[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Rivers Of Nihil-” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Permanent%20Marker%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We’ve worked with Pennsylvania’s Rivers of Nihil for going on 2 years now; mutual friend, Keith Merrow, made the intro and we’re glad he did. When Brody Uttley started sending us demos of the new material he was recording for the upcoming album- Monarchy– all tracked through the Attack Overdrive,…
The purpose of this video is to show what this particular Blackmachine guitar sounds like and also what this particular Rhodes Orthos amp can do in a basic simple metal setting with all original riffage! There is no bass.
Blackmachine Guitars B7
Seymour Duncan Distortion 7 pickup
Pro Tone Pedals Keith Merrow Overdrive
Rhodes Orthos 100 amp
Mesa 2×12 Cabinet with Vintage 30’s
What you hear here is the stock amp with ancient tubes, boosted with a Keith Merrow Signature Overdrive for some extra juice.
The Merrow is out of production, but is sonically identical to the Jeff Loomis Signature Overdrive with the bass switch disengaged.
Gibson Flying V
Pro Tone Pedals Merrow Signature Overdrive
Mesa Rectifier 4×12
Misha Mansoor recently made a quick little video showing how Overdrive pedals are generally used with Modern/High Gain amps and how he personally likes to set his signature Pro Tone Bulb Deluxe Overdrive with my amps and Axefx.
For this demo I am using my Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier (Early 90’s Rev F).
That is plugged directly into a Two Notes Torpedo Live which is both a Loadbox for the amp and a cab sim (on which I loaded a tone match of my Zilla 2×12 cab).
This is going out to my Fractal Axefx II (Mainly so I would have a tuner handy and using a slight noise gate to cut power amp noise) and out to a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Interface.
The guitar being used is a Jackson Custom Shop 6 string loaded with Bare Knuckle Pickups Juggernaut set.
The guitar track has no processing on it so that you can hear what the raw amp signal sounds like with and without the pedal.
Doc Coyle is a riff-machine… so we asked him to lay a few down for us to demonstrate some tonal capabilities of our overdrives in a few different styles of metal.
Here is one of many videos we’ll be releasing featuring Docs handy-work.
Many of you are using the Dead Horse Overdrive as a colored clean boost. But… maybe that coloring isn’t what you need- perhaps you just need a signal boost without the added bite offered by the overdrive.
Here we have a simple demo of the Clean Boost and the Dead Horse side by side- giving you an opportunity to hear how each drives the front end of the amp into distortion.