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Mesa V-Twin Pedal REVIEW (Guitar Lesson GG-201) How to play

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    Hello groovers,
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    here we are for my review of
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    the Mesa V-Twin distortion pedal
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    Um, a little bit about it first,
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    the general gist of it
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    The first thing you are going to notice,
    it's a big pedal
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    it's quite heavy as well
    and it's made like a tank
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    it's a really big solid metal pedal
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    which I think is great
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    if you are going to go out on the road
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    then this is going to be a good sturdy,
    touring companion
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    the first thing to do,
    interesting about it
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    is the power supply
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    so it's not like a regular pedal
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    that you can just plug in,
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    like plug into a 9-volt power supply
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    it's got a big "wah-wah" thing
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    you know, like, that you have to plug into
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    the main power socket
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    that's the first thing to
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    make sure that you are aware of
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    if it means that you are having
    your pedals at the front of the stage
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    you're going to have to run a power supply
    out to this particular pedal
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    if it's the only one you are using
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    although, most pedals you will have to
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    have some sort of power supply anyway
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    but it definitely doesn't run on batteries
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    What I'm gonna do now,
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    before we actually listen to it
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    is go through and do a close up
    and I'll explain
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    all of the different bits,
    what they do
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    and then we'll start playing it
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    and have a bit of fun
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    so, here we go
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    well, here is our Mesa Engineering
    V-Twin distortion pedal
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    possibly one of the best and fanciest
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    distortion pedals I've ever had
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    and probably that's ever been made, really
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    I'm not even sure if they still
    make one
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    exactly the same as this one anymore
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    Let me go through and explain
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    the basic features of it
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    first thing, we've got
    two buttons on there
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    The first one is,
    you can see
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    it lights up the little red light there
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    is a bypass switch
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    which basically in effect,
    turns the pedal off
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    so when the lights on,
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    it's not working
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    click that on and your pedal is then
    in action
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    Now this one changes between
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    a few different things
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    depending on how you set it up
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    with this center button depressed
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    it's going from clean
    (clicks button)
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    Click it on, and it goes to solo sound
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    which is kind of a lead guitar
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    kind of, you know, big heavy metal sound
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    if you've got the button up
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    it goes from blues
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    (clicks button)
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    to solo
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    so two different distortions
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    of course, your regular state
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    if the amps in bypass
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    would give you a clean sound
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    and then, if you turn that off
    (clicks button)
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    you've got a blues sound
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    (clicks)
    kick that on for your lead solo
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    (clicks)
    and then back to your rhythym sound
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    (clicks)
    back to your clean sound, so
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    it effectively gives you three channels
    of distortion
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    so, or two channels of distortion
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    and bypass, which will leave you clean
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    it's got a really good range of EQ
    on this one
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    we've got gain, of course
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    which is how much distortion you've got
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    you've got bass, middle, treble,
    and presence
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    which are all EQ
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    so very versatile for your EQ sounds
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    and of course, you've got a master volume
    over there
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    which will sort out your overall level
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    now you can see inside
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    this little cage part here
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    is actually two real valves
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    which I can actually pop out
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    I probably shouldn't be doing this
    without turning the power off
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    but just so you can have a little of
    a look-see, this comes off
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    and they've got actually two proper
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    AX7, I think
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    yeah, AX7 valves
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    I've got Mesa Boogie ones in there
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    but you can, of course, put other valves
    in there
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    if you wish
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    it does change the sound a bit
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    but, to be honest I've been pretty happy
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    with the ones in there
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    so, I really haven't had to do
    a whole lot to that
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    let's put that cage back in before
    I show you anything else
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    okay, so, other features
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    if we look over the back here
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    you see, we've got quite a few
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    little holes here
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    so, the first one is the instrument input
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    pretty obvious
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    external bypass
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    which will turn the pedal on and off
    from an external source
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    like a channel switching thing
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    which you can use a seperate pedal for
    I don't know why you'd wanna do that
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    an external select,
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    which changes, is kind of an external way
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    of changing your channel
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    I use that with my TC Electronic
    G System
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    and that, the G system,
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    can change the channel for me
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    depending on what sound I want and when
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    so that's kind of a pretty useful feature
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    we've also got, on the back here now,
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    we've got a two-guitar amp
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    two power amp
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    and mixer/headphones
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    now, of course, if you're using it with
    a guitar amplifier
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    you are gonna plug your output
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    from here into your guitar amplifier
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    if you are using a power amp
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    that doesn't have a pre-amp,
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    like doesn't have a clean sound
    or whatever
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    directly into your power-amp
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    you would use this to the power-amp
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    so they're slightly different
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    they've got a different EQ
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    depending on what output of the pedal
    you are going to use
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    and then also, you have this
    mixer/headphones which means
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    that if you were just playing at home
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    and you wanted to
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    really rock in distortion
    you could
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    plug your headphones directly into here
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    and listen to it from that
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    also if you wanted to go directly
    into a mixing disk
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    if gives you kind of a speaker simulation
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    kind of effect
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    by plugging it straight into the disk
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    I have done a few gigs with this
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    plugged straight into the disc
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    and it sounds pretty good
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    it's probably the best
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    of this type of effect
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    you know the speaker simulation
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    that I've come across
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    except the Mesa Boogey recording pre-amp
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    which is what I use most of the time
    in my rig
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    it's also got one switch over here
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    which changes between
    mixers and headphones
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    of course, that only really works
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    if you are using the mixer/headphone
    output there
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    another interesting thing,
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    which I didn't discover for a while is
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    it's got a couple of switches
    on the back here
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    you can see I've got the screw missing
    from here
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    so I can just flip it open
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    you can see there that this one
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    is a clean gain adjust
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    so you can adjust the volume
    of your clean sound
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    which is a really useful feature
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    if your clean sound is a bit too quiet
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    you need a really small little screwdriver
    to get in there
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    and also you've got a switch here
    solo to blues
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    which can change over
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    instead of having clean,
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    if we flip it back over here to,
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    we've got this here going blues and solo
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    we can have that going here, clean to solo
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    if you put that switch on
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    instead of going clean to solo
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    it goes clean to blues
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    (guitar playing)
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    this is now in bypass mode, so
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    (guitar playing)
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    that's kind of our starting sound
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    it's going through my
    Mesa Boogey Express Amplifier
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    and I'm using a Telecaster
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    but it's kind of hotted up a bit
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    so I'm using the bridge pickup
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    (guitar playing)
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    so that's the pedal not functioning
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    so the first thing, let's have a look
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    at the effect of using the clean channels
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    so I've just turned bypass off
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    (guitar playing)
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    That's the Boogey clean
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    so bypass (plays guitar)
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    with the clean sound (guitar playing)
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    kind of makes it a lot warmer
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    it's a really good effect here that gives
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    it that really "valve-y" warm clean sound
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    which I think is a really cool trick
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    okay, (clicks) so now lets kick it
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    over to here (clicks)
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    and let's start off by listening to
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    the blues channel, so (guitar playing)
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    generally, really really solid little
    blues sound
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    really nice (guitar playing)
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    not too heavy, not too light
    just right
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    of course we've got a gain adjustment here
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    so if we turn the gain right down
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    we're not getting any sound
    (guitar playing progressively louder)
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    and on the blues channel
    (guitar playing)
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    you're still getting quite a lot
    of distortion there
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    I don't know if you can see on here or not
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    I've got these little black lines
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    all over the amplifier pedals
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    just to remind me where the
    pedal settings go
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    in case I knock them
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    it's not a bad idea to get into the habit
    of doing that
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    (guitar playing)
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    so, there's your blues sound
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    from quite a clean, you know
    (guitar playing)
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    clean (guitar playing)
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    hardly any distortion on the blues
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    so you can get (guitar playing)
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    up to quite a gnarly kind of distortion
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    but it's still very blues-y
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    now, if we flip that over to solo sound
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    (guitar playing)
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    we're straight away
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    into proper rock territory
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    (guitar playing)
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    let's turn that presence up a little bit
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    (guitar playing)
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    really, really, really good solid
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    lead guitar sound from this pedal
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    it really has,
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    this is kind of all bells and whistles
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    great having the three channels
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    so it really is,
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    for me,
    this is kind of the best
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    distortion pedal that I ever had
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    I still use it all the time,
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    it's great, it's a bit big
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    so it's a little bit of a pain
    on the old pedal board
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    but, other than that
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    this is really a top-notch pedal
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    well I hope you enjoyed my little
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    talk-through the Mesa Boogey V-Twin Pedal
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    great pedal,
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    yeah, I really really rate it
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    I've had it for quite a few years now
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    and it's, yeah, really is my favorite
    distortion pedal
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    yeah, I hope that's cool
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    go and check them out in a shop near you
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    and see if you dig it as much as I do
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    take care guys
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    I'll see you for another review soon
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    bye-bye!
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Mesa V-Twin Pedal REVIEW (Guitar Lesson GG-201) How to play
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