DeltaLab TO1 Overdrive Pedal Review

DeltaLab TO1 Overdrive Pedal Review

The DeltaLab TO1 is one of the best overdrive pedals on the market today.  It’s cheap, built really well, and features the same tone you could expect from a Keeley Modded Ibanez Pedal TS9 Overdrive Pedal.

The above video demo features the DeltaLab TO1 with a humbucker guitar

The above video demo features the DeltaLab TO1 with a Fender Telecaster with Joe Barden Pickups

The above video demo features the DeltaLab TO1 in my original Pedal Demo Video

Peavey Delta Blues 115 Amplifier Review

Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tweed Amplifier Review

Above Video Demo:  Ric testing out the Peavey Delta Blues 115 for the first time.

The Peavey Delta Blues has Classic style, classic tone and modern versatility. If the blues is your way of life, this is your amp. 30 classic all-tube watts are way louder than solid state and modern flexibility comes from a tremolo with speed and intensity controls, pre-and post-gain controls on the lead channel, 3-band passive EQ, a boost switch, external speaker jack, and an effects loop. Jamming or gigging, this baby can hold down your end of the sound.  This amplifier we’re taking a look at is the single 15″ speaker version which to my ear is the far superior version for nicer tones.

Above Video: Shane testing out the Clean channel on a Peavey Delta Blues Amplifier

Above Video: Shane testing out the Drive channel on a Peavey Delta Blues Amplifier

Above Video: Shane testing out the Drive channel on a Peavey Delta Blues Amplifier Video Demo #2

Above Video: Shane giving a tour of the Peavey Delta Blues 115 Guitar Amplifier

Above Video: Shane testing out the Peavey Delta Blues amplifier back in 2009 (my original video)

The Delta Blues also comes in a 2×10 configuration soon to be discontinued.

 

Providence Stampede SOV2 Overdrive Pedal Review

Providence Stampede SOV2 Overdrive Pedal

Ric shows us the Providence Stampede SOV2 Overdrive Pedal in this video demo above.

The Providence SOV-2 Stampede OD pedal is designed to deliver natural overdrive without obscuring the inherent characteristics and tone of the guitar being used. It features a special bipolar power supply that powers the internal circuitry with boosted voltage, providing a wider dynamic range than possible with conventional 9-volt powered overdrives. For singing lead tones and solid, chunky rhythms, there’s nothing like the SOV-2 Stampede OD.

Official Providence Stampede SOV2 Website

In standard”true bypass” circuits the instrument signal passes through two switch contacts when bypassed. The SOV-2 Single Contact True Bypass configuration ensures that the signal only passes through one switch contact when bypassed, for unmatched signal quality as well as reliability.

In addition to indicating the pedal’s on/off status, the SOV-2 LED provides effective visual battery power monitoring. When the battery voltage drops below 7 volts the LED will become dimmer and begin to go out. The effect will still operate at this voltage, but to ensure optimum performance the battery should be replaced as soon as possible.

In units with a serial number earlier than #2001, the battery will be drained rapidly so the use of an AC adaptor is recommended.

The amp in this video demo is a Victoria Regal II

 

DV Mark Little 40 L34 Amplifier Head

DV Mark Little 40 L34 Amplifier Head

DV Mark Little 40 L34 Head & 2×12 Neodymium Speaker Cabinet. This 40 Watt Guitar Amplifier head is one awesome product. Light weight, great full sound, loads of options in terms of volume and tonality. Can’t go wrong!

These are made by the same company that make the Mark Bass Gear.

Thanks to the Rock Garage for allowing me to review and demo this online.

Official DV Mark Website

The Little 40 L34 is a one-channel, 40W all-tube head.

Although simpler than our larger, multi-channel Bad Boy 120, it’s no less versatile. Its secret weapon is the DV Mark patent pending Continuous Power Control (CPC) feature, which allows you to actually change the amp’s power incrementally, from the full 40W (class A/B) gradually all the way down to 1W (class A) in pentode mode, or 15W (class A/B) to 0.5W (class A) in triode mode. This means you can get the tone you want at the volume you need… making the amp perfect for both bedrooms and concert stages!

Depending on your gain level and CPC setting, you can use the Solo boost switch as a drive channel.

The Little 40 L34 automatically biases and matches the output tubes and thanks to the Service port can be connected to the optional DVM Controller interface, which displays many internal amp parameters such as voltages and tube life to help you maintain the amp to its full potential.

DV Mark 40 112 40 Watt Guitar Amplifier Review

DV Mark 112 Guitar Amplifier Combo Video 1 of 2

In this demo the guitar amplifier is running in Triode Mode

If you’re in Australia go down to the Rock Garage in Ferntree Gully, VIC and check em out! They were nice enough to let me demo this unit.

The Rock Garage

Official DV Mark Website

Official Link to DV Mark Amplifier

The DV40 112 is a 1×12″, two-channel, 40W all-tube combo, equipped with EL34 power tubes.

Get great clean tone on channel 1 and rich tube saturation from channel 2.

Tonal options are almost endless thanks to DV Mark’s patent pending Continuous Power Control (CPC), which allows you to change the power incrementally from the full 40W (class A/B) gradually all the way down to 1W (class A) in pentode mode; or 15W (class A/B) to 0.5W (class A) in triode mode.

Plug into this combo and you’ll immediately hear its quality: very clean sounds even at high volumes, great crunchy rhythm tone, rich saturation, boost switch for lead playing, balanced response in all frequency ranges and impressive bass response—even from the 1×12″! The range of tonal options is incredible, and it’s easy to find your own sound quickly using EQ and the very practical CPC feature.

The DV 40 112 automatically biases and matches the output tubes and thanks to the Service port can be connected to the optional DVM Controller interface, which displays many internal amp parameters such as voltages and tube life to help you maintain the amp to its full potential.

DV Mark 112 Guitar Amplifier Combo Video 2 of 2

In this demo the guitar amplifier is running in Pentode Mode

The DV40 112 is a 1×12″, two-channel, 40W all-tube combo, equipped with EL34 power tubes.

Get great clean tone on channel 1 and rich tube saturation from channel 2.

Tonal options are almost endless thanks to DV Mark’s patent pending Continuous Power Control (CPC), which allows you to change the power incrementally from the full 40W (class A/B) gradually all the way down to 1W (class A) in pentode mode; or 15W (class A/B) to 0.5W (class A) in triode mode.

Plug into this combo and you’ll immediately hear its quality: very clean sounds even at high volumes, great crunchy rhythm tone, rich saturation, boost switch for lead playing, balanced response in all frequency ranges and impressive bass response—even from the 1×12″! The range of tonal options is incredible, and it’s easy to find your own sound quickly using EQ and the very practical CPC feature.

The DV 40 112 automatically biases and matches the output tubes and thanks to the Service port can be connected to the optional DVM Controller interface, which displays many internal amp parameters such as voltages and tube life to help you maintain the amp to its full potential.

Fender Super Champ X2 Guitar Amplfier Review

Fender Super Champ X2 Guitar Amplifier Review

These little Fender amps are really awesome. They are the perfect practice amp full of good tube tones as well as perfect for any home or studio recording application. They are 15 watts with an 8″ Fender Special Design Speaker, 12AX2 preamp Tube and 2x 6V6 Output tubes give this little amplifier some killer tones!

You can of course, USB connect this amplifier into the computer and mess with the settings but I am just showing you what you can expect from this unit straight away with no tinkering/

If you’re in Australia go down to the Rock Garage in Ferntree Gully, VIC and check em out! They were nice enough to let me demo this unit.

Direct Link to item to The Rock Garage online

Don’t forget to mention this video! :)

The Super Champ X2 combo amplifier combines 15 watts of rich, dual-channel tube amp sound with modern extra such as versatile amp voicing and a wide selection of digital effects. It’s simple, toneful and flexible, and with its easy computer connectivity you can also custom tailor your amp’s voicing and effects to your personal taste. Your rehearsal and recording sessions will really come alive with the unlimited tones that can be created with the Super Champ X2.

Made in Ensenada, Mexico, the Super Champ X2 features a single 10″ Fender Special Design speaker, voicing knob for selection of 16 different amp types (tweed, Blackface, British, Hot Rod, metal and more), 15 effects with level control, dual-channel switching (footswitch optional), tap tempo control for precise delay time adjustment, 1/4″ line output, external speaker capability and USB output for speaker-emulated digital recording. Fender FUSE™ software (available as a free download) allows even more tonal versatility, with customization of amp voicing and effects defaults, effects parameters deep editing, and online access to free Fender community content.

Official Site for the Super Champ X2 by Fender

Tokai Love Rock Guitar Review

Tokai Love Rock Guitar Review

Here are two video demos of my Korean made Tokai Love Rock.  This guitar has two vintage voiced humbucker pickups and is a dream to play.  It sounds more open sounding than my black Epiphone Les Paul and it’s one guitar I should of kept.  I have my eye out for another one down the track.  Tokai make the best Gibson style guitars on the planet and it’s no surprise that with today’s standards of Gibson, they are really standing out in terms of quality, tone and reliability.

Heritage Patriot Guitar Amplifier Review

Heritage Patriot Guitar Amplifier

This is a video demo of the Heritage Patriot 40 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier.  Ric is playing guitar in this video and we have used a close mic on the amplifier, as well as a room microphone a little further back to capture the audio of the amp with a proper audio mix.