So, those fine guys over at Gig Rig – Mick Taylor and of course Dan recently did a shoot out with the new MXR 5150 up against some old favourites in order to find which does the best Brown Sound… The JHS Angry Charlie, the new JHS Andy Timmons @ signature, the Xotic SL Drive, the Boss SD-1 and our very own Pinnacle Deluxe. They all sounded great, Mick leaned towards the crispness of the @ and Dan loved the top end clarity of the Pinnacle… For me, there was only one winner – the Pinnacle. It has been “my” sound every since I first plugged it in – brown sound or not, it just has that touch and feel that makes me go all funny inside – the mid contour control just gives you so much versatility and as Dan rightly says, there is no fizz in the pedal at all!! For more information about the Pinnacle you can see Alex’s excellent overview of it, along with 4 suggested settings!
All in all another completely enjoyable show from Dan and Mick, to be honest, it just leaves me GAS’ing more and more for a G2, which is still the best switcher on the planet, others may come close but the G2 still has it! If only they’d put one in a box and send one to me… I’d even br prepared to let the Aussie’s have the ashes back!
So, watch the show and let us know which one you think sounds the more EVH than the EVH does!