Peddles + Amp ?? Strange!
I was having a chat with Rob a few days ago , and during the conversation I started telling Rob about seeing someone on YouTube demoing a Yamaha THR10 and that the guy was using a couple of peddles in the chain from guitar then strait into the amp !
Now hang on a moment but this amp is a transistorised Amp and not a valve anywhere to drive!.
Rob then told me about how well they do work with the Yamaha and proceeded to tell me in detail all about it , Now if Rob had been chatting with just about everyone on TGG then it would have been explained in a way you would all then happily go about things knowing just how the Yamaha THR can do this .
Unfortunately most of my brain that is left works on a similar output as Homer Simpson , I try so hard to take things in ,especially things that interest me ,and that includes this amp , but for some reason after a couple of minutes my brain starts to drift off seeing corn fields or blue birds , drifting on a boat ?.. Anyway you get the gist of it .
So this morning I set my Yamaha THR10C up, and then connected the one stonking good peddle I have left ? The Strange Mistress ? ! , for those who don?t know about this peddle just check through The Guitar grounds for it ? It was a special run of only 10 because they only had enough of the vintage parts to make them and that was a Dallas Rangemaster ,only with a bit more control of it .
I set the amp on the Class A amp (matchless ) gain on 12 and the master on 45% ,now that gives a wonderful tone ,oh the amp at full , and just work the amp from the guitar volume .
Anyway after playing for a while and getting just the right level and tone I kicked the Strange Mistress it drives the Yamaha just like my Vox valve amp , Turn the volume up on the peddle and you get some wonderful feedback ? Yes and not a valve in sight . Add stonking harmonics ,growling low end and blues sustain and it ticked every box for me .
I was using a single coil guitar plus the peddle and amp and I can honestly say that I have been banging out better sounds and tone then when I had my gigging kit and I spent a small fortune on that . Just what more can these Yamaha THR amps do !