in my signal chain right after the guitar. It’s a tube driven buffer/impedance matcher (and much more). Whilst it’s not an effect as such it has an enormous effect on maintaining the signal quality of your instrument regardless of the amount of pedals (true bypass and otherwise) and/or cable length/quality. Effectively it acts as if you plugged your guitar straight into your amp. I believe it would be great to get the word out. Check http://www.sarnomusicsolutions.com. It’s all explained there.

    Regards,
    Rob.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Rob,

      I had heard of the Sarno Steel Guitar Black Box, but until your comment had never really investigated it at length. It looks like a valuable tool so I think I’ll try and get hold of one from the guys at Sarno Music Solutions and make a demo that others might enjoy as well.

      Much obliged, thanks again.

      Cheers,

      B

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  18. Chris Forever

    Thanks Brett, I will probably buy the ETHOS Overdrive over the Effectrode Blackbird preamp, as I had written Effectrode and they said they dont have time to do video demos so Im figuring if they dont let you demo their pedal and make a video then the $469 price tag isnt justifiable to me, I figure if your gonna ask for that kind of change you better be able to put your gear out there front and center and stand by it or it dosnt qualify.

    I appreciate your efforts and depending on Effectrode’s willingness to let you demo their pedal or not will say alot about wether the Blackbird preamp is worth dropping the cash on right now or waiting to see someone do an online demo after they purchase the pedal.

    One thing is certain the ETHOS has been well tested by numerous players including yourself and I can justify taking a chance on a pedal when I can hear its strengths and get a good Idea on its application and how it might work with my gear.

    Thanks for your time Brett, your a credit to the music industry and much appreciated by the players out there dropping their hard earned money.

    Chris

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Chris,

      Following your message, I did contact the guys at Effectrode. They were very helpful and happy to hear from me which I found flattering. The end result of our conversation is that I will be sent a demo unit to show-an-tell but as they have orders banked up this is unlikely to happen before October/November.

      I was only vaguely aware of the Blackbird but not that I’ve had a look at it and corresponded with Effectrode, I’m very keen to try it as it looks like a quality tool.

      For the record, I loved my Ethos but sadly had to sell it to pay some bills as most of us occasionally do.

      Thanks for your kind words and support. I greatly appreciate both and will continue to try and churn out interesting videos.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  19. Chris Forever

    Hey thanks Brett, I decided to put off purchasing the Effectrode Blackbird until I can check out some demos, which gives the perfect excuse to buy the ETHOS on June 6th Yippy! I do believe the Effectrode is a high quality piece of kit, but I am already certain the ETHOS will serve me well in getting some nice jazz/blues tones.

    I know about selling gear in times of need, this is my 3rd boutique pedal setup that Im currently building and I lost count of the guitars over the years so so no shame in the game there.

    I do appreciate your video efforts and Im sure alot of guys are very thankful to have a sound board to compare pedals they would otherwise be unable to demo, alot of old school guys will tell you dont buy a pedal you havnt tried yourself, but in this day and age that is practically impossible in most circumstances and with all the various video /sound samples available via internet a guy can get a pretty darn good idea on wether or not a pedal is in the ballpark enough to consider dropping the cash.

    Thanks again for making the time and efforts that you do.

    Sincerely,

    Chris

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  20. Patrick

    Hey Brett,

    I thought I read you may be looking into Ramble Fx’s Marvel Drive and/or Twin Bender?

    If so, I just got both, and like them that much, I’d be willing to post em down for a lend (I’m in Sydney), just so they can get some more love.

    I’ve also got a Rah I can lend you (the initital white one before the current charcoal version – same circuit I believe).

    Like many, I wouldntt be short on OD whilst they were away.

    Cheers, Patrick

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Patrick,

      I have both of the Ramble FX pedals here with and have had for some time. Both are above average pedals and both are long overdue for a demo, like so many others here. I need another me to get through it all in a timely fashion.

      Apologies for the wait (to you and the builder) but stick with me and I’ll have demos up as soon as I can.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  21. Paul Hanna

    Tell me you have a Wampler Velvet Fuzz on it’s way to you. Keen to see you slay that one.

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    • Brett Kingman

      I do and it’s yet another demo that is long overdue. Soon, mate… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Nate Hicks

    Hello Brett,

    Thank you so very much for your wonderful gear demos. The quality of your playing and gear-testing is absolutely legendary! You’ve led me towards better tone for sure.
    I currently own a Peavey C50/410 and have the opportunity to purchase a Laney LH50r. I see that you have many Laneys and would love to see an LH50 video if you had the time and resources. There are virtually zero demos of quality for this amp and I think many people would benefit from a quality.

    If you’re just swimming in the boutique and phenomenal that’s totally understandable and I envy you, sir. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Cheers, Nate

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  23. craig Hurst

    Dude…
    Love you videos & thanks to you i’ve got some great pedals.
    BUT i have not seen you review a Xotic SL Drive.
    i think you might like this with your Laney & les-paul..
    check it out.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Craig,

      I have no doubt that the Xotic is great and I’d love to try it one day. However, I think they have their own demos in hand as several requests from me in the past for Xotic demo units have been met with a resounding indifference. I tried!

      Thanks for the support.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  24. Phil Greenwood

    Hi Brett

    I was wondering if you had any plans to demo a parallel mixer such as the Pigtronix Keymaster or the Badger Schism XV?

    I usually run a two amp set up, an MJW Amplification L6-40 (JTM45 style amp) and an MJW Electra Custom MK1 (Boogie style amp) when stage space allows. However, when playing at smaller venues, where the whole band invariably has to fit onto a postage stamp sized corner of the dance floor, I generally take just the Electra Custom as it has lots of clean headroom and it takes drive pedals really well.

    The only problem with this reduced set up is the amount of tap dancing I have to do between my low-mid gain and high gain drive pedals and my solo/boost pedal, because the Electra is a single channel amp and also because the two drive pedals I have don’t stack particularly well when wired in series. A possible solution to this may be a parallel mixer of some type that would allow the blending of different drives in parallel (much like the Empress Multidrive) and the Pigtronix Keymaster, especially, looks like a really versatile and interesting piece of kit in this regard. It would be great if you could get a couple of your favourite drive pedals together and see how they blend together to create different textures of overdrive. How about it?!

    Thanks very much for all the great demos you’ve posted over the last few years, they’re always well produced, interesting and informative and are very much appreciated. Long may they continue.

    Cheers.

    Phil.

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  25. peter henderson

    Cancel that request
    Apple TV arrived by courier – it is amazing how much you can see when you get up close and personal with a big screen TV

    The only real problem – My guitar with me playing the NI Guitar Rig voices does not sound the same as when you play them. Iโ€™ll work on that.

    The great thing about your videos is that it gives the novice a starting point when faced with the huge array of choices Guitar Rig offers

    What really caught my ear were…

    Warm universe
    Almost clean
    Jimmiโ€™s white pleasure
    Black angus
    Black malcolm rhythm
    One may
    Foo monkey grat

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  26. Serhan Yenilmez

    Hey Brett. You’ve got yourself a cool website ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been using Kingsley Jester for a while and it made me sell all the other tube pramp pedals I have, including Matchless Hotbox. Kingsley is a one man show (Simon Jarrett) amplifier and pedal company in Vancouver BC. He’s an Englishman though. The pedals deserve appropriate demos. It would be great to see you recording them. (http://kingsleyamplifiers.com/)

    Cheers,
    Serhan

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Serhan,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      I have been asked on several occasions to demo the Jester. Last time I asked Simon about this he politely declined. I can’t remember the exact reason but since he’s a very capable guitarist himself that may have been the reason, I can’t recall exactly. I agree that they deserve great demos, and I’d love to help, but if the manufacturer isn’t interested then there’s not much I can do.

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      • Serhan Yenilmez

        Oh I see. There’s nothing to do then… He’s great guitarist for sure but demo-ing needs dedication and proper setup with time. So, his demos are like 7/10 tops. I can’t blame him, because it’s not his business. That’s why manifacturers should have a solution partner for demo production, IMHO.

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  27. Mark Warren

    Ok…which pedals can I buy, play a G chord and then a major scale and have it sound like David Gilmour playing a G chord and then a major scale?

    Thanks in advance for your response !!

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  28. Emanuele

    Hi Brett
    Thanks for your great demos (not to mention talent, too!).
    I’d love to try a pedal from AMT, maybe the C2 model, but it’s impossible to find one locally.
    I’d like to ask if the behaviour of AMT pedals is good too when the gain is low.
    I mean, can I get an edge of break up tone, too, or it is more a matter of on/off high gain tone?
    It seems to me that even with a low gain, the tone is more high-gain like, and lower gain means simply no volume.
    Thanks for any suggestion. Ciao!

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Emanuele,

      Thanks for your support and kind words. Both are very much appreciated!

      The C2 and other pedals in the Legend Series do not excel at low gain settings, to be frank. They’re built for high-gain stuff and do that job well, but subtlety is not their strong point. I think you should probably look at other choices if you need a range of gain on tap; perhaps the Tech 21 stuff, for instance.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  29. Jun Togawa

    Hello,Brett.
    I really enjoy watching your demo videos.
    I have seen your demo which was about CER made by Kohei murakami.
    I’m wondering why you deleted that demo.
    Is there any reason?
    I really wanna watch it again.
    Thanks!!

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Jun,

      The CER demo was deleted at the request of Kohei Murakami because he felt that the pedal and his involvement in it clashed with his current employment. This is a shame because the pedal is outstanding. I just wish there was a way for the world to be able to access it. I’ve suggested this to him but haven’t heard much back.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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    • Brett Kingman

      Queues and overdrives are not a great mix for me, with all due respect. I’ll definitely give it a shot if one comes my way, though.

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  30. Darren C

    Hey, Brett! Thought maybe you might be able to reach out to, Rhys, of Seppuku Fx to demo of some of the stuff he has! He doesnt put out a ton of stuff but what he has sure Is interesting!

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Rhys,

      Thank you for the suggestion. I’ve actually asked Seppuku if I could demo their stuff in the past, but to no avail, unfortunately. I tried..!

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  31. Kenneth Beck

    Hi Brett,
    Love your site,even better because you use Mick Brieley Pups.
    Could you demo the Jetter Red Square Over Drive?
    If possible can you use the Smitty Strat with Brieley Rebellion Pick ups as I just got some put in my Strat and they sound amazing.
    Cheers,
    Kenneth

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Kenneth,

      Thanks for the kind words regarding the site – and Mick’s pickups! Great, aren’t they? I love ’em.

      Jetter have received requests from me in the past to demo their gear. They weren’t too interested then and probably aren’t now, unfortunately. A shame. Sorry!

      Any demo I’ve made with the Blue Smitty after November last year features the Rebellions. There must be a half dozen up there already. Love those pickups!

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

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  32. Micky

    Hi Burg,

    I am a huge fan of your tests. I always watch your demos to select my stomp-boxes. In 2010 I bought an AMT M1, and I never regret that. Since few months I watch and watches again your test of the Wampler Pinnacle, and that’s done I just bought one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    With the arrival of the Pinnacle, I am thinking about replacing the M1 with a more vintage tone Marshall in a box. The problem is that there are tones of plexi in a box… Could just describe the advantages and drawback of mean candidates: Wampler plexi-drive, Ramble FX : Marvel Drive, Weehbo Effekte: PLEXDRIVE, Rockett : ANIMAL, Tech 21 โ€ข NYC : HOT-ROD PLEXI, catalinbread Dirty Little Secret

    Purpose would be ACDC, zeppelin, hendrix sounds (strat, tele, SG, LP guitars…)

    A comparison video would be amazing, but I wonder if you could find a pedalboard with enough space ^^

    Cheers

    Micky

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Micky,

      I’d love to do that comparison for you but I’m afraid I’ve had to sell many of those pedals to pay bills. They’re all great but I’m really digging the Ramble FX at the moment – it’s dead simple and rocks hard.

      Cheers,

      B

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      • Micky

        Hi Brett,

        I finally trade my OCD versus a Dirty Little Secret MKII. It Does perfectly the job in standard position and 18V. Very complementary with the M1 and the pinnacle. very plexi feeling and works very well with Strat, SG, LP

        But I will think about the marvel Drive.

        Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Michael

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  33. Martin

    Hi!

    Please make a review of Jet City Amplification JCA5212RC, or another Jet City Amp ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards!!!!

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    • Brett Kingman

      Martin, if Jet City want to send that or any other model, I’ll be glad to demo it for you.

      My suggestion to you would be to send them (or any other manufacturer you’d like to hear on my channel) a quick request so they can get in touch with me.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

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  34. Simon

    Hi Brett I love your channel. Could you do some more demonstrations with 7 and 8 string guitar to see how they sound with pedals. I love your 6 string work but I’d like to know how they sound with extended range guitars.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Simon,

      Sure thing! Working on some now. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers,

      B

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  35. Bryan

    Brett,

    I’ve watched and enjoyed many of your YouTube video demos. I haven’t got many pedals, but I do have Brian Wampler’s Pinnacle and Faux Tape Echo (older versions). I find myself thinking I’m in the market for a compressor pedal, and am wondering if you could tell me a few of your favorites? I trust you’ve had the opportunity to noodle around with quite a few! Thanks for any recommendations you could give me! BTW, that Yerasov amp you demo’d blew me away.

    Bryan

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Bryan,

      Apologies for the slow reply and thanks for the kind words.

      There are a slew of great compressors on the market; too many to mention. A few personal favourites, however, would be the Empress Compressor, Wampler’s Ego Compressor, Free The Tone’s Silky Comp, both of the Origin compressors (a cut above, really), and Crazy Tube Circuit’s The Bulb. Effectrode’s Compressor is great too, just ask Dave Gilmour (who is also an Origin fan).

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

      Reply
  36. Jaye

    Hello, Brett!

    I really enjoy your demo videos. You’re one of the best demonstrators on YouTube, hands down. I saw your demo of the Walrus Audio Voyager, and I’m wondering if you can do a demo of Walrus Audio’s Mayflower overdrive as well.

    Cheers,

    Jaye

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Jaye,

      Thanks for the kind words and apologies for the slow reply.

      I’ve expressed interest in demoing Walrus Audio’s Mayflower but it would seem that they’ve got their end covered as I’ve never received any correspondence from them to indicate that it may be a possibility. My only suggestion would be for you to shoot them a quick request if you want to hear what I can do with it.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

      Reply
  37. Marty

    Hi Brett:

    Big fan of your YouTube guitar gear videos! Just watched all your AMT reviews and was looking for some advice. I need one of these pedals to help give me a modern hard rock sound (Seether, Saving Abel, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, etc.) Could you recommend, from your perspective, which one(s) of these would help do the trick? I am not very familiar with all the different amps these pedals model, so your experienced advice would be most appreciated.

    Thanks . . . Marty

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Marty,

      Thanks for the kind words and apologies for the slow reply. I’ve been snowed under lately, for a change! Heheh.

      I’m not overly familiar with any of the bands you’ve mentioned, unfortunately – it’s a generation thing, I guess. So I wouldn’t want to offer any sort of advice as I’m clearly out of my depth. Sorry! You’ve given me some listening advice, though, and I thank you for that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

      Reply
  38. Johnny D

    Hi Bret,
    Your reviews are really good, maybe too good, because my wishlist is getting longer every day…
    I’ve seen 3 univibe demos u did – for JHS Warble-Tron, DryBell vibe machine, and Black-Cat vibe.
    Its hard the to tell from the videos, and I cant test any of them by myself before buying…
    Which one is your personal favorite ?
    Ok, maybe the last Q was too tricky to answer (;
    JD.

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Johnny,

      Thanks for writing and apologies for the delayed response. Too snowed under over here!

      All of the pedals you’ve mentioned left my premises months if not years ago. However, the one I hung onto the longest was the Black-Cat vibe. It had the most organic and rich vibe tone to my ears. It’s bigger than the others, though, so if pedalboard space is an issue I’d probably go for the DryBell Vibe Machine which is also incredibly cool and a LOT smaller.

      Cheers,

      Brett K

      Reply
  39. Xavier Lozano

    Hi Brett, from Barcelona!

    Great job on your videos, they are fantastic for learning effects and such, and for choosing a specific Brand or type. Good work, keep it up!
    I need your opinion about two pedals. I would like to get one but I am not sure about which one. I am thinking about two brands, “Thirty something” by Wampler, and “Ac-tone” by Carl Martin.
    I think they have a similar price, but I would like to know which one has the better components and sound quality, the most real sound, which is the most versatile to work with. I really like the clean sound, but also the saturated sound. With regard to design, I prefer the Wampler box, but it’s the only thing I am sure about.
    Next month I am playing in a Beatles tribute concert and I would like to use a new pedal. I also really like Brian May’s sound. Both pedals seem great, but they are pricey and I don’t want to make a mistake, I would like to buy a pedal I can use for a long time. What would you recommend? Are there other similar brands?

    Thank you very much, I hope to hear from you soon!

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Xavier,

      Thanks for writing and apologies for the delayed reply.

      Both the Wampler and Carl Martin pedals are very well made albeit with different features. If you want an extensive range of tonal options within the AC30 realm I would recommend the Thirty Something (which, incidentally, I named!). It can cover a LOT of ground. The Carl Martin AC-Tone is a simpler affair, offering very good to excellent simulations of AC30 tones that would be familiar to most with a minimum of fuss. I enjoy both but would probably opt for the latter because it’s quick and simple to use on stage. The Wampler, however, offers a broader tone pallet.

      I hope this helps a little. No doubt your Beatles gig is well and truly over now but I hope also that it was successful and a lot of fun.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

      Reply
  40. Andy Treacey

    Hi could you please do some demos on the Suhr Riot and any of the other pedals in the Suhr range,Cheers Andy LOVE your work.

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’d love to demo the Suhr stuff but I’ve never been asked. You could shoot Suhr a request if you like and I’ll do the same.

      Cheers,

      B

      Reply
  41. Paul

    Hi Brett,

    Greetings from the UK and congrats on your superb videos, unquestionably the best on the web.

    With your recent “Balls on a Budget” in mind, I’d love to see your take on assembling a basic board for small gigs. For example, I have a modest board that has room for only two (standard-sized) drive pedals. Which ones would you choose to be able cover as many sounds as possible for rock/pop covers? I’m using a Tele and a Les Paul into a Fender amp set clean. I’d be really interested to know which pedals you’d pick.

    Cheers,
    Paul

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks writing, it’s great to hear from you.

      To be honest, I do have to ‘pack small’ a lot because of airline baggage restrictions. When doing so I usually give ‘pedalboards’ per se a miss and instead opt for something ‘multi’ such as a Boss ME-80, T-Rex Magus, Zoom G5 or similar. The new Tech 21 FlyRig5 looks worthy too, especially as it will fit inside a guitar case without too much problem thereby eliminating yet another piece of baggage.

      If, however, I had to use individual pedals, I’d probably choose the Analog Alien Rumble Seat (OD, delay, reverb), a tuner and … not much else!

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

      Reply
  42. Lorenzo Fedi

    Hi Bretti!!

    I’m a great fan of yours since 2009… thanks for all your demoes, made me buy stuff so many times..

    By the way i can’t wait to see you demonstrate the TECH 21 FLYRIG!! it’a awesome and i’m sure could result in a awesome demo as always.

    Regards from Italy, and keep going like that. Cheers to you and your wonderful family!

    Lorenzo

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Lorenzo,

      Thanks for watching and enjoying my videos, and greetings to you and my friends in your beautiful country.

      I have spoken to Tech 21 NYC and a FlyRig5 demo will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

      Reply
  43. Greg Mauser

    Hey Brett,
    I’m an ardent follower of your demos – bought at least two pedals because of them and you did
    not steer me wrong! I’m wondering how you sync up your audio and video post production. I looked up your
    cameras and it doesn’t appear they record audio directly. In fact, I thought it might be cool do to a “making of a pedal
    demo” video.
    Cheers,
    Greg

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to write.

      Both of my cameras do indeed record audio, but that audio is replaced in the final master with Pro Tools audio miked audio. I use Final Cut Pro X to synchronise the camera audio and mastered Pro Tools audio and turn off the camera audio once the synchronisation is done. It’a a lengthy process – each video takes about a day to make – but it seems to get the better result.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

      Reply
  44. Ellis

    Hi Brett,

    Love your videos!! I bought a Neunaber Wet and a Wampler Euphoria because of your demo! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was wondering what you can do with a Catalinbread Karma Suture!

    Thanks again for entertaining us!

    Cheers,

    Ellis

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Ellis,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad to know my efforts have been entertaining and useful. Great stuff! I’ll check with the Catalinbread crew to see whether they need any Aussie assistance. I used to cover a lot of their stuff but I think they mostly do it themselves these days. We’ll see.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman.

      Reply
  45. Eric

    Hi Brett,
    I saw you demo of AMT CN1 chameleon. I am wondering if I could use it directly with pedals. What Iโ€™ve got in mind is to use the Suhr Riot as the preamp and the CN1 as the cap simulator then to headphone for practicing. Is this going to work?
    And how is the CN1 compared to ADA GSC series?

    Regards
    Eric

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      HI Eric,

      Thanks for writing.

      I don’t own either of the devices you’ve mentioned as they left me shortly after the demos were made. However, both, if I recall did admirable jobs of speaker emulation and both can handle a pedal as a front end. If you’re unsure, you should probably contact the manufacturer’s respective sites as I’m unable to help further.

      Thanks,

      Brett K

      Reply
  46. John

    Hi Brett,

    Love your site and work! Perhaps you could demo the Hartmann Analog flanger and Catalinbread Bell Epoch?

    Cheers
    Johnny A

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi John,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’d love to try both of those pedals however I don’t own either. You may have to put in a request with the manufacturers yourself as a request from me can be misconstrued as fishing for freebies (which couldnโ€™t be further from the truth as I really donโ€™t need anymore pedals!)

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

      Reply
  47. Chris

    Brett,

    I love your videos. I don’t see many wah pedals covered. Would you demo the RMC8 or RMC10?

    Best,

    Chris

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Chris, thank you for your kind words. I’d be happy to demo pretty much anything including the RMC’s, however you’ll have to put in a request with the manufacturer yourself as a request from me is often misconstrued as fishing for freebies (which couldn’t be further from the truth as I really don’t need anymore pedals!)

      Cheers,

      BK

      Reply
  48. Rudolf Merz

    Hello Brett
    I desperately try to master the same riffs you play on the Smitty Coffeecaster viceo. But can’t devise some of the gripps you apply. Are coincidentially the tabs available for what you play there? Great playing and great videos. Thanks.
    Rudolf Merz, Zurich, Switzerland

    Reply
  49. Murray

    Hi Brett,

    Wondering if you might be interested producing a demo for the Schaffer Replica. You can find some info at this site:

    http://www.solodallas.com/the-schaffer-replica/

    The Schaffer Replica is a non-wireless guitar effect that comes in two different versions:
    The Definitive look of our Schaffer Replicaโ„ข Gold Tag Edition. Final Product for sale.
    The Definitive look of our Schaffer Replicaโ„ข Gold Tag Edition. Final Product for sale.

    The Schaffer Replicaโ„ข Pedal Version. Same circuit and sound as the Gold Tag and the original SVDS miniaturized in a pedal case.
    โ€“ The Pedal Version is an SMD format miniaturized version of the TSR, packaged as a stomp box. With full analog circuitry, it is a 1:1 faithful replica, providing the same TSR sound to its userโ€ฆwe hope to be able to keep producing it for quite some time.

    Cheers

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Absolutely! What a cool product! The manufacturer or distributor should contact me via the email link here, please, and I’ll attend to it directly.

      Cheers,

      Brett Kingman

      Reply
  50. Vlad Konevets

    Hi Brett,

    Greetings from Russia. I like your logo “Keep Calm & Rock On.” I also am impressed with your playing, and patches that you have created with BOSS GT-100 for Boss Tone Central. Your talent, music and guitar tones are very inspiring! Now I am thinking to buy BOSS GT-100, and get this BOSS TONE STUDIO with your super sounds.

    Would you please tell me where I can get those Backing Tracks of your nine compositions using which you demonstrated your great patches at the Boss Tone Central website – Smooth Sailing, Rock Dom, Easy Lead, VINTAGE Flexi, Tera Clean, Burgs Country, Party Dropper, Billy Gs CRUNCH, More Gills, Spank GT. I have recognized only one Jam Track you’d used for the presentation of Smooth Sailing patch #10. it is Peace of My Heart. Is it right?

    Thank you in advance. My best wishes!

    Vlad

    Reply
  51. Don

    Hi Brett,

    What do you think would work better at lower amp volume levels on a 15 watt tube amp for some Eric Johnson type fuzz sounds, a Wampler Velvet or a Dirty Little Secret MKIII stacked with a good old Dunlop silicon fuzz face?
    Cheers,
    Don

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Gee Don, I’m not very well versed on Eric’s tone, to be honest. I think he runs a pretty ‘dark’ rig based around a Fuzz Face and a VERY long cable length to tame the top-end, doesn’t he? In all honesty, I think you’d be better off consulting the EJ fans at The Gear Page as I’m just not expert enough to give an authoritative answer.

      Cheers,

      B

      Reply
  52. Jon Thor Sigmundsson

    Hey Brett,

    I would love to see a demo of the PRS SE Zach Myers guitar. Is that something you could look into? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from Denmark,
    Jon

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Jon,

      I’d love to, but have no way of getting my hands on one unless the local distro carries them – I’ll check!

      Cheers,

      B

      Reply
  53. Sam

    Hi Burgs!

    Thanks so much for providing us gearheads with some quality pedal reviews- you’ve helped me save a lot of money.

    Would LOVE to hear a demo of the tech 21 fly 5. I noticed you’ve got one on your facebook page- when will the demo be up?-

    pumped to hear it.

    Cheers Sam

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Sam,

      Thanks for the kind words. A FlyRig5 demo is imminent.

      Cheers, B. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  54. Simon

    Hi Burgs! First of all, love your videos. You are not just a person who demo guitar gear your also a favourite guitarist of mine.

    To the question, in interested in a small tube head to pair with my 212 v30 cab at home and i have seen your hotone british invasion video.
    But i have also looked at the mooer little monster AC. Cant you ask mooer if you can demo their amp too?

    Have a nice day!!

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  55. Mathew Goodall (Monkey No. 1)

    Hey Brett,

    Its not a pedal but I am currently working on designing and building a series of upgrade wiring harnesses (Strat then Tele at this stage with more to follow) with solder-less connectors for a completely solder free install and pickup changes. I understand you are a busy man but it would be great if you would take a look at what we are up to and let me know if you consider an install demo and general review. I hope to have them ready for building in Feb.

    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Mathew Goodall
    Obsidian Wire, NZ

    Reply
  56. Joseph

    Brett,

    The work you do is quite informative and has swayed me in many a purchase, especially with effects. I am very interested in purchasing a few of the Tech 21 Character series pedals (I already own the tv bass and fly rig 5) , but I want to use them for guitar and bass. You provided a review of the tv bass with guitar and bass, and it hey were great. I was wondering if you could also do a review for bass on the Oxford, Leeds, blonde, British, U.S. Metal, California and Liverpool if they are capable. Thank you for the insight and information you provide. I enjoy your work. Have a great day and a happy new year.

    Sincerely,

    Joseph

    Reply
  57. Damage inc

    Hey mate what about that demo for Digitech RP360XP anytime soon?
    Happy new year and all the best in 2015 \m/

    Reply
  58. Erin Skinner

    Hi Brett!
    First off, thanks so much for your demos. I bought the Wampler Thirty Something based in part on what you showed us.

    Could you please do a demonstration of the Earthquaker Devices Palisades overdrive? I’d appreciate it.

    Cheers
    Erin

    Reply
  59. Federico

    Hi Brett,

    it would be very useful to me if you do a comparison between the Rockett Blue Note and the Free The Tone Red Jasper.
    Thanks for your videos, keep rocking!

    Greetings from Italy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  60. Edward

    Hello Burgs,

    I wish to ask for your opinion. Which pedal would you personally use as your lead tone for a Pink Floyd jam? A) Top Tone DG-1 or B) Buffalo FX – Rams Head? Or would you recommend some other pedals?
    Thank you.

    Reply
  61. Stephen

    Ready for a demo of one of my pedals. Shoot me an email at [email protected] to let me know how things work with your program.

    Reply
  62. Bryan

    Hey Brett,

    I respectfully request a demo of pretty much any of the pedals from the company Correct Sound Custom ( http://correctsoundcustom.com/ ). If I could twist your arm into doing any specifically, the MT preamp, Mad Hatter, or the Eclipse would be absolutely radical.

    Stay awesome,
    Bryan

    Reply
  63. John Horvath

    Hiya Brett from Canada
    I think your awesome and I love all that you do and you inspire me … thanks for that . Brett I have a question and I need your opinion on which compressor to buy . Firstly I am not a chicken picker and not into Country music I am however much like you into big sound and head room Gilmouresk sound and I like to dig in Andy Timmons sound hope this is enough to give you an idea where my taste lies. Classic Rock Doobies/Santana/Allman Bros/ etc all the good stuff . My gear is all Mesa Boogie amps Im hooked … and all guitars are Fender / Les Paul standards PRS etc . So here is what I’ve looked at mostly from your video’s .

    Wampler Ego Comp which I like because of the Blend knob – Boss older CS2 or CS3 with added Tone nob which I think is helpfull or modded CS3 – Keely 4 knob – Silky Comp which I see you like aswell on your pedal board sounds great or the Baroni Labs Daves Comp which blew me away which has a very obviouse effect and not sure if I want that sound all the time its like you say it just has something the others dont and it sounds wonderfull can it be controlled ? This is the one I’m leaning towards . Thanks Brett I look forward to hearing from you .
    Regards
    John..

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  64. Paul

    Hi Brett,

    I really enjoyed your video on using the Boss GT-100 with an amp. I decided to take your tip and have been running mine into a Fender Blues Junior and then mic’ing it up for the PA – works very well. However, running the GT-100 direct into the PA without an amp is always a disappointment; it seems to lack punch and clarity and sounds processed. I was just wondering whether you had used the GT-100 direct into the PA yet and, if so, if you have any advice about getting a good sound? Obviously the pedal is a fraction of the cost of Axe FX, but do you have any secrets you can share about using modellers live through a PA?

    Thanks for all the excellent videos.

    Paul

    Reply
  65. Jeff Hebert

    Hey Brett, love your demos. I was just wondering if you would be demoing any more Palir guitars ? And what you thought of them ? ( besides what you said along with demos )
    Thanks from Canada , Jeff

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Jeff.

      Yessir, John and I have a new model in works, in collaboration with Brian Porter, the excellent gent who wound the pickups for the Apple Tree Tele. This one is a vastly different take on the last model and it should surface inside a month, probably on ToneReport/PGS first, as last time.

      Thanks for your support and kind words.

      Cheers!

      Reply
  66. Josรฉ Roberto

    Hello Brett! First of all, congratulations for your great reviews, they really help a lot!
    I’ve watched all your AMT Legend Amps reviews, and i would like to ask you to do some testing: i have a AMT F1, and i was wondering if i can use those ch. send/ch. return to switch to the AMT M2 (for instance), and then use the ch. send/ ch. return from the M2 to an AMT R2, so i could have a live setup with “Fender/Marshall/Mesa-Boogie characteristics”. Can you make some sort of review/test with those preamps switching/combinations? It would really help, because all the tests you can find in the internet are with the preamps alone. Thank you very much, and keep the good work!!

    Cheers from Brazil!

    Josรฉ Roberto

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  67. Nathan Weekes

    I would love your thoughts about on two pedals I am interested in purchasing:
    Effectrode Mercury Tube Fuzz
    Empress Effects Fuzz

    I currently have an Empress ParaEQ and an Effectrode PC2A Compressor and I love both. Or perhaps you can recommend a different fuzz box that you find even more incredible? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Nathan,

      Thanks for writing and a thousand apologies for the (very) late reply. Too much going on for me at the moment.

      I’ve only tried, briefly, the Empress Effects Fuzz. It was great. To be truthful, I’m not a real big fuzz guy. I’ve demoed hundreds but I never use them on stage and hardly ever in the studio. If I do I usually go for a classic Muff or Tonebender MK I or II. And there are a ton of clones being made by many companies of those pedals. I really dug the Wampler Velvet Fuzz too. One of my favourites, actually.

      Cheers,

      B

      Reply
  68. Ben

    Hello Brett!

    I’ve been watching your videos for a few years now and I must say you are probably the best guitar gear reviewer out there. I would love to see your take on the Buffalo FX TD-X. I saw the reviews from Gilmourish.com but I’m kind of wondering what else it can do.

    Thanks for all your hard work,
    Ben Ferwerda

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Ben,

      Sincere apologies for such a late reply. And thank you for writing.

      I’d love to demo and try that pedal too. It’s up to Buffalo Fx’s Steve, though. If he asks, I’ll be there.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

      Reply
  69. Greg Hill

    Awesome work Brett as always!
    Would love to see a demo of the new Sherlock GRID 30 (head or combo). Killer amp by local amp guru Dale Sherlock (he made the monster FatHead 100). It’s a 2 channel switcher with gain staging making it essentially a 4 channel amp, vintage to modern high gain and everything else in between.
    Cheers,
    Greg Hill (yep the same guy you knew back in the old dayz)

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Howdy Greg,

      Apologies for the very late reply here.

      I believe we spoke about a Sherlock demo but I haven’t heard from you or Dale since our phone call.

      Cheers,

      Brett K.

      Reply
  70. Andre Bastos

    Hi Brett,

    You will make an upgrade of the Sick The Standart by Blackout in your pedalboard?

    I watched your video on Blackout and I got really excited! However, just like you I have the Standart and I am in doubt whether it is worth or not to upgrade …

    I exchanged messages with the manufacturer who informed me that the Blackout has more gain than the Standart, in both positions! It happens that I’m not interested in more gain, because I think the Standart already has enough gain for my needs. What really interests me is the sound quality, so I wonder if you really do the upgrade on your pedalboard.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Andre,

      The standard is good enough for me. I use it quite a lot when I’ve got the ‘traditional’ pedalboard out. The Blackout went to Sadie as a gift from her dad. If it’s worth more in a couple of years she can sell it to help buy her first car – or better still use it herself if she decides to join a band. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers,

      Brett K

      Reply
  71. Phil

    Hey Brett! I’ve watched your “amp-less”demos and have a question.
    I’ve been thinking about getting a preamp for direct recording at home without compromising too much of my tone (Humbucker guitar –> pedalboard –> Deluxe Reverb). Been eying the Ethos Clean, the Tech 21s and the Shift Line Twin. Which of the preamps you’ve tried has had the best clean, warm sound to use as a pedal platform for direct recording?

    Cheers!

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Phil,

      I sold my Ethos several years ago to cover some bills. Great unit but I’ve never been tempted to buy another. All of the Tech 21 stuff is great. At the moment the RK5 gets my vote due to its versatility, sound scope and size. It’s a winner. I’m yet to try the Shift Line Twin although I have one at home (not so) patiently waiting for a demo which I hope to get to in a week or so.

      Cheers,

      B

      Reply
  72. Paul Hawksworth

    Hi Brett. Hope you pick this message up. I stumbled across your BOSS ES8 demo on YouTube a few weeks ago as I’m keen on getting one. Since then I’ve subscribed to your channel and have watched numerous demos, all of which are extremely illuminating.

    I was particularly taken with the GFI Specular Reverb (having also watched your demo of that), so much so, that I’ve gone and bought that and the Wavelogic II (I mentioned your connection to Henry when ordering them).

    You mentioned in one of the threads that you would hopefully do a demo of the Wavelogic II at some point. I for one would love to see that, although being the proud owner of one (and there can’t be too many of us here in the UK), I already know how good it is. I understand you are busy, but if you get the chance……

    All the best

    Paul Hawksworth (aged 50 and a half, from Heswall, Wirral England, and having a proper mid-life crisis..)

    PS An idiots guide to programming midi on the ES8 would be super – if you have time for that also. I’m already on the very helpful Facebook owners group, but no-one has got round to doing one yet.

    Reply
    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Paul,

      My apologies for the late reply and thanks for writing.

      I have tried a proto of the Wavelogic II but we had some switching and/or MIDI problems. I love what it does but it needed a revision which I’m waiting for before I can demo it properly. Perhaps yours has already had that revision, I’m not sure, as it was several months ago when I last tried the unit. I really dig GFI’s stuff, though. Amazing sounding units.

      The ES8 is due for another video demo from me just as soon as I get time – something I’m sadly lacking at the moment. I actually haven’t played with it for nearly two months due to touring and video commitments. Drives me nuts! So I must go back to it and soon.

      Cheers,

      B

      Reply
      • Paul Hawksworth

        Hi Brett

        Thanks for replying, don’t worry, I appreciate you are busy. I haven’t actually set my Wavelogic up with a switcher yet so can’t say if the MIDI is fully working. It does seem to be a revised model though, a Wavelogic II+.

        Henning Pauly (who I’m sure you are familiar with), actually did a superb series of demos last week on the ES8. Part 3, showing how to actually program it, including MIDI, is an hour long and he’s really done an excellent job of it.

        That’ll hopefully take any pressure off you to do one I think, because I’m sure I was’t the only one to ask you.

        Best wishes anyway and keep the videos coming, They really are great viewing.

        One last question Brett. the Fibenacci delay setting from your H9 on your original demo of the ES8 – Is it the standard preset on the H9 or did you program that in yourself? It is a fantastic sound. Can you give me the heads-up on the settings if you did it yourself – only if you get the chance.

        thanks again

        Paul

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  73. Simon

    Hey Burgs.

    I was wondering if you ever played a Pedalboard through the Axe FX, using it “only” as an Amp simulator, or digital amp.
    I appreciate the Axe FX for all it can do and how good it sounds, but i just can’t part with my pedalboard. The thought of not having all those knobbies in front of me scares me hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

    anyhow. if you could just let me know if you’ve ever tried that, or even shoot a video about it, that would be phenomenal!!!

    thanks for all your effort with the videos you keep on posting.
    Greetings from Switzerland.
    Simon

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Simon,

      Greetings from a very wet Sydney. Thanks for writing.

      I have to say that I haven’t really put a whole ‘analog’ board through the Axe FX yet. It’s so full of its own effects that I’ve not really felt a need to. However, I have made a few single pedal demos with it – mainly dirt boxes or fuzzes. I get where you’re coming from, though – the lack of knobs to tweak. I felt that too, for about an hour. After that, I was thankful just for the control switches on the stage. Any tweaking that needs to be done I can do from the Axe FX itself, not quite as fast as bending down to do it, but fast enough. So it’s a compromise, sure, but I think the advantages of the all-in-one Axe FX and its almost endless potential and scope far outweigh a traditional pedalboard. But I still love to use a traditional pedalboard and amp now and then as well. Choices, choices…

      Cheers,

      B

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  74. Maurice

    Hi Brett,

    Loveley demo on the Normandy Thinline, enjoyed it very much. looked it over and over.
    With your smooth playing, it gives a very good impression on the diversity of sounds it can produce.
    In distorted chords (and sustain) it is realy standing out, realising they are single coils.
    Was a great help for me to make a choice for Jim Normandy.
    To me it had a better match with the quantum Axe Fx than with your Laney ?
    just my 2 cents.
    Big thanks,

    Maurice

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hi Maurice,

      Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, that guitar is a killer. Tons of sustain, built to last (forever!), looks great, is great to play. No complaints, only praise for Jim Normandy.

      The thing about the Axe-FX is that you can choose from several hundred different amps, cabs and effects. They’re all pretty good. I love it. The Laney is great as well (can’t beat the sound pressure level vibe of a good tube amp) but it’s just one amp with three different channels. See where I’m coming from? And that’s why I tour with an Axe FX and why others are doing so too.

      Rock on!

      B

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  75. Simon

    Hey Burgs! Love your channel!
    What about a demo on Mooer Little Monster AC? ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Hotone was a beast but Mooer got real tuuuubes!!

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  76. Greg Mills

    Hi Brett, I hope you’re having a great Christmas down under! Firstly, a thousand thanks for your gear demos. They are a cut above the rest in my book, very thorough, accurate and entertaining to boot.

    I am looking to purchase an Origin Effects compressor but I have a question. I need a general purpose compressor and the Cali76 CD looks like the one I should be considering. But I also loved the SlideRig demo you did and I play a little lap steel. The question is, can the Cali76 still do a reasonable job with its single stage of compression? Otherwise, would the SlideRig be able to fulfill the role of a general purpose compressor even without the external attack and release controls? I can’t afford two units, so it will need to be one or the other, unfortunately!

    Cheers

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  77. Wes

    We need longer Atomic Amplifire vids, preferably through the CLR powered wedge!

    Loved both of your current ones. Just too short! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wes

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    • Brett Kingman

      Haha. Thanks! I’ll see what I can do. The problem with miking a wedge is that the sound is then compromised by the microphone itself. The way I’m doing them now gives you a better impression of what you’ll hear with a full range system. Also, I need another CLR to do it in stereo – I only have the one. But all noted, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  78. JSTN

    Please demo the Buffalo FX M1.
    Your demos are phenomenal and super helpful. Thank you for the time you put in.

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Justin. I’ve contacted the builder on your behalf. I’m happy to do cover it – and keen – but ultimately it will be up to Buffalo FX.

      Cheers and thanks for the kind words and support.

      B

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  79. Klaus Zimmerman

    I like your demos, they are super helpful. I really wonder Rockfabrik Effects Mind Abuse distortion, please demo for it, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Brett Kingman

      Hey Klaus. Thanks for the kind words. I’d be happy to demo the Mind Abuse but I need the request to come from the manufacturer as I don’t have access to one here.

      Many thanks,

      Brett Kingman

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