The Charlie Brown "Channel Drive." If you’ve ever heard an original Marshall JTM45 than you know why it’s the voice of classic Rock & Roll. The classic JTM45’s are loaded with warm, rich character that makes a Stratocaster sing and a Les Paul scream. Our Charlie Brown is voiced to transform any good amp into a living, breathing replica of the tone that built an era. After playing this pedal most people say, “Where has this been my whole life?”
With the gain below 50% it is a low grit overdrive that even Hendrix would be proud of. When you get into the upper half of the gain knob you will find a new world of natural, crunchy bite that just can’t be found anywhere else. Max it out and you will be in high gain, overdrive heaven. The Presence knob lets you roll of the perfect amount of shimmer for an unprecedented compatibility with almost any amp. This unit can cover a lot of ground and we can almost guarantee that you won’t be adding this one to your “unusable dirt box list” that you’ve accumulated over the years.
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power and measures 2.2"x4.3"x1.5"
V1 = larger brown enclosure and no charlie icon.
V2 = changed to current size enclosure and look. some early V2's still have no icon
V3 = current production model as seen. slightly different drive control and gain structure.
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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