Who is your favorite pedal demo guy on YouTube?

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  1. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    This is not about any specific pedal, but instead about the guys on YouTube who demo pedals and thus empty our pockets of any and all coinage.

    I would put Pete Thorn at the top of my list and following close behind Brett Kingman and of course the guys on That Pedal Show - the Captain, Mick and Dan "Gig Rig" Steinhartd.

    Who do you enjoy?
     
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    Knobs regularly gets me to buy pedals I have no hope of making sound anywhere near as musical as they do.
     
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    I like just finding average Joes like me playing through the gear.

    That way I'm likely to have a clearer understanding of how a player like me will sound with it.
     
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    Mike Hermans by far my favorite. why? cause If I decide to get the pedal I know exactly how it will sound and also it's always great to listen to his playing.
     
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    Tri Pedal Reviews are where I go for no-bullsh!t reviews and rundowns.
     
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    I'm a big fan of ThatPeadalShow. They made great video about TONE, but I find not them really best in demoing perfectly a standalone pedal. They also don't review all the new entries on the market.
    But on the "Big" products (Volante, etc...), they still have some great demos.

    Best on Youtube is Pete Thorn. He is killing it all the time, it is accurate, reliable, and most of the gear out there is going in his hand at a point. He is now a F***** gear encyclopedia :cool:

    I like Mike Hermans and Simon Gotthelf too. Great and reliable demos.
     
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    I think Pete is great, but I'm curious how much he tinkers with things in his DAW.
     
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    Andy Martin from Reverb formally of Pro Guitar Shop. He makes everything sound great, and he is a phenomenal player.
     
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    Anything simple. I much preferred listening to some raw videos from regular ppl that are either using room mic or one from cameras.. easier for me to judge the gears that way.

    I just don't like hearing most demos of which they close mic'ed the cab only couple inches away from the speaker, you're unnecessarily hearing those cone crackles & compresses through mics as it doesn't translate realistically in real life since my ears are up here. Not a fan of overly produced demos either. Loads of gears and softwares involved, but I can't blame them doing the "industry standard" though.

    Just my personal preference & opinion.

    Here's a good example of what I'm talking about

     
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    Andy. There is not a pedal on the planet that he cannot make sound practical and musical. I mean, he even figured out what to do with the Rainbow Machine for god’s sakes. He is responsible for making me buy A LOT of pedals. The PedalZone dude also makes weirder things sound great, even though his style is far from mine.
     
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    In no particular order:
    - Andy Martin:
    I mean... he is a legend.
    - Mike Hermans:
    So great! But beware... might love his demo's too much! GAS alert(!)
    - Just Nick:
    Love his demo's and his very informative and intelligent comments.
     
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    Brett Kingman; runner up: Shawn Tubbs. They're both excellent players. I like how they explain what they're doing - gives me a better understanding of the pedal and all its functions than the demos with no talking.
     
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    Pete is great but he uses his gear to get great tone. Pretty much anything you give him would sound epic. He does a good job of describing pedals, but 9/10 you won't be able to get them to sound as good as he does, unless you're epic good.
     
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    All their demos are strange. Doesn't seem to be a guitar thing as much as an avant-garde looping/processing thing. Perhaps I'm lucky I don't dig them -- those pedals are expensive. Scott Henderson used some "out there" pedals on his most recent album. He did a great job of layering them. You can see how they could work in a more musical way. That does create some GAS for me, but I need songs to layer them in first...
     
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    Pedals & Effects w Juan and Nik
     
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