Clips

Lazy (Deep Purple) Intro & First Solo Cover

Recorded with my Ibanez RG2550 using GLS ES-57 and Palmer PDI-09 simultaneously. MXR Classic Overdrive pushes cranked clean channel of my Mark IIc+ clone.

For more info on my DIY gear visit www.diy-fever.com

Guitar: Ibanez RG2550EGK
Pickup: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Effect: MXR Classic Overdrive
Effect: TC Nova Repeater
Amplifier: Mark IIc+ PCB Preamp
Amplifier: Nan@ Amp
Cabinet: 1×10″ w/ Celestion Vintage G10
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Microphone: GLS ES-57
Recorder: Tascam DP-008
Tube: 12AX7
Tube: 6N2P
Tube: 6AK6
Tube: 6021
Other: LND150


Ice 9 (Satriani Cover) intro using DIY Mark IIc+ clone

Recorded with my custom shredding guitar using GLS ES-57 and Palmer PDI-09 simultaneously. MXR Classic Overdrive adds just a tiny bit more focus to the sound, both level and drive are set very low. Most of the distortion comes from the IIc+ preamp clone.

For more info on my DIY gear visit www.diy-fever.com

Guitar: Bancika MK1
Pickup: DiMarzio FRED
Effect: MXR 10 band EQ
Effect: MXR Classic Overdrive
Effect: TC Nova Repeater
Amplifier: Mark IIc+ PCB Preamp
Amplifier: Nan@ Amp
Cabinet: 1×10″ w/ Celestion Vintage G10
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Microphone: GLS ES-57
Recorder: Tascam DP-008
Tube: 12AX7
Tube: 6N2P
Tube: 6AK6
Tube: 6021
Other: LND150


For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica Cover)

Recorded with my Ibanez RG2550 using GLS ES-57 and Palmer PDI-09 simultaneously. Also double tracked for most part for fuller sound. MXR Classic Overdrive adds just a tiny bit more focus to the sound, both level and drive are set very low.

For more info on my DIY gear visit www.diy-fever.com

Guitar: Ibanez RG2550EGK
Pickup: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Effect: MXR 10 band EQ
Effect: MXR Classic Overdrive
Amplifier: Mark IIc+ PCB Preamp
Amplifier: Nan@ Amp
Cabinet: 1×10″ w/ Celestion Vintage G10
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Microphone: GLS ES-57
Recorder: Tascam DP-008
Tube: 12AX7
Tube: 6N2P
Tube: 6AK6
Tube: 6021
Other: LND150


Using overdrive pedal to tighten up the bottom end for heavy metal

Testing the same riff with the same guitar and amp settings played with and without MXR Classic Overdrive. Overdrive is added just to make the sound tighter and more focused, both level and drive are set fairly low. Note that not all overdrive pedals cut bass, but it’s true for most tubescreamer-alike pedals, like Boss SD-1, MXR GT-OD/ZW/Classic OD and many more. They also seem to boost mids a little.

For more info on my DIY gear visit www.diy-fever.com

Guitar: Ibanez RG2550EGK
Pickup: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Effect: MXR 10 band EQ
Effect: MXR Classic Overdrive
Amplifier: Mark IIc+ PCB Preamp
Amplifier: Nan@ Amp
Cabinet: 1×10″ w/ Celestion Vintage G10
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Microphone: GLS ES-57
Recorder: Tascam DP-008
Tube: 12AX7
Tube: 6N2P
Tube: 6AK6
Tube: 6021
Other: LND150


State of Grace (Liquid Tension Experiment cover) NO overdrive

Recorded with my Ibanez RG2550 using GLS ES-57 and Palmer PDI-09 simultaneously. Mic is panned to the left and Palmer is on the right. IIc+ is set with gain and drive to around noon.

Check out the other clip to hear how it sounds with slight overdrive boost http://youtu.be/2Y5ymr-2VX4

For more info on my DIY gear visit www.diy-fever.com

Guitar: Ibanez RG2550EGK
Pickup: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Pickup: DiMarzio Liquifire
Effect: MXR 10 band EQ
Effect: TC Nova Repeater
Amplifier: Mark IIc+ PCB Preamp
Amplifier: Nan@ Amp
Cabinet: 1×10″ w/ Celestion Vintage G10
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Microphone: GLS ES-57
Recorder: Tascam DP-008
Tube: 12AX7
Tube: 6N2P
Tube: 6AK6
Tube: 6021
Other: LND150


State of Grace (Liquid Tension Experiment cover) w/ overdrive

Recorded with my Ibanez RG2550 using GLS ES-57 and Palmer PDI-09 simultaneously. Mic is panned to the left and Palmer is on the right. MXR Classic Overdrive adds just a tiny bit more focus to the sound, both level and drive are set very low. IIc+ is set with gain and drive to around noon.

Check out the other clip to hear how it sounds with no overdrive boost http://youtu.be/sjAxqywXoHU

For more info on my DIY gear visit www.diy-fever.com

Guitar: Ibanez RG2550EGK
Pickup: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Pickup: DiMarzio Liquifire
Effect: MXR Classic Overdrive
Effect: MXR 10 band EQ
Effect: TC Nova Repeater
Amplifier: Mark IIc+ PCB Preamp
Amplifier: Nan@ Amp
Cabinet: 1×10″ w/ Celestion Vintage G10
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Microphone: GLS ES-57
Recorder: Tascam DP-008
Tube: 12AX7
Tube: 6N2P
Tube: 6AK6
Tube: 6021
Other: LND150


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