When Josh began working with Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley for his Hello Hurricane touring rig, the number one need was to have a single pedal that could do a lot of fuzz! The end result was the “Bun Runner 2-in-1”. On the left side you will find the JHS Astro Mess Fuzz and on the right side a heavily modified Tonebender that is oozing with germanium fuzz, warmth, character and fullness that is only found in the Bunrunner.
The Astro side gives you all the modern, gated and heavy fuzz you could ever use as well as 8 bit tones galore when needed. The Astro tilts its hat to classic high gain fuzz pedals like the Ampeg Scrambler, Kay Fuzz and Octavia due to its blistering amount of gain and volume on tap. Flip the "Gate" toggle up and find yourself splattering notes all over the place with style as the overal structures seem to beautifully fall apart under your pick attack. The Tonebender side is a real achievement in Tonebender style circuits, and it can do everything from Zeppelin riffs to lush natural overdrive with ease. The bias knob is very different than what is usually seen out there allowing big hefty overdrive drive tones all the way to a thick wall-of-fuzz heaven! You will also find that the tone control is actually useful and more of a tone shaping tool than a knob that removes harshness. When you add these two circuits together, you may find yourself playing things that you didn’t know your hands could play!
The controls for the Tonebender side are Volume, Tone, Fuzz and Bias, while the “Astro Mess” side is identical to the single unit here. The new V2 has our Order Toggle switch so you can choose what circuit comes first when they are both on at the same time. Oh yeah, the Tonebender is a true positive ground circuit, but thanks to our Voltage reversal circuitry you can run this pedal on a normal 9v supply with your other pedals instead of some funky power supply like most germanium fuzz pedals out there!
Good examples of this pedal's tones are Switchfoot’s “Mess Of Me”, “The Sound” and most anything on the “Hello Hurricane album”. Check out those tracks at www.switchfoot.com
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power and measures 4.7"x3.7"x1.2"
V1 = Same exact circuit and enclosure as V2, some do not have bunrunner icon.
V2 = Current production model, has the addition of the order toggle switch
Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.
For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.
For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.
I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)
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