All audio clips were recorded with a handcrafted tube head and 2x12 cabinet equipped with Celestion Creamback 75 speakers set to an extremely clean setting. The guitars used in the clips: Fender Stratocaster (equipped with 3 Fender single coil pickups) Gibson Les Paul Custom (equipped with 2 Gibson humbucker pickups) Fender Telecaster American (equipped with 2 Fender single coil pickups)
Clean sound guitar/amp with no effects at all
Clip 1 Guitar: Fender Stratocaster (bridge+central pickup) Genre: Blues Boost: 10/10 Twang: 7/10
Clip 2 Guitar: Gibson Les Paul (bridge pickup) Genre: Rock Boost: 10/10 Twang: 10/10
Clip 3 Guitar: Fender Telecaster (bridge pickup) Genre: Rock/Blues Boost: 6/10 Twang: 3/10
Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others lead back to this kind of sounds that have marked a real musical genre. The Southern Stalker borrows its voice from the myths of the past, having two very simple controls: Boost and Twang. Boost can lead the guitar to obtain a truly innumerable variety of sounds, low settings produce a slight 60s distortion, coming from the pedal circuitry itself, while, with high values of Boost control, the gain can be increased up to +30db. Twang control works on the voice of the pedal, a low value gives a thicker and enormous line, while raising Twang control you enter in a Rangemaster(ish)-style territories, offering a more focused sound. The combinations with these two controls are endless, the Southern Stalker can push any amp into distortion. A key element of a possible setup including this pedal is the guitar volume potentiometer (and tones of course). The advice is to experiment a lot and let yourself to be inspired by the myths of the 60s and 70s and how they exploited every single feature of their instrument.