Tour de Treble Booster: Tips and Picks for Boosting Your Top End

Admittedly, I’m drawn to gear that is dramatic. You step on it and it screams, echoes into oblivion, or squawks a wah so sweeping that Hendrix fans’ ears perk up 100 miles away. However, there is something to be said for the subtle items of gear. Somehow, by changing a little in your set up, they have a huge pay off. Treble boosters are a perfect example of this. Easily unsung and underutilized, these little gems have loads to offer yet do so with sophistication.

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Kirk Fletcher: A New Pedalboard Build and the Future of Blues

A little blues, a pedalboard build, and some unreal live jams. This week, TPS accomplished all that and more as Dan & Mick hosted next-gen blues pioneer Kirk Fletcher. Not only did we get to hear Kirk’s story as a guitarist—from his early days as a budding blues player in Compton to meetups with gear legends like Alexander Dumble—we had the opportunity to glimpse into where the blues are going with his brilliantly stylish playing that is a blend of old time inspiration and innovative vibe. The blues are in good hands in 2018.

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Beyond the Klon Centaur with the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe and Keeley Oxblood

Fabled for its tone yet untouchable on the used market, the Klon Centaur holds an important place in the effect pedal pantheon. Due to this lofty position, the Centaur has inspired an army of clones. But what if you’re in the market for a Klon-esque stompbox that captures the original’s tone but also builds on it in new overdrive or EQ directions? This week, Dan & Mick curated a full board of pedals that do just that.

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