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Podcast 005 : True Bypass vs. Non-True Bypass Effects / Is it True Bypass or is it fiction?
37:31TB or not TB, that is the question. In this podcast we focus on Analog (non-digital) Stomp Box type FX, both true bypass and non-true bypass. We'll provide some history on true bypass and discuss the industry dogma. Then it's on to the Stomp Box True Bypass Shootout where we compare how the signal is effected for each Stomp Box when they are turned off. And finally we have some Listener Feedback.
Podcast 006 : Guitar Cable Shootout 02 / Is there a monster in the house?
32:09Here we go with our second cable shootout. Our first cable shootout was the most popular episode to date, however we neglected to include some of the more common cables. So, this time we got it covered. :-) We also have some Feedback and Corrections to share.
Podcast 012 : Guitar Amplifier Attenuator Shootout / When it’s too loud, are you too old, or is it just too damn loud?
35:14In this podcast we’ll take a look at one approach to managing your volume. You guessed it, with attenuators. featuring the Rivieara Rock Crusher, the Dr Z Air Break, and the Aracom PRX-150-DAG ... We've got GTN News, Industry Dogma to contemplate, The beloved Shootout, and we'll sort through it all in the Post Mortem.
Podcast 010 : Preamp Tube Shootout / What have you got to Gain?
33:04Podcast 010 is all about the V1 preamp tube’s magic. We’ll take a listen to a few different preamp tubes and of course shoot them out. We’ll swap out the V1 tubes in a Class A low wattage amp and see what happens. We've got some GTN News, Industry Dogma to discuss, The Shootout, and as always we’ll have Listener Feedback.
Podcast 008 : Stratocaster Shootout / When you pull the string does it go, Quack--Quack--Quack?
37:36In podcast 008 we compare two "S" style guitars in the interest of illustrating how two very similar designs can sound different. This is a 101 type podcast and may not be for everyone but have a listen to the HQ samples and see how a Fender Stratocaster with Lollar Blaclface pickups and an Acme Guitar Works wiring harness compares to a Nash S-63 with Fralin pickups. This episode includes some Strat History, The inevitable Strat Shootout, Post Mortem discussion, and some Listener Feedback.
Podcast 009 : Power Cable & Power Conditioner Shootout / How dirty do you feel when you don't use your conditioner?
41:20In this podcast we take a listen to a few different power cables and a couple of different power conditioners to see if and how they affect tone. The claim is that an expensive power cable will dramatically improve live sound. We're just the guys to test that claim. :-D We debut a new News segment in this episode. We'll discuss Dirty vs. Clean Power, Industry Dogma, share personal power conditioning experience and the more recent history of clean power for guitar rigs. We've got a Shootout for you, and we'll discuss our findings in the Post Mortem.
Podcast 011 : Les Paul Shootout / How do you know when 'Les' is more?
35:14In podcast 011 we check out two very nice Gibson Les Pauls. One that is 100% stock, and the other has been customized to ‘Holy Smoke on the Water’ Levels. ...And we’ll shoot them out, but this time we won’t reveal which one is which until the end of the Podcast. We also have GTN News, A new feature called ‘Stay Tuned’, The Shootout Post Mortem, and Listener Feedback.
Podcast 013 : Gibson ES vs LP Shootout / Hey, Humbucker! What are you Bursting about!
37:23In this podcast we compare two Gibson guitar designs. A 1960 VOS Les Paul and a 1961 VOS “Warren Haynes” ES-335. Both guitars are 100% stock and have the same pickups; Burstbucker 1 at the Bridge and a Burstbucker 2 at the neck. Also in this podcast we have GTN News and Listener Feedback.
Podcast 007 : LP Wiring - Vintage vs Modern, Stock vs Custom / Can a vintage wiring design make your old historic reissue seem new again?
30:00In this podcast we focus on Vintage vs. Modern Les Paul wiring designs. That's right!! We're gonna take a Gibson Les Paul and swap out the electronics. We’ll leave the pickups, switch, and jack the same, but will switch out the potentiometers and capacitors, and change the wiring “style”. We'll also cover the Industry Dogma, Do that Shootout thing, and discuss what we found in the Post Mortem.
Podcast 004 : Telecaster Shootout 01 / Is it the size of your TWANG, or what you can do with it?
56:36In this Podcast we compare and contrast the Fender American Standard Telecaster with a Nash T-63 Custom. We'll have a brief history of the Telecaster, A Tele Shootout, and Listener Feedback.