If you’ve been sticking with me for this year’s series of 52, then you’ll have noticed a few things. Firstly, I’m often behind in my scheduled weekly posts. Secondly, I’ve been focusing a lot on overdrive and distortion pedals. I can’t help it. I love distortion and overdrive (in that order to be honest). But a good part of any overdriven sound is the silence in-between. That’s why today I’ve decided to cut all unnecessary noise by suggesting I’d like the JOYO Gate of Kahn (Noise Gate).
Recently I accepted a challenge—foolishly most likely—set by a couple of my fellow guitar addicted Twitter friends (let’s call them Peter and the Baron). The challenge was to produce a video that showcased one of the guitar pedals we owned. We had a finite time to produce the video as well. The challenge was flawed from the start. It was flawed because I realised after accepting the challenge that I’d never miked an amp before. Plus I don’t have a great YouTube presence. That’s primarily because I have no idea how to edit video properly. Oh, I’m also not a confident guitar player/sharer. Apart from that though, the challenge was easy!