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..the Legend of El Pescadoro surfaces

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I can't wait to get mine

– Diggey

you finally got right?

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Hey finally a bonafide Pedal Demo of the El Pescadoro. This is a Jr Barnyard octal tube character pedal w pre fender reverb ala 50s chicago chess era studio verb (aka chamber/plate).

RJ Ronquillo is using a eastwood twin tone in the out of phase mode along w a telecaster for the vid.

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If I was half as cool as this guy is, y'all could all kiss my ass. Wow!!!!!

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RJ is one fonky dude - with a serious case of Don't Get No Better.

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Clearly.

– Proteus

Who needs a Gretsch when they have one of these?

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IMNSHO the Twin Tone is mighty fine, plays and looks great. No quality issues but I admit I dumped the pickups. And added GFS Surf 90s in one of mine and Roadhouse Vista Tones in the other for authenticity. My favourite guitars

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GIBSON BARNEY KESSEL ALERT.

ERRRT - ERRRT - ERRRT - ERRRT

Man, warn me before you put up a picture of that thing. Almost poked my eye out.

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Vince, does either of your Twin Tones have a Bigsby? If so, any tonal differences between Bigs and not-a-Bigs?

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No Tim, NO to the Bigsby! Oddly enough, I'm not sure if I like the B50 Bigsby, I have one that seems to kill something everytime I put it on a guitar. My Tele hated it, maybe it was just the comparison with the string through design, which just works so well. I'd like to try a twin tone with a B50 to compare tho. They do look cool.

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I was just getting used to using my BS301 and a clip on tuner, Tavo, that is Bad A$$, really sounds good

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Wow! Sounds incredible!

K

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I was just getting used to using my BS301 and a clip on tuner, Tavo, that is Bad A$$, really sounds good

– 949Norm

apples n oranges 949norm! Totally different machines top to bottom

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Vince, does either of your Twin Tones have a Bigsby? If so, any tonal differences between Bigs and not-a-Bigs?

– Proteus

Just curious as to why you asked about the tone Tim? I miss the Bigsby, wondering what your wise thoughts are on the matter

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Oh, no wise thoughts. I was just putting together a short train of thought, and it carried me to that crossing. The Twin Tone is an enclosed hollowbody, isn’t it, like the small Barney Kessel? Which has the same construction as my Airline Tuxedo, which doesn’t have a Bigsby.

And I almost can’t get used to a guitar without a wiggle stick; I find myself air-whammying. So I’ve often thought of putting a Bigs on that guitar, when I always remember guys saying it changes the tone of a full hollowbody by damping the top - like, you rarely see a Casino with a Bigsby. I like the Tux (and my Casino, for that matter) as they are, and wouldn’t want to dampen their resonance.

Of course I have full hollowbody guitars with Bigsbys - but I haven’t been able to compare them directly to identical examples withOUT Bigsby.

So, if you had two otherwise identical guitars - one with Bigs, one without - you could have provided a useful data point in that hypothetical comparison.

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The Twin Tone is an enclosed hollowbody, isn’t it, like the small Barney Kessel?

No, it's a solid body. A bolt-on Les Paul, kinda sorta

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Ah.

Well, then - my Bigsornot experiment would have been to determine if a SOLIDbody sounds any different with a Bigsby and without.

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Ah.

Well, then - my Bigsornot experiment would have been to determine if a SOLIDbody sounds any different with a Bigsby and without.

– Proteus

Somehow, adding a Bigsby to a semi acoustic has its own character, somehow it's works. Obviously there isn't the option of anchoring the strings and bridge with maximum force and contact. Nailing a bridge down with an almighty pressure on a solid lump of wood is what Teles etc excel at . So, maybe that's why I shrink back from losing that design aspect. Im probably not very eloquent with this and any real luthier is stroking their chin in disbelief.

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What do you think about these taller "white" knobs. Had a friend that relies on this pedal for his jump blues band and people will just walk up on stage, step through mics and pedalboards half drunk.. This pedal was victim of a fat drunk chick and had to be rebuilt, so I grabbed a set of Daka-ware that were taller to protect the mini switches not really thinking about the color but daamn I kinda like the knobs blending into the box color.

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I just can't play where anyone is drinking.

The kanobs look fine.

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I just can't play where anyone is drinking.

The kanobs look fine.

– Proteus

I started working at a Lutheran church that serves beer in the fellowship hall. ..after service ps. "looks fine" makes me a tad sad. I need epic knobs, and perhaps am guilty of a control knob fetish from guitars to amps to pedals. The red daka knobs are really cool although very evel knieval, some dont like the contrast.

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The new kanobs are EQDian, as used on most of Akron's perdles. They look perkier on the Pexadoor because they protrude from the aureoles of the larger white surrounds.

I like red, but I think I don't like red with blue. I believe your original knobs, however, potentially have greater epicity than the little white ones; I'd just prefer them in another color. Blue or white would be ok. Or, better yet, change all the blue on the pedal to red and stick with red knobs. Red is the best.

Epicity in knobs is all about context, of course, so it's impossible to say that any particular knob is inherently epic in every application.

Chase Bliss knobs have a pretty high inherent qool quotient, though, what with being machined and knurled anodized billet with detail. I also like Helix knobs and Strymon Trinity knobs and Meris knobs and also Strymon small-box knobs. And Origin Effects knobs. They're great. (Clearly I have a thing for machined metal kanobs.)

The knobs on Volante are not so special, but I guess they're appropriate to the context.

Chicken-heads have a hard time NOT being cool, in almost any context: where they're period-appropriate, they look right; where they're not, they look like a statement of purpose.

EQD's Arrows has perhaps the most thematically coherent knob on any pedal I know. And since there's just the one, it stands self-sufficient in its purposeful dignity. It promises nothing but leveling up, and that's what it does.

I've never bought or not bought a pedal based on its knobs. I've never even changed knobs on a pedal, though I've done so on many a guitar (and I've always been right to do so).

Dice, skulls, and Darth helmets are NOT knobs.


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