As someone who likes to think of themselves as a blues player and a fan of amps that facilitate that tone, I really enjoyed this video by Andertons Music demoing a bunch of Blues sounding Lunchbox sized amps.
I would have liked to see the Fender Super Champ X2 Head in this shoot out. It’s 15 watts, fairly low cost and the cleans sound amazing. It takes pedals really well too.? I own the combo version with a 10 inch speaker and it’s great for playing small club shows. But, having it as a head with the ability to use the house back line cabinet and having that much less to carry in a NYC taxi would be amazing.
Hi, I’m Jeff Starr, a filmmaker who also loves guitars and gear. This video is part of my series of improvised guitar solos.
This recording is very much influenced by Frank Zappa and the sounds he used on Ship Ahoy. I’m also happy with some of the deep bends I made and how I really worked one fret to see how much I could get from a single position. I felt like this was a carry over from my sitar lessons.
Note that I put the flanger at the start of the signal chain. Previously I had been using this at the end or in the effects loop. I really liked how this early placement influenced the tone and how the blues driver accepted it and pushed it.