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Texas Bones — List/Market Price: $200.00 / $159.99

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  • Ibanez JEM7VWH
  • D’Addario NYXL 0942
  • Planet Waves American Stage Instrument Cable, 10’
  • Peterson Stomp Classic
  • Bogner Uberschall
  • Radial Texas Bones
  • Pigtronix Rototron
  • TC Electronic Flashback Mini
  • Planet Waves Cable Station Pedal Board Cable Kit
  • Digital Audio Labs Stompblox Modular Pedalboards
  • Voodoo Lab ISO-5
  • Ebtech Hum X
  • Boss FDR-1 Fender ‘65 Deluxe Reverb Amp
  • Roland JC-120
  • Shure SM57
  • Triad-Orbit TRIAD-ORBIT System - T3/O2/M1
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

The Texas 'Bone' is a high performance overdrive pedal capable of generating everything from vintage 'TS9' style tones all the way to the latest ultra high-gain 'in-your-face' tones. The 'magic' inside is a minimalist high-gain drive circuit that lets you add bluesy textures or when driven hard, will produce harmonically rich tones that are fatter than a Texas Longhorn and more fun than a rattle snake neck tie!

The Texas employs a unique high performance buffering circuit with preset load correction that retains the performance of 'true bypass' connectivity while lowering the impedance and susceptibility to noise. This enables the Texas to efficiently drive the guitar signal when using longer cables and enables it to employ our latest EIS - Electronic Impulse Switching for unmatched durability without the challenges posed by mechanical switches.

For maximum on-stage efficiency, the Texas is configured for 'clean, rhythm & lead' playability whereby in bypass mode, you get the natural clean sound of your guitar. When the Texas is activated, you can choose between two channels using the toggle footswitch. Each channel is equipped with its own tone and level control that lets you adjust each sound to your specific needs. For instance, you can set the rhythm tone with extra high end to cut through at lower volumes while the lead channel can be set with more bottom end to fatten up the tone for solos. This is augmented with two 3-position 'bite' switches that let you assign each channel for vintage style overdrive, extra beef or a more aggressive modern tonal structure. To increase sustain and cut for solos, channel-2 is augmented in the mid-range.

The Texas is a high performance overdrive pedal that delivers a wide range of tones the size of a Dallas sky in a compact and easy to use format.

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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