Kensington has been set in these ways in all clips to recreate the sound of Brian May Vox AC30:
Clean sound with no active pedals at all.
Kensington on. No other pedals used.
Kensington on. In conjunction with: Rock You Treble Booster.
Kensington on. In conjunction with Wembley Treble Booster.
Kensington on. In conjunction with QueenMaster Treble Booster.
Kensington on. In conjunction with Ingot Treble Booster set this way:
Rock You Level: 10/10 – Wembley Level: 4/10
Finally a preamp/overdrive pedal capable to reproduce the sound of a Vox AC30 “Normal channel”, replicating both the tone-work of preamplifier, and the sound qualities of the power amp evoking the harmonious details of its characteristic “no-negative feedback distortion”.
Brian May is undoubtedly the source of inspiration and his incredible sound has accompanied him since the 70s; Kensington pedal has the advantage of being played at any volume and with any real amplifier.
One of the most famous and eclectic guitar sounds in rock history is undoubtedly that of Brian May. Legend has it that Brian first saw the legendary Vox AC30 live with his friend Rory Gallagher. The “Guitar -> Treble Booster -> Vox AC30” configuration was then used by countless guitarists of those times, although Brian May is undoubtedly its greatest exponent.
The only problem with this setup is that it has a very high volume. With Kensington by Colombo Audio Electronics it has never been easier to have THAT SOUND at even very low volumes.