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Listen in to Dan Davies' superb guitar lessons and learn (with Gary) from an excellent player. Stay tuned for more guitar tricks, tips and advice. Subscribe, follow and comment on our website (see show notes and tabs)
Most Recent Episode
Guitar Lesson 16d: Dan's modified PRS and talk about pedals
TITU supporting article: https://adamharkus.com/search-perfect-guitar-tone/
YouTube video of Dan with this guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp-f7Qd72Ic&t=101s
Dedicated post: https://tunein-toneup.com/2017/07/14/guitar-lesson-16d-prs-with-thornbuckers-tone-pedals/
In this lesson Dan demonstrates the range of tone available just using the tone and volume controls on his PRS. This guitar is the latest to Dan's collection and I'm sure that you agree, it sounds phenomenal. Part of the reason for this, other than the superb workmanship that goes into Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 guitars, is the fact that Dan changed his 85/15 humbuckers for Suhr Thornbuckers - so named because they were inspired by Pete Thorn, a truly incredible player, a lovely guy and a real guitar geek.
I have to agree, listening to this podcast that these pickups create a different flavour of tone on Dan's PRS. I'm tempted, but can't really justify the expense, so I am sticking with the 85/15s which are lovely pickups, but possibly a little too boomy in the lower tone settings.
You can hear and see Dan using this guitar on our YouTube Channel where we have uploaded our first video - this complements a lesson on Jazzy and Funky improvisation which should come out at the start of August. Don't forget to subscribe to this channel as we are anticipating much more content to come out like this in the future.
This is the room where all of our podcast episodes are recorded: Notice the cot on which a PRS case is resting, the other cases to the right and the size of the room. This is Dan's daughters' bedroom, which we acquire the use of for our lessons; you may have heard some of the background noise of children playing and making sounds? We hope that this, rather than detract from our podcast, adds to the authenticity and rawness of our content. We often laugh at the setup which we use and wonder who would guess it was like this.
Once Dan has demonstrated the range of tones he can dial in, again only using the controls and pickup switching on the guitar, we finish this episode with some discussion about clean boosts, volume pedals and EQ pedals (the Boss GE7 is the only pedal we use here for some more oomph)
In these lessons, Dan demonstrates to Gary how you can use these controls on different guitars with the setting on the amplifier left untouched. It really is incredible how with a little