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Tim Pierce Guitar Tone, Amps, Gear with Brett from Papastache

Guitar Tone On A Budget

Here’s a video I did with Brett from Papastache.com where I talk about some of my Guitar Amps and Guitar Tone. We go through some of my amps and pedals such as my Wizard and Diezel Amp, and some of my Delay, Reverb, and Fuzz pedals and more. I demonstrate playing through them and how to get a good guitar tone. Sign up to the newsletter to get access to more private videos incl. an extra video with the breakdown of the licks I played in the intro. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Wizard Modern Classic II

Wizard Modern Classic II Amp Catalinbread Echorec

A long time ago I fell in love with Wizard Amps they were somewhat of a rarity out here in LA but I always loved how they captured the sound of a Vintage Plexi Marshall. A couple of years ago I was able to buy one and the one I chose, was very traditional and very simple – It’s called the Modern Classic. The folks at Vintage King, (which is a an amazing store) asked me to do a video demo on an updated model of the one I have. I said yes and after I heard it, and played it, I’m really glad that I did!!! These amplifiers are designed by Rick St. Pierre. Rick has worked with AC/DC both in the studio, and live, for 30 years so you can imagine what kind of animal this amplifier is – big, clean and dirty at the same time!!! Very much like the sounds you hear on AC/DC records. I couldn’t believe how good it sounded when I patched a little delay pedal into the effects loop!! Hope you enjoy….. Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

PRS HXDA Guitar Amps

PRS HXDA Guitar Amps

PRS HXDA Guitar Amps. PRS HXDA Amps – I haven’t known Paul Reed Smith that long, but we have become great friends. I invited him to a session three or four years ago, and he was so excited about the process of recording here in LA that we instantly started a dialogue and discussing instruments and amps. I had bought and sold a few PRS guitars in my time, and I was familiar with the products, how playable they were and how well they stayed in tune. He was embarking on a new mission to make the best sounding Paul Reed Smith’s ever made. Part of that process was the development of the PRS signature guitar. About a year later he started showing up here on the West Coast with amplifiers. The PRS HXDA amplifiers I’m demonstrating in this video are both modeled after a Marshall amp that he borrowed, that was actually owned by Duane Allman. Both of these PRS HDXA amplifiers sound identical to late 60s Vintage Marshalls. I personally find the PRS HXDA 100 W a little more useful because it has a tighter and more held together bottom end. But, the PRS HXDA 50 W also sounds great and once again, identical to the Duane Allman Marshall that it was patterned after. The PRS HXDA amps have a switch that theoretically transforms them from a Duane Allman Marshall to a Jimi Hendrix Marshall. For me using a Stratocaster on the neck pick up does the trick for Hendrix, and of course using a Gibson Les Paul does the trick for the Duane Allman sound. I turned on the PRS HXDA 100 W just the other day, and it sounded even better than I remembered the last time I turned it on. That’s a good sign!! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get…